Where Does Golf Currently Stand in Europe?

Where Does Golf Currently Stand in Europe?

Feb 19, 2019

I was fiddling on my phone, about to use my Bitstarz bonus code, when I saw golf on TV and that got me thinking. As the 20s are upon us, maybe it is time to take a step back and review the golf activities and events in Europe. Is golf getting more popular, or not? Are there new stars on the rise? Is it played more by men or women? What other surprises does this sport have in store for us? We will analyze the statistics, including the information made public by KPMG, particularly their Global Head of Sports, Andrea Sartori. Participation In 2016, two-thirds of all golfers were adult men. Female golfers make up for 25% of the golfing population, while there is just 8% of junior golfers. Bear in mind that we are talking about registered players and not hobbyists. Most registered golfers can be found in England (694,623), with Germany following close behind (643,158). Sweden is in the third position with 463,952 golfers registered in 2016. The countries with the least golfers are Albania and Georgia with 64 and 50 golfers respectively. In most countries, males dominate the numbers. However, there are a few interesting exceptions to the rule. In Slovakia, there are more female than male golfers, whereas in Turkey there are slightly more juniors than adult males interested in the sport. Courses It may be, though, that businesses have overshot their future prospects. The thing is that there are far more golf courses in the world than needed, and some of them don’t have a sustainable business plan. With that in mind, it is no surprise that you will hear people complain that golf is declining in popularity. That being said, there are more alternative golf courses, designed to help your game, that have been generating more revenue and seeing more players. Is Golf Dying? To put it bluntly – no.  Golf is alive and well and will likely continue to be one of the top sports in the world for years to come. It may seem that people are becoming less interested in certain places, but on a global scale, golf has seen an increase in revenue, diversity,...

Betting on Golf – The Different Bets you Can Make

Betting on Golf – The Different Bets you Can Make

Jan 12, 2019

Betting is a very prominent way of recreation, for many people all over the world. Golf is also a sport which is slow and takes time for a match or tournament to finish. People love betting on golf to make it more interesting. There are plenty of bets which you can make on golf, so here is a list of those bets, including what to do prior to betting. Finding a Good Sportsbook Chances are that you will be betting online, and in that case, you need to find a good online sportsbook. Sportsbooks come in all shapes and sizes, meaning that the level of quality of service and security can vary greatly from site to site. Check for reputable sportsbooks and look for third-party reviews. Be careful when reading reviews, however, as some might be more enticing than others. A good review would be this review of Bally’s Wild Wild West sportsbook. Look for something similar to that and then you can move on to learning about bets, knowing that you found a great sportsbook. Golf Bets – A Variety of Possibilities Golf is fun because there are a lot of bets for punters to explore. From standard to Win bets to more specific head to head matchups, golf can offer punters a new world of betting possibilities. Here are those bets, in detail. To Win Bet This bet is relatively simple, where you bet that a certain player will win either a round or an entire tournament. This bet is present in every game out there, under a different name, however. Versus the Field This bet is sort of an opposite to the above-mentioned bet. It is only available once a favorite for a tournament is established. There are some favorites prior to the start of any tournament, but once the rankings are clearer, you can bet that any player other than the favorite will win the tournament. Head to Head Bets These are some of the most fun bets you can make as they pit one golfer against another, without anything else being important. Once a sportsbook decides on which golfers you can bet on in a head to head bet,...

How To Bet Online On Your Favorite Sport

How To Bet Online On Your Favorite Sport

Jul 20, 2018

The online gambling industry has been growing at a rapid rate over the past 20 or so years. There are many advantages to gambling online compared to doing it in land-based casinos:        Play from the comfort of your home        Available 24/7        Use promotions to help you get started Like we said above, gambling online often comes with some kind of promotion, one of them being a $100 Cashback bonus that you can claim by playing different slot games from the Virgin Casino. The main problem for online gamers once they claim one of the bonuses is the withdrawal process. Players want to get the money out right after a small win, or after only a few hands/spins, but are often stuck with the withdrawal requirements. In most cases, players are obligated to play a certain number of rounds or accumulate enough total bets to withdraw the money. These requirements vary between different casinos, so always be aware of them when you get to a new website. Sign up to the casino to play other games as well such as:        Atlantic City Blackjack        Single Deck Blackjack        American Roulette        Pai Gow Poker        Craps        Keno If you want to try a new game, but you don’t have any experience with it and are not willing to gamble with real money straight away, go with the demo version and try out all the in-game features with demo credits. Live & Mobile Betting With sports betting, you want to find a bookie that has to offer all kinds of sport events. Some places online have lower football leagues, minor golf tournaments, second and third league races, etc. By being a member of such bookies, you’ll have instant access to all the bets, so you won’t miss them even if the event is just about to start. Live betting is a great way to catch up with a match, race or a fight that has already started. Keep in mind that the odds in live betting change almost every five to ten seconds, depending on how well the participants are doing. A very convenient way of placing online bets is to use casino or bookie mobile applications. You can stay...

Short sports betting guide

Short sports betting guide

May 19, 2017

Online betting sounds simple and one could argue it is but only in terms of the actual betting & cash out procedures. A lot of thought goes into how to make a certain bet, or at least that’s what experienced and successful bettors do. Our aim is to initiate you into the world of online sports betting. After you’re done reading, why don’t you check out this Betfair free bet that potentially increases your winnings? How it works There are a few conditions to meet before you can bet online. Typically, you have to be at least 18 years old, but this depends on where you live as in some countries the age restriction is higher (21). You also have to disclose real personal details such as your full name, physical address, email, valid phone number and birthday. Sites that prevent fraud and money laundering also require proof of identification. At some point, you will also have to give bank details to make an initial deposit but this depends on what payment method you choose. After you join you have to deposit money in your account. Many betting websites offer free bets to new users after they make a deposit. The minimum sum revolves around $10. Once the deposit is approved, you can make bets. If you lose, money will be subtracted from your account. If you win, your balance will be adjusted accordingly. Once you reach the minimum withdrawal limit, you can withdraw your funds through whatever service you choose (bitcoin, PayPal, wire transfer etc.), depending on what the website offers. Withdrawals can take as little as 1 day or as much as 2 weeks. Common terms Since there always are 2 parties to a sports wager (a bet) and you are one of them, the other is the bookmaker. So, you bet against the bookmaker. The selection is basically what you’re betting on, for example, you bet that the Chicago Cubs will win. The stake is the amount of money you risk on a wager. The bookmaker will keep the stakes from losing wagers and returns the ones from winning wagers. There usually is a minimum stake, for example, $1. All selections...

Hideki Matsuyama won the 2017 Phoenix Open

Hideki Matsuyama won the 2017 Phoenix Open

Feb 6, 2017

The Phoenix Open started on February 2 ended on February 5 and the purse was $6,700,000. The event was held at TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course Scottsdale, Arizona, in the United States. The 2017 Phoenix Open drew an estimated 58,654 fans Sunday to shatter the weekly record with 655,434, compared the the last year’s event which drew a total of 618,365. Pheonix Open had a very good couple of days with Byeong Hun An who shot a 6-under 65 with one stroke to lead the competition Saturday February 4, at Scottsdale, Arizona. Matsuyama took advantage of the An’s back-nine collapse. An had a 73 to finish sixth at 14-under. In the end it was Hideki Matsuyama who won the title, in the playoff – final he played against the United States professional golf player, Webb Simpson. Hideki Matsuyama won the Phoenix Open for second year in a row. He birdied the par-4 17th to beat Webb Simpson in the playoffs. This victory is his fifth in his last eight worldwide starts. In his career as a professional golf player, he became the first to win a playoff back-to-back years in the same tournament since Ernie Els at the Sony Open in 2003-2004. This year, Matsuyama almost won the event in regulation, leaving his 19-foot birdie putt on the last an inch from the hole. Matsuyama and Simpson matched pars on the first three extra holes and eagled the par-5 third. Matsuyama, and everyone else didn’t understand how that putt at 18 just stayed out. He didn’t lose confidence though, he did his best and had patience. He said “during the playoff, I did hit some good putts. Just the line wasn’t there, and so, you know, up and down. But I didn’t lose confidence. I just kept grinding and had patience.” Simpson on the other hand said “I feel like two weeks ago I was pretty lost. I did’t hit it that great the first couple rounds. Paul notices something, so we go work on it. You know, that’s all we do is kind of fine-tune everything. And came out this weekend and I hit it great.” “I don’t know if I played that well,”...

Byeong Hun An leads Waste Management Phoenix Open

Byeong Hun An leads Waste Management Phoenix Open

Feb 6, 2017

Byeong Hun An is a 25 year old South Korean professional golf player who shot a 6-under 65 with one stroke to lead the competition Saturday February 4, at Scottsdale, Arizona. This impressive shot adds to his professional performance, making An look forward to win this competition among others. In 2015 he won the European Tour’s flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship. At the age of 17 he he won the US Amateur, being the youngest winner of the event. “It was crazy. Last couple holes, that many people around the course is insane. Sixteen, obviously, but 17 and 18, when you walk to the green, it was absolutely packed around the green, left and right of the green, everywhere.” An never finished on lower position than 13 in the Middle East, and he is saying modestly that he doesn’t know why. Could this be luck or his skills? In the Waste Management Phoenix golf competition he doesn’t expect to win. His modesty comes again in the spotlight and he says “My goal will be bogey-free again and just play smart. Hopefully, tomorrow, just keep the same, and then I will be happy. Doesn’t matter if I win or not.” Whatever works. An had a 16-under 197 total. He birdied five of the first 10 holes. An saved par with a 7-foot put on the 16th and followed with a 7-foot birdie putt on the short par-4 17th. He made another save on 18. An, also known as Ben, said that “The course, I think, just suits my eyes. The hole shaping, and there is not much of a dogleg left or right. You basically hit drivers out there and try to carry all the bunkers”. He opened with consecutive 66, and in the second round, he shared the lead with Brendan Steele. Brendan Steele then dropped into a tie for 7th at 11 under. Phil Mickelson was six strokes back at 10 under after a 65, but still in the striking distance. He was optimistic and he thought he was in a good spot. “I’m in a spot where nobody’s really looking at me. I’m far enough back, but I am within striking...