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my stance being that without clear or corroborating evidence I'm not going to wander into conjecture.
Not sure if anyone mentioned it: one of those articles Sven quoted, from 1899, that talked about the original chasm hole, also said another hole back then played out to the lighthouse. It called it "the lighthouse hole." My guess is the lighthouse hole immediately followed the original chasm hole. But I don't recall seeing that on any of the routing maps or suggested routing maps we came up with. Doesn't that put a different twist -- another routing -- onto the Biarritz table?
It is interesting to note that when Harry Colt offered his recommendations for changes in the early 1920's he commented on the plethora of short drive and pitch holes and that the course needed to be lengthened.Sven