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‘Robin Hood and his merry men’ take to Woodford golf course for inauguration ceremony

PUBLISHED: 12:59 20 November 2012

The green of Woodford Golf Club was taken over by Robin Hood and his merry men on Sunday complete with hobby horses and a hunting horn.

The bizarre sight was part of the inaugural drive-in of the club’s new captain, John Wade, who was joined by fellow golfers dressed as Maid Marian and Will Scarlett among other characters from the folk tale.

They performed a comedy sketch and Mr Wade said the enthusiasm displayed by the group showed the “comradeship and companionship you get as a golf club member”.

He said: “Peripatetic golfers have a platonic relationship with the courses they play.

“Proper club golfers have a much deeper relationship, almost akin to marriage”.


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