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 or call 0300 1000 200. You can also get in touch by webchat Monday to Friday 9am - 4.45pm.

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.

How does the sign-up process work?

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.

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 living with 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. Then 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. 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.

How do I book a course?

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.

Can we play different courses?

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.

What tees should we play from?

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

Can we use golf buggies?

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.

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 10th year running, the finals competition will be held at the prestigious Boavista Golf Resort in Portugal.

How are the Competition winners decided?

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.

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, scorecards, 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 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 2019
National Events
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.

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

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 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, the team captain can add or remove team members in their account area under 'The team'. Contact us at or call 0300 1000 200 if you need any help.

Can I change my team name?

The captain of your team will need to email and we can change your team name – please note it may take a week or two to do this.

Are all teams eligible for the finals?

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.

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.

Are you fundraising on Facebook?

Thank you! We don’t see individual fundraising activity on Facebook, so if you choose this route to boost your fundraising please get in touch to let us know. You can email or send us a private message through Facebook.