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Friday, 19 March 2010

Course
Opened – 1927
Course Designer – HS Colt, Pennink & Van Hengel
Special Features - seaside course with a links feel
General Playability - not a long course. Wind is always a factor here and position off the tee is crucial
Undulating/Flat – quite undulating
Treelined/exposed - fairly exposed
Many / few water hazards - no water hazards in play
Changes to the Course – None

Greens
Type of grass - Fescue (40%) Bent (40%) & Poa (20%)
Height of cut - 2.75 mm
Speed/stimp reading – 9.10 Tuesday morning aiming for 10.3 Thursday
Any specific comments – the 6th green is only cut once a day due to its severe slope/all others are double cut & double rolled daily

Fairways
Type of grass – fescue & bent
Height of cut – 11mm
General width and contouring – fairly wide but very undulating
Any specific comments -

Tees
Type of grass – fescue & bent
Height of cut - 9mm
Any specific comments – there are plenty elevated tees (1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15 & 16)

Collars
Type of grass - fescue & bent
Height of cut – 9mm
Any specific comments –

Rough
Type of grass – fescue & bent
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 30 mm
Intermediate – Height of cut – 70 mm
Rough - Height of cut – unmaintained
Any specific comments – very penal off the maintained areas with bushes, long grass and trees

Weather
In advance – 3 inches of rain Thursday/Friday last week helped to green up the course
Forecast for tournament – unsettled: possible showers Thursday afternoon, rain Friday with scattered t-storms possible. Breezy and sunny Saturday with a chance of afternoon t-storms Sunday.

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
T1DYSON, SimonENG18-14
T1GREEN, RichardAUS18-14
3MCGRANE, DamienIRL18-13
4CÉVAËR, ChristianFRA18-12
5HOUSTON, GarryWAL18-11
6LAWRIE, PeterIRL18-10
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