Film

The Longest Hole

Golfing Across Mongolia
 

About

Director

Andrew King

Producer

adam rolston, ron rutland

Running time

82 minutes

Country / Nationality

Hong Kong

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: 2011km (1249 miles) from a makeshift tee box high in the Altai mountains, all they way across Mongolia for 80 days, to finally 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.