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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

Team Europe 16 1/2 – USA 11 1/2

I am sure I was not alone on Sunday afternoon in fearing USA would overhaul Team Europe as simply whilst there was litttle to choose between the best on either side. The Americans had greater depth. If a European rookie like Ludwig Aberg was paired against a serial major winner like Brooks Koepka [...]

October 2, 2023 // 0 Comments

Ryder Cup Review

The bookies have both sides almost identical which seems right. The Americans have the world number one – Scottie Scheffler – who is experiencing putting problems and has never played a Ryder Cup foursomes – and number five Patrick Cantlay, meanwhile the Europeans have numbers [...]

September 28, 2023 // 0 Comments

The Open

Much of the build up to the 151st Open at Hoylake focussed on Rory McIlroy who has now gone 13 years without winning a Major. His defenders – of whom there are many – argue that he consistently hits the top ten and wins other tourneys and loads of moolah. Others argue that he has been [...]

July 22, 2023 // 0 Comments

The U S Open

The US Open was won by a relatively unknown Wyndham Clark – holding off the challenge of Rory McIlroy, who once again faltered in his final round and the in-form Scottie Scheffler. It was held at the prestigious Los Angeles Country Club but only had 4,000 spectators outside sponsors and club [...]

June 20, 2023 // 0 Comments

Thoughts on LIV/PGA/DP World Tour

They say God lives in the details but if so where is his Divine Presence in the above merger? No one seems to know how the ‘framework agreement’ will work in practice. Superficially, it’s about Saudi Arabia money and soft power versus greedy golfers. However, LIV is not just about lucre [...]

June 9, 2023 // 0 Comments


Brooks Koepka won his third PGA trophy – known as the Wanamaker – and therefore became the first LIV Player to win a Major. There are some, like Colin Mongomerie and Lee Westwood, that have never won a Major and others who are unlikely to win a further one (Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and [...]

May 22, 2023 // 0 Comments

Jon Rahm‘s Green Jacket

Jon Rahm was a worthy winner of the Masters. The weather played a big part – at one point trees were felled by a storm. Rahm’s game held and he easily overhauled Brooks Koepka in the final round. It was an intriguing contest, not least as Rahm has not signed up for LIV, for whom Koepka [...]

April 10, 2023 // 0 Comments

A Day At The Races

Yesterday I made my annual visit to Plumpton racecourse. I go with a sporting friend who is also involved in retail and yesterday it was his turn to entertain. He also invited a sportsman with whom he grew up locally Ian “Gunner” Gould. The latter had been in a Arsenal youth team (hence his [...]

February 28, 2023 // 0 Comments

Reflections on the 150th Open

I’m preparing this post some 3 hours after Cameron Smith’s victory so forgive any inaccuracies. Smith was a worthy winner in a wonderful final day – indeed Open. The story might be that it was Rory’s to lose but Smith won it well, carding a 66. Victor Novland – one of my picks [...]

July 18, 2022 // 0 Comments

Second Day

When it comes to the Open, I am definitely in the attendance camp. The weather conditions are integral and best appreciated if there. On the second day, it was initially so cold and wet that I stayed in my room in the morning. I did go out to the kitchen and Alan Tanner would be jealous as the [...]

July 16, 2022 // 0 Comments

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