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Friday, 19 March 2010

Course
Opened – 1960
Course Designer – Mr Hawtree
Special Features - Course finishing with two par 5’s
General Playability - Accuracy will be rewarded from the tee due to quite firm greens
Undulating/ flat - Quite undulating
Tree lined/exposed - Tree lined course
Many / few water hazards - A few ditches
Changes to the course - All greens were redesigned and rebuilt in 2006 by Martin Hawtree

Greens
Type of grass - Bent Grass A4
Height of cut - 3.2mm
Speed/stimp reading – 9' 6"
Any specific comments – Nice contouring with quit a lot of gentle slopes.

Fairways
Type of grass – Poa Annua
Height of cut – 13mm
General width and contouring – 2Generous width
Any specific comments -

Tees
Type of grass –  Poa Annua
Height of cut - 12mm
Any specific comments - Some tees are very small.

Collars
Type of grass - Poa Annua
Height of cut – 12mm
Any specific comments -

Rough
Type of grass – Poa Annua
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 30mm
Intermediate Height of cut – 60mm
Rough - Height of cut – 100mm
Any specific comments – Nicely graded

Weather
In advance – Very dry in April, but last two weeks a lot of rain
Forecast for tournament – Rain for the early part of the week, clearing up over the weekendy

Other Features
Very traditional course with a lot of small bunkers well placed especially around the greens

 

 

 

 

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