With the golf season now over for the year, we thought it would be a good time to wrap up our review of the Golf Guru.
Here are the final results:
|Cost:||£99.97 per year|
|Average number of tips:||4 per week|
Golf Guru – Full Review
There has been a bit of a late rally from the Golf Guru to come from 70 points down at one stage to finish our seven month trial just 5 points down in the end.
That was largely down to wins in the form of Victor Dubuisson at the Turkish Airlines Open at 40/1 and Kevin Kisner at the RSM Classic at 22/1.
Plus there were a few placed finishes, which means things finish in a respectable position for the Golf Guru.
Here are the results for the trial in graph format:
As you can see, quite a strong downward trend until things were rescued late on with two big spikes that almost took them to level at the end.
This is often how it goes in golf betting, a bit like London buses, you wait for one for ages and then two come along at once! Or even three these days I’ve started to notice…
Anyway, enough of London buses, what are our final thoughts on Golf Guru?
Overall we think a neutral rating is justified as they have more or less broken even after a seven month trial. It is one to keep an eye on and see if they can do a little better in 2016.
Ease of use: Nice and easy service to follow with just 4 bets per week on average the workload is minimal.
Availability of prices: The prices were readily available and no problem at all getting the bets on.
Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 17%, so as with most golf tipsters, you do need some patience to wait for the winners to come along.
Advised Betting Bank: A Bank wasn’t advised but we used a 200 point bank for the trial, which seemed adequate to cover the drawdowns.
Subscription costs: There is only one subscription option at £99.97 per year, which we feel is a bit limited and there should be one and three month subscription options to give people the chance to test the service. Certainly on results during our trial, the high subscription cost would not seem to be justified.
OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL
Overall we feel that a small 5 point loss over the course of the trial warrants a neutral rating for the Golf Guru. Certainly it was no disaster and a couple of nice winners towards the end were very welcome.
It remains to be seen though whether the Guru can recapture the form of 2014 when he (or she) made over 140 points profit.
This year was quieter with things pretty much breaking even, so to justify the £99.97 per year subscription we would need to see some clear profit made next year. We will keep an eye on things to see if that happens.
Golf Guru – Results Update
14th November 2015
They have made 25 points profit since our last update and currently sit at -29 points after five months.
Much like the Golf Profiteer, they have been helped by landing Victor Dubuisson at the Turkish Airlines Open at 40/1. Plus they have had quite a few placed finishes in recent weeks.
So hopefully they will continue the positive progress and finish the trial in profit.
We will be back with our final review at the conclusion of the golf season in about a month or so.
Golf Guru – Results Update
27th August 2015
We have another month of results for the Golf Guru, which has taken in the USPGA Championship and Bridgestone Invitational amongst the high-profile events at this time of the season.
So what is the latest?
Well unfortunately things have continued in a downward trend and service now sits 54 points down after two months of our trial.
The plus points so far have been a win for Kenny Perry at the 3M Championship and a number of placed finishes including Paul Casey last week at the Wyndham Championship, Patrick Rogers at the Barracuda Championship and Jason Bohn at the Quicken Loans National.
Sadly though, despite these positive returns they are still well down.
As we have said with golf tipsters before, you can have long losing runs whilst they search for that elusive 50/1 or 66/1 winner, but when one does come along it can completely change the picture.
Hopefully they will hit one of these big-priced winners soon. We now have the Fedex Cup to look forward to so that should give them plenty of action to get their teeth into.
We will update matters with further updates soon.
Stay tuned as they say!
Golf Guru – Results Update
22nd July 2015
After such an exciting finish to the Open on Monday evening, when Zach Johnson triumphed in a playoff to claim his second major title, we have done a quick update of results on one of the golf tipsters we are trialing, the Golf Guru.
Sadly they didn’t pick the winner of the Open – mind you not many people did with Johnson priced at 125/1. Well done if you did pick him by the way!
Anyway, their form so far has been a little disappointing, as they are currently 34 points down.
However, that is after a very low volume of bets, with only 47 bets so far, so it is too early to draw any conclusions.
It is also worth remembering with golf tipsters that they are tipping at much higher odds than horse racing or football tipsters, so inevitably there will be longer losing runs like the one at the moment.
The positives so far have included placed selections of Marc Warren at the Scottish Open at 66/1, Kevin Kisner at the Greenbrier Classic at 30/1, Alexander Levy at the Nordea Masters at 33/1 and Zach Johnson at 40/1 at the Byron Nelson.
If one of those places had turned into a winner, we would be looking at a very different picture now.
Anyway, we will run this trial for longer than the normal 3 months as the bet volume is so low. We think 6 months should give us a better sense of whether this tipster is one to follow.
We will update results regularly and let’s hope for a few winners from them!