It's annoying that your true shot strength is inverse with how fast the ball is currently moving. Should be consistent at all times if you want to let players shoot mid-air etc... Not being able to pause the game while waiting for the ball to respawn is also annoying and makes no sense.
Golden Anchor guide
Pause Game -> Restart Course -> Yes
(any time you get more than acceptable amount)
1 -- can be done in 1 (but tricky), accept no more than 2
2 -- accept nothing other than 1
3 -- can be done in 2, accept no more than 3
You'll want to shoot it hard, barely graze the top of the rock, and somehow have the rock open the board just as you're slowing down to perfectly set up your second shot (you should be in the cave for your second shot, not with the rock)
4 -- can be done in 2 and accept nothing more
5 -- can be done in 2, accept no more than 3
You'll want to knock over the tree on your first shot
6 -- can be done in 3, accept no more than 4 or at the very most 5
7 -- accept no more than 3 getting on the windmill, then ride that. Accept no more than 6 total. I did it in 5. Can probably be done in 4. (2 to get on the windmill, 2 to get in the goal after riding the windmill). Maybe by some miracle someone can manage 3?
8 -- can be done in 3. Count up whatever you have remaining to tell how much "wiggle room" you have. Remember you need 25 or fewer total. Not that hard to do in 3 though.
Looks like the very best score that can be made is 18 (possibly even 17?)
Should give you a bit of "wiggle room" even if you do worse than best (as long as within acceptable) you should end up with 24 or 25. Hole 7 in particular may take more shots than you'd like. Or hole 6.