St Mellons Golf Club

Meet our officials

Learn more about the club officials here at St. Mellons Golf Club. To get in touch with any of our officials, please contact the club directly here.

Terry Borley

Club President

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Russell Thomas

General Manager

I’m Russell Thomas and I am General Manager of St Mellons Golf Club. I bring to the role a wealth of experience gained over the last 16 years working as a golf club manager to benefit St Mellons.

As well as having managed Newport, Cardiff & Thurlestone golf clubs, I have spent the last seven years at The Glamorganshire. During my time there, I helped it to grow into one of the premier clubs in South Wales appointing a new Head Professional, Course & Grounds Manager and Clubhouse Manager. I also supported a project team on major developments including an extensive bunker improvement programme, brand new car-park and the upgrading of the facilities around the Clubhouse. Those of you who regularly play at The Glamorganshire may have notice these changes.

As a result of such progress, the Club has a much-increased annual turnover, greater member satisfaction, a waiting list and an entrance fee. I am very proud of these achievements particularly as they come on the back of the difficult experiences we all went through during the pandemic. I aim to help the new Board, Staff and Membership take St Mellons forward together and hopefully replicate my successes mentioned. I know that the Club is well-established and held in high regard both locally and nationally and I will do all that I can to both enhance the reputation and further it.

Born, raised and still living in nearby Rogerstone means that this is a local club to me. Outside of golf in my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife Sarah and two sons Meirion & Emyr and I also enjoy playing cricket for Rogerstone CC and am currently in the Wales Over 50’s squad (having only just reached that age!!)

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Peter Borley

Chairman / Director

MD of my own company, long time member of the club.
I see myself as a leader and dealer in hope.

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Simon Dibley


CEO to a global events company, Director of property companies, Founder & Charity Trustee of ( UDO IT), Supports various charities through organising events & fund raisers, St Mellons golf member since 2018, Likes to travel the World, Keen sports person. 

Tony Shanahan

Finance Director

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Brian Trendell


DAD // Retired // Very Av Golfer // Lifelong Chelsea FC supporter // Recent Dragons Rugby
follower // Corporate Acquisition / Expansion // Delivery of £M Business Solutions, MIS and Complex
IT Infrastructure; IT Security solutions in both Private & Public Sectors // Business Change; Risk;
Issue management // Past Golf Club Captain // Advised on Golf Club Strategy, Policy; Operation in a
“one club” ethos.

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Nicholas Parkin


I am married with 2 grown up children and I have been a member of St. Mellons Golf Club for over 15 years. I worked in the utility sector my entire working life and held several senior positions. During this time, I gained a wealth of knowledge and experience that I’m sure I can put to good use as a member of the management board.

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Marc Anderton


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Gurnam Bhogal

Mens Captain

I was born in Mtwara in Tanzania. My early childhood spent in Nairobi, Kenya. I went to Cantonian High School in 1972 and then studied in UWIST University of Wales. qualifying as a Pharmacist in 1979. I started my own practice in the area of Rumney in 1980 and I have worked in the area as a Community Pharmacist for 43 years.

I played Hockey for South Wales Boys, at University level and for Cardiff Hockey Club. I regularly play Badminton, Table tennis and enjoy Indian classical music.

I took up golf in 1983 and became a member of St Mellons Golf Club in March 1983. Hence I have been a member for 41 years. I feel highly honoured and privileged to be the Men’s Captain for 2024/2025.

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Gill Rees

Lady Captain

I was introduced to golf by my father whilst I was a PE teacher in my thirties. He was a member of St Mellons so I naturally joined here. I love all sports but golf is the one sport I have stuck with over the years. We have a fantastic, challenging golf course, a welcoming membership and a great professional team that run all aspects of the club.

I enjoy the competitive side of golf but know that really I’m a “happy” golfer that is out for enjoyment and wants others to enjoy it too.

I am proud to be ladies captain and look forward to representing the members and St Mellons Golf Club in this our Diamond Jubilee year.

Course Status:

Course Open - Buggies & Trolley permitted
Updated: May 29, 2024, 06:37 am

Please call the course condition hotline for up-to-date information 01633 680408 #1