GOLFER ADAM ROL­STON VIS­ITS MON­GO­LIA TO SET RECORD FOR THE LONG­EST HOLE

The UB Post - - FRONT PAGE - By B.TUNGALAG

Ama­teur golfer Adam Rol­ston of North Ire­land and his cad­die Ron Rut­land are at­tempt­ing to play the world’s long­est hole of golf across Mon­go­lia in 82 days. Their voy­age across Mon­go­lia started in late June and is ex­pected to fin­ish in September.

They are aim­ing to cross 1,850 km within 82 days and take 14,000 shots. As of to­day, the two passed 1,623 km dis­tance in 67 days. The pair plan to come to Ulaan­baatar on September 17 and fin­ish their jour­ney at Mt. Bogd Golf Club.

Adam Rol­ston is hit­ting be­tween 160 and 180 shots a day.

“Most Mon­go­lians don’t know about golf at all, but they ab­so­lutely love it. Ev­ery­one’s eyes seem to light up when we drop a white ball. Mon­go­lians were su­per cu­ri­ous. Mon­go­lians ab­so­lutely love golf, they just don’t know it yet,” the golfer said.

His cad­die Ron Rut­land said, “The most im­prac­ti­cal thing is the 400 golf balls we have to carry, which weigh about 25 to 30 ki­los. I am car­ry­ing a 100 kg cart of equip­ment, in­clud­ing food, wa­ter, camp­ing sup­plies and golf balls.”

Adam Rol­ston and Ron Rut­land in the coun­try­side

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