Heather continues her fine form at Clevedon

PUBLISHED: 14:09 08 August 2017

Heather Priestley.

Heather Priestley.


Clevedon Golf Club’s Heather Priestley kept up her fine form with victory in the ladies’ betterball open.

Heather Priestley continued her run of excellent results at Clevedon Golf Club.

Teaming up with Caroline Durbin from Kenilworth Golf Club, the in-form Heather scored 42 points to win the ladies’ betterball open. They opened with a remarkable run of eight straight pars before finally dropping a shot on the ninth hole.

Their form deserted them a little on the back nine where a further five shots were dropped, but they had scored enough points to keep the field at bay, winning by two points.

Lesley Moore and Kathy Shiells from Stockwood Vale earned the runners-up position and prize for best visitors, with a score of 42. They pipped the home pair of Sandra Jones and Laureen Angell on countback over the last nine holes.

Paul Faulkner was the Division 1 and overall winner of the August medal competition with a nett score of a five under par 67. It was a fairly inauspicious start to the round as he opened with a triple bogey seven before his form returned with two birdies and five pars on the next seven holes. The back nine showed a consistent level of golf brought him home two shots clear of the field.

In Division 2, Jim Sharrod pushed Mike Morfitt into second place on countback, both ending on scores of 69, with promising junior Alfie Hocking took Division 3 with a nett score of 72.

It was a good week for the Hocking family, as earlier in the week, Alfie took top spot in the midweek Stableford. A score of 44 points was the best of the day and Division 2 winner. Division 1 was won by David Barnes with 40 points, one point better than Hocking the elder (father Matt).

In the course of a week, Alfie has cut five shots off his handicap and Matt has been reduced by two.

Results – ladies’ betterball open: Heather Priestley (Clevedon) and Caroline Durbin (Kenilworth) 44 pts; Lesley Moore and Kathy Shiells (both Stockwood Vale) 42; Sandra Jones and Laureen Angell (both Clevedon) 42; Rosemary Fife and Debbie Quinn-Hall (both Clevedon) 41; Susie Gibbins and Sue Bamford (both Clevedon).

August medal - Division 1: Paul Faulkner 67 nett; Matt Hocking 69; Simon Green 70. Division 2: Jim Sharrod 69 (countback); Mike Morfitt 69; Phillip Morris 70. Division 3: Alfie Hocking 72; Alan Wild 73; Anthony Stott 74.

Midweek Stableford - Division 1: David Barnes 40 pts; Matt Hocking 39; Gary Villis 37. Division 2: Alfie Hocking 44; Anthony Stot 38; Andrew Selwyn 34.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other Sport Stories

Wed, 10:59

Clevedon Town crash out of the Les Phillips Cup to Cribbs thanks to a 93rd minute goal by the hosts.

Read more
Wed, 10:58

Ashton & Backwell United gave an excellent defensive performance against Shepton Mallet in this cup tie, before losing to their Toolstation Premier League opponents.

Read more
Wed, 10:58

Nailsea & Tickenham lost a well-contested match against Shirehampton by the odd goal in five.

Read more
Wed, 10:57

Nailsea United slipped to a narrow home defeat against reigning league champions Watchet Town.

Read more
Wed, 10:57

Portishead Ladies stretched their unbeaten start to the season to eight matches.

Read more
Wed, 10:55

A mixed-age Swiss Valley Rangers team made a fine start in their first match against Yatton.

Read more
Wed, 10:54

Clevedon returned to winning ways with a thumping victory over Burnham in the Somerset Cup.

Read more
Tue, 14:49

Somerset Gryphons Ladies came out second best against Kingsbridge and Salcombe.

Read more
Tue, 14:48

A battling performance from Clevedon Ladies was not enough to beat an experienced Hanham side.

Read more
Tue, 14:46

Portishead Running Club member Angela Copeland finished first in the pistol (sprint) distance Tri in St Lucia.

Read more

Most Read Sport

Read Online

Read the North Somerset Times e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 5°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder

Find planning applications