The Wellington National Golf Club recently welcomed Ted Strelec as general manager and director of golf. Strelec will work closely with the club owners, employees and members to continually improve the golf program and daily operations.
“My goal at Wellington National is to combine my 27 years of experience in the private golf club industry with a lifelong passion for customer service to create a member experience second to none,” Strelec said. “The management team at Wellington National plans to create a world-class golf program that’s complemented by a variety of club amenities for the entire family.”
Previously, Strelec served as the director of golf at the Bear Lakes Country Club, a position he held since 2007. Bear Lakes gave him his start in golf nearly 30 years ago, hiring Strelec as a young high school graduate for the role of outside operations assistant under the mentorship of Kevin Murphy, who is currently head golf professional at the famed McArthur Golf Club in Hobe Sound.
Strelec returned to Bear Lakes in 1996 with the elevated title of head golf professional. After serving in that role for 10 years, Strelec was promoted to director of golf. Since that time, Strelec’s role at the 36-hole facility included creating and managing a robust event schedule with approximately 90 annual events. In 2009, the club hosted the Final Stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying School, with Strelec at the helm as the host professional responsible for all aspects of the operation.
“We are so thrilled Ted Strelec will now be associated with Wellington National,” Wellington National owners Doug Marty and Chip Smith said. “His reputation for excellence as a golf professional and management leader speaks for itself, and we have high hopes that he will be an invaluable asset to our club as it continues to develop.”