Got questions?

Here are the answers to the questions most people ask. If you need more info get in touch with the Macmillan Golf Team at golf@macmillan.org.uk or call 0300 1000 200

What does the day involve?

It’s simple – on the longest day of the year (or another date you choose), you’ll play four rounds of golf to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Is there a registration fee?

No, it’s absolutely free to register. We just ask you raise as much as you can to help people affected by cancer.

How do we score?

Scoring is the best two Stableford scores in the team per hole, with full handicap allowance. Active and inactive handicaps will be accepted.

You can score via our free VAPR app, post your scorecard back to us or upload your score to your team’s page.

Who can take part?

Anyone who can play golf. You don’t need to have an official handicap to join in.

How do I book a course?

You need to book directly with the club. We have a list of clubs who are Longest Day Golf Challenge friendly, but you can play anywhere you like.

Can we play different courses?

Yes, of course you can. It is up to you how hard you make your challenge. Don't forget that this might slow down your progress; make sure you don't run out of daylight.

What tees should we play from?

To save time you should play off the forward tees (men - yellow, ladies - red).

Can I wear official Macmillan golf shirts?

We’d be very honoured! You can buy both men and women’s shirts from the Macmillan online shop.

I can’t play on June 21 – is there another day I can play?

Yes of course – you can play any day that suits you and your team best. We recommend playing between May and August for the daylight. Scores and fundraising need to be in by 3rd September.

Where will the finals be held?

For the ninth year running the finals competition will be held at the prestigious Boavista Golf Resort.

How are the Competition winners decided?

The top four fundraising teams join us for the finals.

When will I receive my event pack?

All captains will receive an event pack within 10 days of signing up. It will contain event info, sponsorship forms, a coin box and a paying in slip.

My company are matching all/part of my fundraising. How do I let Macmillan know?

Well done on getting your company to match your donation. To help us to track your matched donation, get in touch with the Macmillan Golf Team at golf@macmillan.org.uk or call on 0300 1000 200 with the relevant information, which you can find on our Paying In page

What is a Team Reference Number and when will I need it?

This is the unique number assigned to your team – use it when contacting us to make any changes to your team page. You should also reference it when transferring the offline donations you’ve raised.

How do I pay in the money?

All money pledged to Macmillan on your team page will come to us automatically. For everything else there’s a paying in slip in the event pack for you to use at any branch of Natwest, Royal Bank of Scotland or Ulster Bank. Whichever method you choose it is important that you remember to send us your completed score card and sponsor forms to:

The Longest Day Golf Challenge 2018
National Events
Macmillan Cancer Support
89 Albert Embankment
London
SE1 7UQ

If you would like to pay by cheque, please make it out to Macmillan Cancer Support and post to the address above. Remember to include your paying in slip and please write your team name and team captain name on the back of the cheque.

Not all of my fundraising total is appearing on the leaderboard, what should I do?

If it isn’t appearing correctly, please email us at golf@macmillan.org.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Can under 18s take part?

Absolutely. However, any team with members under 18 years old must have at least one parent or guardian in the same team in order to undertake the challenge. Please note that your team will not be eligible for entry into the LDG Prize Competition if any team member is under 18 years old, even if they are accompanied.

Can I change team members after signing up?

Yes, no problem. Just contact the Macmillan Golf Team at golf@macmillan.org.uk or call 0300 1000 200 .

Are all teams eligible for the final?

To be eligible for the Competition to play in the finals you’ll need to be over 18 and we ask for all sponsorship to be in by 3rd September 2018. For further details please see our full Competition Terms and Conditions here.

Can I fundraise online?

Yes of course. You can do it on your team page.

We’ll also send your captain sponsorship forms and a coin box so you collect the traditional way too. Ask your club if you can put the coin box in the bar.