Tuesday, 07 January 2014
Greens
Type of grass - Bermuda (Mini Verde & Paspalum)
Height of cut - 2.8mm
Speed /stimpmeter reading - 10'2 Monday

Fairways
Type of grass - Common Bermuda
Height of cut - 12mm
General width and contouring - 25 to 35 metres wide, but many landing areas are only 12 to 15 metres

Tees / collars
Type of grass - Paspalum and Bermuda
Height of cut - 8mm
Any specific comments - full grass cover this year

Rough
Type of grass - Bermuda and Buffalo
Height of cut - semi 30mm, rough 70mm

Weather
Weather in advance - the Durban area has received a lot of rain prior to Christmas, but have hardly had any rain the last couple of week, with warm weather and plenty of sunshine lately
Forecast for tournament - 30 per cent risk of rain on a couple of days

Course
Opened - 1922
Course designer - George Waterman and Lawrie B Waters
General playability - generally regarded as one of the finest courses in South Africa
Undulating / flat - first four and last two holes are very undulating as they are built on sand dunes, and the course is playing firm and fast
Tree lined / exposed - many trees and shrubs on course
Many / few water hazards - very few
Changes to the course - back tee on tenth hole to be used this year, with a lot of tree clearance has done over the winter months

Other features
There are a lot of monkeys to be found around the course

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
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T3LUITEN, JoostNED18-10
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T5HARRINGTON, PadraigIRL18-9
T5JACQUELIN, RaphaëlFRA18-9

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