The trend looks like it was set in the first week, when most services found the going a bit of a struggle but by one excelling, a strong overall profit was notched. And so it was this week, with all the racing services finding winners hard to come by, but then a 150/1 winner (yes, 150/1!) from Golf Insider on the European Tour not only stopping the rot but pushing us really nicely into the black. Happy days.
You know I really struggle to get my head around golf betting. We all know that we have to be patient, that the winners don’t happen all that frequently, but that when they do, they tend to be worth the wait. I can drum this mantra into my head as much as I want – and it’s all entirely true, every word of it – but between you and me, I still struggle a bit with the losing runs, and I still get over excited when we land that mahoosive winner on the Sunday afternoon or evening. It’s not how it should be. All this about the ‘professional’ bettor not becoming engaged with the daily ups and downs, not to get excited when big wins land, just to take everything in our stride and accept that this is not a smooth path to profit…blah, blah, blah. When it comes to golf, I just can’t do it. I’m reduced to being an adrenaline junkie when I’ve got a golfer at a big price in contention going down the back nine in the final round, chasing the sweet, sweet hit of one bookmaker account or exchange taking what can only be described as a bit of a beating. BRING. IT. ON.
I’m getting giddy. Maybe best to remember that elsewhere, results weren’t too impressive. Not least at that other golfing service PGA Profit, who mentioned the dreaded ‘D’ word (‘Drawdown’) in their latest missive to members. Nothing to worry about though. We all know, don’t we, that we have a bumpy ride when it comes to golf!
Bet Alchemist (100 point bank): Staked 26pts, -5.288pts
Racing Service 1 (200): Staked 26pts, -11.55pts
Golf Insider (400): Staked 13.5pts, +90pts
PGA Profit (500): Staked 64.5pts, -64.5pts
Precision Value (200): Staked 40pts, -20.54pts
Racing Intelligence (200): Staked 116pts, +43.95pts
Scottish Football Income Booster (100): n/a
Racing Service 2 (50): n/a
Total for July: ROI 7.69%, ROC 3.14%