Sally takes a bow at Newton Green

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A year of slings and arrows could be on the horizon for Newton Green Golf Club’s new ladies’ captain, Sally Cade.

She hails from Nottingham, and dressed up as Robin Hood for her frosty morning drive-in.

Friar Tuck, Maid Marion, the Sheriff of Nottingham and a whole host of other characters from the forest turned up to support the recently retired Colchester school games teacher.

The big crowd on the first tee then saw her hit an arrow-like drive of long bow proportions down the fairway. The opening shot of her season travelled 194 yards, a record for a ladies’ drive-in at the club, and beat a few drives by some incoming male captains in recent years.

Before starting her season, Cade watched retiring captain Sheila Walter conclude her year by putting out on the 18th green.

Drive-in results, 10-hole Stableford: 53 Angela Chapman and Susan Sills, 51 Sue Thurgate and Pat Walsh, 50 (ocb) Glenys Grove and Clarice Chittenden, 50 Pat Hawkins and Sue Hobbs.