The day before playing Kyalami there was a deluge of rain and I was certain the course would be closed. To its credit the rain though damaging didn’t stop play. There were areas of runoff water in the low lying areas but none were on the playing surfaces. Greens and fairways were good, bunkers reasonable and well drained, but taking over five hours for 18 holes was a bit much even for a course that always plays tough and long. The marshall seems to have been overwhelmed. Chaos on the first tee was surpassed by the fact we took almost 3 hours for nine holes and halfway house. Despite reserved times everyone was doing their thing on the first tee and the marshall didn’t have the capacity to deal with it. On the stroke 1 (No 5) two groups were waiting on the tee, with other groups on the green and fairway. It says a lot for Kyalami’s popularity there was so much traffic on a Tuesday afternoon. Kyalami is a course where accuracy is demanded and golfers will only be rewarded with the right amount of aggression and circumspection.