Tips & Tricks

We have some tips and tricks to help you successfully complete The Ultimate Golf Challenge

On the big day

You’re playing four rounds in a day, so you’ll need to do some careful planning before you set off.


Don’t forget

  • Your comfiest golf shoes – it’s a lot of walking
  • To get an early night – you’ll need it
  • To set your alarm - play starts at sunrise


What to wear

Anything you feel comfortable in that fits the club’s rules is great. We strongly recommend you wear a hat to protect yourself from the sun.

We aim to kit all your team out in UGC branded gear. Raise over £1,200 per team and you will ALL receive branded golf gloves, polo shirts and golf belts.


What to bring

Its pretty straight-forward really like a round of golf only 4 times!!

Bring your trusty woods, irons and putter, plus:

  • Sunblock
  • Waterproofs
  • A towel
  • Spare socks
  • Something warm
  • Water bottle
  • Vaseline – to help prevent chafing
  • Sweatbands
  • Sunglasses
  • Blister kit – just in case
  • AND - spare balls, tees, pens and pencils.


How to last all day

Tips to help you keep going when the going gets tough.

  1. Make the most of the time
  • Start as early as you can
  • Play off forward tees
  • Leave lost balls
  • Let whoever’s ready go first
  1. Stay cool and hydrated

Drink at least one bottle of water per round.

Have a shower at the half way point if you can

  1. Protect yourself from the sun

Wear sun-cream and a hat even if it isn’t sunny.

  1. Pack in the snacks

Keep energy levels high – nothing too sugary or you’ll crash.

  1. Banish blisters(And chafing).

 Use Vaseline to protect vulnerable bits and pack a blister kit.


Pace of play

Play at a good pace and be ready to go when its your turn. Leave your bags where it’s easy to move on quickly. Ask any groups ahead if you can play though.


How to score

We are not concerned about your score, completing is all that matters but our advice on the best way to score would be :-

  • Add up the best two Stable-ford scores for each hole
  • Include the full handicap allowance
  • Add up your scores from each round to get your grand total.

Its A Race To The Top Of The Leaderboard!

You’re in it to help people affected by cancer on the Wirral – so you’re going to want to raise as much as you can to make a difference for your local community.

These tips should help :-

  1. Remember ENTRY IS FREE!
    There are no registration fees.
  1. Raise money with your TEAM PAGE
    Your team page is linked to JustGiving. Every penny raised will go directy to The UTS Foundation. It is important to share your page and any images, videos and messages with as many people as you can to spread the word on what you are doing and why you are doing it
  1. Aim HIGH!
    You’re in it to win a place in the UGC Grand Final! Track your progress and check out the competition on the Fundraising Leader Board. Remember, everything you raise will help us provide vital support for people affected by cancer on the Wirral.
  1. Ask YOUR club to 'Champion Your Cause’
    Tell the club you’re raising money for The UTS Foundation. They may help by cutting your green fees. Click here for a list of course already taking part. Make sure they’re happy for you to tee off at dawn and ask if you can play through.
  1. Get your sponsorship forms
    You can download them here. We’ll also send you some in the post.
  1. Gift Aid it and raise 25% more
    The tax man will give back 25p for every £1 you raise if you get people to tick the Gift Aid box on your sponsorship forms. More about Gift Aid.
  1. Spread the word
    Tell everyone about your challenge. You should;
  • Put up posters – see fundraising pack.
  • Post on social media.
  • Email friends and family.

Why not tell your local newspaper – it can give your fundraising a huge boost.

  1. Put a DONATION BOX in the bar or your Pro shop
    We’ll send the team captain a collection box for the ‘19th Hole’ to help boost your total. Every penny counts!
  1. Pay it all in by September 6th 2019
    You can pay your fundraising in various ways, including;


  • Your team page
  • At a bank using your team reference number
  • Online via BACS :

            The UTS Foundation
            Sort : 40-29-08
            Acc. No. : 14203534


  • By post. Make cheques payable to UTS Foundation and send them to:

The Ultimate Golf Challenge
Newhall Lane
Hoylake, Wirral
CH47 4BP