FAQs

Registration

How do I register for The Longest Day?

You can register for The Longest Day by clicking on the ‘Register’ button at longestday.org.au and filling out your details in the form.

How do I create my fundraising page?

Your fundraising page will be created upon registration through Everyday Hero. You can login and edit at any time.

What day should I choose to hold my event?

It is ideal to choose a day when the golf course is as quiet as possible. We recommend avoiding competition days and liaising closely with your Club Manager/team captain to plan the day as thoroughly as possible.

I can’t hold my event on Monday 17 December. Can I hold my event another time?

Yes. You can hold your event anytime in December, as long as it is approved by your local club.

Can I play at any golf club in Victoria?

Most golf clubs across Victoria only allow members to play on their course. Contact us for more information on golf clubs that are open to everyone for The Longest Day.

How do I create a team?

After you’ve created your Everyday Hero fundraising page, you can create a team for The Longest Day. Step-by-step instructions on creating a team can be found here.

How do I join a team?

Find the Everyday Hero fundraising page of your team, and click the yellow button that reads ‘Join Team’.

Can I play alone?

We recommend playing in pairs to hasten the play.

Fundraising

Where does the money go?

Funds raised through The Longest Day 2018 will be invested in world-class skin cancer research project right here in Victoria, through Cancer Council Victoria’s Grants in Aid program. For more information, visit Where the money goes.

How do I collect donations?

Donations can be made through your Everyday Hero fundraising page. Simply send the link to your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor your efforts. Cash donations can be collected and deposited into the Cancer Council bank account. Email community.events@cancervic.org.au for more details.

Are donations tax-deductible?

Yes, all donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible

The golf marathon challenge

What is the aim of the challenge?

The aim is to complete 72 holes between dawn and dusk on a single day. The Longest Day is an endurance golf challenge designed to test skill, strength and stamina.

Can anyone undertake the challenge?

Yes. Anyone over 18 years old is encouraged to take the challenge. Consult your doctor or physician before undertaking The Longest Day golf marathon challenge.

I’m an amateur at golf. Can I take the challenge?

Yes. We encourage golfers of all levels to take The Longest Day golf marathon challenge.

How much training will I need?

You don’t need to be a great athlete to undertake 72 holes in a day; however, keep in mind that you will be moving all day. In the two to three months leading up to December, do regular moderate exercise, such as walking, jogging, swimming or light gym work.

Can I have a caddie or take a cart?

Yes. We encourage players who cannot walk the entire 72 holes to have a caddie, take a cart, or a combination thereof.

What if I can’t complete all 72-holes of golf?

If you cannot undertake the full challenge, simply choose a goal more suited to your level. You can choose to undertake a 36 hole golf challenge, or simply set a ‘personal best’ time limit to complete one round. Consult your doctor or physician before undertaking The Longest Day golf marathon challenge.

On the day

How long will it take me to complete 72 holes of golf?

Each round should take no more than 3.5 hours on average, and will be quickened by playing in pairs. The 72 holes should take no longer than 14 hours to complete.

What time should I start The Longest Day challenge?

Tee off as close to 5.30am or first light as possible. This will ensure you finish your challenge before dark.

Do I need to finish by a certain time?

Try and finish your 72 hole challenge by dusk. If you are not close to completing the challenge by dusk, ensure you finish the round and end your challenge there.

Can I take breaks throughout the day?

Yes. Taking regular breaks in shaded areas (if possible) throughout the day will ensure you stay hydrated and rested. Try to complete three rounds before taking a break.

What scoring system do I use?

Stableford.

Questions?

If you have any questions, need fundraising tips or support, contact community.events@cancervic.org.au.

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