On The Tour is a golf tipster service which is being offered through the WAP Tipsters tipster platform. Selections supposedly come courtesy of a genuine insider on the European Tour.
Introduction to On The Tour
I’ll be honest, golf bores me. Mark Twain (supposedly) said that “Golf is a good walk spoiled”, and I am inclined to agree. It doesn’t help that I’m crap at it when I’ve been to the driving range. True story, I managed to hit a ball into the ceiling behind me (breaking a light) with a 1 wood. According to friends, you shouldn’t be able to do this.
The only thing worse than playing golf is watching it. And yet, I am also aware that it is a bit of a niche market where there is a lot of money to be made. Especially because of the large odds that are involved in backing players to win a game. Yet, despite my efforts, I haven’t been able to find many consistent golf tipster services.
On The Tour seems like it could well be set to break the mould with WAP Tipsters making some incredible claims about the service, as well as proofing some results that are hugely impressive. To top it all off, this isn’t even an expensive service. With that in mind, let’s jump straight into this and see if it is really all that it is claimed to be.
What Does On The Tour Offer?
There is a lot that WAP Tipsters say that On The Tour provides, however it should be noted that this doesn’t happen day in day out. In fact, you will receive just two sets of selections per week. These are broken down into European Tours, as well as tips for American golf. I will explore this a little later in more detail though.
In terms of the logistics, WAP Tipsters are now a pretty well oiled machine and that means that there is a pretty solid structure in terms of what you are getting yourself into. As you would expect, selections are sent out directly via email, but this is only one small part of the picture.
One of the things that is quite unique about On The Tour is that there is also a WhatsApp group for the service. As well as receiving your weekly selections through this method, there is also additional information that you will receive throughout the week. This means that you are always fully in the loop which is no bad thing.
Moving on to the bets, there is a lot of information to cover here. Golf betting is a funny thing and it comes with a number of different betting markets that you can take advantage of. In the case of On The Tour, there is a focus on backing players to win tournaments which is undoubtedly where the best value is, and where there is the most potential for profit to be made.
Because of the incredibly long odds that are involved (On The Tour advises bets that are as high as 500/1), there is a lot of each way betting. This means that even at one fifth each way terms, there is still potentially very big money to be made.
Now, one of the things that I do want to say about On The Tour is that WAP Tipsters keep a lot under wraps and this does include both the staking plan and the details of the betting bank that you will require. When you sign up for the service, you get full information on these, however since they are behind a paywall, I don’t believe it would be fair for me to talk about here.
What I will say is that whilst the stakes aren’t ever excessive, you can expect to have a quite significant betting bank in order to follow On The Tour. This is mostly down to how often you can expect to encounter losing months, a topic that I want to delve into properly shortly.
This leads me to touch on the strike rate. Now, WAP Tipsters don’t make any specific claims in this regard, and the proofing that they provide is a long way from in depth (although it does go all the way back to July 2013). Naturally this makes it difficult making any calculations, but I do think that there are a number of things that can be discussed to paint a picture.
First things first. If you are backing bets at odds that stretch as high as 500/1, you shouldn’t need telling that you won’t win very often. That is just common sense. For a better picture of just how often you won’t be winning, I want to talk about the aforementioned winning and losing months that you encounter with On The Tour.
There have been 69 months that have been proofed with WAP Tipsters which is a large enough quantity of data that you can really ascertain some pretty decent averages. Of those 69 months, On The Tour has lost money in 29 of them months. That is a pretty significant amount. What should be noted though is that from what I have seen, many months were just one bet off becoming profitable.
How Does On The Tour Work?
How On The Tour works is probably the aspect of the service that I am most excited about. Typically, golf tipsters will talk about things like form before a tournament, they will talk about things like how a golfer has certain preferences and whatnot. All of this is a part of On The Tour, however according to WAP Tipsters, their service is effectively elevated above all of this for one reason.
As mentioned, the tipster behind On The Tour is an insider on the European tours. From the sounds of it as well, this isn’t an insider in the way that these kinds of things so often involve whereby somebody is mates with somebody who works at the venue and feeds them scraps. We are told that there has been a 20 year career in golf.
We are told things like “he [the tipster behind On The Tour] has the ear of Major Players, coaches and caddies”, going on to say that if they are important in the European Tour then he knows them. As well as this, we are told that the tipster behind the service has a “long standing deal” with an American golf expert who has links to major sports books in Las Vegas.
Combine this inside knowledge of the sport with those long odds and value to be had and there is some incredibly strong potential for profit to be made here. I will admit that I would have preferred some more detailed proofing, however I don’t see this as the be all and end all with On The Tour. Especially given that WAP Tipsters do still provide that overview going back 6 years.
What is the Initial Investment?
There are two different options that WAP Tipsters have available if you want to subscribe to On The Tour. The first of these is a monthly subscription which honestly, isn’t badly priced at £33 per month (plus VAT). Secondly, there is a quarterly subscription which is priced at £69 (plus VAT) every three months.
It is worth noting that both of these subscriptions come with a 14 day trial period which will cost you just £1, as well as having a 60 day money back guarantee as WAP Tipsters are selling On The Tour through Clickbank. It should be noted that this isn’t in the sales material for the service, however it is on the payment processing page.
What is the Rate of Return?
Since going live in 2013, On The Tour has produced an overall profit of 2,208.93 points with a 6 month gap which was due to personal circumstances for the tipster behind the service. That is a very strong and consistent result that I feel gives you a pretty good idea of what to expect.
What is perhaps an equally important indicator is how the last 8 months have fared. In this regard, On The Tour has produced a profit of some 186 points. This is a pretty respectable number that I would expect to see grow over the rest of the year. But, what is stand out about golf tipster services is that there is always the potential of a killer month.
In the past, On The Tour has seen single months winning 182 points which was July this year, 270 points in August last year, and a mind boggling 582 points way back in May 2014. Now, there are no guarantees for the future, but these kinds of results are distinct possibilities for the future.
Conclusion for On The Tour
Golf Tipster services have historically been a bit of a mixed bag in my experience. They are frequently punctuated by massive success, only to see your betting bank dwindle as those long odds inevitably grind away at your profit. Unfortunately, an initial look at On The Tour suggests that this is going to be the case here too, at least to some degree.
With that having been said, there are some incredibly stand out points to consider when you are looking at On The Tour. The first thing is the fact that WAP Tipsters are able to show you a relatively detailed breakdown of just how the service has performed over 6 years. Whilst there isn’t that full proofing, you can really get an idea of what to expect.
Now, I want to talk about how On The Tour works. Honestly, it is always difficult to know just how much truth there is to statement like the one WAP Tipsters make. Naturally, whoever the person behind the selections is, they don’t want their name divulging. That just goes without saying as I am sure they would likely be in breach of a number of contacts.
The big question here is whether or not you choose to believe it. Here I kind of have to rely on gut instinct so all of this is pure conjecture on my behalf, I just want to get that out there. But personally, I am inclined to believe WAP Tipsters’s claims. They have spent a lot of time quickly building quite a respectable brand I don’t see this being thrown away for the sake of a lie.
Now, I want to touch on the costs involved with On The Tour because it is one of the stronger points in my opinion. I have always said that somewhere between £30 and £40 per month is a pretty reasonable amount to pay for a decent tipster service. WAP Tipsters have set the price towards the lower end of this and as such, there is clearly some potential for value to be had.
But of course, the start of the show here is that income potential. On The Tour has quite conclusively proven (at least in my opinion), that it is capable of making money. 2,000 points over a long time period highlights that it is sustainable as well, all of which are huge positives.
With that said, I will say that the long gaps between those big wins, and spending time in the red may not be for everybody. What I will say being fair to WAP Tipsters though, is that this is simply part and parcel of betting on golf. Every service I have seen has encountered this, the difference being that most of those have shut down over time rather than continuing to make money.
So, if you have the discipline to stick with it, and you are particularly looking for a golf tipster, then I would say that On The Tour is one of the better looking options on the market. That doesn’t mean that this will suit everybody though. Ultimately, golf betting is a bit of a niche thing, but this should fit nicely into a lot of larger portfolios.