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Anybody dabble in gambling on golf?

 

When it comes to betting on sports I mainly stick to Football. I know enough about it (both College and NFL) to be comfortable putting a little money down on a game or two throughout the year. I'm not big time or anything but every once and a while having a little riding on a game can be fun. I also do the whole draft kings thing as well as it can make even the dullest games interesting throughout the season.

 

One thing I have never tried however is putting any money down on golf. I don't know the first thing about how to go about it. What to look for? Which Golfers are stronger on certain courses? Who play better in rough weather? Who may like to have a few cold ones the night before a tournament? Do those cold ones help?

 

I am becoming more familiar as I watch more golf, but still would like to know some things to look for so I'm not just throwing my money away.

 

Anybody have some tips for a newbie trying to get in to golf betting?

 

Any big win/loss stories?

 

Feel free to post them all.

 

Also, if this falls within a morality issue I can remove this post but just wanted to throw the topic out there for anyone interested.

 

 

WITB? 


Driver: 2016 TaylorMade M2, 9.5*,


Irons: 2017 Taylormade M2 4-PW,


Wedges: Bombtech 52*, 56*, 60*


Putter: Odyssey White Hot putter


Ball: Callaway Supersoft

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Only ever bet on myself against buddies! Usually for only like $5  :P

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Driver:  :titelist-small: TSi3 (7.25*) - Tensei AV Raw White 65 X Tipped 1.5" & 0.5" Short, 2 extra grams in T1 Position

3 Wood: :titelist-small: TSi3 (13.5) - Tensei AV Raw White 70 X Tipped 1" & 0.5" Short, 2 extra grams in T Position

Driving Iron: :titelist-small: U500 2 iron - HZRDUS Smoke (X)

Irons (4-6) :titelist-small: T100S - KBS C-Taper X-Stiff

Irons (7-P) :titelist-small: 620 MB - KBS C-Taper X Stiff

Wedges: QAJzq7h.jpg SM7 Jet Black 50.F.12 / 55.S.11 / 60.M.08 - X100

Putter: 5WoCG8Y.jpgBlack ER2 (Finish Courtesy of NorCal Putters) - :P2-grips-logo: Aware Tour

Bag:  :titelist-small: Hybrid 14

Glove:  Under Armour Strikeskin Tour

Ball: :titelist-small: ProV1 Yellow #3

RangeFinder: :918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

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I bet with buddies and I also do DraftKings. That's about the extent of “betting” on golf

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In The Bag
Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.

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so many variables in golf its a lottery on the day, bad bounce or lipped out putt and your money is gone.

 

A small flutter to make a Major interesting is good fun though

Driver     Awaiting NEW Driver (after 10 yrs)  
4 Wood   Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead plus 4+  :callaway-small: Callaway shaft in 'Firm' flex

Hybrid     Titleist 910H 19*    :titelist-small:   Diamana ahina 'flower' shaft in 'S'

Irons         Mizuno MP18SC 4-PW   :mizuno-small:  N.S Pro Modus3 Tour 105 in 'S'

Wedges    Callaway Mack Daddy forged in black 50* and 54*  :callaway-small:   KBS Tour in 'R'

Putter        'YES' Tracy 11 C groove 34.5"

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Only ever bet on myself against buddies! Usually for only like $5  :P

Same here. I know how much to bet or how little to bet depending on the day. And then there are presses. 

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My Sun Mountain bag currently includes:   TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 771CSI 5i - PW and TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png PFC Micro Tour-c 52°, 56°, 60 wedges

                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

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There were always the side bets, but the laughs were there, win or lose.

 

The flagrant cheating would infuriate more serious linksters, but golf was always a social game for me and the comedy came with the socializing.  I wasn't good enough to get get super serious about the game, as much as I loved it..

 

I had my fill of competition elsewhere.  I discovered at an early age that measuring myself against somebody else was a potential distraction from discovering my own potential. 

 

That carried over to golf, as well.  I didn't mind buying the drinks if I played well but couldn't cover the strokes--as long as I had fun.  It wasn't like we were betting long money.

 

Same thing with betting ponies or sports book.  It never became a problem because i never bet beyond the entertainment value. 

 

As for cards, I've never played in a serious money game.  The Rubbers Workers outing was the closest I ever came to that.  They knew which marks from other unions to invite. I just considered it payment for the golf and dinner.

 

Mostly just family stuff, though, and now that generation with whom I played cards is gone. 

 

I wasn't cheated when they distributed character flaws, but at least gambling was never a problem.

 

 

 

 

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Before I had a gaming license in Nevada I bet on sports a lot while I was out there. Not so much these days due to license requirements. Best bet was Spieth at 25-1 the year he won the Masters. Turned a $50 bet into some nice new golf gear. Best part was at was at the final round to watch him win it.

 

 

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In the Bag for 2020

PXG 0811XF Gen 2 10.5* (set at 9*) AD VR 6x

PXG 0341X Gen 2 15* AD TP 7x

PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* KBS Proto 95x

PXG 0311T Gen 3 4-6 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 ST 7 - PW KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 50/10 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 54/10 & 58/07 TTDG TI S400

:rife-putters-1: Two Bar Blade Long 47"

 

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Gambling on golf? It's something that I never tested before.. Actually, I would like to know about gambling. Since there are big problems that happen in the country, I wonder if someone from here was unemployed, and if so, how do u solve the money problems in the states? Personally, I am a gambler with two years of experience and actually casinos that have fast and secure payment options and even reputable standing on the online casino market, helps to stay on the feet, even with a minimum wage.. If u would like to know, there is a list of slots not on gamstop here. I wonder how do u guys solve this situation?

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