Betting Guide/Strategy: Golf betting
Owlmans Golf betting guide
"I can't play golf, "Pitch and put is my limit", these familiar cries are often used as justification for not getting involved in golf betting. On a personal level, I've never sat on a horse, but this has not stopped me betting on these four legged money carriers.
I commenced serious golf betting two years ago, and my involvement can largely be attributed to 3 factors:
1. My increased use of betting exchanges 2. Invariably my Sunday nights were spent watching golf on SKY therefore having an interest on outcome added to viewing pleasure
3. Around this time I started a more disciplined approach to my betting activities to include record keeping of bets placed. To my amazement, my golf bets were showing greater returns than from what I perceived were my strong suits of horses and football.
If I was obtaining a positive return without really trying - by that I mean little research or form study, I reasoned that theoretically "putting in hours" could only build on an already sound foundation.
I would love to read of of other peoples thoughts and strategies on their betting activities however, here is Owlmans receipe for golf punting success . . .
Preparation Initial background research - all good cooks have a library of cookbooks, golf punters should familiarise themselves with vast mountains of knowledge readily available be it in paper form or at a click of a mouse. Too many cooks can spoil broth, therefore try to avoid not seeing Woods for tees ! . In this context there is perhaps too much info out there to take in, find your favoured sources two PGA tour sites, Racing Post, Keith Elliots annual golf guide, should be enough to satisy everyones thirst for knowledge. (plus this site of course!)
Minimise workload Each event has 156 players, limit any research to players under 100/1. Seldom do big price players win (or if they do liklihood of finding them is remote). Any big priced players with a chance may in any event be highlighted by pro-tipsters, and failing that you can still back them later in tournament.