I'll cast my vote in favor of your suggestion for the interim posting
of Golf and benchmark challenges to snippets.
I certainly think Perl Golf and little efficiency challenges can be
both educational and recreational and deserving of their own little
showcase. However, regarding your suggestion of two new
sections devoted to Golf and benchmarking, perhaps all we require is
just one general new section ('games' or 'challenges' or something)
that could serve as an umbrella recreational category over not only
golf and benchmark arenas but any other little challenges that
one may come up with (logic puzzles, maze solving, or even gaming
challenges such as the 'stones' contest from TPJ, etc). Perhaps this
one section could end up sub-categorized much like the catacombs.
Oh, and a big ++ to arhuman for rooting out a few more nodes to
squander my time on :-) ... the ultimate one at the
bottom of his list is marvelous!