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Monday, 12 September 2011
Greens
Type of grass - mix of Meadow and Bent grass
Height of cut - 3mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 11'
Any specific comments - some greens have excessive slope such as the 6th and 17th and will be prepared differently to maintain playability

Fairways
Type of grass - mix of Bent, Meadow and Rye grass
Height of cut - 11mm
General width and contouring - average width

Tees / collars
Type of grass - mix of Meadow and Bent grass
Height of cut - 8mm

Rough
Type of grass - mix of Bent, Meadow and Rye grass
Height of cut - semi 2m wide at 32mm, intermediate 2m wide at 64mm, rough maintained at 90mm
Any specific comments - rough more consistent and penal than in 2009

Weather
Weather in advance - mixed
Forecast for tournament - mostly mild to warm with some rain expected

Course
Opened - 1959, club's 50th anniversary this year
Course designer - Fred Hawtree
Special features - the 9th is a 209 yard par 3 and is the course's feature hole with water protecting the back right pin position
General playbility - not the longest course these days but some tricky greens and tree lined fairways keep this an interesting challenge
Undulating / flat - quite a lot of undulation
Tree lined / exposed - very much tree lined
Many / few water hazards - quite a few hazards on holes 2, 3, 9, 14, 16 and 18
Changes to the course - for this year the nines have been reversed, and there are new tees on the 7th and 15thn adding roughly 30 yards to both holes

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