Cancer Council WA’s Improve your long game program is designed to help golfers protect their skin from the sun while improving their long game.

Golfers spend hours on the course, often under the direct sun, with limited shade and highly reflective surfaces, increasing their risk of sunburn, premature aging and skin cancer. That’s why it’s important that sun protection is incorporated into everyone’s golf routine.

Registrations for Improve your long game are now open!

Register your interest here

The importance of reducing skin cancer risk in golfers

  • 95% of skin cancer is caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation and UV levels are high enough to damage unprotected skin most days of the year
  • Golfers spend long periods of time in the sun during peak UV periods
  • There is limited shade on golf courses
  • Grass, sand, water are high reflectors of UV radiation.

Key features of the program

  • You will receive two sunscreen stands, 6 x 1-litre sunscreen tubs, and sun protection promotional resources such as brochures, factsheets, posters and digital content.
  • Additional tips, information and support to safeguard your skin without compromising your game
  • You will have access to our exclusive newsletters

Benefits of joining

  • Your golf club will receive free resources valued over $600
  • You can purchase sun protection products, such as sunscreen at a discounted price
  • Joining fosters a sense of community and collective responsibility, and encourages members to practice sun protection


Frequently asked questions

What is Improve your long game?

Improve your long game is a free program by Cancer Council WA that aims to improve sun protection behaviours among golfers. As a participating club, you will be promoting the Cancer Council’s skin cancer prevention messages as a role model to players and other golf clubs throughout Western Australia.

How do I register my club’s interest?
  1. To join the Improve your long game program, please register your club’s interest by submiting a form here.
  2. Once we receive your expression of interest, we will contact the primary contact person from the club to provide more information and answer any questions you may have.
  3. You will then receive a commitment form to ‘sign up’ to the program.
  4. On reciept of the form, we will then arrange to have your welcome pack and resources delivered to the address provided.
Is there a cost to joining the program?

The program is free to all golf clubs in WA and includes 6 liters of sunscreen. The club will commit to replenishing the sunscreen with dry touch sunscreen, such as Cancer Council’s Work SPF50+ when required.

What resources are available?

Upon joining the program, your club will receive sun protection products and resources valued at over $600. This includes:

  • Two metal sunscreen stands for the 1st and 10th tee (please contact us if your club has 27 holes).
  • 6 x 1L pump packs of Work SPF 50 dry touch sunscreen for the metal sunscreen stands.
  • Sun protection posters and brochures to display in the clubhouse and pro shop.
  • Digital content to share via social media and other media platforms.

You can access download or order resources here.

How long will the resources take to arrive?

The resources are typically delivered within 10 business days. However, during high-volume periods, it may take four to six weeks.

Once you submit your commitment form to join the program, you will receive an email to confirm when your order is on its way to your club.

Please contact us at if you have any questions or concerns.

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