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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 Masters

In the end it was neither Supermex (Justin Thomas or Jordan Spieth) nor Shepherds Pie (Justin Rose ) for the Masters winner dinner but Sushi and Wagyu beef as Hideki Matsuyama became the first Japanese golfer to wear the green jacket. He did so by one stroke from Will Zalatoris but, having set up [...]

April 12, 2021 // 0 Comments

Masters Preview

I have a feeling that Dustin Johnson will not be re-ordering Pigs in the Blanket (whatever they are) for the traditional Green Jacket winner meal but the cuisine will either be Texmex (Justin Thomas or Jordan Spieth) of Paella con Gambas (Jon Rahm) The Masters seemed to come round very quickly till [...]

April 8, 2021 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

Last week my football wins bailed out my golf losses and this weekend it was the other way round. I backed each way for a top ten finish Sergio Garcia, Correy Connors and Daniel Berger for the Players Championship at Sawgrass a tournament won by Justin Thomas. Thomas put in a fantastic run of [...]

March 15, 2021 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

Bryson DeChambeau won the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, fighting off the challenge of Lee Westwood. Lee Westwood’s resurgence of form makes European Ryder Cup captain Pod Harrington’s job easier as he has only 3 discretionary picks. DeChambeau’s driving did not destroy the course [...]

March 9, 2021 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

In the US PGA Genesis Invitational event at the Riviera Club in California Max Homa won in a play-off with Tony Finau. Max Homa is a young tyro whilst Tony Finau has been around a long time without ever  winning a major.  Not many punters backed either. I was on Patrick Cantlay, Mark Leishman, [...]

February 22, 2021 // 0 Comments

The ATT at Pebble Beach

Alan Tanner rightly takes centre stage of the Rust today after Fulham ‘s victory over Everton but give some credit to Pargie who had wagers on Maverick McNealy, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Cantlay at the ATT at Pebble Beach. The former finished runner up to winner Daniel Berger and the latter two [...]

February 15, 2021 // 0 Comments

Sporting weekend

I delayed my post to report on the Super Bowl Tampa Bay victory in the early hours of Monday. To both my surprise and loss though no expert on American football, Tom Brady won his seventh Superbowl ring aged 43 for the Tampa Bay Buccs. However it was his team that bottled up Patrick Mahames, Tyreek [...]

February 9, 2021 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

Although it was not the most successful weekend for me betting-wise a number of selection issues were helpfully clarified for European Ryder Cup captain Podraig Harrington. Unlike his American counterpart Steve Stricker who has six, Harrington has only 3 captain’s picks. Two of these potentially [...]

February 1, 2021 // 0 Comments

A glorious weekend of sport

Not only did I watch a variety of exciting sport this weekend but had results in both golf tourneys. The European Tour is up and running with the Gulf swing at Abu Dhabi. The Racing Post new golf analyst Joe Champion recommended Cabrera Bello. A surprising choice in view of recent form but the [...]

January 25, 2021 // 0 Comments

My sporting & betting weekend (if only)

The US PGA began at its western most state Hawaii with the Sentry event on the Plantation Course Kapalua Maui. It’s a beautiful setting with the ocean and surfing breakers beyond and attracted a notable field including Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas and Patrick Reed. My money [...]

January 11, 2021 // 0 Comments

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