Cloud cover blow for Ever­est golf tour­na­ment

The National - News - - SPORT -

A high-al­ti­tude golf tour­na­ment in the shadow of Nepal’s Mount Ever­est had to be called off over the week­end as most of the play­ers could not fly in due to heavy cloud cover. A group of 40 golfers were meant to play at the base of Mount Kongde in Nepal’s Solukhumbu re­gion, at a height of 4,250 me­tres, which or­gan­is­ers said made it the world’s high­est al­ti­tude golf tour­na­ment. But bad weather with thick black clouds made it im­pos­si­ble for most he­li­copters to fly in for the tour­na­ment, or­gan­ised to pro­mote tourism in Nepal. Only four golfers made it in a small chop­per to the one-hole course that had been pre­pared just be­low the snow-line. Only one of them man­aged to par the hole, while an­other bo­geyed it.

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