Back into the swing of things after returning from my holiday and the end of my first week back in weekend was somewhat spoilt by Justin Rose suffered a “valve problem” in the Honda Classic on Sunday night as he managed to put his ball in the water at the 15th (I think i heard the words” the bear trap” about a thousand time on Sky sports- its just three holes guys!!!) just as he got to withing two shots of Rory at the weekends Honda Golf Classic. It was a shame as he looking good as one of Steve Palmers golf picks (40/1) but it just wasnt to be and he finished in a tie for 5th with another Palmer pick Charl Schwartzel.
Slightly annoying as I didn’t take up Ladbrokes on their offer of 6 places instead opting for better odds elsewhere. Hindsight and all that. So after a fantastic start to the year the golf bets have gone off the boil somewhat although I’m still 18 points up which is not to be sniffed at. Golf betting is quite testing at times and you have to be quite prepared to except losing runs- it must be an an absolute nightmare to run a golf tipping service as people just expect to pay money and be fed winners!
I came up smelling of roses on my European football lays over the weekend with a record 16 out of 22 “odds on” selections managing not to win. It was the best ever weekend for that particular project although it goes to show the importance of accurate record keeping as, having checked my records I’m only 4 points up since the start of the year when I altered the leagues that I was working on. If I hadn’t been keeping records then I might have been getting a bit giddy with all the excitement.
I also nearly rose (see what I did there?) to the top of the Green All Over tipping table – no one likes a show off so I’ll let you read what Cassini thought of it……..
The big story of the weekend was Geoff, who emerged from hibernation to find no less than five draws from eight selections.
And not one was a fluke! Top tipping.
The “fluke” comment is a reference to the fact that earlier in the season I was finding a fair amount of 3-3 and 4-4 draws that were deemed in some quarters to be rather fortunate 😉
Looking ahead its nearly Cheltenham and although I’m not particularly into horse racing I’m quite looking forward to it from a watching and also trading/betting perspective. There are already some offers from the Paddy Power and Boyles that are absolutely superb. Talking of horse racing have an excellent interview with the Market Examiner service for the next post.
Finally cant go without saying thanks to the always excellent Sports trading life for the post about Arsenal to qualify. I greened up at halftime and locked in a tidy little three figure profit so much appreciated guys.