Fulwell Golf Club have broken with tradition and moved into the 21st century by appointing a woman as its club captain for the first time in its history.

Carol Stokes officially takes up the post at the 111-year-old club today having been elected last year.

“I’m very proud to be the first lady to captain the club,” said the 69-year-old.

“I never thought it would happen, but we have finally got equality at our club.”

Stokes, who lives in Hampton, has chosen to support Twickenham0based charity Otakar Kraus Music Trust.