Tour­ney ben­e­fits bri­gades

Te Puke Times - - NEWS -

Two lo­cal fire bri­gades and the Po­lice Sup­port Fund have ben­e­fited from a golf tour­na­ment played last month.

The West­ern Bay of Plenty Emer­gency golf tour­na­ment was held for the first time at Te Puke Golf Course af­ter, as the West­ern Bay Po­lice Golf Course, be­ing hosted by Omanu Golf Club for the past 24 years.

When Te Puke po­lice of­fi­cer Se­nior Con­sta­ble Bruce Gor­don took over the or­gan­i­sa­tion of the tour­na­ment, he brought it to the Te Puke course.

Bruce says the gen­eros­ity of the lo­cal busi­nesses made the tour­na­ment a huge suc­cess with the amount raised sig­nif­i­cantly more than in re­cent years.

Of the money raised, Maketu¯ and Puke­hina Vol­un­teer Fire bri­gades were given $5000 each while $3000 went to the Po­lice Sup­port Fund which pro­vides as­sis­tance for any of­fi­cer who has suf­fered sig­nif­i­cant in­jury or loss.

The tour­na­ment saw a full field of 144 golfers tak­ing part and in­ter­est is al­ready grow­ing for the 2019 edi­tion which will be held on the fi­nal week­end of novem­ber.

The main, but not only, spon­sors were Te Puke Jewellers, New World Te Puke and Re­vi­tal Fer­tilis­ers.

From left, Se­nior Con­sta­ble Bruce Gor­don, Sta­tion Of­fi­cer Scott Tay­lor of Maketu¯ Vol­un­teer Fire Bri­gade, Te Puke Golf Club board chair­man Steve Mc­man­away, Puke­hina Chief Fire Of­fi­cer Er­rol Watts, Te Puke New World owner John Gray and tour­na­ment or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee mem­ber John Cameron.

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