Reader Phil Young saw today's Pete Dye quote atop the site ("The ardent golfer would play Mount Everest if somebody would put a flagstick on top) and says that that an ardent golfer did play Mt. Everest, almost two years ago.
His name is Robie Vaughan. He is a member of the Brook Hollow Golf Club in Dallas, Texas. He climbed Mt. Everest and actually reached the summit, at which point he took out a three-piece golf club he had designed for carrying in his pack, put it together and hit three balls off the summit!
His golf club was donated to the USGA & is now part of the exhibit with Sheppard's club from the moon.