John Williams to help compose future of England Golf

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England Golf name president for 2017

John Williams, who has played a key role in running national amateur golf championships, has accepted the nomination to become President of England Golf in 2017.

“To read the list of past presidents is humbling experience,” said Williams. “I am deeply honoured and delighted at this invitation and I’ll do my very best to match the standards set by my predecessors in representing and promoting England Golf.”

Williams will become President Elect for 2016, supporting Martin Rae.

‘I am deeply honoured and delighted’ He took up golf in the late 1970s and joined Barnham Broom  in Norfolk. He relocated to Cambridge and has been a member of Gog Magog for 30 years, captaining the club 2007.

He lives in Royston and is an active member of the Cambridgeshire Area Golf Union.

Williams has been a referee for the English Golf Union and England Golf for the last 10 years and is a past chairman of the championship committee.

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Saying he was looking forward to renewing the contact and relationships with counties and clubs which host England Golf championships, Williams added: “These were aspects of my role as chairman of championships which I so much enjoyed. I’ll be able to express my own and England Golf’s appreciation to all of those who devote so much time, effort and expertise to the amateur game we love.”

As a member of the steering group, Williams helped guide the merger of the EGU and the English Women’s Golf Association to create England Golf. 

He is an active support of England Golf’s strategy to create a brighter future for the game and said in his role as president he will “relish the opportunity to support the many exciting initiatives being taken to address a number of well-known problems facing our game.”

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