Macmillan Longest Day Golf Challenge 2009

By June 21, 2009August 24th, 2017Info

Four club members, Ewan Duncan, Colin Duncan, Harry Officer and David Smith played 4 rounds of golf in one day on the 21st June 2009, the official longest day. Teeing off at 5am and having 30-45 mins break between each round, they finished at 8.30pm!

They were raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support and their total was £3195

You can find out more about the challenge here

A message & pictures from the team.

Well, what a day we had! All week rain had been forecast but it turned out a scorcher. Even at 4.30am it was t-shirt weather and it just kept getting hotter.

There was a vast array of good and bad shots as you can imagine in 72 holes but it was indeed a team effort as all of us played our part. 3 things were a must on the day that kept us going – electric trolleys, showers at lunchtime and a pint of cider and ice between rounds!

If you haven’t sponsored us you can still donate online at this address

Below are some newspaper articles and pictures from the day.

We would like to say a very big thank you to everyone involved,

  • Dufftown Golf Club for letting us hold the challenge on a competition day, donating raffle money from the Forsyth Shield Texas Scramble Open and contributing in many other ways to our total above.
  • The club members for kindly letting us play through when needed.
  • Janice Smith who provided a much-needed breakfast of bacon rolls and coffee after our 1st round.
  • Norma & Anne-Marie Duncan who provided soup and sandwiches for us at lunchtime and a great buffet for everyone at teatime.
  • Everyone who donated raffle prizes.
  • The Rotary Club of Aberlour and Speyside who donated raffle money and entry fees from a golf day at the club on 10th July.
  • Ivan Montgomery who compiled a word puzzle.
  • And especially everyone who has sponsored us to help us achieve the fantastic total above.