We have looked at dozens of golf tipsters and betting systems over the years here at Honest Betting Reviews. Many of these we have subjected to in-depth reviews on this site, testing out if they can produce a profit under the spotlight of a live trial.
The majority of services we have tested have failed our trials, but there are a few who have succeeded and gone on to produce excellent long-term results. These few “diamonds in the rough” (if you’ll excuse the pun!) are part of that select group of elite tipsters who have demonstrated an ability to beat the bookies on a regular basis and produce consistent profits.
If you are going to follow a golf tipster you don’t want to risk your hard-earned cash on one with a poor record who loses money overall – despite shouting very loudly when they happen to hit a winner. You want to follow a tipster with a proven track-record of success compiled over many years.
We have therefore put together our list of the very best golf services out there, so you can see for yourself who is actually worth following.
Making money on golf betting is very much a long-term endeavour, with patience and a decent betting bank required. However, when you land a big winner at odds of 100/1 or better, it’s a great feeling and well worth the wait. And those who stick with a top golf service (like those listed below) for the long haul can boast of very substantial profits accumulated over time.
Anyway, without further ado here is our list of the top ten golf tipsters we have found through our extensive research and testing.
1. The Golf Insider
At the top of our list is a tipster who has amassed a seriously impressive record of success, landing some fantastic winners at huge prices and maintaining an excellent return on investment for over six years. That tipster is the Golf Insider.
Since starting tipping in 2014 they have made over 2,000 points profit, which is unrivalled in the world of golf tipping. That equates to over £20,000 profit at £10 per point stakes, a very tidy sum indeed. Those profits have been compiled with a return on investment of 30%, which is also one of the best records in the business. We undertook a live trial of the service during which it performed very well, landing winners at 150/1 and 50/1.
Some of the Golf Insider’s most notable successes include:-
- – Marc Warren – WON at 150/1
- – Chris Kirk – WON at 125/1
- – Rasmus Hojgaard – WON at 200/1
- – Andrew Dodt – WON at 150/1
- – Corey Conners – WON at 175/1
- – Cameron Champ – WON at 150/1
- – Hennie Otto – WON at 80/1
- – Thomas Pieters – WON at 66/1
- – Martin Kaymer – WON at 70/1
So some very impressive winners there indeed. One of the secrets of the Golf Insider’s success has been utilising a computer model and value ratings that take account of statistics like strokes gained off the tee, greens in regulation, putting statistics and so on to identify players who are likely to go well on a given course but are undervalued by the bookies.
That approach has clearly yielded massive dividends not just on a one-off basis but for over six years now. As we often say, the proof of a tipster’s skill is their longevity and this tipster has certainly stood the test of time.
With a record like this over such a long period it is no surprise then that the Golf Insider comes top of our list.
2. SJP Golf Tips
Next on our list is another tipster who has compiled a very impressive long-term record since launching back in 2015 and that is SJP Golf Tips.
Part of the Sports Betting Stars network, SJP is short for Stuart J Priestley, a former professional golfer himself who retains close ties to the pro circuit and gets the inside track on how the top players are performing.
The service has made over 1200 points profit in total since starting up, equating to over £12,000 profit at just £10/point stakes and averaging around £275 profit per month. The overall return on investment is also highly commendable at 36%, one of the highest levels we have seen not just in golf but in any sport over such an extended period.
Stuart likes tipping in the first round leader market as well as in the main outright market and has had some great successes in both over the years. It’s nice to have two markets to go at when starting the week and provides a bit of extra interest.
Another tipster with an excellent long-term record, SJP Golf Tips has proved it deserves a place high on the list of the best golf tipsters out there.
3. Golf Forecast
Next up on our list is Golf Forecast, which is a little different from most other golf services. That is because it would not strictly be classed as a “tipster” in the typical sense, as it produces its selections via an algorithm rather than a tipster reading the form. The algorithm is based on the Shotlink data that compiles a huge array of stats on each player and the strengths and weaknesses of their game.
When the algorithm identifies instances where the odds on a player are higher than they should be, that player is then selected as a bet. The algorithm also apparently uses machine learning to update itself and improve in light of new data, which should allow it to maintain its edge over the market in the long term.
Golf Forecast’s record certainly stands up to scrutiny with close to 1,000 points profit made since starting up in 2017. The return on investment is an exceptional 42%, which is the highest of any golf service we have come across. The average monthly profit so far has been around £480 per month, which is quite a nice bit of extra income!
Some of their most notable winners include:-
- – Ian Poulter at the Houston Open – WON at 100/1
- – Bryson DeChambeau at the Northern Trust – WON at 90/1
- – Matt Kuchar at the Sony Open – WON at 40/1
- – Patrick Reed at the Masters – WON at 55/1
- – Lanto Griffin at the Houston Open – WON at 60/1
As you can see some very nice winners there. We have run two trials of the service and it has performed well in both, proving itself under the spotlight.
We had no hesitation in awarding Golf Forecast a PASSED rating in our review and we have no hesitation awarding it a place high on this list.
4. The Golf Betting Expert
Next up on our list is the renowned Golf Betting Expert, a tipster who has amassed an excellent record of success since he started tipping.
Having begun in early 2016, the Golf Betting Expert has managed to make over 1,000 points profit, worthy of high praise indeed. That would work out as over £10,000 to just £10 stakes and is equivalent to over £210 per month profit. We reviewed the service back in 2016 and have continued to track the results since then.
Some of the Golf Betting Expert’s top winners include:-
- – John Deere Classic – Bryson DeChambeau – WON at 66/1
- – Greenbrier Classic – Xander Schaufelle – WON at 66/1
- – 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 20% since starting tipping, a very respectable level to have achieved.
So with a record like that, it’s a service well worth checking out.
5. Betting Bias
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 massively 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 Korn Ferry 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
- – Kevin Stadler at 125/1 to win the Phoenix Open
- – Pablo Larrazabal at 125/1 to win the Abu Dhabi Championship
- – Brian Harman at 100/1 to win the John Deere Classic
- – Patrick Reed at 80/1 to win the Wyndham Championship
- – Keegan Bradley at 150/1 to win the USPGA
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 do – and Betting Bias have shown a real knack for that.
With the tips provided completely free, it really is a “no-brainer” to follow their golf tips. The only thing we would 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 highly commendable over the last 7 years, Betting Bias clearly deserves a place on our list of the top golf tipsters.
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.
His form in 2020 has been red hot with winners including Marc Warren at the Austrian Open at 150/1, Sami Valimaki at 250/1 in the Oman Open and Cameron Smith at 50/1 in the Sony Open. Although Ben’s record in 2019 wasn’t quite so good, he made a profit in each of the previous three years, which is very good going.
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 tipping team, 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 provided for free and with a record like he has established, you really can’t go wrong following his golf selections. Highly recommended.
7. The Golf Profiteer
Next on our list is the Golf Profiteer from the Tipster Street stable.
Since starting tipping in 2013, the Golf Profiteer has amassed 280 points profit at a return on investment of over 7%, which is a respectable record over such a long period.
Some of their most notable winners include:
- – Emilliano Grillo at 60/1 for the Frys.com Open
- – Victor Dubuisson at 44/1 for the Turkish Airlines Open
- – Bernt Weisberger at 38/1 for the French Open
- – Matteo Manassero at 70/1 for the BMW PGA Championship
- – Hunter Mahan at 47/1 for the Barclays
What is slightly different about the Golf Profiteer is that rather than tipping each way, they tip 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 recommended and we think deserving of a place on this list.
8. 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 eight seemed reasonable.
9. Steve Palmer
The Racing Post’s other 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 thousands 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.
10. Golf Betting System
Golf Betting System is run by Steve Bamford and Paul Williams and offers weekly golf betting tips for the PGA and European Tours, including in the major championships and big events. They focus solely on golf betting, and all of their advice and information is free on the website. The weekly previews are very in-depth with a whole host of info including quotes from players, course stats, tournament info and of course the tips themselves which are accompanied by detailed write-ups.
They are active on social media and have built up a decent following and provide podcasts and videos with their picks which is a nice additional bonus. The Golf Betting System team have built up a respected reputation in the game which is well deserved.
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 most 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 is 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.