Playing 72 holes in a single day is no mean feat and the day is made even more memorable when you’re playing with friends and helping those impacted by cancer.
Hear from past participants and get inspired!
“Hitting off as the sun rises. Tapping in as it goes down. 72 holes in between. Walking! Of course it was one of the great days. And for a great cause. Once the feet had forgiven me we couldn't wait to do it again.”
Sports journalist and presenter
“Once the day is done we will all have achieved something awesome and helped out a good cause.”
Stuart and team Tee Off For Charity
Beachside Golf Club
“The game of golf is challenging but so is life for people who are impacted by cancer.”
Paul and Prescilla
Hurstville Golf Club
“Even though my sister was diagnosed with cancer 21 years ago and tragically passed away, she is my inspiration and gives me all my drive, especially through the gruelling 72 holes of golf I play every December in her memory and in support of Cancer Council Victoria. I know this organisation puts money towards tremendous research and helps families affected by cancer in their time of need.”
Winchelsea Golf Club Junior Club Champion
“In 2017 my mum died of pancreatic cancer. Mum had retired and taken up golf. She was pretty keen and I enjoyed many rounds with her. I took on the challenge to play 72 holes of golf in one day to help raise money for Cancer Council in memory of my mum.”
Monash Country Club member
“It was pure joy being out on the golf course for an entire summer’s day attempting something I’d never tried before in playing 72-holes in one go. At the same time we were generating much needed funds into skin cancer research, a cause that all golfers can certainly relate to.
I can’t wait for the Longest Day in December to undertake this unique golf marathon once again.”
Chief Operations Officer, Golf Australia
“In the last few years, I have had several friends diagnosed with a varying range of melanoma, some very serious. Much of the damage was done when we were kids as we didn’t know the dangers of spending time in the sun unprotected.
Now we know better and I want to support Cancer Council by raising money as a part of my participation in The Longest Day.”
“Me and the boys just said no matter what happens, lets make sure as three mates we’ll do it every year. And just with us doing it the first time has inspired so many other people.
It really is such an accomplishment and there’s not many things quite like this in life.
So I’d recommend to any golf enthusiasts to test yourself and see how well you can play, switch off from the world, don’t worry about emails, your boss, your family – just go outside with three mates and enjoy the day!”
Travis and team Tiger's Boys
“I was diagnosed with Stage IV bowel cancer in May, and my mum and uncle were also affected by cancer.
My friends and I signed up to take part in The Longest Day because it’s for a great cause and we love golf!
The biggest challenge for me was just being able to do it without being too sick. We will 100% be back next year!”
Isaac and team Flushers Club
“What a day! A great cause, good mates, good weather and supportive club. Thanks to the members and visitors who let them play through on the day, who donated to The Longest Day and to the great game of golf for providing the challenge!"
Mike and team BCC
“The whole club knew we were doing it, and the local news did an article too! It was great fun, very windy but fun!".
Luke and team Longy Legends