The Aussie Open… my first Aussie Open!! Boy it’s great to be playing in my national championship for the first time and I get to do it around NSW Golf Club, one of Australia’s best! There’s signature holes everywhere on this golf course. The two that probably stand out the most are the 5th and 6th with their spectacular ocean views.

NSW GC Hole 6 (Sunrise)

The 6th Hole at NSW GC as shown from

I played some practice holes with Gareth Paddison and Craig Spence this week which was good fun. The practice round conditions were unbelievably tough with a strong southerly wreaking havoc. The wind was blowing the balls off some greens! They were the sort of conditions where play would be called off. In the end it was just good fun playing a round in such crazy conditions.

However, from weather forcasts, we can expect some slightly milder weather starting from Thursday which means some players are going to actually break par! It’s a fair test of golf even without gale force winds. It’s going to be fun.