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Thursday 9 November 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Golf, Sports


Annual golf fundraiser set to attract ‘Allies’
Team Equality For All at the 2022 annual Bob Boyd Memorial Ambrose Golf tournament. 22111509

An annual fun sporting fundraiser which benefits various community groups is set to come alive on Rarotonga this coming weekend.

The annual Bob Boyd Memorial Golf Ambrose in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Rarotonga will see a range of fancy dress outfits adorn the course on Saturday at the Rarotonga Golf Club.

“It is the tenth anniversary of the tournament and again we have some fabulous prizes up for grabs,”   Peter French, President, Rotary Club of Rarotonga said.

Tee off times are 1pm and 4pm and spaces are still available.

The cost is $160 per team of six players and must include one registered golfer.

“As this coming Saturday is 11-11-2023 Armistice Day, the dress up theme is “Allies” as in the armed forces.”

Best Dressed team will win $600 cash, generously donated by The Boyd Family Trust.

French said Meitaki maata to all generous sponsors who continue to donate to the Rotary Club of Rarotonga year after year.

First Hole-In-One of the day will win a brand new scooter donated by the Cook Islands Motor Centre.

If not won, then the scooter will be auctioned off at the end of the prize giving.

“To the Cook Islands Motor Centre, especially Fiona Dorrell and Aunty Di Dorrell and the late Uncle Don Dorrell for their continued support with this prize,” French said.

“We will also have a few auction items as well. Two return flights to Aitutaki compliments of Air Rarotonga and two nights at Tamanu Beach Resort, compliments of Tamanu Beach.

“Meitaki maata to the Pacific Resort Rarotonga team also for their kind donation of two nights at Pacific Resort Rarotonga.

All money raised will go towards community projects in the Cook Islands.

“So come along and show your support after a hectic Forum week and have some fun in the sun on a Saturday.”

The Rotary golf fundraiser was originally known as the Presidents Ambrose which had been running since over 20 years ago.

It was renamed the Bob Boyd Memorial in 2013 after long serving member Bob Boyd passed away.

The golf tournament is held in memory of the late Boyd who was a charter member of the Rotary Club of Rarotonga that was formed in 1969.

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.

Last year, the memorial golf ambrose raised $10,000 for Pride Cook Islands.

For team registrations, please contact Mark Boyd on 55250, Peter French on 55732 or at