Australian Open Golf
Australian Open Golf – 2015 at The Australian Golf Club, Sydney NSW
This year we see the Australian Open Golf tournament returns to the prestigious Australian Golf Club just outside of Sydney’s CBD, a course that is 6610 metres or 7228 yards in length and will play every bit of that distance. With a field consisting of Jordan Speith (2014 Australian Open Champion), Geoff Ogilvy, Adam Scott, Lee Westwood, Stuart Appleby and Matt Jones to name but a few that are registered to play this year’s event. From Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th November the world’s top golfers will be competing for the ‘4th’ major in many players eyes, if the wind picks up there could be some embarrassing scores recorded, however if the winds fail to materialise there could be some pretty low scores, Jordan Speith is vying to hold onto his crown that he won in 2014 at the same course.
The Australian is one of Australia’s most exclusive golf clubs once owned by Kerry Packer and is perhaps also one of the oldest golf clubs having been founded in the early 1880’s. The Australian has hosted many Australian Open’s the first one being in 1904, the last time the Open was played here prior to last year was 2007 when Craig Parry picked up the coveted first prize. Three golfers, Greg Norman, Steve Elkington and Craig Parry share the course record of 64 at The Australian Golf Club with a par of 72. Jordan Speith will be heading to Melbourne a few days prior to this year’s Australian Open, apparently he has heard so much about the world famous sand belt courses in Victoria he has taken this opportunity to check out Royal Melbourne and Kingston Heath – he says that these have been on his ‘bucket list’ for a while now and is relishing the challenge of playing them.
Good luck to all the field and you never know there might even be a homegrown winner this year!
I will be keeping a keen eye on the scores and will be posting some updates during this year’s event.