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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

Gambler’s luck

Going into  the final day of the Northern Trust I was well poised to a return to form. Jordan Spieth my main pick was some 4 shots clear and my top five choices Patrick Cantley, Kevin Chappell and Patrick Reed  were well up the Leaderboard. Sadly it was not to be. Spieth hit the drink and never [...]

August 28, 2017 // 0 Comments


Justin Thomas became the second 24 year old in succession to win a Major. He was not considered by the analysts and I do not necessarily criticise them as in the post-Tiger Woods era no golfer has really asserted himself as a serial winner. Much was expected of 28 year olds Jason Day, Ricky Fowler [...]

August 14, 2017 // 0 Comments


The US PGA is the poor relation of the 4 majors. It’s the last to be played and can clash with the Olympics though next year it is scheduled for May. Rory McIlroy is supportive of this. Rory is not a boastful character but he must be mindful that his first major , the PGA at Winged Foot was [...]

August 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

The sleeping giant awakes

At the clear and present risk of disappearing up my own fundament, today I am reporting upon the round of golf I played yesterday at the Surrey National golf course not far from either the M25 and the leafy suburbs of the concrete jungle that is Croydon or indeed the dormitory town where I lived [...]

August 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Spoiling a good walk

In twenty-five days’ time Bernhard Langer will turn sixty years of age. About a week ago he won a record tenth title on the PGA Tour by annexing the Senior PGA Championship, eclipsing the nine won by Gary Player, who will be 82 in November. It’s all right for some – but this much I know. [...]

August 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

Would you believe it?

My 26-1 shot Alexander Levy had only to sink a three foot tiddler to win the Porsche European Open and missed it. The latest kid on the English block Jordan Smith won his first trophy. It was breathtaking stuff. Levy carded a 69 to Smith’s 71 and it was sufficient to force a play off. On the [...]

July 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

Do you remember who was the runner up?

Jordan Spieth’s recovery to claim his third Major will stay in the memory for a long time but for how long will we remember who was the runner up? Matt Kuchar is arguably the second most popular golfer in the USPGA after Lefty Michelson so his following will safeguard his legacy. His [...]

July 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

A great sporting weekend

This is one of my favourite sporing weekends showcasing the final 2 days of the Open and the culmination of the Tour. I remember in 1989 staying this weekend with a sporting family in Suffolk. Greg Norman contrived to lose the Open in a play off to Mark Calcavecchia, the Great White Shark was [...]

July 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Open preview

The key stat referred to in every broadcast is that the last 7 majors have been won by virgin winners. So on this basis my two picks are Jon Rahm amd Tommy Fleetwood. Paul Casey looks a reliable e/w bet and I followed the advice of Jeremy Chapman and many analysts with a tickle on Sergio Garcia. [...]

July 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

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