Punting Review 2018

Mike Flaherty and Golf Betting Tipster’s

  • Tips Given – 412
  • Outright Winners – 11
  • Winning Bets – 102
  • Weekly Reports Sent – 51

Bet £3309 – Returned £8380 – Profit £5071 –Bet Average £5 e/w                                                  

January 2018

Tips given 29         Bet £245      Returned £468

Well it started slowly way back in January at the Sentry Champions where I gave four tips which saw all of them make the cut, but one Pat Perez 33/1 covered our stake with a little profit whilst finishing in fourth place to secure a place pay out.

The Sony open we only gave three tips here and Mr Zach Johnson 35/1 pulled of a great weekend and made us a good cash out profit showing three times our stake money back.

The Career Builder was very close to our first big win with Adam Hadwin 66/1 but secured a good place return. We also gave you Russell Knox 50/1 who again managed to secure us a marginal cash out profit.

Dubai was our next event where we tipped Thomas Pieters 50/1 and Bernd Wiesberger 50/1 for the Abu Dhabi GC this was another profitable week with a good place finish and another cash out with Wiesberger.  

Farmers Insurance saw us backing Keegan Bradley 60/1 who played well and landed us a fifth place finish. The European tour then moved to the Omega Dubai Classic we had a good week here tipping third and fifth place with Tyrrell Hatton 25/1 and Chris Paisley 80/1.   

February 2018

Tips given 40         Bet £270      Returned £1441

WOW what a month. It started with Mike tipping the winner and the runner up at the Maybank with Shubankar Sharma 66/1 and Jorge Campillo 100/1. We also tipped Phachara Khongwatmai 150/1 who gained us four times cash out value back as well.    

Not much happen for us at the ISPS Handa World we made some cash out profit with Wade Ormsby 40/1.

The AT&T at Pebble we were close to our second winner in Chez Reavie 60/1 but just missing out and ended up in second place.

We struck again at the Genesis Open bagging Scott Stallings 100/1 a place finish and also Martin Laird 125/1 a good cash out return.

The Honda Classic was special we tipped Alex Noren 33/1 and Luke List 101/1 to win. They both finished up in second place, but Mike had also tipped Alex Noren to be the first round leader at 50/1 which won as well.    

Then onto the Qatar Masters where we had three very profitable cash out value bets in Mike Lorenzo-Vera 66/1, Alvaro Quiros 250/1 and Nacho Elvira 125/1.  

March 2018

Tips given 34         Bet £249      Returned £684

Mike followed up the great tipping again at the start of March, giving us another winner in Phil Mickelson 26/1 at the WGC Mexico. Also at that event he tipped Bubba Watson 40/1, Thomas Pieters 50/1 and Chris Paisley 200/1 who all showed great cash out value.

In the Tswane Open the same week we also had some good profit with Shaun Norris 40/1 and JC Ritchie 80/1.   

No luck at the Hero Indian Open or the Valspar five tips made the cut but nowhere near the money. The following week at the Arnold Palmer was better reading where we had three place finishes with Henrik Stenson 35/1, Patrick Reed 35/1 and Marc Leishman 44/1.

The Dell World Match Play we were so close again to another big priced winner in Kevin Kisner 125/1 but Bubba was on fire that week beating him 7&6. Alex Noren 40/1 was also one of Mikes picks who again played well and finished in third spot so got paid for two places to finish the month off on a high.       

April 2018

Tips given 40         Bet £309      Returned £765

Masters month saw our membership sales increase, after have media articles written about us in Today’s Golfer and Bunkered they both promoted and ran out our Masters Special tips feature online and in their monthly magazines.

So GBT gaining some extra media coverage early in 2018.  

So at the Houston Open we managed a value cash out with Luke List 33/1. Then Mike had been following Julin Etulain and decided to back him at the Savannah Champs at 33/1 and once again got another cash out profit. As with all majors Mike always sends a special major report detailing ten picks. Six of those ten this year made a profit detailed below:

  • Jordan Spieth 14/1
  • Bubba Watson 35/1
  • Paul Casey 45/1
  • Mark Leishman 60/1
  • Charley Hoffman 100/1
  • Rafa Cabrera Bello 100/1

The Spanish Open was next and we had Jorge Campillo 40/1 for a placed win.

The Volvo in China was a good finish to April which saw us pick up another two places with Matt Wallace 90/1 and again Jorge Campillo 40/1 both tied third.  

May 2018

Tips given 21          Bet £190      Returned £489

The Golf Sixes we tipped two teams and Jaidee/Aphibarnrat 12/1 got us a nice cash out win.

The Players Championship was not so good this year we only had Patrick Cantlay 50/1 who scored us a good cash out.

We then moved onto the Rocco Forte and two of three tips won us cash back in Lucas Bjerregaard 50/1 and Pep Angles 30/1.

The Belgium Knockout was a masterclass in tipping three tips winning, Mike had the winner with Andrian Otaegui 40/1 and two placed wins with Kiradech Aphibarnrat 50/1 and Matt Fitzpatrick 30/1.       

June 2018

Tips given 32         Bet £300      Returned £1279

We started off where we left off in May with back to back winners at the Memorial Tournament and what a finish Mike only gave three tips here and two of them made the play off final. Byson Dechambeau 50/1 won and Byeong Hun An 80/1 gave us an incredible cash out profit on the final playoff hole.

The Italian Open we won with Andy Sullivan 30/1 who finished in fifth place.

Another winner tipped at the Shot Clock Masters with Mikko Korhonen 28/1. The second major of the year at the US Open we made a small profit but nothing really to shout about. Once again we gave ten picks and ended up winning places with Tommy Fleetwood 50/1 and Tony Finau 80/1.

Our third winner in four weeks came at the Travelers Championships with Bubba Watson 33/1.  We went close to picking up our fourth winner in one month at the BMW International Open but we would settle for two great places Aaron Rai 125/1 and Scott Hend 90/1.      

July 2018

Tips given 34         Bet £295      Returned £225

Open de France was the first event in July and we started with another place finish with Alexander Bjork 70/1. It did not take long for Mike to be back in the winner’s circle when he backed Russell Knox 30/1 to win the Irish Open and he did it with ease.

The Open was not the best of weeks for us, we only had Alex Noren 40/1 who picked us up some cash out money. July was a loss month overall even with picking up another winner.

August 2018

Tips given 36         Bet £288      Returned £474

The USPGA we had a good run with Francesco Molinari 28/1 retuning us a valued place.

The Wyndham saw us go very close to another win with Webb Simpson 12/1 he finished in second place in the end. Adam Scott 50/1 played well at the Northern Trust for us, securing us a placed win. 

We were back winning again at the D+D Real Czech Masters with Andrea Pavan 50/1 where Mike also tipped Thomas Pieters 18/1 to be the first round leader.  So a good finish to August.

September 2018

Tips given 29         Bet £262      Returned £550

Made in Denmark we backed Adrian Otaegui 50/1 for a small cash out return.

We had three winners at the KLM Open with Padraig Harrington 66/1, Pablo Larrazabal 100/1 and Austin Connelly 150/1.

The Tour Championship was a great tipping adventure, it started with us winning the First round leader bet with Rickie Fowler 20/1 and Justin Rose 14/1. Then came close with Webb Simpson 28/1 and Billy Horschel 30/1 both finishing in the top four. 

The Ryder Cup was a special one for us we called Francesco Molinari 11/1 to be the top European scorer and boy did he deliver winning all five points, and Europe to win 2.1/1    

October 2018

Tips given 38         Bet £270      Returned £204

Only our second month of the year where we saw a loss. The Alfred Dunhill Links we went with Tony Finau 16/1 after his brilliant run of form at the Ryder Cup, he got us a place win.

Very much the same the following week at the CIMB Classic with Gary Woodland 30/1 he was so close to winning but just missed out finishing in second place finish.    

The Andalucía Masters, we had a very good Sunday Ashley Chesters 100/1 and Shane Lowry 12/1 both had a good chance of winning but both ended up inside the top four.       

November 2018

Tips given 35         Bet £300      Returned £826

Slow start to November just bagging a seventh place win at the Shriners Hospital Open with Chesson Hadley 50/1.

But only a week later and winner number nine for GBT was upon us with an amazing achievement by Lee Westwood 40/1 who won the Nedbank Golf Challenge.

The DP World Tour Championships was another good week we scored with a couple of players with big odds, Dean Burmester 100/1 finished in fourth place and Wade Ormsby 300/1 made a good cash out amount.   

Honma Hong Kong Open we saw Shubankar Sharma 40/1 play well and gained us another place finish. We didn’t have to wait long to get another winner with team Belgium 16/1 at the ISPS Handa World Cup.   

December 2018

Tips given 29         Bet £218      Returned £1224

The final month of the year kicked off with the Australian PGA Championships where Mike tipped Mathew Millar 60/1 who came very close to winning, but secured a third place win return. We backed Patrick Reed 20/1 and Henrik Stenson 25/1 for the Hero World Challenge, Patrick led for a while and Henrik had a poor last round so should have done better but ended up in fourth place.     

The AfrAsia Bank saw us going with a few players the team have been following from the Sunshine Tour, and where Justin Harding 40/1 really had a good chance of winning and finished well in fourth place. QBE Shootout was another place we should have been collecting a winners cheque in Grillo/McDowell 10/1 but they just got pipped on the last with a birdie to just miss out.

Jbe Kruger 225/1 had a great run at the South Afician Open getting a great place, and Mike also tipped him to be the First round leader with odds of 25/1 so we cleaned up winning over £350.    

So the final week’s play we headed to the Indonesian Masters and WOW what an end to 2018. Mike tipped Poom Saksansin 110/1 and he won the event by three shots and giving us our highest odds winner of the year, giving all our customers a very early Christmas present.  :o)     

Outright Winners in 2018

Feb 2018- SHUBANKAR SHARMA 66/1 (WIN) Maybank £406

Mar 2018-PHIL MICKLESON 26/1 (WIN) WGC Mexico £166

May 2018-ANDRIAN OTAEGUI 40/1 (WIN) Belgium £250

May 2018-BRYSON DECHAMBEAU 50/1 (WIN) Memorial £310

June 2018-MIKKO KORHONEN 28/1 (WIN) Shot Clock Masters £178

June 2018-BUBBA WATSON 33/1 (WIN) Travelers Champ £214

July 2018-RUSSELL KNOX 30/1 (WIN) Irish Open £190

Aug 2018-ANDREA PAVAN 50/1(WIN) D+D Real Czech Masters £310

Nov 2018-LEE WESTWOOD 40/1(WIN) Nedbank Golf Challenge £250

Nov 2018-TEAM BELGIUM 16/1(WIN) World Cup of Golf £170

Dec 2018-POOM SAKSANSIN 110/1(WIN) Indonesian Masters £670

Outright Winners in 2017

Dec 2017- O’HAIR & STRICKER 21/1 (WIN) QBE Shootout £136 

Nov 2017- BRANDON GRACE 18/1 (WIN) Nedbank Golf Challenge £118

Sep 2017- PHIL GOLDING 28/1 (WIN) Travis Perkins Masters £178

Aug 2017-JULIAN SURI 60/1 (WIN) Made in Denmark £610

May 2017-ALVARO QUIROS 150/1 (WIN) Rocco Forte Open £910

Apr 2017- ALEXANDER LEVY 25/1 (WIN) Volvo China Open £160

Apr 2017- RUSSELL HENLEY 40/1 (WIN) Shell Houston Open £250

Mar 2017-DEAN BURMESTER 14/1 (WIN) Tshwane Open £94

Feb 2017- DUSTIN JOHNSON 9/1 (WIN) Genesis Open £64

Feb 2017- BRETT RUMFORD 33/1 (WIN) ISPS Handa World £208

Feb 2017- HIDEKI MATSUYAMA 10/1 (WIN) Phoenix Waste £60

Outright Winners since the Masters 2016

Aug 2016- RYAN MOORE 23/1 (WIN) John Deer Classic £153.75

Jul 2016-  ALEX NOREN 51/1 (WIN) Scottish Open £328.75

Jun 2016- THONGCHAI JAIDEE 50/1 (WIN) French Open £322.50

Apr 2016- DANNY WILLETT 67/1 (WIN) US Masters £412

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