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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

My golfing weekend

Although I was on eventual runner-up Li Haotong, third round leader by 3 shots, I was delighted Justin Rose defended his Turkish Airline  trophy successfully yesterday evening. If there is any sense or justice Justin Rose will surely make the final six for BBC Sports Personality of the Year. [...]

November 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

A new number one and an old one refinds form

I doubt if many outside golf and a few inside it would recognise Brooks Koepka if he passed them in the street but they should do as the thrice Major champion is now golf number one. He achieved this by winning the  CJ Cup in a handsome fashion. After he won the US Open no one wanted to interview [...]

October 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

Ryder Cup review

It was a great result for Europe and for me but why did the USA do so badly? Preparation, selection and performance were all faulty. It is significant that the American with most wins (4) Justin Thomas was the only one to play the course at the French Open. I recall at the time wondering why Tiger [...]

October 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

The first day

I spent the whole of the day watching the four-balls and foursomes in what proved a satisfactory start for Europe. The rationale behind the pairings appeared to be to match experience with a debutant. My view is that it is  better to rely on traditionally tried and tested successful pairings like [...]

September 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

Let battle commence

The phoney war is over, the first pairings selected and in my case the bets laid. My guru Jeremy Chapman advises a tie or one point win either way  (14.5/13.5) with wagers on Joe Rahm as top debutant and Francesco Molinari and Webb Simpson as top European and American respectively. The rationale [...]

September 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

Golfing weekend

The Ryder Cup build up was overshadowed by two comeback kings.  Tiger Woods won the Tour Championship after spinal fusion surgery all but terminated his career. At one stage when he was ranked 1199 in the world it looked like he could not get out of a golf buggy let alone win a tourney. Yet it was [...]

September 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

The golfing weekend

Once again Jeremy Chapman teed up the winners, recommending Matt Fitzpatrick and Lucas Bjerregaard who finished first and second in the European Masters at Crans and the probable eventual winners in the BMW USPGA event in Philadelphia. I say ‘probable’ as a deluge of rain wiped out the [...]

September 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

Ryder Cup aperitif

We are less than a month away from the Ryder Cup at la National ,Paris and the Made in Denmark competition made the selection issues clearer. Thorbjen Olesen gained the last eighth spot ( Justin Rose, Joe Rahm, Francisco Molinari, Tommy Fleetwood, Alex  Noren, Tyrell Hatton , Rory McIlroy are the [...]

September 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

The sporting weekend

When it comes to golf coverage in the media two players  dominate: Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods. Rory has not won a Major for 4 years and I don’t think will add to his total of 4. He has blown up on the fourth round several times this year. Nor do I think Tiger will add to his 14 but he is [...]

August 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

Blighted by the weather

I travelled up to London to watch the Test with Dougie Heath only to spend much of the day in the hotel room following sport. I am not the only Rust staffer to fall foul of Southern Fail. All trains from the station to London were delayed or cancelled because of an earlier trespass incident. What [...]

August 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

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