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Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Greens
Type of grass - fescue / bent
Height of cut - 4.5mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 9'8" (Monday)
Any specific comments - 7 double greens, all greens large and undulating

Fairways
Type of grass - fescue / bent
Height of cut - 8mm
General width and contouring - very wide, double fairways, undulating

Tees / collars
Type of grass - fescue / bent
Height of cut - 7mm

Rough
Type of grass - fescue
Height of cut - semi 38mm, rough is left to grow
Any specific comments - no rough between many double fairways

Weather
Weather in advance - dry and windy
Forecast for tournament - dry and cool at first, then wind and rain from Friday into the weekend

Course
Opened - over 650 years old
Course designer - Mother Nature / Old Tom Morris
Special features - 7 double greens (all add up to 18), holes 1, 9, 17 and 18 are singles
General playability - course runs north to south
Undulating / flat - greens are undulating and very large

Other features
The course is drier than in previous years due to dry weather, in particular the wind in the past few weeks
A total of 112 bunkers

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