Betting On Golf – Understanding The Game

Since the successful sports bettor is often someone with a clear understanding of the very basics of the sport of their betting choice, it stands to reason that learning the ins and outs of a sport will, in the very least, help the bettor improve their ability to tell “good” bets from “bad” bets.

Golf, perhaps more than any other sport, is a “skill” either developed or neglected early on in the learning process. This may not mean much to the casual bettor not particularly bothered by whether the bet is lost or won. But to the more serious bettor, information is money – and no stone should be left unturned in order to find as much information about the player, the course, historical data, the conditions on the day, etc. as possible.

For the purpose of our introduction to understanding the game of, we will focus on the player – and how everything from early training to injury to recent wins and/or losses can influence player performance, and as a result, the prospects of the bet.

Good Golfers Respect Their Clubs

Our first pointer may seem like overkill at first glance. Surely all professional golfers respect their clubs – they’re the tools of their trade, after all. Surprisingly enough, such an assumption would be far from the truth.

Being alert to how players threat their clubs can reveal literally volumes of information in favour of the alert sports bettor. Too many players in the habit of losing their cool and/or throwing their clubs on the ground out of frustration have in the past either failed to complete a competition or performed poorly overall.

Since two drivers may look exactly alike but in the hands of the professional golfer play two very different games, golfers are typically quite attached to their clubs. When this affection is clearly absent, it is usually either a case of the golfer having not yet found their perfect match, or some type of frustration or crisis being at play either professionally or personally. Both should be handled with caution and regarded as trouble.

Good Golfers Drive Long & Short

It can be exceptionally tempting – especially when starting out as a young golfer – to want to focus on hitting the ball as far as possible, every single time. The trouble with this type of approach, barring the fact that playing well doesn’t necessarily come from driving only long shots, is that it can be a difficult habit to shake.

Good golfers know that playing well means knowing when to drive as hard as humanly possible, and when to play a more technical game instead.

Good Golfers Know What Works

Every successful bettor knows the incredible value behind keeping a look-out for irregularities. Since most professional golfers only managed to turn pro in the first place because of their having mostly figured out already what works for them and what doesn’t, irregularities are often telling of everything from a player feeling under the weather, to a player not quite convinced they’re able to perform according to form given the current conditions on the course.