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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

Hail Fleetwood

I am sometimes asked, as a serial tv watcher of sport, what is my favourite? Answer: the final day of the European tour. On the USPGA I often feel that competitors are more concerned about making the cut than winning. You therefore have golfers of quality like Matt Kuchar and Charles Lowell III who [...]

January 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

When my fancy and joint tourney leader Branden Grace co-led with Chris Paisley after 3 rounds began the final round of the BMW at Erkulaheni South Africa with birdie and eagle, I had every confidence he would blow away journeyman Paisley. On the 6th he bogeyed after failing to clear a bunker giving [...]

January 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

Golf winners new

Once again Jeremy Chapman came up trumps picking the winner of the Mauritius Open, Dylan Frittelli and the Hero in the Bahamas (Ricky Fowler). Dylan Frittelli and the winner of the Australian PGA Cameron Smith epitomise the talented generation of fine young golfers of whom you will be hearing more [...]

December 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Sporting Weekend

For the third week running Jeremy Chapman pulled up a winner in Jon Rahm in the DP event at Dubai. Justin Rose at -19 seemed to be coasting along but lost his mojo in the final back nine. He had a relatively simple chip to the green which he bunkered, bogeyed the hole, hit the water and fell back [...]

November 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

That Winning Feeling

This is not my favourite time of the year when the missus does our household budget and like some nervous government Minister I anxiously await to hear what my department will be allocated. I am definitely treated as a provider not a cost centre. It was therefore unfortunate both for him and me [...]

November 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Sporting Weekend

For once I had an enjoyable and successful sporting weekend. Both the USPGA and European tours provided me with winners – Justin Thomas and Sergio Garcia – but not after some drama. Justin Thomas was the favourite for the tourney played in South Korea as part of the Asian swing. I enjoy [...]

October 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

My Sporting Weekend

Final scores may be dramatic but they are not much help to the sporting flutterer, like me. Everton at evens seems a juicy lay to me. Things are not good in the state of Goodison, they have had the Rooney debacle and rumours are emerging that the team don’t care for the disciplinarian Ronnie [...]

October 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

The US pipeline

The conveyor belt of American golfing talent is – to use one of their buzz words – awesome. Last Sunday rookie Xander Schauffle won the Tou championship and Justin Thomas woke up yesterday $10m the richer by topping the Fedex.  Both of these and Daniel Berger will be vying for a Ryder [...]

September 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Pargie’s rotten sporting weekend

I hate Kiradech Aphibarnrat, the pudgy Thai golfer. Mind, he speaks well of me and my intense dislike began at the the 15th hole of the Dutch yesterday. I had backed him each way at 40-1 and after 68 holes he was tourney leader. He double bogeyed the 15th. The 16th he hit a lovely pitch to the [...]

September 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

One of the reasons why I restrict myself to a tenner is the sheer incompetence of my laying. I use the Betfair site as you can bet against as well as for. But inevitably and far too regularly make some error. Jeremy Chapman had recommended the South African Haydn Porteus  for the Czech Masters. [...]

September 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

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