you can indeed use multiple controllers---and be different characters. The manual has been blasted many time here about it being pretty much "nonexistent". You need to play around with the controls and the directional pad to bring up different golfers and to choose controllers. This game is pretty much all I have been playing since it came out. Getting the hang of it takes some time but is well worth it. I would also recommend playing through the Tiger Woods Challenge before starting a carreer. Good luck.