You will need to know the basics when it comes to the sport in order to be a successful bettor but it is actually easier, in our opinion, to master betting on golf than many other sports.
Golf is a sport where a player competes against other over eighteen holes. The player will either win due to a superior stroke play (number of strokes per round) or match play (winning the most holes).
Once you have mastered the rules to betting on golf, you’ll need to gain an extensive knowledge base on certain players, courses and tournaments. There are a number of statistics that you need to be aware of when you place a bet on a golf event. These include:
- Scoring average
- Driving accuracy
- Strokes gained statistics - which compare a player’s performance with the rest of the field.
- Greens in regulation statistics - GIR refers to getting the ball in the putting surface with enough strokes to spare yourself a chance for a birdie or better.
After this stage, you will need to learn what type of bets are available to you. If you follow the link you will find our list of the most popular forms of betting on golf.