I've never been to the graves of Old and Young Tom Morris, who are buried near the St. Andrews Cathedral in Scotland, but I know thousands of people visit every year to pay homage to the father/son pair of golf pioneers. [#image: /photos/55ad7420b01eefe207f6a89a]|||Ross_3.jpg|||In the spring of 2010, during a break in his annual buddies trip, Tom Pashley was one of the thousands of visitors. Inspired as a fan of golf, tradition and with strands of PR in his DNA, the Executive VP of Sales and Marketing at the Pinehurst Resort embarked on a personal mission. "The gravesites of Old and Young Tom Morris are such an iconic stop on a trip to St. Andrews, I couldn't help but wonder where Donald Ross was buried," says Pashley. "And I wondered what it would take to get him to Pinehurst."
Located on a steep slope, "I'd guess it would stimp about a 30," says Pashley, Ross was buried next to his wife, Janet, his daughter, Lillian, and her husband, Richard. The writing was on the tombstone; it was time to abort the mission. There was no way Pashley could move Ross AND his family. "It would've been different if I had discovered he was buried by himself in a smog-filled alley," Pashley says. "It was the end of a quest."
(You can follow me and my travels on Twitter: @Matt_Ginella.)