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Thursday 11 November 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Golf, Sports


Teeing off for men’s health
CITC staff dressed up for the Bob Boyd Rotary Golf Ambrose in 2020. 21110907

In appreciation of the essential services the frontline workers worldwide have provided to the general public in the current Covid-19 pandemic, the Rotary Club of Rarotonga have chosen ‘Frontline workers’ as their dress theme for the annual Bob Boyd Memorial Golf Ambrose Day.

There is a cash prize of $600 for the best dressed team as frontline workers at the charity golf fundraiser that tees off this Saturday at the Rarotonga Golf Club course in Nikao.

And thanks to the ‘Good Guys’ at the Cook Islands Motor Centre, there’s also an opportunity to win a brand new motorbike for the first “hole in one” on the day.

Money raised at the yearly fun and entertaining event will be donated to Te Marae Ora (Ministry of Heath) to support the men’s health clinics that are currently being delivered around Rarotonga.

The golf tournament is being held in memory of the late Bob Boyd who was a charter member of the Rotary Club of Rarotonga that was formed in 1969. The club held the President’s Ambrose for well over 20 years and in 2013, the event was changed to the Bob Boyd Memorial.

His son Mark Boyd has been a member of Rotary since 2015, was elected president in 2017 and continues to be active in the charitable organisation.

In the past Rotary have supported the Men’s Health initiative, said Mark, adding “this year they approached us for help so we thought it would be great to give them assistance again – so far they have been very successful and have managed to persuade 30 to 40 men on average to attend their health check clinics”.

To enter a team of six in the tournament, a registration fee of $120 is required, the two tee off times on Saturday are 1pm or 3pm at the Rarotonga Golf Club.

A package consisting of two return airline tickets to Aitutaki plus accommodation at the Tamanu Beach Resort will be auctioned on the night. The Rotary Club of Rarotonga would like to thank Air Rarotonga and Tamanu Beach for their continued support of the event.

Rotary is excited that CITC Liquor and DB Breweries who have been major sponsors over the years have again come onboard, and for the enormous support from the golf club who donate towards the cause.