Wellington, Fla. – Oct. 4, 2017 – Wellington National Golf Club (WNGC) is pleased to welcome Mr. Ted Strelec as General Manager and Director of Golf at Wellington’s premier golf and country club. Strelec will work closely with the club owners, employees and members to continually improve the golf program and daily operations at Wellington National. With nearly three decades of experience in the golf industry, Wellington National is excited to welcome Ted to the WNGC team.
“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,” remarked Strelec. “The management team at Wellington National plans to create a world-class golf program that’s complemented with a variety of club amenities for the entire family.”
Prior to joining Wellington National, Strelec served as the Director of Golf at Bear Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., a position he held since 2007. Bear Lakes Country Club 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, Fla.
Strelec returned to Bear Lakes Country Club in 1996 with the elevated title of Head Golf Professional. After serving 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 country club hosted the Final Stage of PGA TOUR Qualifying School, with Strelec at the helm as the host professional responsible for all aspects of operation.
“We are so thrilled Ted Strelec will now be associated with Wellington National,” said Doug Marty and Chip Smith, owners of WNGC. “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.”
No stranger to South Florida, Strelec has lived in the region most of his life and has established a deep network of lifelong connections inside and outside of the golf community. Outside of his profession, he has served as the President of the Board for the Jupiter Horsemen’s Association.