Fore or Against?

When asked, Sammy Davis Jr. once quipped that his golf handicap was “Being black and Jewish.” Despite these hold-ups, he was in fact a very good golfer. The same, sadly, cannot be said for this author. I spent a year trying to par every hole on a par 3 course, not in one round, just trying to par them all over the course of a year. When the ball finally dropped on the 7th, my nine month Nemesis, anyone would’ve been forgiven for thinking I had won the Masters. The most frustrating of games but it I love it. Especially watching the real masters at work on TV.  It also makes for really very good trading. Match, hole, shot, so many opportunites. At we’ve just spent the last four days taking lumps out of The PGA at Wentworth. Backing Donald and Westwood from the start, laying Casey, Poulter, McIlroy & G-Mac from the start, dutching Mannasero and Quiros on Saturday, adding to the Westwood back on Saturday, Laying Westwood at 1.4 in the play-off. It’s been a very “green” weekend.

If you’ve never traded golf before, you should look into it. There’s a lot of liquidity and a lot of possibilities. The Welsh Open begins on Thursday, it may not attract the same money, numbers or players but a good starting point might be to get a good idea of the course (Celtic Manor for Thursday), find out which holes are historically difficult and which are not. See how players go through those holes and think about a quick scalp as they play one of the tough ones. Gain confidence in that trade then look at others. It’s not fast paced, it’s actually not that difficult but it is very profitable.

Stay green.

~ by latraderette on May 30, 2011.

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