Golfer Adam Rolston and faithful caddie Ron Rutland played golf for over 2000km across Mongolia for charity.
The epic journey took the pair 80 days and 2011km over the some of the most arid yet incredible scenery the world has to offer, with Rolston using 135 balls and hitting 20 093 shots.
The duo teed off at the base camp Khuiten Peak on 29th July, the most western point of the mountainous nation. From there, they headed east to the capital city of Ulaanbaatar and reportedly the country’s only golf course at Mt Bogd.
Rutland pulled a specially designed cart with all their gear on as they camped under the stars – and sometimes snow – along the way.
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But for what purpose?
Rolston and Rutland managed to raise over $20 000 for Laureus Sport for Good and the South African Golf Development Board and their efforts will likely earn them a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
“It’s been awesome and it’s been tough,” Rolston, who is a former rugby player, told the Daily Telegraph.
“You can relate it to rugby, you don’t enjoy every minute of it but when you look back on things you enjoy the tough things you do in life.”
Their travels came to an end on Monday, with Rolston rolling in a streaky seven footer on the 18th green at Mt Bogd Golf Club, cuing celebrations from the modest crowd.
For 12 weeks of golfing across epic country, the mind wonders… You start thinking about the finish.. What’s it going to be like, who’s going to be there, hope it doesn’t rain and most importantly – PLEASE DONT 3 PUTT! And turned out to be one hell of a fairy tale ending. Sun, cameras, friends and family… And a nail biting downhill 7 footer to put a mega full stop on this journey. Fist pump city! Thanks to everyone that followed. This isn’t the end, the documentary will be made 👌👌.From myself (Adam), Ron and UB.. chur. And to the main man @andrewkingphoto 🔥🔥📷📷 🇲🇳🐫☀👍⛳🐶👊🍻🔥🐫🇲🇳☀🐶👍👊🔥🐶🇲🇳🇲🇳🇲🇳👌🔥🐫☀👍💰📷👍🇲🇳👌👊☀👍📷👌🇲🇳🇲🇳⛳⛳⛳🐶🐶 #thelongesthole #golf #fistpump #done #inthebag #worldrecord #instagolf #theend #happiness #2putt . . . . #travel #mongolia #guiness #recordbreaker #taylormade #salomon #rushbar #putt #green #finish #class #epic #fasken #champion
Well done chaps!
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