Event / Sport
Date: 18 July 2018 to 22 July 2018
Location: Dibble Tree Theatre
Set against the backdrop of one of the most incredible and diverse wildernesses on the planet, and in a world first, Adam Rolston and Ron Rutland set a World Record for the longest golf hole ever played by trekking 2,011km unsupported across Mongolia, playing within the Rules and the Spirit of the game, set out by the R&A, over 80 days.
In what numerous golf (and adventure) pundits, describe as 'undoubtedly the greatest golf adventure of all time', the journey too became all about an unexpected 3rd guest - a dog named UB who joined the expedition on day 3, and walked every one of the 2,000 remaining kilometers with the boys, in what surely must rank as one of the greatest feats of canine endurance of all time!
The Longest Hole is a moving and inspiring tale of friendship and loyalty, the human spirit, and the power of the made up mind, and will leave audiences in awe of the landscapes and people of Mongolia, the sheer ludicrously of taking one of the most traditional and formal of games, to one of the most inhospitable and wild places on the planet, but most of all, of the most amazing dog to walk the planet.
The film was captured and Produced by Andrew King, Caddie Ron Rutland and Golfer Adam Rolston. Cape Town based Andrew King directed the Film, with some assistance coming from Adam Rolston. Jason Tse from Hong Kong, made the original. Ed Rolston came on board after the expedition and was instrumental in acquiring funding for the production. The Longest Hole is truly a global story, and the whole team is delighted with how the film has turned out and how well it has been received.
The charity beneficiaries of the expedition were the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and South African Golf Development Board (SAGDB).