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Introducing the club’s new GM – Russell Thomas

St. Mellons Golf Club are delighted to announce that we have appointed Russell Thomas as the new General Manager of the club. Russell will begin his role on February 1st 2023.

Here’s a message from Russell, introducing himself to all of our members:

“Hello – I’m Russell Thomas and I will be starting as your General Manager from 1st February. I hope to bring 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 come to you having spent the
last seven years at The Glamorganshire. During my time there, I have 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.

Having accomplished all of the above, I felt the time was right for a new assignment and the timing of the vacancy at St Mellons was ideal. Born, raised and still living in nearby Rogerstone means that this is a local club to me and no doubt I will know quite a few of you already.

On arriving, I aim to help the new Board, Staff and Membership take St Mellons forward together. 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. I look forward to getting started and meeting you all soon.

Kind regards



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