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