Golf Betting Insight Guidelines and Strategies

Craig Edwards

Monday, July 15, 2019 8:32 AM UTC

Monday, Jul. 15, 2019 8:32 AM UTC

Bet on golf and gradually increase your bankroll while enjoying the action  
<div><p>Golf Betting is a beautiful commodity when you learn to exploit it properly. It is a potentially high variance route to making profit, in this article I will discuss how you can reduce that high variance of golf betting by learning value in the different markets available.</p><p>The margin on golf betting is one of the biggest in sports betting and with discipline and calculated risk to spread bets on the range of markets is the one sport an elite few make a living wage from. It is advisable to set aside a spare fund of money and see it grow gradually while enjoying the action.</p><h2>Golf Betting: <strong>Outright, Place, Top Nationality, First Round Leader, Three Ball and Match Bets</strong></h2><div> </div><div><p><strong>Outright</strong><br />This is the highest variance route of golf betting but definitely the most profitable long term, if you can balance your risk. The reason this is high variance is most tournaments have between 140 and 156 entrants and only one winner. You can also win on the place part of each way bets but be careful with each way bets as bookmakers place terms vary with some going 1/4 Odds for places 1-5 while others vary 1/5 odds for 6, 7, 8 or even 10 places.</p></div><div><p>I always prescribe taking minimum 7 places upwards at 1/5 Odds whenever possible.</p><p><strong>Place (Top 5, Top 10 and Top 20)</strong><br />These markets are offered by the bookmakers listed in this article and a way to keep your variance down. Often golf tournaments have 140 entrants or above meaning only one outright winner whereas we have twenty winners in the top 20 market or ten winners in the top 10 market etc. A fact worth knowing is Betfred and Sporting Bet do not evoke the dead heat rule on ties on these markets giving potential for extra profit.</p><p>A great market to exploit with players who have excellent consistency, previous course and current form.</p><p><strong>Top Nationality </strong><br />The bookmakers separate the entrants into nationality markets such as Top American, Top European, Top Continental European, Top Rest of the World, Top Great Britain and Ireland, and Top South American. Some bookmakers also go further with smaller groups of Top Australian, Top South African, Top Japan and Top Englishman to use examples.</p><p>This is a lower variance route to bet because your group of players to choose from will be smaller especially if you identify the weaker groups.</p><p><strong>First Round Leader </strong><br />Golf tournaments in general span four rounds of eighteen holes. This market specializes in the opening eighteen holes usually played on Thursday most weeks.</p><p>There are players who trend well in this market and are habitual quick starters. There can be a potential weather advantage on the day. Often if your player has both those factors combined you have two solid starting points in your favour to consider a bet.</p><p><strong>Three Ball or Two Ball </strong><br />Bookmakers offer this market all four days of the Tournament.</p><p>Some players start or finish tournaments particularly well and this helps exploit the generic pricing of bookmakers.</p><p><strong>Match Bets </strong><br />This market is offered pre-tournament and result obtained between two players selected over seventy-two holes. If players miss cut it can be settled earlier.</p><p>Similar to place market bets, you need to keep consistent players on your side in this market.</p><p><strong>How to make profit conclusion</strong><br />I believe in placing bets across a range of all the markets above, building a portfolio on each event. Golf students most weeks have the advantage of using players form at the course in previous years. There are times when this form can be hidden from bookmakers because it could have been achieved in amateur career or lesser professional events. You can then use this knowledge with the current form of the golfer, and you have a trend you can exploit for betting purposes.</p><p>Some golf professionals play better in the “Heat of Battle” at the top of the leaderboard and are comfortable winning so when possible use them in outright market each way bets. The players it affects negatively are still good to back in all markets except the outright one I find.</p><p>Like all forms of sports betting golf requires patience and discipline. These are two qualities the bettor will need particularly on the outright market however, using the place markets and others mentioned above can help balance your odds range. This negates high variance while slowly building your bankroll.</p><h2 style="text-align:center"><strong>Bookmakers offering golf markets:</strong></h2><div><div style="text-align:center"> </div><p style="text-align:center"><strong><a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds">Bet365</a><br /><a href=";a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds">Betfair</a><br /><a href=";a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds">Betfred</a><br /><a href=";a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds">Betway</a><br /><a href=";a=95095aa3-ae41-43ba-886d-99a97893c4a3&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds">Boylesports</a><br /><a href=";a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds">Coral</a><br /><a href=";a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds">Ladbrokes</a><br /><a href=";a=dcba5f2b-1dd5-4c29-82c4-99531abcc5db&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds">Matchbook</a><br /><a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds">Paddy Power</a><br /><a href=";a=b2e07733-b156-44ba-bdcb-83e67b8f8c27&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds">Sporting Bet</a><br /><a href=";a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds">Unibet</a><br /><a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds">William Hill</a><br /><a href=";a=8e57de00-8c0e-4848-b6da-ea2a0f565fb1&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds">888sport</a><br /><a href=";a=8cb1fdf6-5659-4f16-a75b-679218b0115e&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds">10bet</a></strong></p></div></div></div>
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