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.

Results below:

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