Sometimes golf clubs are accused of being behind the times, but not Crow Nest Park as the club’s new captains have embraced the latest technology and trends, and posted ‘selfies’ of themselves enjoying an entertaining Captains’ Drive In Day.

Club captain Mick Wolfenden, lady captain Julie Langfield, rabbit captain Mick Tiffany, senior captain Glynn Harrison and junior captain Jacob Roche all drove into office in front of 130 members. Despite the large audience, each of them hit a commendable drive.

The event was followed by a nine-hole Texas scramble. The winning team, with a score of seven under par, was Steve Atkinson, Paul Noble, Stephen Horsfall and Les Holmes.

The course conditions were remarkably good, taking into account the downpour which had closed the course only 24 hours before the big day.

After the competition, the members gathered in numbers to hear each Captain make a welcome speech and see Mick Wolfenden presented with his green jacket.

General manager Les Holmes said; “Overall it was a day blessed with fine weather which will live long in the memories of all of the club’s captains for the year 2014/15.”

IF anyone would rather play golf than sit in a traffic jam heading slowly for the coast on the May Day Bank Holiday, then Marsden Golf Club has the answer.

Tee times are still available after 12 noon for the Mixed Open Greensomes competition on Monday, May 5.

Entry fee is £14 a couple, and there is a handicap limits 20 for men and 30 for ladies.

Anyone interested should contact competition secretary Patricia Lunn on 07833 500758 or e-mail .