Overlooking the 18th Hole at Chambers Bay - US Open 2015
BlackStar Golf's Ollie Farr and Marcus Fraser played together today on the first Official Practice day at the 2015 US Open at Chambers Bay Golf Cub, the stunning venue that this week hosts the 2015 US Open,which only opened in 2007 is located just outside of Seattle in the Pacific Northwest of the US. The course which was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr was originally a century old gravel pit has been transformed into a stunning and demanding golf course which is very worthy of holding the US Open.
Marcus who is playing in his 3rd US Open, said after his round today " The course is definitely unique, it has a very links feel to it, almost more so than some of the links courses in the UK, we certainly don't have anything like this back home in Australia, the key to scoring is going to be staying patient and having a good feel on and around the greens "
Marcus Fraser hitting his second shot to the Par 5 6th Hole
Ollie is making his debut at the US Open was very impressed with his first view of Chambers Bay " I enjoy links golf, so I thought the course was great , it is tough especially around the greens, but although it is difficult, and I certainly didn't expect anything different at the US Open I do think it is fair, good shots will be rewarded, but as Marcus and I were saying you have to have great feel and imagination around the greens."
Ollie Farr drives off the 5th hole in his first practice round at Chambers Bay.
Both players continue their build up tomorrow, with another practice round, but this time they will be playing in the afternoon, Ollie explained the reasoning for that " The charactersitics of the course change dramatically through out the day, in the morning the course is softer due the watering in the night, but my second round tee time on Friday is just after 3pm, and by that time of day, with the warm weather that is forecasted the greens will have dried out and will therefore become alot firmer, so its important that I am prepared for the different playing conditions that I will experiance on the first two days."
The 2015 US Open Championship starts on Thursday with Marcus teeing off at 7.00am,while Ollie tees off at 9.01am.