A Beginner’s Guide to Golf Betting

With the 2008 Master’s Tournament just around the corner, some of the world’s greatest golfing talents are flexing their muscles at the 2008 Buick Open. With 2008 promising to be another vintage year of golfing, it is unfortunate that many golfing fans are unaware of the excellent betting opportunities available to golf fans willing to test their knowledge against bookmakers.



















Whilst you may have been tempted to participate in golf betting in the past, the wide variety of golf betting options available to punters may have put you off. The variety in golf betting is partially due to the fact that golf allows bookmakers to set up odds on several aspects of play. The great thing about this variety is that each punter can focus on the aspect of the game that they feel they know best.

Here are some of the most popular golf betting options available:

Three balls betting: Three balls betting is a golf betting option you’re likely to run into frequently. Three ball betting works by pitting three players in a golf tournament against each other in a particular round.

For example you might have Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk and Ernie Els
matched up in a three balls bet for the 1st round of the US Open, with all three players priced at specific odds. All you have to do is pick which player you want to back and how much money you want to bet. If your player puts in the best performance in the round you’ll get paid out your stake multiplied by the odds.

Tournament match bets: Tournament match bets are a simplified version of three ball betting. This betting option sets up ‘virtual’ matches between any two players in a tournament. You can then bet on which of the two players will achieve the best score in the tournament, or you can bet on a draw.

An example tournament match bet might feature Tiger Woods against Vijay Singh. Each player will be priced at specific odds, and odds will also be available on a draw. Your job is to pick the player you think will win the match-up and then sit back and watch the action unfold.