We have looked at dozens of golf tipsters and betting systems over the years from across the internet. Here is a list of the top ten golf tipsters we have found through our extensive research and testing.
1. Golf Betting Expert
At the top of our list is the Golf Betting Expert, a tipster who has amassed an incredible record of success since he started tipping.
Having begun in early 2016, the Golf Betting Expert has managed to make over 700 points profit, a quite astonishing feat. That would work out as over £7,000 to just £10 stakes and is equivalent to nearly £250 per month profit.
Some of his winners in that time include:-
- John Deere Classic – Bryson DeChambeau – WON at 66/1
- Greenbrier Classic – Xander Schaufelle – WON at 66/1
- Valero Texas Open – Kevin Chappell – WON at 33/1
- US Masters – Sergio Garcia – WON at 45/1
- Shell Houston Open – Russell Henley – WON at 40/1
- Barclays Kenya Open – Aaron Rai – WON at 25/1
- Indian Open – SSP Chowrasia – WON at 100/1
- Hong Kong Open – Sam Brazel – WON at 250/1
- DP World Tour Championship – Matthew Fitzpatrick – WON at 66/1
- Sanderson Farms Championship – Cody Gribble – WON at 125/1
- Boise Open – Michael Thompson – WON at 110/1
- Sony Open – Fabian Gomez – WON at 100/1
So as you can see, quite an amazing roster of winners there. Plus there have been some great placed finishes as well to top up the profits.
Overall the Golf Betting Expert has made a return on investment of over 25% since starting tipping, one of the highest returns we have ever seen from any tipster, not just a golf tipster.
So with a record like that, it’s no wonder he is top of our list of golf tipsters.
2. SJP Golf Tips
One of the most renowned and long-running golf tipping services is SJP Golf Tips.
The interesting thing about SJP Golf tips is that the service is provided by someone who is a professional golfer themselves – namely Stuart J Priestley (initials SJP).
Using his vast knowledge and golfing experience, SJP Golf Tips has generated large profits over the past few years and boasts an excellent return on investment (ROI) of 38%.
Since starting up in January 2015 the service has made a superb 1100 points profit, which works out an average monthly profit of £275 to £10 stakes.
Being a professional golfer himself Stuart obviously follows the game very closely and knows the players strengths and weaknesses very well. Each week you get a nice summary of the tournaments, courses and fields taking part.
That experience has certainly paid off and SJP Golf Tips has produced some of the most consistent and profitable golf betting results we have seen. Well worth checking out.
3. Top 20 Golf Tips
This service is a little different to most golf betting services as it focuses not on who will a tournament, but which players will finish in the top 20 – hence the name Top 20 Golf Tips.
In many ways that is a sensible approach because it can be very tough to predict who will actually win a tournament outright and just a little bit of bad luck or a putt lipping out can be the difference between winning and losing, leading to a great deal of frustration if the player you have backed misses out.
However, by betting on a player to finish in the top 20 you are giving yourself a much wider margin of error and really just the need player to have a good tournament.
That’s the theory anyway and it certainly has worked very well for this betting service, with over 600 points profit made since they started tipping in 2016.
That equates to over £6,000 profit at just £10 stakes and has been made with an excellent return on investment of over 25%.
The average monthly profit is over £230 to just £10 stakes and a 150 betting bank would have grown well over 400% since the service started.
All in all then some superb metrics for Top 20 Golf Tips and well worthy of a place high on this list of the best golf tipsters.
Betting Bias is a website run by a team of professional gamblers who tip across a number of sports including horse racing, football, cricket and tennis.
However, their greatest achievements have come from tipping on golf, with some amazingly priced winners over the years. They tip not only in the main PGA and European Tours, but have had some of their greatest success on the Web.com Tour (which is the satellite tour for the PGA Tour).
Some of their top winners over the years have included:
- Smylie Kaufman at 250/1 to win the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in 2015
- Kevin Stadler at 125/1 to win the Phoenix Open in 2014
- Pablo Larrazabal at 125/1 to win the Abu Dhabi Championship in 2014
- Brian Harman at 100/1 to win the John Deere Classic in 2014
- Patrick Reed at 80/1 to win the Wyndham Championship in 2013
- Keegan Bradley at 150/1 to win the USPGA in 2011
A good deal of their success has been in following up and coming players who are “under the radar” so to speak and not yet household names – or even known to most regular golf punters.
There is clearly great value to be found in identifying such players before the vast majority of other gamblers have – and Betting Bias have shown a real knack for that.
With the tips provided completely free, it really is a “no-brainer” as they say to follow their golf tips. The only thing we could caution is to have patience, as when tipping at odds regularly over 100/1, there can be long spells without a winner.
But when one does come, it is a tremendous feeling and well worth the wait. In between times they will often land decent-priced each-way bets as well, which keeps things ticking over nicely.
With a record that is almost unparalleled over the last 5 years, we are happy to give Betting Bias a place right towards the top of our list of golf tipsters.
5. The Golf Profiteer
Next on our list is the Golf Profiteer from the Tipster Street stables.
Since starting tipping in 2013, the Golf Profiteer has amassed 402 points profit at a return on investment of over 26%, which is very impressive figure for a two-year period.
Some of their notable winners include:
- Emilliano Grillo at 60/1 for the Frys.com Open in 2015
- Victor Dubuisson at 44/1 for the Turkish Airlines Open in 2015
- Bernt Weisberger at 38/1 for the French Open in 2015
- Matteo Manassero at 70/1 for the BMW PGA Championship in 2013
- Hunter Mahan at 47/1 for the Barclays in 2014
The Golf Profiteer has made at least 85 points profit in each of the three years he has been operating, which is very impressive. His results for the three years are as follows:
- 2013: +141 points profit
- 2014: +86 points profit
- 2015: +177 points profit
So, very consistent stuff over the three years and just what we are looking for from a golf tipster.
What is slightly different about the Golf Profiteer is that rather than tipping each way, he tips win and top 10. Perhaps this gives a bit more leeway to players who do well but would otherwise agonisingly just miss out on a top 5 finish.
Anyway, the service comes highly recommended and we think well deserving of a place on our list.
6. Sporting Life Golf (Ben Coley)
The Sporting Life’s principal golf tipster is a chap called Ben Coley and he has established a formidable reputation with a string of impressive winners in recent years.
He was in hot form towards the end of 2015 with winners including Victor Dubuisson to win the Turkish Airlines Open (did anyone not tip him?) at 45/1, Graeme McDowell to win the OHL Classic at 35/1 and Rory McIlory to win the DP Tour Championship at 5/1.
Some of his big winners over the years include:
- Russell Henley for the Honda Classic in 2014 at 300/1
- Richie Ramsay for the Omega European Masters in 2012 at 100/1
- Brett Rumford for the Ballantines Championship in 2013 at 80/1
- Billy Horschel for the BMW Championship in 2014 at 70/1
- Kyle Stanley for the Waste Management Phoenix Open in 2012 at 66/1
- Hunter Mahan for the Barclays in 2014 at 50/1
Before joining the Sporting Life’s Betting Zone website, Ben had previously provided betting tips on Sports Live Radio and even worked for one of the UK’s largest bookies. He apparently spends many hours studying the golf form to come up with selections and it has certainly worked well for him over the years.
With Ben’s tips being provided for free, you really can’t do much better than following his golf tips with a record like he has established. Highly recommended.
7. Keith Elliott
Number seven on our list is perhaps the “doyen” of golf tipping, Keith Elliott. Author of over a dozen books on golf betting, Keith is perhaps most famous for his “nappy factor” theory – the idea that a player often performs better after they have had a child. This theory has been behind a number of Keith’s notable winners over the years and it would appear to have some validity.
Keith has a strong reputation as a golf tipster and is well known in the industry. In our live trial of his tips, we gave Keith a neutral rating, as although he finished slightly down at -16 points, that was only a 6% loss of the bank and there was a potentially profitable angle found during our trial.
Keith seems to have a real penchant for the big events – i.e. the majors and WGC events – where he has made over 300 points profit in these events in the last two years.
That has included picking five of six winners of the USPGA Championship in a great run of years:-
- Jason Day at 14/1 in 2015
- Rory McIlroy at 5/1 in 2014
- Jason Dufner at 40/1 in 2013
- Rory McIlroy again at 20/1 in 2012
- Marin Kaymer at 50/1 in 2010.
The only one he didn’t pick was Keegan Bradley in 2011 – which of course was picked by Betting Bias at 150/1! So if you’d been following both of those tipsters you would have done pretty well in recent years on the PGA.
Keith also did well on the European Tour in the 2015 season, notching up 181 points of profit at a return on investment of 43% – a very good season’s work.
Our overall recommendation is to follow Keith in the big events where he has a good record. For us the jury is still out on his record in the regular tour events – but that is something to keep an eye on for the future.
8. The Golf Guru
The Golf Guru is a tipster who was previously based at the (now defunct) Gambling System Reviews site but has since moved home to FTS Income.
More of a new kid on the block, the Golf Guru has only been tipping since 2014 so there are fewer results to go on than some of the other tipsters on this list, but nonetheless his record seemed worthy of consideration.
In 2014, the Guru managed to rack up 146 points of profit, which is pretty good going for a first year of tipping. His winners have included:
- Victor Dubuisson at 40/1 at the Turkish Airlines Open in 2015
- Kiradech Aphibarnrat at 35/1 in the Shenzhen International in 2015
- Brian Harman at 100/1 at the John Deere Classic in 2014
- JB Holmes at 66/1 at the Wells Fargo in 2014
- Hunter Mahan at 50/1 at the Barclays in 2014
- Ross Fisher at 28/1 in the Tshwane Open in 2014
Sadly 2015 didn’t turn quite so well for the Golf Guru as 2014, as for the year he broke more or less even, ending up just two points down. So although that was no disaster by any means, it is not quite as impressive as some of the other names on this list.
It will be interesting to see how he gets on in 2016 and whether the Golf Guru can recapture the form of 2014 and move higher up our list.
9. Jeremy Chapman
One of the best known of all golf tipsters is the Racing Post’s main golf correspondent Jeremy Chapman. Having been around for a long time, Chapman has been tipping for over 20 years now and has earned a solid reputation as a tipster.
Although we haven’t reviewed his tips yet here at Honest Betting Reviews, we note another site followed his tips during 2015 and Jeremy amassed 11.7 points profit for the season, at a 2.6% return on investment. So in other words he more or less broke even but ended up with a small profit.
In previous years we followed Jeremy’s tips but never kept a formal record so can’t provide much additional comment other than to say we hadn’t found the tips to be particularly profitable. It is shame the Racing Post don’t publish a full record of their tipster’s tips, but perhaps that is asking too much.
Anyway, we always used to enjoy reading his column in the Racing Post and he did pick the occasional big-priced winner, so we thought a place on this list at number seven seemed reasonable.
10. Steve Palmer
The Racing Post’s junior golf correspondent is Steve Palmer, who regularly provides columns to accompany those of Jeremy Chapman, often covering the smaller tournaments or specialist events.
Palmer is perhaps best known for his book Born to Punt: Steve Palmer’s Betting Year, which is a highly entertaining look at the ups and downs of a regular punter trying to win big. One of the features of the book is Palmer’s attempts to hit the jackpot from his golf betting by putting on outrageous doubles of winners on the PGA and European tours each week at odds normally in the ‘000s to 1.
The goal behind this is that if he can win one of these (and at least £30,000 in the process) then he can quit his day job at the Racing Post and become a full-time professional punter. In his enigmatic style, Palmer refers to this as the “face-spitter” – a win so large you could quit your job and spit in your boss’s face in the process. Well, that might be taking it a bit far but then some people really don’t like their bosses…
Anyway, the book was published in 2011 and as yet we don’t think Steve has landed one of these big winners, but of course it only takes one – as any lottery winner will tell you…
Again sadly the Racing Post don’t publish the records of their tipsters, so we are unable to give an idea of how successful Palmer is over the long term. The only proofing we can find showed he made over 100 points profit over a six month period in 2012, but nothing more than that.
Overall our best guess from his own comments and those that follow the column is that Palmer more or less breaks even or makes a small profit, so not too bad but at the moment not worthy of higher consideration in our list of golf tipsters just yet.
So there you have it – a list of our Top Ten Golf Tipsters. Some of them provide tips for free, others charge a fee but all of them have proved themselves over a lengthy period of time.
With golf tipsters it is worth bearing in mind that the strike rates tend to be much lower than with traditional horse racing and football tipsters. That means you need a larger betting bank and a good deal more patience, as there will be some long losing streaks and drawdowns, no matter how strong the tipster overall.
If you have the right mindset though and accept this from the outset, you can do very well following a top golf tipster like those we have listed above. Certainly it is a great feeling when they land one of their 100/1+ winners!
As ever, if you are going to follow a golf tipster then please gamble responsibly and only risk what you can afford to lose.