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Wellington Police Golf Club Secure Inter-Services Three-Peat win!
The Wellington Regional Police Golf club secured a three-peat win in the annual Noel Veer Inter-Services competition at the Te Marua Golf Club recently. The annual competition pits Police against the Navy, Air Force and Army in a stableford competition played over four rounds, each hosted by one of the services. The tournament has been played since its inception in 1953 which must make it one of the oldest inter-services competition still running. Police have now won the trophy on 15 occasions and have won the last three years. The original 1953 trophy was retired in 2016 and a brand-new cup was introduced. “Since the new cup was introduced it has been claimed by Police and we led through all four rounds this year” said Inspector John Spence, convenor of the police golf club. He said the cup was keenly fought for between the services and attracted a good field of Wellington police golfers on each of the four occasions this year.
“The Wellington Regional Police Golf Club has almost 60 members. Along with the Noel Vear trophy we also hold the Otaki Cup (the annual competition with the Manawatu Police Golf Club) and in November we will be taking on the Wellington Fire and Emergency golf club which we hope will also become an annual event as well. In December we hold our annual Christmas Ham tournament which attracts a good field with good support from Police Sport” said John. “Next year the club hosts the New Zealand and North Island Police Golf champs which will be held at Boulcott’s Farm Heritage Golf Club in Lower Hutt. Winning the Noel Vear Cup for the third time in a row was the icing on the cake in a successful year for the club”
Pictured– John holds the cup accompanied by the successful Wellington players who played in the final round at Te Marua Golf club.
Pictured – Kevin Riordan, Central Comms Centre, demonstrates the successful style that helped police secure the cup for a third time.