Friday, 19 March 2010
Course
Opened - 1990
Course Designer – David Thomas, re-designed by Seve Ballesteros
Special Features – Tight Course with plenty of out of bounds
General Playability – Very Good test of golf
Undulating/Flat – Quite undulating
Treelined/exposed –Tree lined for most holes
Many/few water hazards – Water hazards in play on holes 4. 5, 11, 12, 17 and 18
Changes to the Course – None

Greens
Type of grass – Poa Annua and Bent grass
Height of cut – 2.8mm
Speed/stimp reading – 10.0 (Tuesday am/ Likely to get to 10.6) on the stimp.
Any specific comments – All greens are double cut every morning and once in the evening with the exception of holes 5 and 8. Due to their severe slopes they are only cut once in the morning.

Fairways Poa Annua and Rye grass
Height of cut – 11mm
Any specific comments - Average Width

Tees
Type of grass – Poa Annua and Rye grass
Height of cut - 9 mm

Collars
Type of grass - Poa Annua and Rye grass
Height of cut – 9 mm

Rough
Type of grass – Ryegrass
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 35mm:
Intermediate – Height of cut – n/a
Rough - Height of cut – 90mm
Any specific comments – 2 bands of semi-rough. Band nearest to the fairway cut towards the green, the second band, in the opposite direction. The 90mm rough is quite consitant.

Weather
In advance – Sunny, dry and calm
Forecast for tournament – Should be fine until Thursday, then showery. Rain is expected with strong north westerly winds (possible gusts up to 30mph) for Friday and Saturday, then a chance of showers on Sunday but less windy.

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T4LAWRIE, PeterIRL18-5
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