Friday, 19 March 2010

Royal Park Golf – I Roveri

66th BMW Italian Open

Opened –  1971
Course Designer – Robert Trent Jones Senior
Special Features - Good well balanced course providing a good test for players. Big bunkers
General Playability -
Undulating/ flat - A bit undulating
Tree lined/exposed - Tree lined. There are very tall trees on all holes
Many / few water hazards - One small river , some lakes and plenty of ditches coming into play in 12 holes
Changes to the course - New tee on hole 16th – We are using tee 14th of the Hurdzan-Fry Course. Hole 18th changed to par 4 (464 metres)

Type of grass - POA BENT
Height of cut - 3 mm
Speed/stimp reading – 10.6 Monday morning
Any specific comments – Undulating but fair.

Type of grass – POA
Height of cut – 10mm
General width and contouring – Fairly wide 30-35 yards in average
Any specific comments - Not much bounce on fairways due to heavy rain prior to tournament week

Type of grass –  POA
Height of cut - 10mm
Any specific comments - No

Type of grass –  POA
Height of cut - 10mm
Any specific comments - No

Type of grass – RYEGRASS
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 30mm
Intermediate Height of cut – 64mm
Rough - Height of cut – 117mm
Any specific comments – The rough is very consistent and penal.

In advance – Some rain the week before the event.
Forecast for tournament – Generally good with some chances of rain on the weekend

Other Features
Great views of the Alps form several holes. Tough last 4 holes to finish. Course record is 62 by Seve Benson (Piemonte Open 2008) but this year the par of the course has changed to 71 so new record to be established.




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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1VANCSIK, DanielARG18-17
T2ROCK, RobertENG18-11
T2DALY, JohnUSA18-11
T2JACQUELIN, RaphaëlFRA18-11
5AIKEN, ThomasRSA18-10
T6MOLINARI, FrancescoITA18-9
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