Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions about this event, take a look at our frequently asked questions below.

Is there a registration fee?

No, there's no fee for this challenge. We just ask that you raise as much as you can to help people affected by Cancer.

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How does it work?

It’s simple – on the longest day of the year (or another date of your chose) you and your team will tackle 4 rounds of golf in one day. You’ll then send us your score and fundraising totals by the 4th September.

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I can’t take part on the 21st – is there another date I can do?

Absolutely. Feel free to hold the event whenever you wish, we recommend there will be enough light between May and August, we just ask all scores and fundraising are in by 4th September.

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What scoring should I use?

Scoring is the best two stableford scores in the team per hole, with full handicap allowance. Active and inactive handicaps will be accepted.

You can score via our free app, OR post your scorecard back to us OR upload your score to the Captain’s Portal (emailed to you on signup).

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If a member of the team does not have an official handicap, are we still able to take part in the challenge?

Absolutely. Please note that if your team were in our top four scoring teams overall, the player would be required to have their handicaps validated and a certificate obtained.

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I can’t get a team of 4 together, can I still play?

Of course – we wouldn’t say no to a super golfer raising vital charity funds.

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Can we buy official Macmillan golf shirts to wear?

Absolutely. To look your part on the course head to our online shop where you can order both men’s and women’s branded golf tops.

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What tees should we play from?

In order to save time you should play off the forward tees (men - yellow, ladies - red).

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Can under 18's take part?

Yes of course, however any teams with under 18's must have at least one parent or guardian as one of the 4 team members.

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Are team members able to be changed after we have registered?

Yes - your team captain will receive a link in their confirmation email to a Captain’s portal where they can amend your teams’ details.

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When will I receive my event pack?

All captains will be sent an event pack within 10 working days. The pack will contain event guidelines, sponsor forms and a paying in slip.

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Can I fundraise online?

Of course. We’ll send you a link to Justgiving once you’re signed up, alternatively you are welcome to raise funds offline – all info will be in your pack we send out.

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Where will the finals be held?

For the eighth year running the finals competition will be held at the prestigious Boavista Golf Resort, Western Algarve, Portugal.

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Are all teams eligible for the final?

To be eligible for the finals you’ll need to be over 18 and we ask for all sponsorship to be in by 4th September. For further details please see our terms and conditions.

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How are the winners decided?

We choose the top four fundraising teams to join us for the finals.

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Can we play different golf courses?

Yes, of course you can. It is up to you how hard you make your challenge. Don't forget that this might slow down your progress; make sure you don't run out of light.

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My company have agreed to match all/part of my donation. How do I let Macmillan know?

Well done on getting your company to match your donation. To help us to track your matched donation, get in touch with the Macmillan Golf Team at golf@macmillan.org.uk or call on 0844 375 1464 with the relevant information, which you can find on our Paying In page.

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