A hot zone of cool

Central Leader - - News -

Th­ese days $5 won’t fetch you a great deal, but at the Rawhiti Bowl­ing Club you can make it go far with a full day of un­lim­ited out­door bowl­ing.

Sur­prised? Don’t be. For over 95 years, the Rawhiti Bowl­ing Club has been the des­ti­na­tion of choice for the young crowd, fam­i­lies, and ev­ery­body in be­tween, look­ing for good, clean en­terFull mem­ber­ship costs tain­ment. $200, first year lim­ited,

With a slew of fa­cil­ias­so­ci­ate and stu­dent ties, in­clud­ing a well-ap­mem­ber­ship is just $60 pointed club house, three for the first year, and the cham­pi­onship qual­so­cial mem­ber­ship fee of ity greens, and a fully li$20 a year al­lows you to censed bar, this Re­muera take ad­van­tage of the land­mark is poised to be club’s low prices. For inthe hot zone of cool in stance, you can buy beer the city’s en­ter­tain­ment for ap­prox­i­mately $4 at scene. Not bad for a club the fully li­censed bar. es­tab­lished in 1913! Now that’s some­thing

Open to both men you can raise a toast to! and women, the club’s The Rawhiti Bowl­ing sunny greens have been Club makes an ex­cel­lent the venues for var­i­ous venue for your func­tions, tour­na­ments, and will par­ties and cor­po­rate be part of the Na­tional meet­ings. Their spa­cious Cham­pi­onships in Janu­club rooms are avail­able ary 2009. for hire at com­pet­i­tive

You can choose to play rates. with fam­ily and friends “We can or­gan­ise all or spar against other ar­range­ments, in­clud­ing club mem­bers. But one cater­ers, to make your thing’s cer­tain - the imevent a suc­cess,” says mac­u­lately kept greens Jamie Hill, green­keeper will get your adren­a­line and club man­ager. go­ing! Jamie, who hails from a bowl­ing fam­ily, rep­re­sented New Zealand in the 2007 Com­mon­wealth Games held in Melbourne. He’s been a full-time green­keeper for the past 10 years, and plays for Auck­land, time per­mit­ting.

“We en­cour­age peo­ple of all ages to try their hand at bowl­ing. This is a healthy ac­tiv­ity in a safe place,” says Jamie. “And we pro­vide free coach­ing.”

There’s also an in­door bowl­ing fa­cil­ity for days when the weather plays spoil­sport.

They are open seven days but you might want to give them a ring be­fore ar­riv­ing.

The Rawhiti Bowl­ing Club is lo­cated at 14 Ran­gi­toto Ave, Re­muera. Phones: 520-2658, 0274-8000-59.

Class apart: Green­keeper Jamie Hill, who rep­re­sented New Zealand in the 2007 Com­mon­wealth Games, pro­vides free coach­ing at the club.

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