This year the Venerables Anglia Tour was rebranded the Autumn Tour to reflect the fact that we shall be playing at venues not only in East Anglia but other parts of the UK, as this year ventures into both Leicestershire and Lincolnshire proved.
12 Venerables braved the elements to compete in the first day warm up round of golf at Stapleford Park. They were rewarded with a break in the atrocious weather to enjoy an open, fairly long but very well-presented course.
A further 7 Venerables joined us at the Autumn Trophy venue Belton Woods where again the golfing gods smiled on our members with decent weather.
Because of the recent heavy rain the courses were playing long but they were in great condition.
1st Dave Watts and receiving a £20 Heydon Voucher plus wine with 30 points
2nd Mike Phillips with 29 points
3rd Richard Atkinson with 28 points
Belton Woods Day Two
Belton Woods Results:
Day 1: The Woodside Course
1st Ken Rowbotham with an outstanding 36 points
2nd David Baker with 30 points.
3rd Steve Truckle with 28 points
Day2: The Lakes Course
1st Steve Bonnett with 30 points
2nd David Baker with 28 points
3rd Graham Handscombe (surprised) with with 25 points
Winner of The Autumn Tour 2019
This year we had Joint winners of the inaugural Venerables Autumn Trophy with both Ken Rowbotham and David Baker achieving a total of 58 stableford points over the 2 day competition. Thanks to David ( who won last year’s prize ) it was agreed that Ken would receive the engraved beer mug and that the new trophy for this year would be shared.
All winners and places in addition to the prizes of red wine also received sleeves of balls that were generously donated by Saleem
Dave presenting the engraved beer mug to Ken and the new Autumn Tour Trophy to joint winners David & Ken
Anglia Tour 2018
Barnham Broom offers a warm welcome to all guests with its exceptional 4-star experience and first class facilities and amenities. Boasting a stylish setting in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, it is perfectly located West of Norwich.
Barnham Broom overlooks 300 acres of beautiful Norfolk countryside with 46 contemporary bedrooms offering comfortable, stylish and luxurious accommodation and is best known for its two contrasting golf courses, The Hill and The Valley courses surrounding the River Yare Valley.
14 Venerables played the Hill & Valley Courses at Barnham Broom before moving onto to Thetford Golf Club for the last day of the tour.
Many thanks to Bernard Brown and Dave Watts for organising a great tour, and Captain Tony for keeping us all in check.
Results of the 3 days are below:
Day 1 The Hills Course
3rd place with 27 pts - Dave Sephton
2nd place with 29 pts - David Baker
1st place with 32 pts- Richard Atkinson
Nearest the pin Steve Truckle
Day 2 The Valley Course
3rd place with 29 pts - Dave Watts
2nd place with 31 pts - Steve Truckle
1st place with 35 pts - David Baker
Overall results of the Anglia Tour:
3rd place Dave Sephton with 59 pts
2nd place Richard Atkinson with 60 pts
WINNER of The Anglia Tour is David Baker with 64 pts
3rd day at Thetford Golf Club Results below:
3rd place with 27 pts – Richard Atkinson
2nd place with 29 pts and Nearest The Pin – Dave Watts
1st place with 31 pts – Tony Leigh
Captain Tony presenting David Baker an engraved beer mug and the Anglia Tour Trophy for 2018.