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

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”.