I can only apologize for the above. If ever there was a contrived headline, that has got to be it. “Pristine Profit”!?! What was I thinking?
I think the best thing to do is to move on quickly.
There is no doubt at all about the highlight of the past week. Martin Laird winning a three-way play-off over on the US PGA Tour for Golf Insider, was the perfect play-off performance that produced a…great return. Backed at 250/1, Laird bagged 132 points for GI members who will have tackled the challenges of the typical Monday morning with a spring in their step and a glint in their eye. Who says you should treat winning and losing with the same casual insouciance? Bugger that. You don’t get 250/1 winners every day.
There’s an awful lot going for using golf as your medium for beating the bookmaker. There seems too, to be more choice than ever before in terms of services to follow. With fewer issues over odds availability than with many horse racing tipsters, the ease with which you might reasonably expect to be able to utilize the betting exchanges, and the lower chance of being hit by bookmaker restrictions if not, golf betting could be the future.
As you will know if you read this Diary last week, I’m looking for a new service to follow following the removal of Racing Service 1 from the portfolio and another golf service as a replacement has to be a consideration. What might stop me is that having three golf betting tipsters in a portfolio of eight feels like it might be one too many for me just at this moment. My other golfing expert – PGA Profit – is currently having a leaner time of things and we have to just accept that when it comes to betting on golf, we simply must be prepared for periods of drawdown. It’s a natural consequence of betting at higher prices.
Balance in a portfolio of tipsters is an important factor, and as such I’m going to go with a more “solid” option, which I’ll reveal next week. In the meantime, here are the figures for this month to date…
Portfolio performance for October (to the 11th)
Bet Alchemist (100 point bank): Staked 18pts, +7.212pts
Golf Insider (400): Staked 19pts, +132pts
PGA Profit (500): Staked 29pts, -12pts
Precision Value (200): Staked 25pts, -10.75pts
Racing Intelligence (200): Staked 143pts, +28.45pts
Scottish Football Income Booster (100): Staked 7pts, -3.982pts
Racing Service 2 (50): n/a
Total for October: ROI 35.7%, ROC 6.09%