Timboon Teams aced it at The Longest Day Golf Challenge!

On 5th January TDHS and the Timboon Golf Club hosted the Timboon Longest Day golf challenge. 

The Longest Day is an endurance golf marathon designed to test skills, strength, and stamina. The challenge is to successfully complete your chosen number of holes from dawn to dusk and raise funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, and support services. Teams can choose the total amount of holes they play, with the ultimate challenge being 72 holes (4 rounds).

Four Timboon teams registered with all participants taking on the ultimate challenge of 72 holes!

Team Don’t Leave it Short

  • Judy Delaney
  • Phillip Brown
  • Brett Worrall

Team Timboon Mafia

  • Darren Smith
  • Luke Smith
  • Peter Cashmore
  • Chris Huffadine

Team Zigmeisters

  • Tori Ziegelaar
  • Jack Rowe

Team Gary’s Team:

  • Gary Castledine
  • Finn Castledine
  • Brendan Hickey

Weather conditions were par-fect, with the sun shining and a light breeze, and after an energy filled bacon and egg breakfast, prepared by our Chief Executive Officer and participant Gary Castledine, the 4 teams teed off at 6.10 am.

A quick pitstop was held at about 1pm to refuel with a casserole lunch, provided by the TDHS kitchen, after which teams continued to ‘green’ and bear it as the legs were getting heavier, to continue to raise as much money as possible. Family and friends turned up to join them, cheer them on and walk some holes with them.

As temperatures rose to around 28 degrees everybody made sure they stayed hydrated and followed the five golden rules of sun safety by slipping on protective clothing, sliding the sunnies on, seeking shade if needed, slapping on a hat, and slopping on the sunscreen – even if it did affect the grip on the golf stick😊

The Longest Day was just that… one very long day of endurance, strength, and stamina walking in the footsteps of a cancer sufferer for one day! 

There were ‘slices’, plenty of ‘hooks’, some duffed putts and birdies, an ace, banter, laughter and tears on the green.

Personal stories were shared about why participating and/or donating was so important, with some quivering lips and teary eyes as a result. One of the powerful stories will be shared with our community in the near future to continue the awareness and importance of cancer research, prevention, and support services.

The finish line was reached at 6.30 pm with tee-riffic results! Over $10000 was raised, which is absolute am-ace-ing!

At the end of the day the exhausted and hungry golfers were able to sit down and enjoy a well-deserved BBQ (Camperdown Butchers donated the sausages and Bakers Delight the fresh bread), and a cold beverage.

Prizes, donated by TDHS, were presented to: 

  • Best Female (Judy Delaney)
  • Most money raised (Timboon Mafia)
  • Hole in One (Tori Ziegelaar)
  • Most Consistent player (Phillip Brown)
  • Best Dressed (Darren Smith)
  • Best Round 1 (Peter Cashmore)
  • Best Round 2 (Luke Smith)
  • Best Round 3 (Brett Worrall)
  • Most Courageous (Jack Rowe) and
  • Best sponsor/player (Brendan Hickey)


“We would like to thank the Timboon Golf Club, players, TDHS staff and all the kind donors for making this such a fantastic and successful day,” Gary said. “What a great way for our community to work together and combine a healthy activity with raising money for a cause close to all our hearts – a cancer free future! We will definitely tee off again at the end of this year.😊

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