NICSPICKS GOLF BETTING TIPS

New: Course Fit Manual 2022

Round up of Nicspicks 2012

First of all, a big thank you to regular followers of the blog / Twitter over the course of the year. It's been the fourth successive year of big golf profits now, amassing nearly 1000 units of profit to 1 unit e/w staking in the golf betting since blog inception.....


A breakdown of 2012 results (includes selections on my Unibet column) can be found here (+237.79u) with a list of this year's big winners from the blog only here. It's been a quieter year than usual for Nicspicks in terms of the amount of winners but we had a few big ones along the way which gave us a return on investment of 39.37% (to 1u ew stakes).

I generally only covered one event per week on Nicspicks too as I had a much bigger workload with my freelance commitments etc but I've plenty of ideas going forward and opened up the blog comments (underneath) if you have any thoughts or questions about the season just gone or ideas for 2013.

Regarding the football, it has taken somewhat of a back seat on the blog of late as I've taken a step back, working on and trying to optimise new strategies. The game has changed recently with 451/433 taking over from 442 and markets are getting ever more competitive and odds compilers a lot more knowlegeable.

I'm ready to go now and I've separated the golf from the football sections for the coming year; you can click the 'football' tab in the navbar or use the feed below and to the right to access my new premium football tips site.

Feedback welcome below, have a great Xmas

Bryan (Nic)

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.

What is expected Strokes Gained Course Fit ?

Expected strokes gained course fit (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.

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.

Winning Golf Betting Tips:


Winning golf betting tips? If you'd like to support me with a beer or 2, you can Buy me a beer here and be auto added to members tips mailing list. Very much optional but appreciated. Cheers lads.

Ross McGowan 400/80 to 1 (place), Tony Finau 50/1, Cam Champ 125/1, Cam Davis 125/1, Matt Jones 80/1 and FRL, Max Homa 60/1, Dean Burmester 55/1, Sam Burns 80/1, KH Lee 200/1, Sergio Garcia 70/1 (FRL), Thorbjorn Olesen 45/1 (FRL), Stewart Cink 150/1, Lucas Herbert 175/1 and 60/1

Best for Golf Betting

  • PGA Tour Official (stats)

  • European Tour (DP World)

  • OWGR.com (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. Golf majors: The Masters - Open Championship - US PGA Championship - US Open. Tiger Woods.