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Newsletter – 10 February 2020

February 10, 2020

Smoking Ban

Due to the continuation of extremely dry conditions together with “water restrictions” a total smoking ban on course is now in place until further notice.  Thank you for your co-operation.

ARK Tournaments

The maiden round of ARK Golf was played on Sunday 26 January at Rangiora and attracted 23 players – 2 from Kaiapoi; 9 from Amberley and 12 from Rangiora.  It was a fun and social day culminating in the presentation of the prestigious ARK Trophy to Kaiapoi.  With only 2 players their team average was 33pts – a good effort.

38 points – Laurie Widdowson (Amberley), Bex Crosbie (Rangiora)
37 points – Sandra Widdowson (Amberley), Brian East (Kaiapoi), Julie Elliott (Rangiora)
35 points – Elaine Rae (Rangiora), Gaye Edwards (Rangiora), Lyn Robertson (Amberley)

The next ARK event is at Amberley on 1 March at 10.30am, simply book a tee time for your group by emailing

All members of the 3 clubs are welcome for only $10.  Other non-club players may attend and pay a green fee.

Wild Card Wine Tasting – Tuesday, 18 February from 6.00pm to 7.30pm

Join their Chief Tasting Officer and all-round wine guru Yvonne Lorkin for an introduction to lesser-known but jaw-droppingly gorgeous varietals. You’ll sample delicious drops, enjoy gorgeous food and be treated to Yvonne’s tips and tricks to get the best from your wine. It’s the perfect post-round warm up, so grab your golfing partners, caddies and mates and tee up your tickets today.
For further information click on link Wine Tasting



The launch of the “Futures Canterbury North-East Hub” was launched at the Waimairi Beach Golf Club on Sunday 2 February 2020.

On the day two prize winners were drawn who each received a 12 month free membership for the hub – the first being Alexander Jonathan from Rangiora.  Jonathan was really excited and at school the next week, did a presentation on meeting Sir Bob Charles plus Jonathan’s dad has also signed up as a parent member.

If you know of anyone under 18 interested in becoming part of the exciting programme, please either check out the Club’s website or

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