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.
Captains invite their three other team members via a social link (email, Facebook messenger or WhatsApp). Potential team members then follow the link which directs them to a registration page to join the team and tell us about themselves. Each player will receive their own emails from us, from then on.
No, it’s absolutely free to register. We just ask you raise as much as you can to help people living with cancer.
Scoring is the best two Stableford scores in the team per hole, with full handicap allowance. Active and inactive handicaps will be accepted. Then post your scorecard back to us or upload your score to your team’s page.
Anyone who can play golf. You don’t need to have an official handicap to join in. Simply gather your team of four.
Under 18s 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 LDGC prize competition to attend the finals weekend at Boavista Golf Resort if any team member is under 18 years old, even if they are accompanied.
You need to book directly with the club. There are some brilliant ways you can get them on board like offering to host a party at the clubhouse after the game and giving them a poster to put up on your behalf. Visit the Where to Play page for more tips.
Yes, of course you can. It is up to you how hard you make your challenge, but it might slow down your progress; daylight is key here so as long as you’ve still got plenty, you’re good to go.
To save time you should play off the forward tees (men - yellow, ladies - red).
We feel for it to be the ultimate challenge, you should try to not use golf buggies. However, we completely understand that in certain circumstances supporters should use them and, in some instances, such as extreme weather conditions, we would advise you use them. Using golf buggies does not affect your eligibility for the Finals competition.
We’d be very honoured! You can buy both men and women’s shirts from the Macmillan online shop.
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.
For the 10th year running, the finals competition will be held at the prestigious Boavista Golf Resort in Portugal.
All the funds raised, whether that’s online or offline, will be factored into teams’ totals. The top four fundraising teams join us for the finals weekend. Find out more.
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.
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 2019
Macmillan Cancer Support
89 Albert Embankment
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.
Please allow a few days for any online or offline donations to show on your total. If it isn’t appearing correctly after that, please email us at email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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.
Yes, the team captain can add or remove team members in their account area under 'The team'. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 1000 200 if you need any help.
The captain of your team will need to email email@example.com and we can change your team name – please note it may take a week or two to do this.
To be eligible for the competition to play in the finals, all four members of the team need to be over 18. And we ask for all sponsorship money to be in by 3 September 2019. For further details please see our full competition terms and conditions.
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.