SSI Err
Friday, 19 March 2010

Course
Opened –  1991
Course Designer – Didier Fruchet with modifications by George Will.
Special Features - Plenty of lakes and ditches in play
General Playability -
Undulating/ flat - flat
Tree lined/exposed - tree lined
Many / few water hazards - Water hazards in play on holes 1, 3, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17.
Changes to the course - none

Greens
Type of grass - 60% Poa Annua & 40% Agrostis
(Penn eagle & Penn cross)
Height of cut - 3mm
Speed/stimp reading – 9.8 Tuesday AM. Aiming for 10.0 on Wednesday
Any specific comments –

Fairways
Type of grass – Rye grass, fescue and poa pratensis
Height of cut – 14mm
General width and contouring – 20 yards
Any specific comments - very good

Tees
Type of grass –  20% lolium perenne 20% poa pratensis 60% festuca rubra
Height of cut - 11mm
Any specific comments - very good

Collars
Type of grass - 20% lolium perenne 20% poa pratensis 60% festuca rubra
Height of cut – 11mm
Any specific comments - very good

Rough
Type of grass – Rye grass, fescue and poa pratensis
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 35mm
Intermediate Height of cut – NA
Rough - Height of cut – 75mm
Any specific comments – Maintained rough not as punishing as expected due to very warm conditions the last two weeks

Weather
In advance – Very warm and dry for two weeks
Forecast for tournament – Rain on Thursday then better for the rest of the week with a chance of showers on Sunday.

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