Early bird2009-10-27 Woke up at 2.30 am today as jet lag was kicking in. Couldn't go back to sleep so it was perfect to catch the 5.30 am bus to the course. We wanted to get the practice round done early when there are not many players on the course. I like taking a lot of time around the greens during a practice round to get as accustomed with them as possible.
Just me and the water supplier guy were on the bus:)
The whole locker room to myself.
The range is one of the best I've been on. The turf is short and pure and the tee box is perfectly flat.
Here you can see the clouds building up early. After 15 holes, practice was suspended due to thunder and lightning.
3rd hole going down towards the river. At this time it was around 25 degrees. From then on, it got very hot.
It's the most unusual setting for a golf course, I like it though!
I don't think I have ever seen a golf course in such great condition. Every blade of grass is perfectly manicured. The course plays fairly long since the fairways are narrow and the ruff cuts in on a lot of holes around driver distance, so you have to be a little defensive off the tee.
The 4th hole is a nice par 5 going over water on both 1st and 2nd shot.
I got a lot of work done early and could head back to the hotel for a gym session and some relax time. It's so hot here so my plan is to practice less but with good quality and then try to get a lot of rest at the hotel so I can stay fresh throughout the whole week. We'll see how it goes. I can't wait for the tournament to start on thursday!
Coffe time now to get some energy for the gym...Then it's nap time:)