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On the tee with Pargie

For the fourth time out of five thanks to Jeremy Chapman I nabbed a winner in John Rahm. Ram trousered $5 million as he won the Race to Dubai as well as the DP event on the Jumeireh course. Comparisons were inevitably made to Seve Ballesteros and Rahm knew his Spanish golfers, even citing Seve’s [...]

November 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

On the tee with Pargie

One of my favourite tourneys on the “European” circuit is the Nedbank on the Gary Player-designed course in Sun City, South Africa. I have been to Sun City and played that course. It’s a wonderful resort designed by Sol Kerzner, particularly for the golfer. One attraction of the course is [...]

November 18, 2019 // 0 Comments

On the tee with John Pargiter

Our Japanese Rusters have been dominating the posts but quietly Pargie has been restoring his betting confidence and war chest thanks mainly to that ace analyst Jeremy Chapman. Two weeks ago he picked out Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele for the HSBC Shanghai Masters. Both finished winner and [...]

November 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

The 1964 Tokyo Olympiad

With the Olympics in Tokyo next year, there was much discussion in the party on the 1964 Olympiad there. We Brits produced 4 gold winners (Lynn “The Leap” Davies, Ken Matthews the marathon walker, Ann Packer in the 800m and Mary Rand in athletics and long jump. I argued the case that Mary Rand [...]

November 2, 2019 // 0 Comments

Pargie’s sporting weekend

I haves been off the air these past weeks after my big win on Danny Willett at Wentworth. Good to see the Sheffield slugger back to winning ways and nice few quid in my coffers. I duly noted Jeremy Chapman’s tips for the Spanish Open and the US PGA Shriners Children Hospital in Las Vegas without [...]

October 7, 2019 // 0 Comments

My weekend

Observant readers will note the omission of “Sporting” in the title. This was because “family” might be the better word. We had invited my brother and his family for the day to our coastal home. They number ten and with other guests this was 13 in all. I had agreed to this day as [...]

August 26, 2019 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

Unusually for me I did not have a tickle all weekend though I had some golf bets in the week. Sometimes I just want to watch sport free of angst. I started with the Bledisloe Cup as I’m watching a good deal of rugby in preparation for the forthcoming World Cup. I had little doubt that there would [...]

August 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

Pargie’s sporting weekend

It seeems strange to be just in August with all 4 Majors completed and into Fedex season. You might say business end as $15m awaits the FedEx rankings winner. After yesterday’s tourney at the Liberty National at New Jersey the field narrows to 70 for the BMW at Medinah and the final one is [...]

August 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

Sunday’s sport

Team orders v individual assertion; that is the story of F1 and this year’s Tour de France. Egan Behgal of the Ineos team could have won on Saturday but he is the domestique to team leader Geraint Thomas. Chris Froomee was the same to Bradley Wiggins and Thomas to Froome. Now its Beghal’s [...]

July 22, 2019 // 0 Comments

Tour de France /stage 13

One of the joys of sport is its unpredictability. That is why I’m cynical of those who try to reduce performance and strategy to statistical analysis. We wake up each morning and sometimes feel energised and optimistic, other times not. Our cat Tiddles can also sleep all day or be skittish and [...]

July 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

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