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Police Golf Section 2019
The Northumbria Police Golf Section started its 2019 season with a match at Waterton Park Golf Club in the British Police Team Championships. The team played Police Scotland, who had beaten West Yorkshire in the morning round. In a tight match we ran out winning 3-2.
17 players represented Northumbria in the Borders Alliance Golf Tournament at the Woll Golf Club, Selkirk.
The Tyne Tees Trophy was played at Catterick Golf Club with 12 players representing Northumbria. Unfortunately there were no individual winners but the day was a success.
Friendlies were arranged against Lothian & Borders and Dumfries & Galloway.
The Regional Championships were held in September at Abbeydale Golf Club, South Yorkshire.
PC Chris Thompson represented Northumbria in the English Police National Golf Championships in July this year, on 7th and 8th July 2019 at Wilmslow.
Teesside Golf Club was the location the PSUK Golf Team Championships Final.
Following the draw the morning matches saw Northumbria Police v Leicestershire Police and Gwent Police v Essex.
The morning scores ended as follows:
Northumbria lost to Leicestershire 3/ ½ to 1 ½
Gwent beat Essex 3 to 2
So we moved into the Final and Shaw Trophy matches:
After a tight start and Leicestershire being mostly up at the halfway point the lower handicappers of Gwent shone through with a comprehensive 4 ½ to ½ win over the tired Leicestershire team, to win the Trophy for the 5th time.
In the Shaw Trophy Essex ran out 3 to 2 winners over Northumbria.
Northumbria have a healthy squad of players who support the section and promote inter police sport.
There are two more friendlies to be arranged and the section goes from strength to strength. There is still a need to promote golf within the service and hopefully we will have even more success next season.