Congleton Golf Club has appointed its first female president – Dinah Danks – in 115 years.

Danks has been a member at the club since 1972 along with her husband, John.

She was lady captain in 1981 and has won a variety of competitions over the years including the silver jubilee trophy in 1993 and the past captains’ trophy in 2006.

Congleton was founded in 1898 when a group of some 20 gentlemen enthusiasts met at the Lion & Swan and decided that “Congleton should have a course and that its locality should be not west of the Lion & Swan and near to the railway”.