Date: November 13, 2017
Author: Roy Fleming

Will the weather gods be kind?

Light winds and a chance of showers are forecast for the opening rounds at Twin Creeks, meaning low scores, lots of birdies and bragging rights could be the order of the day, just like opening day last year.

Who can forget Brett Coletta’s first-round 62 from last year? A 10-birdie feast at Stonecutters Ridge on a day that was perfect for golf on an all but defenceless layout, but one which had the final say on the weekend as the winds strengthened and the course quickened.

Similar conditions are expected this Thursday.

The magnificent Graham Marsh designed layout at Twin Creeks in Sydney’s booming western suburbs is expected to receive mild winds and light rain (between 6mm to 10mm) on both Thursday and Friday.

Thursday is set for a maximum temperature of 28 degrees, while Friday’s forecast is similar but a little cooler with a maximum of 23 degrees, with winds beginning to turn more easterly into the afternoon.

The reason? A Low-pressure system is tracking off the coast near Sydney which will bring some light north-easterly winds and a chance of showers over the first two days. Enough to soften the course, but manageable for golfers.

Golf fans planning to be at the course for the opening rounds should bring an umbrella (just in case). The forecast of rain might be annoying, but with the potential of good scores in favourable conditions, it will make it worthwhile for everyone who makes it to the course to see some of the world’s best golfers in action.