The Benefits of Using Technology In Golf

The Benefits of Using Technology In Golf

May 26, 2019

The world around us is changing constantly with every new wave of technological advances and innovations. The future we all thought was possible only in science fiction movies is here, and soon we will be served by robots in cafes and driven by self-driving cars. A lot of people are scared by that notion, but others choose to see the benefits which are infinite. Sport is no exception to this and golf seems to be the one most affected, or better said, enhanced by the technology. The golf industry is most obviously benefiting from the use of VR and AI, which make the experience easier and bring it closer to everyone. Better experience for viewers Golf wouldn’t be one of the most attractive and richest sports in the world if not for the dedicated golf enthusiasts. Golf is particularly successful on betting services and certain sites like king-of-codes.co.uk that offer great bonus codes, are already making it so easy for fans to bet on their favorite golfers. To make matters even more available for the viewers, technology is bringing golf to them. VR technology is making it possible for fans to watch and root for their players without ever leaving their houses. GPS and other gadgets When it comes to useful devices, golfers already use many technologies that were not possible couple of years ago. A GPS watch that tells you the precise distance on the field or rangefinders that use a laser to tell you the exact yardage are very common tools that golfers use nowadays. Launch monitors are another one of those devices that can tell you statistics about your swing including ball spin rate, angle, and speed and they are especially great for learners who want to know what exactly they need to improve. Another one of the extremely useful gadgets that will soon be available are glasses with heads-up-display. They will allow the players to see their statistics and recommendations for the next move at any given time with just one small click. AI An electronic push cart called Robot Caddie is the first AI golf helper that will soon be available for golf tournaments. This robot will have many...

Tiger Woods – the Ups, Downs and Where He Is Now

Tiger Woods – the Ups, Downs and Where He Is Now

May 11, 2019

The story of Tiger Woods has been told and retold many times and we still get caught by surprise. How can a man beat the odds and take the golf world by storm, only to fall from grace? And how can that same man pay his dues and climb to the top again? Early Life From the get-go, Woods was involved with golf. His father, Earl Woods, introduced Tiger to the clubs, the ball, and the green when he was but two years old. Even before he was ten, he was winning golf competitions for children. Reportedly, he started defeating his father from age 11 onwards. He broke records and impressed professionals and amateurs alike. Suffice it to say that even Jack Nicklaus was eager to meet this young prodigy. The first time Woods entered the PGA Tour was for the Masters in 1995. He was the only amateur that made it into the competition that year. Career In 1996, Tiger Woods could be seen singing deals with Nike and Titleist and winning the title of the Rookie of the Year. One year later he won his first major competition – the Masters. Tiger Woods was slowly, but surely, climbing the ladder of success. In 2000, he managed to win six times in a row during the PGA Tour, which is something that was previously achieved only by Ben Hogan 52 years prior. Woods held a record streak of the number of weeks he was number one. It was 264 weeks and it was broken in 2004 when Vijay Singh overtook Woods. Still, Woods bounced back in 2005, reclaiming his throne. The Fall Woods’s knee troubles were not the first physical problem he experienced, as he had had severe problems with his eyes before, but they were definitely career-threatening. Woods had a surgery of his knee to treat his ruptured ligament and had to take a break from the world of golf until 2009. The knee was also not his most scandalous problem. Though he got married in 2004 to Elin Nordegren, Woods had an affair with Rachel Uchitel, a nightclub worker. With so much pressure and errors made, it was one more that...

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...