The Hazeltine National Golf Club (Chaska, Minnesota) is actually situated in a suburb that lies just to the southwest of Minneapolis. As with many of the other major golf clubs, this club is a private club, and so guests have to be accompanied by a member should they wish to make use of the facilities. The 2016 Ruder Cup golf will be held at the Hazeltine National Golf Club (Chaska, Minnesota) from Sep 30 – Oct 2, 2016.
2016 Masters Betting Predictions
There are many golf tournaments held throughout the year. Professionals are constantly competing in the ever changing sport. However as any sport, there are certain times to bet where the community is at its biggest. The main tournaments are generally referred to as the four majors. These include the Masters Tournament, which takes place in April, the US open, held in June, the Open Championship, which makes its way in July, and the PGA Championship, which is in August. All of these are huge tournaments, and perfect for betting purposes. And with the help of online and mobile betting, all punters can take get into the game. All from the comfort of home.
The Current Season and 2016 Masters
The PGA Tour regular season concluded at the TOUR Championship in late September and Jordan Spieth captured the FedEx Cup, golf’s version of the playoffs. Spieth was listed as the 5/1 betting favorite to repeat at Augusta in early August but the odds have changed after Jason Day won three tournaments. Day, Spieth and Rory McIlroy are all listed as 8/1 co-favorites to win the 2016 Masters.
For those bettors interested in backing big names, you can still make an investment in veteran golfer Phil Mickelson (35/1). Tiger Woods, who just had back surgery and is ‘questionable’ to play the first major of the 2016 season has odds at 30/1.
The Golf Season in 2016
The first Major of the season commences on April 7 2016 at the beautiful Augusta National Golf Club where a select field will vie for that famous Green Jacket. Jason Day closed out the 2015 PGA Championship to earn his first major title and conclude a season that otherwise belonged to the Masters and U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth. Masters betting predictions abound and pundits are never too early to start picking favorites. Do the experts believe Spieth can turn his historic year into a personal dynasty at golf’s biggest events? Will Rory McIlroy be back at his best to challenge the 22-year-old Texan? And who else is poised to spoil the party for the world’s top two players at Augusta?
The Golf Masters tournament in Augusta has a number of traditions. Since 1949, a green jacket has been awarded to the champion, who must return it to the clubhouse one year after his victory. The jacket remains his personal property although it is stored with other champions’ jackets in a specially designated cloakroom. In most instances, only a first-time and currently reigning champion may remove his jacket from the club grounds. Beginning in 1963, legendary golfers, usually past champions, have hit an honorary tee shot on the morning of the first round to commence play. These have included Fred McLeod, Jock Hutchinson, Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Gary Player. Since 1960, a semi-social contest at the par-3 course at Augusta, USA, has been played on Wednesday, the day before the first round.
Golf Betting and Predicting
There are many golf games held throughout the year. Professionals are constantly competing in the ever changing sport. All of the major golf tournaments are perfect for betting purposes. And with the help of online betting offers, all punters can compare odds offered, select the site that suits them best and make astute Masters betting predictions.
Golf Betting Via Mobile Phone
Betting on golf is an age old tradition, and almost as long as people have been playing the game of golf, they have been betting on the outcome. Golf requires a great deal of skill to play, with professionals dedicating their entire lives to perfecting their swings and understanding ever more complicated strategies. What makes golf betting so interesting, however, is that even the most skilled players can’t foresee some of the unexpected developments that may occur during a game. For example, strong winds may turn a simple golf shot into an immensely difficult one. For these reasons, amongst others, golf betting is still very popular in New Zealand and the world as a whole.
Previously, in order to get involved in golf betting a bet maker would have to take a trip down to a bookmaker’s office, or contact the bookmaker via telephone and hope he picked up. You were also limited to the deals offered by that bookmaker, unless you undertook the long task of manually searching around for better deals. Today, with a standard smart phone, a New Zealand bet maker has access to amazing deals in the palm of their hand.
Smart Phone Access
Your smart phone can be turned into a portable betting station simply by accessing a bookmaker with a web browser, or downloading an appropriate application. If using a web browser you need only navigate to the bookmaker’s website, and you will have instant access to golf betting options, and options for virtually any sport under the sun. Bets can be placed, and winnings collected, all right on your smart phone. It’s a level of convenience that would have golf betting enthusiasts of just a few years ago turning green with envy.
Many online bookmakers also provide free applications for your smart phone, which offer streamlined access for golf betting. These applications can be downloaded and installed in just a few minutes, and will provide golf betting options much more quickly. See if your favourite online bookmaker offers an application. Be sure to keep in mind that the Android version of the application will be required for an Android device, and vice versa for an Apple device.
Golf Betting Options
The standard golf betting sites options involve a simple fixed odds deal on the players to win. A bet placed will be based on the provided odds, which indicate both the likelihood of the player winning, and the amount that will be paid out if the player does win. Higher odds indicate better payouts, but a more risky bet. Low odds in turn indicate lower payouts, but a less risky bet.
You may also wish to place bets on specific golf tournaments, with the option to back a single player as he or she advances through the tournament, until the final conclusion. Such bets will be specific to bookmakers and the betting options they provide. More details, and specific information about specialised betting options, can be requested from the bookmaker via the customer support centre.
Golf is one of the longest running sports in the world, and has undergone few changes as to how it was originally played. Hence, the sport is said to have a strong legacy, and likewise very dedicated and passionate fans. The sport is most popular in Europe and the United states, but there is also a strong fan base In New Zealand. Many New Zealanders, as well as enjoying the game, also find golf to be a great betting sport. This is because gold can often be unpredictable, with unexpected victories by so called underdog players.
Those New Zealanders who place golf bets are now doing so via the convenience of online bookmakers. Online bookmakers have only recently become available in New Zealand, but already those who place golf bets are taking advantage of the easy access, great deals, and massive variety of choice. A number of golf bets are available, with highly competitive odds and excellent promotional deals. Let’s have a look at how you can place golf bets online via an online bookmaker.
Accessing An Online Bookmaker
In order to place golf bets online, you will first need, of course, an internet capable device. Almost any device will do, as long as the internet connection is reliable. A fast connection is not required, as only small amounts of information are sent and received from the bookmaker’s website. A smart phone, laptop, tablet, or home computer will do. Once you have scouted the internet and found a bookmaker you like, you will need an account before golf bets can be placed.
Creating An Online Account
In order to make an account at an NZ sports betting site, simply provide a name, residential address, telephone number, and email address. The account will become available instantly, and you can start browsing available golf bets via the navigation options. In order to place golf bets, you will need funds in the account. Do so by entering your bank details and selecting a desired amount. You’re now ready to start placing golf bets.
A number of golf bets will be provided by the bookmaker. Generally, most New Zealanders like to place bets on which player they thing is going to win a certain round, or tournament. These bets will be offered generally with fixed odds. If a bet is offered with handicap conditions, they will be stated by the bookmakers. Note that odds are subject to change as various events unfold in a tournament. You will be paid out based on the odds at the time of your bet being placed.
Other betting options include novelty or niche statistics, such as how many birdies will be achieved by a player in a tournament, or even how many times a player will end up in a sand trap. Not all bookmakers offer such options, but such novelty bets are becoming more common. Whichever betting option you go for, be sure to think it through carefully before putting down your money. Remember that betting tips are also offered by many online bookmakers.