Following visits to three private venues in September, Sunningdale provided a fitting venue for the Jenahura Tour Championship yesterday.  Congratulations to Alistair Howden – winner with 38 points narrowly pipping Mike Drye and Mike Cowley who both carded 37. Alistair also guided Lawrence Baker to victory in a close fought battle for the team competition.  Beat the Pro with Jamie Elson was typically good fun and we were treated to some fascinating stories from legendary caddy – Pete Coleman.Thank you all for attending and contributing to a wonderful series of Invitational Events this year – The Road to Bermuda 2016.  Many of our long standing guests and friends have said this year has been the best ever.  My annual commitment is to make next years series even better.  We will do just that. For example, you will have seen Jamie Elson recording your swings yesterday.  Jamie is brilliant at analysing “your moves” and having spent nearly 15 years “on tour” there is no one better qualified to help you improve.  Although Jamie will continue to play tournament golf, we have recently extended Jamie’s role as a Jenahura Ambassador and so you will be seeing more of him at our events.Many congratulations to worthy winner Tony Groves who’s consistently good play and participation earned him the top loyalty award – a fabulous 5-night trip to the paradise island of Bermuda courtesy of our friends at Bermuda Tourism and Fairmont Southampton.Huge thanks to all our sponsors and partners for your support and for helping us present a superb set of awards.  Please find attached the final standings and Roll of Honour below:
– An indulgent 5-night stay for two people in Bermuda, including return flights with British Airways courtesy of Bermuda Tourism and Fairmont Southampton and unlimited golf at Turtle Hill Golf Club – Tony Groves
– Set of custom fitted Mizuno Irons – Mike Drye
– Tailor-made suit courtesy of Peak & Horn – Mike Cowley
– Pair of handcrafted shoes courtesy of The Left Shoe Company – Toby Thomson
– 4-ball and lunch courtesy of Bearwood Lakes Golf Club – Graham Blogg
– 2-ball with Jenahura Professional at Wentworth Club courtesy of Trowlock Wealth Management – Ian Rennison
– A Rehoboam of Goutorbe-Bouillot Champagne – Roly Brown
 Jenahura Mystery Basket! – Steve Brewer
– Video lesson and analysis with Jamie Elson – Spenser Mills
– A luxury hamper courtesy of Fattoria La Vialla – Robin Brown
A special mention to Steve Brewer who post winning the 2016 Masters flag signed by Danny Willett in our auction agreed to match his bid from last year (£1,600). The Elson’s and The Elizabeth Foundation are incredibly grateful for your generosity.That pretty much wraps up this year!  Onto 2017….We are delighted to announce that Bermuda Tourism and Fairmont Southampton have agreed to sponsor our series again next year.  Bermuda is a truly wonderful place and definitely should be added to your bucket list.  Here is the Road to Bermuda 2017 schedule:

 

Event
Date
Venue
Jenahura Masters
18 May
Bearwood Lakes
Jenahura Links Challenge
5-7 June
Turnberry
Jenahura Open
30-31 July
Royal Birkdale / Hillside
Jenahura Invitational Pairs
26 Sep
Private Venue (Surrey)
Jenahura Traditions
11 Oct
Swinley Forest
Jenahura Tour Championship
31 Oct
Sunningdale (New)