Cancer Society’s ‘The Longest Day' golf challenge is a great way to support the Cancer Society and is a golfing endurance event that will test skill and stamina.
The cancellation of many of the Cancer Society’s fundraising events has caused a significant loss of income to help support people living with cancer.
The Cancer Society’s ‘Longest Day Golf Challenge' is a great way to support the Cancer Society and is a golfing endurance event that will test skill and stamina. The challenge is to complete four rounds of golf—that's 72 holes—in one day to raise funds for the Cancer Society.
The Cancer Society invites golfers to dust off their golf clubs and get ready for The Longest Day golf challenge, raising money for people with cancer. Players tee off at sunrise and play through to sunset, making the most of daylight on the longest days of the year. Choose the day, the course, tell your mates and make the team—or do it solo.
Participants choose the day, the course, and the team - or play solo if they prefer. The longest day of the year is 21st December, but participants can play any day in December or January that suits them.
Cancer Society’s Marketing and Fundraising Manager Jonet Warhurst said, "We raised $50,000 from the first last Longest Day Golf Challenge; the money participants raise will make a real difference to people living with cancer. It's a great way to support people with cancer, and whatever your level of skill, it’s a brilliant day out with your mates.”
Logan Middlemass from Cromwell completed the 'The Longest Day’ challenge at the Cromwell Golf Course to raise funds for the Cancer Society. Logan’s father was the head greenkeeper at Cromwell golf course when he was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer at 56 and passed away 18 months later. Logan completed the challenge in memory of his dad.
Ideally, participants choose a day when the golf course is as quiet as possible. It is recommended to avoid competition days and liaise closely with the Club Manager/team captain to plan the day as thoroughly as possible.
It is recommended to play in teams of 2-4 to hasten the play. This challenge is an actual test of endurance, but 72 holes are just more fun with friends! Create a team when you sign up or afterwards from your fundraising dashboard.
Every dollar raised through ‘The Longest Day’ will go towards cancer care in our community, education and awareness programmes, and life-saving cancer research.
Whether it's driving someone to treatment, free specialist advice and support for cancer patients, sitting with someone during their treatment, or accommodation when undergoing treatment far from home - the Cancer Society is there to help.
To register and find out more about The Longest Day golf challenge, visit longestday.org.nz