The 2012 event has been cancelled.

What’s The Ironman all about?

The aim is to raise as much money as possible for a number of charities and to have fun playing golf whist doing it.

The Tournament

The 18th of June 2012 will see the inaugural tournament of The Scottish Ironman, a unique, challenging, charity golf marathon, where players match their stamina with their skills, in the attempt to play 72 holes of golf in just one day. As marathons go, it’s one of the more enjoyable!

The course selected for the inaugural tournament is Deer Park Golf and Country Club, off Junction 3 of the M8, near Livingston. This central situation means that the course is accessible to the majority of golfers wishing to play in the tournament though we acknowledge that with such a long day, it might well suit some people to arrive the evening before and stay over. Fortunately there is a Premier Inn adjacent to the course which has agreed a reduced stay rate for those taking part. Booking early is advisable as this is also the week of the Royal Highland Show in nearby Edinburgh and the hotel books up quickly.

What will the day look like?

The day will start early, at or just after sunrise and will continue until each player has completed their 72 holes or the course marshal closes the course due to insufficient light to play. The front 9 holes, the flattest, will be played on foot but the back 9 holes, the steepest, will be undertaken using the available [free] golf buggies.