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