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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

Tyrell Hatton wins …and so do I

I have been silent on the Rust these past few weeks largely because my golfing punts have been unsuccessful. I returned with a bang yesterday when Tyrell Hatton, whom I backed at 16-1, w0n the prestigious PGA European tour event at Wentworth. He more or less led from start to finish, Victor Perez [...]

October 12, 2020 // 0 Comments

Assessing the US Open

Bryson DeChambeau may not be a popular champion but he is a worthy one. He was the only player to beat par. The critics call for a different ball and more testing lay outs to restrict his heavy hitting. True he missed 23 out of 56 fairways but if the powers that be tighten things up, knowing [...]

September 22, 2020 // 0 Comments


I was delighted when I was asked to post – not after but during the event – as any post mortem is inevitably coloured by a gambling near miss. Of the 4 Majors the US Open is the one the professionals like to win. The Masters is slightly up itself and its Southern Colonialism has in the [...]

September 18, 2020 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

For an avid TV sport watcher Sunday was manna from Heaven with cricket, the Tour and golf. The new kid on the block Hojgaard of Denmark won his second European tour victory in the Welsh Open at Celtic Manor in a play off with Julian Walters. The BMW  on the USPGA tour also went to a play-off with [...]

August 31, 2020 // 0 Comments

Sporting weekend

After my Collin Morikawa win, I salted away some of the dough to go on a shopping trip for garden furniture at B & Q with the missus but I still had enough in the war chest to lose up to last night. I backed Kevin Kisner each way for the Wyndhams who finished third and laid Manchester United [...]

August 17, 2020 // 0 Comments


Traditionally the USPGA  is always played this week and is known as Glory’s Last Shot as it’s the final Major. This year it was the first after taking up its normal slot after initially being moved to May to avoid the Olympics. Another first was for 23 year old Collin Morikawa who held [...]

August 10, 2020 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

Sam Horsfield won the European Tour event the second leg of the British swing at the Forest of Arden. When he was interviewed I was surprised to hear a distinct American twang. He had earned his trade on the U.S. College circuit. Time was when a young aspiring British golfer had a different career [...]

August 4, 2020 // 0 Comments

The golfing weekend

Once again I was frustrated. In the European Tour event the British Masters at Close House, Newcastle, my fancy Ashley Chesters was doing well until he came a cropper in the final round shooting a 74. Italian Renato Parratore won here. Over in the States I would have retrieved something on an each [...]

July 27, 2020 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

Bryson DeChambeau comfortably won the Rocket Mortgage US PGA event held in Detroit, seeing off the challenge of 21 year old Matt Wolff. DeChambeau intrigues and divides the golf community. On one hand the “mad scientist” – or the “incredible bulk” as he now calls himself – [...]

July 6, 2020 // 0 Comments

My sporting week

My tactic of betting against the favourite in football – on the basis that empty stands equalise the odds – did not pay as I lost out on the victories of Leeds, Wolves and Lazio over Fiorentina. At the time of writing my man Victor Novlund looks like to have every chance of an each-way [...]

June 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

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