A great first year for Nic's Picks as we accrued a profit of almost +300units with a yield of over 11%. Check year 1 results here.

As we enter the summer and year 2, there will be some changes implemented into the site for various reasons. As regulars will know I (Nic) run the site mostly by myself all totally free and basically I don't have the time to put as much effort in anymore, especially as my betting/trading in general has been affected with time dedicated to the site that should have been spent studying in more detail!


Change 1: Golf betting will be secondary to football betting from now on. If I get the time I will post a betting preview (usually from the PGA Tour) but I can't promise there will be 1 each week. During the off season in the football, I'll try to have golf betting as normal to keep us going, as well as transfer gossip, odds and antepost betting for the new season. You can always start threads or ask for my opinion on golf events on our Facebook group in the future.

Change 2: Most of the followers/Visitors to Nic's Picks do not understand the staking system I use and I havn't time to answer all emails etc, so I'm going to keep it simple from now on. I'm just going to post the football match betting previews and selections which offer the best value (IMO) for you to use as a GUIDE to help you with your bets and leave the staking to your own opinions if you agree and fancy a bet. I won't be recording results on site in year 2.

Change 3: Mailing list will be put on hold for foreseeable future.

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Golf Player Profiles

Please note that player attribute ratings are derived from the official PGA Tour and European Tour golf stats, and updated with a rolling average each golf betting year for precision.

Bryan Nicholson is the pioneer of the progressive form and course fit ratings for golf betting, with the associated progressive form model and course fit profiling model. Bryan is the author of the increasingly popular annual course fit profiling manual and #1 golf betting book Angles & Edges and runs the Sharp Sports Bettors Blog.

What is expected Strokes Gained Course Fit ?

Bryan also pioneered the concept of Expected Strokes Gained Course Fit (xSGF) in golf betting. xSGF can be predicted using my model below. For prospective golf betting tips it projects ahead of time how many shots a player is expected to pick up per round on average on a particular golf course. It's weighed against a neutral golf course of the same rating. For example: Sam Horsfield at Celtic Manor vs TPC Southwind. This number will also portray ability level in terms of strokes gained total. Click "find out more" under the course fit golf betting model for info.

Golf Betting Tips Model

Note: all the most accurate up to date player and course data to input into this interactive golf betting model is in the NicsPicks Course Fit Manual 2022

My course fit profiling model for golf betting tips uses highly evolved golf nuance and betting intuition, precise parameters and inputs based on Bayesian analysis, plus years of empirical evidence through observing, betting and documenting golf and stats... find out more

What is Progressive Form in Golf Betting?

Progressive form in golf betting differs from current form in that players are showing a trend in the right direction in their recent scoring. Trending form has a high predictive value in golf betting and can also catch players under the radar at an inflated price vs their true betting odds. For example - a player shows form of T40 - 24 - 24, but last week he was in the leading PGA Tour group on Sunday with Tiger Woods and had a bad round due to nerves. His finishing position may not fully capture his actual form... See more with our calculators and betting tools

Progressive Form Golf Betting Model

To check the latest player finishing positions for golf betting tips see the official world golf rankings and search/click a golfer. Input these numbers into the interactive golf model above, following the guide.

Best for Golf Betting

  • PGA Tour Official (stats)

  • European Tour (DP World)

  • (rankings and form)

  • Nicspicks Golf Betting Tips

Golf Betting Tips Strategy

  1. Course fit and strokes gained in golf betting
  2. Tips: How to win betting on golf online
  3. Ryder Cup betting tips
  4. Golf Betting Tips Guides
  5. Who are the best sports handicappers?

  6. Golf majors: The Masters 2022 preview and picks - Open Championship - US PGA Championship - US Open. Tiger Woods.