What a field we have for the 2019 AVJennings NSW Open. I’m not sure I’ve seen a NSW Open field as strong as this since the glory days when the likes of Norman, Parry and Allenby were playing here.
It’s because of this that I have found myself picking what some might call a Dad’s Army to win this week. No doubt the young boys are ticking over the wins of late but I think the quality old boys are a really good chance around the Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club layout.
BRETT RUMFORD – $41 @ Ladbrokes.com.au
It was a shame to see Brett miss at European Tour Q School last week and as a late inclusion this week I expect him to bounce back and bounce back hard. The West Aussie is always spot on with the short game and with Twin Creeks being dryer than normal there are a lot of wedges in hand. $41 is a steal.
DAVID MCKENZIE – $41 @ Ladbrokes.com.au
When I said I was going with Dad’s Army I almost had to change it to Grandads Army because of Macca but he has had a great year on the US Seniors Tour and I see that transferring into this event. As I said earlier the course is a bit dry and the ball is running a bit further but the greens could not be in better condition and this bloke putts the dots off it. $41 is a great bet.
MARK BROWN – $151 @ Ladbrokes.com.au
Only recently a Dad but certainly old enough to be included. Took an extended break earlier this year but his golf is trending in the right direction. Hopefully he has got over the Rugby World Cup disappointment of the All Blacks, I guess now he knows how the Australians feel. $151 for the win or maybe a top-five or 10.
JARRYD FELTON – $17 @ Ladbrokes.com.au
After missing his European tour card by one agonising shot I reckon Felts will have some anger under the bonnet. He’s one half of the glamour couple of Australian golf with Hannah Green and I’m not sure it will be too long before he joins the Dad’s Army. Put a ring on it! At $17 we know he’s got what it takes.
MIN WOO LEE – $17 @ Ladbrokes.com.au
I’m not sure anything needs to be said about this kid. He hits it miles and has every shot in the book. He is going places and he going there fast. He just might be the next young kid to win this event just like Jake McLeod and Jason Scrivener have done in previous years. At $17 clearly I’m not the only one who’s thinking it.