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About John Pargiter

John Pargiter’s biggest claim to fame is his first-ever work experience job, as ‘legs’ (or runner) for Henry Longhurst. For many years he worked in insurance at Lloyds. After retiring he has returned to his favourite sport of golf and is a keen recreational sailor and grandparent. More Posts

The Open /First Day an alternative view

The majority of the previews on the Open focused on Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods who finished eight and seven over respectively. By going on a family holiday in Thailand and playing few events since winning the Masters, Tiger was seeming not to take his chances seriously. Rory has won the Canadian [...]

July 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

Sporting weekend ( so far)

After my win on Joe Rahm at the Irish Open I came under pressure from the missus to replace the rust heap literally on its last broken legs that is our barbecue. I relented on the basis that it involved a speedy trip to the local supermarket for a like for like replacement. Unfortunately they were [...]

July 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

It could have been a welcome double if Bryson de Chambeaud had won the USPGA 3M, as I had already cashed in on Joe Rahm who had triumphed at the Irish Open. I  fact “the mad scientist” blew it, finishing second. Still it was a welcome boost to my confidence and bank account. With the [...]

July 8, 2019 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

My only result this weekend was backing the Chilean prodigy Joaquin Niemann each way in the USPGA Rocket mortgage where the unknown Nate lashley ran away with his one. The South African Christian Bezuidenhout won the Andalusian Masters which most expected the Sponsor Sergio Garcia to do. Otherwise [...]

July 1, 2019 // 0 Comments

A great day of sport

With my missus off to Alton Towers with grandkids Holly and Bracken I had the run of the gaff. Armed with a chilled rose, a Rosalie Mistral, recommended and supplied by Algy for services rendered and warm enough to fire the barbecue on the back yard I settled down to burgers, sausages and coleslaw [...]

June 23, 2019 // 0 Comments

Weekend sport

US Open winner Gary Woodland was not on anyone’s radar: his big-hitting game did not seem suited to a course where accuracy is all. Will Woodland “do a Koepka” and become a multiple Open winner after his first, or will be the fifteenth golfer with just one US Major win? Post-Tiger [...]

June 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

Reviewing the US Open

Perhaps because our sports editor believes our readers have had enough already of the barrage on women’s football (though I entirely sympathise that the coverage is disproportionate) I was asked to preview the US Open beginning today at Pebble Beach. My guru Jeremy Chapman picked his winners [...]

June 13, 2019 // 0 Comments

Sporting greatness

An interesting discussion and one worthy of this organ’s debate is what exactly constitutes sporting greatness? Or, put another way, does a sportsman have to win major honours to be considered “ great”? In my sport of golf Luke Donald and Lee Westwood were at the pinnacle of golf but neither [...]

May 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

The 2019 Masters

The victory of Tiger Woods would not have pleased the bookies. The blanket media coverage of him and Rory McIlroy generates a lot of popular betting which belies their recent Majors form. Woods though has had a good start to the year. I was on Francesco Molinari. I believe the occasion got to him. [...]

April 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

On the Casey

I was delighted that Paul Casey, such a pleasant but underrated golfer successfully defended the Valspar at Copperhead not least because I had backed him at 25-1. With Jason Kokrak finishing in the top ten this was a good weekend for me. Casey is 41 now, looks trim and usually features high up the [...]

March 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

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