It is amazing how even though we aren't that far from last week the golf course is so much healthier with lush green fairways and very thick green rough. I don't know what it is that this place can prepare the course like this yet last weeks course was still obviously coming out of the winter period, warmer weather I guess.
I have played this course a few times but despite that it still presents it own fair amount of challenges. None more so than the rough this week. It is pretty severe and in places you can barely see your ball. Driving the ball this week into the fairway is going to be paramount, but hitting those greens will be equally important as the rough seems to grow even longer around the greens. There are a few new greens here this week too which is making stopping the ball difficult as they are still quite firm being so new. The course like most up here in Japan has a lot of ups and downs and hitting to green surfaces you can't see. It is certainly a challenge and something that is very similar to a Brookwater experience back home although no where near as long.
I have once again practiced well and spent plenty of time acclimatising myself with the rough around the greens in case I happen to miss a green this week. The greens themselves are challenging with massive slopes in some of them making putting a challenge. I have worked hard on my putting this week after a disappointing start to the season last week on the greens. The ball is rolling well, I am looking forward to watching a few of them roll in over the coming 4 days.
Check out some of the photos below of the course. Imagine we had rough like this around the course at Indooroopilly!!! The members would love it!!!