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Monday, 18 July 2011
Greens
Type of grass - Poa 60% / Browntop Bent 40%
Height of cut - 3mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 10'6" to 11'
Any specific comments - traditional push up greens, designed with surface run-off drainage

Fairways
Type of grass - Fescue / Bent
Height of cut - 12mm
General width and contouring - gentle movement, average width of 25m with 3m of semi rough

Tees / collars
Type of grass - Fescue 60% / Bent 20% / Poa 20%
Height of cut - 6mm

Rough
Type of grass - Fescue / Bent
Height of cut - semi 50mm, intermediate 100mm, rough uncut
Any specific comments - Large percentage of the rough consists of a mixture of heathers (bell and ling varieties). The bell is currently in bloom and the ling is beginning to show. The grass growing through the heather is predominately bent which, when seeding, produces a nice pink colouration.

Weather
Weather in advance - showers
Forecast for tournament - showers

Course
Opened - 1903
Course designer - Herbert Fowler
Special features - heathland on clay / flint with chalk 20m down
General playability - links like
Undulating / flat - gently undulating, 100' difference between clubhouse and 6th green
Tree lined / exposed - trees have been managed over the last 8 years with over 7000 having been felled
Many / few water hazards - very few, only one in play

Other features
An intensive renovation programme has taken place on all bunkers, where appropriate revetment has taken place along with heather planting

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5LANE, BarryENG18-8
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