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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
Tree lined/exposed - fairly exposed
Many / few water hazards - no water hazards in play
Changes to the course - Course routing has been reverted to finish on the Club’s hole 18 in front of the  Clubhouse.  The changes are as follows:
-Holes 1-11 remain the same
-Hole 12 (16 in 2006)
-Hole 13 (17 in 2006)
-Hole 14 (18 in 2006)
-Hole 15 (14 in 2006)
-Hole 16 (15 in 2006)
-Hole 17 wasn’t played last year (in 2006 Hole C10 was played as Hole 13)
-Hole 18 (12 in 2006).  Last year this hole was played from this year’s 17th tee therefore Hole 18 this year will be shorter as it will be played from the original tee.

Greens
Type of grass - Fescue (40%) Bent (40%) & Poa (20%)
Height of cut - 2.70mm
Speed/stimp reading – 10.5 Tuesday morning aiming for 10.6 for the week
Any specific comments – the 6th green is only cut once a day due to its severe slope/all others are double cut & rolled daily

Fairways
Type of grass – fescue & bent
Height of cut – 12 mm
General width and contouring – fairly wide but very undulating
Any specific comments -

Tees
Type of grass –  fescue & bent  
Height of cut - 10 mm
Any specific comments - there are plenty elevated tees (1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 16 & 17)

Collars
Type of grass - fescue & bent
Height of cut – 10 mm
Any specific comments -

Rough
Type of grass – fescue & bent
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 35mm
Intermediate Height of cut – 90mm
Rough - Height of cut – unmaintained
Any specific comments – very penal off the maintained areas with bushes, long grass and trees

Weather
In advance – Dry for the last week but very wet June & July
Forecast for tournament – Rain Thursday morning then clearing in the afternoon and sunny for the rest of the week.

 


 

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1FISHER, RossENG18-12
2LUITEN, JoostNED18-11
T3ALKER, SteveNZL18-8
T3LEVET, ThomasFRA18-8
T3NOREN, AlexanderSWE18-8
T3LANGER, BernhardGER18-8
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