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

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.