Famed Royal Melbourne Golf Club is a 36 hole private member's club. I consider it to be one of golf’s masterpieces. Particularly the west course, which is often ranked in the world's top five golf courses by many publications from around the world.
The Presidents Cup course of 2019 measures 6430 meters for par 71. It is a fusion work of two great golf course architects, Dr. Alister MacKenzie, who designed the West Course in 1926 and Alex Russell, who designed the East Course between 1930 and 1931.
Originally, the Presidents Cup course comprised 12 holes from the West Course and 6 from the East Course. And this year is no exception. The 2019 Presidents Cup course will incorporate the best holes in the “home paddock” combining to make a golf course of outstanding quality, with an intriguing mix of Scottish links characteristics and rugged Sandbelt beauty.
However, the routing begins with 3 West Course holes. Some holes are doglegs, so sheer power won’t mean much, but angle to the green is key.
International team skipper Els holds the course record of 60 although they have lengthened it since he shot that number in 2004. So, he knows it's going to be a challenge to take down the US squad.
This year’s Presidents Cup is forecasted to tee it off on an overcast, cool Thursday morning.
But, I expect Friday to be generally overcast, cool as well, while Saturday’s summary is overcast and somewhat mild. However, both days are thought to most likely experience very light drizzle to none.
But though still cool, there is a strong chance that the tournament may finish under overcast conditions with average temperatures of 17.6 °C. The wind will interchange in direction, with an average speed forecast of 11km/h.
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