With the markets and main political parties in turmoil, I am nonetheless pleased to report that for the second successive weekend Pargie was on the up. Indeed my missus was even prepared to release more funds from the household budget to my burgeoning betting war chest.
In golf once again Jeremy Chapman came out trumps when his pick Henrik Stensen won the BMW German Masters. I had a tickle each way and the Iceman obliged. Chapman also recommend the young Spaniard Jon Rahm twice winner of the Hogan amateur trophy for youngsters and now making his PGA debut. I backed him for top five for the USPGA Quicken Loans at Congressional. He duly finished 3rd, local boy Steve Hurley winning.
My biggest win came from a surprising bet. I was searching for a bet on my Betfair account for more goals in the second half and looked at specials. There in saw a bet on a Belgium win with Hazard scoring and Fellaini getting booked. All three seemed highly likely except Fellaini was on the bench. The first two were achieved by the second half but as Fellaini was still to get on the pitch – I worried for the third. He did come on and my only interest in the game was to see him booked. He duly obliged, as he almost invariably does, in the second minute of extra time.
I advised Mrs Pargie cash is king and we must put a hold on a new set set of Ratten garden furniture. This increases my golf war chest. I still have Belgium as 11-1 each way. There is a big flight into gold but I’m quite happy to advise the cash concerned on some betting tips.