Storm in a Golf cup
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Wow, it seems these days I can’t say anything without causing offense to someone. Last week it was my challenge to Palmerbet to accept my bets, I then received a call from the owner not using the nicest language about slagging his company off over social media. This week it’s Bryan Nicholson who runs the Nics Value picks service who is less then pleased with me. So what caused the brouhaha?
@NicsPicks How's my luck, Kaymer wasn't sent to the email list so missed that bet. I must be the unluckiest gambler ever. Would have been 8k
— Steve (@stevemor) May 12, 2014
I’m a member of Bryan’s email service. For a small fee he sends out his picks early and over the years has an amazing record. He has between 50-100 members who receive this email (maybe more now), and also writes for the Unibet blog where he also shares some tips.
As you know, I am limited at most UK books and these are the places where most bets are advised. I found that I could get close to the quoted odds by placing the Win side at Betfair and the few books that remain open to me. Bryan’s picks are always each way to help flatten out the long losing runs anyone can expect when betting on Golf, he told me numerous times I would be in for a hard time by just betting wins. He was very kind in offering me advice on how to trade when players were in good positions. I was up for the long losing runs as I have the stomach for it, yes I would whinge every losing week, but that was because I had to put something on the blog about the past week. All this is to say that with Golf betting, you can expect to get very few wins.
Onto Sunday and I had my usual bets on two tournaments, I don’t keep abreast of Golf as I think it’s boring as all f*&k, my mates drag me along to play every now and then and for the life of me I just don’t understand how people can enjoy playing it, let alone watching it on tv. I had received my customary two emails from the service and placed the bets. Then Sunday night I had an email from ClubGOWI service suggesting a bet on a huge tournament I wasn’t aware of. I placed the bets and went to bed. The next morning I wake up and thought it was strange that a huge tournament wasn’t on Bryan’s service. I load up his google docs page and he did indeed have bets on that tournament and has picked the winner at 80-1. My stake would have been $75 for a profit of $6,000. I then went to his site and saw the link to the Unibet article where the preview and picks were and slapped my head. I assumed he had some agreement with Unibet not to share these picks with email subscribers and I was silly not to check his site or spreadsheet. I totally blamed myself for my stupidity and as I always make you aware that I am always making mistakes and that the gambling gods hate me, I posted the tweet above.
Now I saw this message as me simply saying, F&^k, stupid me didn’t check to make sure I had placed all bets and it cost me $8k (It was really $6k as the bet would have been for $75 and not $100). Bryan on the other hand assumed it was me calling his service a scam.
@stevemor see your first tweet. You accused me in public of not sending him in the email FFS. Unacceptable.
— Bryan Nicholson (@NicsPicks) May 12, 2014
There’s a lot more tweets and Bryan uploaded a photo showing that there was an email and my name was on it. I’m pretty sure I have received every other email and I’m also 100% sure that Bryan did send the email, but I’ve searched my email archive and spam folder and could not find it. It was just one of those freak occurrences where an email either bounced or didn’t get to me for god knows what reason.
It went on with Bryan sending me some private messages saying he had lost all respect for me and a few other things were said. He believed that I had simply been cherry picking his bets and that I had not bet this winner and wanted to cover my arse for the blog. He did make some good points too, he said that he had laid off this bet, but knew I would have been on it for a big payday and would have tweeted the winning screenshot and said great things on the blog, so he was anxious watching the last days play. So he was waiting for an awesome tweet from me and then gets the above one instead. So I can see how pissed he must have felt. He said I should stop following and after this event I felt whatever powers that be were telling me the same thing.
That’s why from today I have stopped following the service. I have held off following another service I had been told about as I knew eventually Bryan’s service would reap some wins. But now I can happily move across to the new service (if it’s still there).
So that was my Monday. I can see how Bryan must have felt and apolgise for angering him, but I also let him know that he could have dealt with things a little better. I hate to censer myself as you have all come to know me as the guy who is always honest and I usually just post whatever I feel, but I’ll really have to think before posting on this site and social media anymore as people tend to take things I say the wrong way.
I don’t think it’s fair to attach my review of his service to this post, so will write a full review in the coming days and post that, that is the article that will be high up on google and it will be very complimentary of his service.
If I post or write anything to offend you, your free to comment, send me emails or smoke signals in the sky. But when I have seen posts I think are wrong, I go to the effort of clarifying what was meant before going bananas. We all know that eventually I’ll say something again that rubs someone up the wrong way, if this happens, please email me with your concerns and I’m positive we will sort it out.
Now here is a shot of me playing the worlds worst sport the last time I was in Vegas, this shot ended about 10 meters from the cup and I putted in for birdie. See, even though I think it’s a terrible sport I’m still incredibly good at it*
*that’s a complete lie about me being good, this was the only birdie I got all year.