Bulletin No: 14

Round Two Course Set Up Notes

Fri 18 Jul 2014 09:51 GMT

Weather (provided on site by the Met Office)

Today: Risk of showers, possibly thundery with gusty ESE winds at first. Risk of showers and winds easing through the afternoon and becoming warm. Winds: ESE 15-20mph with gusts 35mph. Temp; 27C

Fairways and Rough

  • Fairways cut at 11mm
  • First cut (semi) rough (approximate width 2.5 metres) cut at 38mm (daily)
  • Second cut of rough (approximate width 4.5 metres) cut in early June and has been allowed to go to seed


The greens were double cut last night and this morning at 3.5mm. The greens are 10 feet 10 inches.


Approaches double cut at 7mm and rolled, and have the same average firmness as the greens.

Additional information

Links Manager - Craig Gilholm. 40 greenstaff for the Championship. Royal Liverpool permanent staff of 11 supplemented by staff from local clubs, other Open venues and R&A greenkeeping scholars

Total Course Yardage for Round One (tee marker settings to flagstick)

7219 yards (as compared to the full yardage of 7312 yards)

Hole-by-Hole Information

HoleFull YardageRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Comment on Hole for Round Two
1458445467  Hole position at back of green brings back left bunker and right hand swale into play.
2454460446  Front left hole position brings left greenside bunkers into play
4372375359  Front hole position bringing the front right bunkers into play
5528512520  Middle left hole position brings the left greenside bunker into play
6201201190  Hole at centre of bottom tier
8431417431  Back right hole position brings the swales to the right and behind the green into play
9197193186  Hole position adjacent to the left greenside bunker
10532529524  Front right hole position brings the front right bunker even more into play
11391376389  Middle left hole position brings the left swale (new since 2006) into play
12447447441  Most difficult hole in 2006. Middle right hole position will bring right hand swale into play
13194181191  Middle right hole position will bring swale on the right (new since 2006) of the green into play
14454445457  2nd most difficult hole in 2006. Back third left hole position may be the easiest on this green.
15161168150  Short right hole position brining the front right bunker into play.
16577562566  Short left hole position brings the three left greenside bunkers into play.
17458459460  Hole position at the bottom left of the green. Approach shots will feed into this position off the slope but the over hit shot will leave an awkward putt from the top shelf.
18551537540  Front right hole position bringing the front right bunkers into play as well as the bunker beyond the hole.

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