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Bryan,If we assume that the golfer in the upper picture is a lefty, look at how he's positioned on his follow thru.Also note where the caddie and spectator appear to be looking.None of them, neither the golfer, caddie or spectator are looking toward the cliff.They're all looking straight ahead, away from or parallel to the cliff.When you match up the aerial with the ground level photo, it leads me to believe that perhaps the "cliff" hole was built other than as it's depicted in the schematic.The other thing that I noticed is that # 12 lists as 300 yards and # 14 as 80 yards, but, when I measure # 14 it appears to be about 1/3 the lenght of # 12, not approximately 1/4, so, again, I have to question the accuracy of the schematic. You're good at measuring, so how did # 14 and # 12 compare for you.Lastly, the schematic seems to indicate that the 14th ran parallel to the steep/sheer cliffs.One has to wonder, if in fact the photo showing the green perched on the walled plateau, wasn't the original green.Since you'll have very little to do at night at Streamsong, this should keep you occupied.
Patrick,As usual I have no idea what you're blathering about. Feel free to carry on.As for Streamsong, I should be there the day after tomorrow. I'm sure I'll finish all the holes, although most probably the round will not be totally compliant with all the rules of golf. So, no doubt I would have found a way to finish Biarritz too. Bryan,It was in the teens again last night.Rumors have it that it's in the 80's and 70's at Streamsong.Just let us know how many dozen balls you go through on # 7 Blue.Also, just for the fun of it, when no one is looking, tee up a ball in front of the green on # 7 Blue and try to hit it back to the 7th tee and let us know how many more dozens you go through.Enjoy sunny Florida and the golf at Streamsong and report back to us.
This is where we might get into some trouble. If one looks at the Saturday Review article and the Blackwood article, they both seem to have been written by the same guy - Horace Hutchinson. Hutchinson was there in 1893, but i don't think he was there in 1894, so I don't know that we can treat the information from October 1894 as a new account of the state of the course.