Golf Betting Expert is a long standing golf tipping service which is being offered through the Tipping Gurus platform. The tipster behind the service, Craig Walker, has shown some very substantial long term profits.
Introduction to Golf Betting Expert
If I asked you how much money would a tipster service has to make before you were really impressed, what kind of number would you have in mind? Whilst I haven’t pondered that particular question before, there have definitely been similar ones. Now this will vary from person to person, but I think there is one thing that we can all agree on. And that is that 1,000 points is a very large number indeed.
Which is exactly where we are at with Golf Betting Expert. A tipster service that (admittedly over a pretty lengthy period of time) tipster Craig Walker has guided to more than 1,000 points of profit. Now this is exactly the kind of thing that at a glance, seems like a really obvious winner. Job done, sign me up, sit back and get rich. Right? Well, the truth of the matter is that there is a lot of nuance involved in answering the question.
And it is precisely because of that that I am eager to dive into Golf Betting Expert. The fact is there is a huge profit, and Tipping Gurus are a well enough known and respected service. So whilst this really should be straight forward, it isn’t the case. And in actual fact, the broader results are actually a little bit concerning… So, without further ado, let’s get into it.
What Does Golf Betting Expert Offer?
When you look at something like Golf Betting Expert, there are a number of different things to keep in mind. First things first, those of you who are used to or are seeking out a daily tipster, stop here. Because the nature of betting on golf means that it is massively different to what you might be used to.
With that said, I think that Craig Walker and Tipping Gurus do a very good job with the service. There is actually a lot here that is commendable. But before I start going into detail about all of that, I want to talk about the logistical elements, because I think that is where most people, will see the differences.
What this means is that Golf Betting Expert is a weekly tipster service. Now, this is in no small part down to the calendar for betting on golf, but it also has a lot to do with the betting markets and where there is value to be had (a topic I will be picking up a little bit later on).
Now selections are usually issued on a Tuesday which allows you plenty of time to get the relevant bets placed before the Thursday when play will start. As you would expect, these selections are sent out directly to subscribers via email. And rather positively, the quality of these is better than some tipsters you see. So, points for Craig Walker there.
Moving on to the bets themselves, most of what you will be dealing with are ante bets. That is to say, you are backing a player over the longer term to win or place. As this implies, most of the bets that you will be looking at are each way bets, however, it is noteworthy to keep in mind that pre-shutdown, Tipping Gurus’s proofing shows a move towards straight win bets for Golf Betting Expert.
This is a very important thing to keep in mind because the nature of betting on golf in the way that Craig Walker does with Golf Betting Expert means very long odds. In the last week of betting, the lowest odds were at 50.00. The average odds for the service over some 4 years is 87.82 with frequent bets at odds of more than 100/1.
One thing that I do want to touch on before I move on to some of the other elements of Golf Betting Expert is definitely the volume of bets. Because… Well, honestly, it’s a bit of a strange thing. The fact is that the numbers that you see aren’t reflective of a bigger picture.
For example, a week in November saw 14 bets advised. Now that looks like a lot on your email. But actually, that’s an equivalent of just 2 bets per day. A very average amount for a tipster service. So sure, this means potentially staking a minimum of 14 points in one go (although as it happens, this particular week meant staking just 10.5 points, but this is a rarity) which is intimidating, but it just isn’t that much in the grand scheme of things.
Now, this becomes a very poignant matter because the staking plan isn’t just level stakes. As I’ve hinted at, there are some pretty big bets involved. You can expect to stake as much as 5 points on a given bet. And it isn’t even like that is particularly uncommon. One week in February this year saw 27 points staked over 6 bets.
These kinds of numbers may not be the worst thing when they are spread over each way bets. Those place wins can keep your betting bank afloat, but in that example of 27 points being staked, they were all straight win bets.
And that kind of thing can be fine if you have a particularly decent strike rate, but in the case of Golf Betting Expert. Well… There just isn’t. Now to be completely fair to Craig Walker, you are dealing with very high odds here. And as such, expecting a high strike rate just isn’t the attitude that you should come into with this.
Nonetheless, according to Tipping Gurus’s proofing, the average number stands at just 9.82%. And so far this year, the number is even lower than that average out at a shade over 5.5%. This means that Golf Betting Expert really does also carry some quite inherent risk.
How Does Golf Betting Expert Work?
One of the things that is a little frustrating about Golf Betting Expert is that there isn’t really a whole lot of information on what the selection process entails. This means that you are very much taking Craig Walker’s word for it that everything is above board. Do I think that it is? Personally, I am inclined to believe that it is.
With that said, I do believe that there are some reasonable conclusions that one can draw from the results. Firstly, I am pretty sure that value is a massive component of Golf Betting Expert. This is something I have seen from a lot of golf betting services that follow a similar betting pattern as Craig Walker.
Building on this, it seems safe to assume that there is some kind of ratings system in place to see when golfers have been undervalued by bookies. Now, this is definitely where I would have liked to have seen a little bit of insight. Especially because without it, this is all just speculation. With that said, we are told that there is a focus on certain tours which does back up my theory a little bit.
But putting that all to one side, the lack of information just doesn’t feel like a deal breaker. The fact is that Tipping Gurus put everything out there in terms of the proofing and as such, there is no way that you can look at Golf Betting Expert as a broader thing and not get an idea of what you are getting yourself into.
What is the Initial Investment?
One of the most appealing elements of Golf Betting Expert is the pricing. There are two options that are available which are a monthly subscription and a quarterly subscription. The monthly option is priced at just £25 per month (plus VAT). This makes it substantially cheaper than most services on the market. Alternatively, and representing moderately improved value, you can sign up on a quarterly subscription at a cost of £60 (again, plus VAT)
Whichever option you decide to go for, new members will receive the first 14 days for a cost of just £5, after which the costs revert to the full price. Furthermore, because Tipping Gurus are selling Golf Betting Expert through Clickbank, there is also a full 60 day money back guarantee in place. Something that the sales material is more than happy to mention.
What is the Rate of Return?
And now we come back to the profits, and that number of 1,000 points. Now this has been gained since January 2016 which means that you are looking at a monthly average of about 20 points. A very respectable number indeed to have maintained over some 4 years. This number also puts the ROI at a very impressive 22.16%.
Unfortunately, if you look over the last 6 months of results, you see a very different picture. Here, you see a loss of some 40.2 points. A not insignificant amount at all. If you go even further back and look at the last 12 months, you see that this isn’t a flash in the pan. Over a full year, Golf Betting Expert has still lost 39.8 points.
Conclusion for Golf Betting Expert
It is always interesting when looking at the results for a tipster service. Taken entirely at face value, you could see a 1,000 point profit and be very eager to sign up with Golf Betting Expert. But as I have discussed, that isn’t really representative of the bigger picture.
The fact of the matter is that over the last year, Golf Betting Expert just hasn’t made any money. In fact, the polar opposite. Using £10 stakes, you wouldn’t just be down £398 on your betting bank, you would be an additional £300 (ish when you include VAT) on your subscription costs. And that is using the best value option. Those are some very big losses.
So why would you actually want to consider something like Golf Betting Expert? I’ll tell you why in three words. Massive profit potential. At the time of writing, there have been 8 months where Craig Walker has made more than 100 points profit according to Tipping Gurus’ proofing. The most profitable month saw 314.8 points. In one month.
That means that one good month can take you right out of that negative balance and well into profit. Before golf stopped, March looked like it could have been shaping up for that sitting at 110 points of profit . All from a 128.00 winner. And that is where the appeal of Golf Betting Expert lies. That massive profit potential. Unfortunately, the operative word there is potential.
And this sort of brings me to what is ultimately the biggest problem with Golf Betting Expert. In order to achieve this profit potential, you need a very big betting bank. Personally, I’d expect to have at least 500 points in order to sustain yourself during a losing streak. Because as sure as eggs is eggs, you should expect some massive draw-downs following Craig Walker’s advice.
The final piece of the puzzle now, as far as I’m concerned, is the question of value. And that is a very interesting question to ponder. Because bluntly, Tipping Gurus and Craig Walker just aren’t asking a huge amount for Golf Betting Expert. The quarterly costs here are in line with what some tipsters look to charge for a month. As such, there is possibly some value to be had.
Really, the question that lingers over Golf Betting Expert in my opinion is just how much money you are willing to sink into it to make a profit. There is undisputedly long term profit potential here. 1,000 points speaks for itself. And whilst the last 12 months do show a loss, it is very easy to see how quickly this can end up back in the black.
With all this in mind, I don’t really think that Golf Betting Expert is something that I would personally recommend. Sure, it has made money in the past, and I believe that it can make money in the future as well. But I can’t help but think that all of the wider investment involved really holds this back.
The fact of the matter is that I ultimately see Golf Betting Expert as a gamble. Now, I know we’re in the betting game and all betting is gambling, but there are very differing degrees. In this case, I don’t really see how the risk can be reasonably managed. And that is a deal breaker for me. On top of that, I’m not particularly enamoured with the lack of consistency.
Again, I feel the need to highlight that this doesn’t seem to be a bad product. But I don’t think that these are particularly big asks. And with so many tipster services on the market that can deliver on these fronts, I just don’t really see the appeal in taking on something that doesn’t.