You’re playing four rounds in a day, and every hero needs a plan before they set off. We’ve got you covered with some helpful tips below.
We recommend teeing off as close to 5.30am or first light as possible. This will ensure you finish your challenge before dark. Each round should take no more than 3.5 hours and will be quickened by playing in pairs. The 72 holes should take no longer than 14 hours to complete.
Remember to incorporate regular breaks in shaded areas to stay hydrated and energised.
Quick tip: Get an early night. You’ll need it!
What to bring
Wear anything you feel comfortable in that fits the club’s rules is great. We strongly recommend you wear a hat to protect yourself from the sun and it’s going to be a lot of walking so bring your comfiest golf shoes.
Here’s what you’ll want:
Your trusty woods, irons and putter.
Change of shirt or two.
Vaseline – to help prevent chafing.
Blister kit – just in case.
Healthy snacks to get you through.
as well as spare balls, tees, pens and pencils.
Scoring and rules
Stableford is your scoring system.
Use the ‘Irish Rule’ or ‘Lateral Hazard Rule’ for balls that appear lost in hazard – drop your new ball within two club lengths of line of entry of your lost ball. One stroke penalty applies.
‘Gimmes’ are considered to be less than the rubber handle length of the putter.
To make the day run as smoothly as possible, we recommend the following:
Ask the pro-shop to notify all other players on the course that you have right of way
Plan ahead for completing all four rounds – use a cart or complete them in a relay
Where possible, play in pairs
Playing 72 holes of golf will mean spending long hours in the heat of the day and exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. Check out our tips and recommendations to how to best look after yourself on the day and make sure you’re well protected by following the five SunSmart steps:
Ensure your clothes cover as much skin as possible, especially shoulders.
on SPF30 (or higher)
The average-sized adult needs 7 teaspoons (35ml) to cover their body.
Re-apply sunscreen every two hours, or more often when sweating.
Wear a wide-brimmed hat.
Ensure it’s cool and comfortable throughout the day.
shade throughout the day
It can be trees,pergolas or take a golf umbrella with you so you can have shade anywhere.
Wear a close-fitting style of sunglasses with a sun protection rating of 2 or higher.