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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 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

Molinari’s Open

After reading my guru’s Jeremy Chapman’s predictions for the Open – Koepka, Garcia, Fleetwood, Grace, Hatton,- I still had some cash in my betting account and was looking for a further tickle. I was attracted to Francesco Molinari at 28-1.  He had won the PGA Championship at Wentworth, a [...]

July 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

Alpe d’Huez and 1st Day of Open

After such an enjoyable World Cup, I feared the After The Party syndrome but yesterday afternoon’s sport watched on the Pargiter sofa was as good as it gets. I settled on the crucial mountain stage of Alpe d’Huez. With its 21 hairpin bends and steepling ascents it would surely determine at the [...]

July 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

World Cup and golf

I predicted the French victory and had a pre-tourney tickle at 13-2. I’m part of my old school footie email group and was asked why I picked les Bleus. They offered the best value; the last 4 finals have been competed between European countries; Spain have been in decline since 2012; Bob [...]

July 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

Francesco Molinari winning the Quicken Loans  on the USPGA  and Alex Noren the Open de France on the Ryder Cup  venue Le National near Paris is good news for the Britain and Europe chances. It was not so bad for me too  as for the second week runningJeremy Chapman bagged a winner in Noren.  In [...]

July 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

Golfing weekend

After a near disaster in the US Open, I was back on track this weekend, so much so that I said to the missus: ‘Never mind, IKEA, we are shopping at Harrods now.’ Jeremy Chapman only picked the 1, 2 and 3 in the BMW German Open (Matt Wallace, Kerkonnen and Olesen) and 1 & 2 in the Travelers [...]

June 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

The US Open

The US Open may well be remembered for two things other than Brooks Koepka’s second successive triumph. The first is the Phil Mickelson incident and the second the severity of the course. For the benefit of our non-golfing aficionados, Mickleson on the 13th hole putted past the hole and then [...]

June 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

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