PLENTY of effort went into making North Oxford’s captains’ drive-in a colourful occasion.

Maureen Rhymes was escorted to the first tee by the ladies’ committee, who were dressed as Women’s Institute members.

New men’s captain Brian England was helped to the tee by a group dressed in matching red, white and blue plus fours.

They were joined by junior captain Marcello Laitt, with all three hitting excellent drives up the middle of the fairway.

The trio have opted jointly to raise money for Dementia UK, plus local charities Sobell House and Silver Star, during their year in charge.

The drive-in was preceded by a nine-hole Texas scramble, when England and Rhymes were part of the winning team.



Midweek Turkey Trot: 1 A Quinn 42pts, 2 A Davies 39, 3 C Varney 37.

Turkey Trot: 1 N Buckingham 40pts, 2 D Wynne-Jones 39 (cb), 3 A Bennett 39.

Captains’ Drive-in (9-hole Texas scramble): 1 B England, P Baker, M Rhymes & L Strange 31.45, 2 P Morley, N Goldsworthy, S White & L Watkins 31.8.