THIS week I'm pleased to introduce a new golf tipster to the site, 3-slice. I hope you'll find his colourful posts as entertaining as they are profitable. Take it away @3-slice…
Firstly, thanks to Mr Fixit for giving me the opportunity to share my blog on the site, hopefully all (including profit levels and nickname) will be revealed over the coming weeks/months.
It's been a difficult week for me all-in-all, culminating in my marriage being dependant on a 3/1 horse at Fontwell and an Everton midfielder to have a shot on target at Old Trafford to get you out of a humongous mess, which is neither healthy or fun!
The blame is with myself. The alcohol didn't help last Tuesday where this all began, and it ultimately led to a serious demise in my banking funds, state of mind and relationship. So, let's keep it fun and stay within our limits, easier said than done but it will mean clear thinking at work and at home.
Rant over! And this week the European Tour holds its last official event and it's one of my favourites; a tournament which my idol, Victor Dubuisson, who has won twice and landed a nice profit for me on each occasion albeit at a different venue.
He's a notable absentee this week. If anybody knows where he is please tell me. I miss him. (Google him for some very interesting speculation!)
Turkish Airlines Open
We head to Antalya and The Turkish Airlines Open from the Regnum Carya Golf Resort and Spa.
Firstly a few tasty facts about Antalya; it's a tourist paradise mainly occupied by the dangerous Russians. Its bustling markets and sun-kissed beaches make it a summer hotspot and the weather stays good until the start of December. This week sees zero wind and an average of 29 degrees. Get your Piz Buin out, and if the suns out as they say get the big guns out.
The course itself is easy compared to recent events. Winning scores here have been up to -28 in the past. Wayward tee shots are not punished and birdies can be made from the rough. Big hitters have a serious advantage here but don't rule out current and course form.
My main selection this week is Kiradech Aphinbarnrat 25/1 e/w. 6th last year, he had a super week last week in China and his short game is looking the best it ever has. Back the fat man to land the prize (25/1 Skybet ¼ odds. First 5 1.5pts e/w)
Next up its Nacho Elvira at 110/1, a streaky player who tends to finish well. This man is off the charts long and grinded well in Spain for a few days not so long back. He's so long he’s been tipped as a future winner and this could be the week, you never know (110/1 1/5 odds. First 6 0.5pts e/w Betfred)
Finally Alexander Bjork 55/1 must get a mention at another large price. His putting is the bees knees so with it being easy to make greens in regulation he must be on our shortlist. He goes well on tree-lined courses and could spring a surprise at a price in the heat (55/1 1/5 odds. First 6 places 0.5pts e/w)
Good luck and remember keep it reasonable and have fun, don't make the mistakes I made last week, the spare room really isn’t good.
- Kiradech Aphinbarnrat 25/1 e/w (Skybet)
- Nacho Elvira at 110/1 (Betfred)
- Alexander Bjork 55/1