Elwyn Ellis, a past president of Cheshire, has been installed as president of The English Golf Union (EGU) at its Annual General Meeting at Woodhall Spa.

Ellis, who was born in Stockport in 1927, succeeds Norman Forrest at the helm of the EGU and is looking forward to his new role.

“I haven’t any particular schemes or targets to see happen in 2010 apart from England successes on the fairways,” said Ellis. “I will support all the teams but I’d particularly like to see victories in the European Men’s Team Championships and the Eisenhower Trophy, while I’m really looking forward to visiting the Masters.”

spent most of his early years in Lytham St Anne’s and learned to play golf at Lytham Green Drive, but his business career in the textile industry took him to Manchester.

He joined Prestbury Golf Club in 1956 and is now an Honorary Life Member, having been captain in 1979 and president in 1980. He is also a member of Royal Lytham and St Anne’s and Royal Dornoch.

Ellis joined the Cheshire Executive in 1985, was county president in 1989 and chairman of the Northern Group of the EGU from 1996-98. He spent a long spell on the EGU Council representing Cheshire and is now a vice president and trustee of the Cheshire Union of Golf Clubs.

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