The chairman of the council hit a divot in the opening shot of this year's Epping Forest District Council Chairman’s charity golf day.

Held at Chigwell Golf Club on July 3, Cllr Richard Bassett apologised for the shot and then led 24 golfers made up of councillors, officers and former employees around the course.

The golfers raised £783 for the Chairman’s chosen charities, which included Epping Forest Community Transport, a local charity which meets the needs of people who are unable to use conventional public transport.

Cllr Bassett said: “It was a fabulously sunny day and the standard of the golf was very high.

"Congratulations to Trevor Johnson, David Clifton, Wendy MacLeod and Steve Smith on their respective victories.

"A fun day was had by all and even better still – a sizeable amount was raised.

"Thank you to everyone that took part and helped raise funds for such worthy causes.”