Event Detail

29
Apr
2019

Film Screening : "The Longest Hole: Golfing Across Mongolia"

Adam Rolston
Monday, 29 Apr 2019
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
8/F Prince's Building, Central
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“The Longest Hole” features golfer Adam Rolston and caddie Ron Rutland as they attempt to set a new world record for the single longest hole of golf ever played: 2,011 km (1,249 miles) from a makeshift tee box high in the Altai mountains right across Mongolia. They golf all the way across Mongolia for 80 days, finally to putt out on the 18th green of the only championship golf course in the country on the outskirts of the capital city Ulaanbataar.

Two days into their 80-day journey and after a shaky start in the rough terrain and cold weather, the duo are joined by a wild Mongolian dog who becomes the catalyst for tension between the two contrasting characters. Ron, the more seasoned adventurer, questions the consequences of stringing the dog along, whilst the bond between Adam and UB the dog continues to grow.

As Adam, Ron and UB continue their relentless unsupported golfing journey across Mongolia, they enjoy countless experiences with the curious locals as they take one of the most traditional and formal of games into one of the most unpopulated and wild places on the planet.

Adam Rolston is British and resides in Hong Kong. He holds a Product Design Degree from UWIC in the United Kingdom. Since 2013, he has been a Full-time Rugby Sevens Player and a Rugby coach for Valley Fort Rugby, Valley Rugby, HKRU and Sport Institute, Hong Kong. Since 2016, he has also been working in Product Design and Sourcing, and producing and distributing the feature film of the expedition “The Longest Hole”, which has subsequently been showed at film festivals around the world. His next expedition is “Race to Rugby World Cup”, producing a documentary in time for the build up to the Rugby World Cup in Japan.



Members of the RGS, their guests and others are most welcome to attend this event, which is HK$150 for RGS Members and HK$200 for guests and others, including a complimentary glass of white or red wine. This event is free of charge for Student Members.

The Royal Geographical Society - Hong Kong wishes to express its thanks to KPMG as our Venue Sponsor of this talk.

 

 

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