THE most imaginative club when it comes to celebrating a captain's drive-in must be Vicars Cross.
Last year's captain David Stod-dart dressed as a gangster while the lady captain Anne Mark, a former nurse, was given a salute of bedpan liners.
In years previous, captains have been known to arrive on the first tee for their traditional drive-in on tractors, motorcycle combinations, double-decker buses and even a rowing boat!
This year didn't disappoint either, as Jim Cleland and Dr Helen Coan took to their posts in memorable style.
Jim, originally from Scotland, was dressed up in a ginger wig, a Tam O'Shanter and Scottish tartan as he was driven to the first tee on the green-keeper's buggy by
club president Malcolm Smith.
The 20-handicapper then drove off watched by more than 100 members before a shotgun competition.
Not to be outdone, Helen's year got under way in similarly fine style.
Because Helen helps her husband with environmental projects at the Tarvin Road course, fellow members decided to dress her up in Wellington boots, a hard hat and high-visibility jacket.
A winner of the club's ladies championship several times and a regular in the ladies' 'A' team, Helen and her husband Bob are also involved with the junior section. nSee Sport in Detail on pages 66-67 for all the latest scores from clubs across the county.