General Manager’s Tee Time

Join me on the first Thursday of every month…

Hi, my name is Adam Cecil and I am the General Manager of beautiful Merewether Golf Club in Newcastle NSW.

I invite you to join me for 10 holes of golf at 12:45pm on the first Thursday of every month. Whether you’re new to the area, looking to transfer to our club, want to check out our course as a potential sponsor, or just to have a chat, please click here to email me personally to arrange a suitable date. (please include reasons for wanting to play in the General Manager’s tee time)

Although I am a registered Golf Pro, I can still hit my fair share of bad shots and need just as much practice as everyone else. Please come along and enjoy a nice round with me. PS. To my previous students – this is not a coaching opportunity .

I look forward to hearing from you

Regards,
Adam Cecil
General Manager,
Merewether Golf Club

General Manager’s Tee Time

Join me on the first Thursday of every month…

Hi, my name is Adam Cecil and I am the General Manager of beautiful Merewether Golf Club in Newcastle NSW.

I invite you to join me for 10 holes of golf at 12:45pm on the first Thursday of every month. Whether you’re new to the area, looking to transfer to our club, want to check out our course as a potential sponsor, or just to have a chat, please click here to email me personally to arrange a suitable date. (please include reasons for wanting to play in the General Manager’s tee time)

Although I am a registered Golf Pro, I can still hit my fair share of bad shots and need just as much practice as everyone else. Please come along and enjoy a nice round with me. PS. To my previous students – this is not a coaching opportunity .

I look forward to hearing from you

Regards,
Adam Cecil
General Manager,
Merewether Golf Club

Functions

For your special event there’s nowhere quite like Merewether Golf Club – one of Newcastle’s premier function venues. We are located in the heart of Newcastle, 10 minutes from Newcastle’s famous the beaches, pretty much 10 minutes from anywhere in Newcastle.

Functions

Functions

For your special event there’s nowhere quite like Merewether Golf Club – one of Newcastle’s premier function venues. We are located in the heart of Newcastle, 10 minutes from Newcastle’s famous the beaches, pretty much 10 minutes from anywhere in Newcastle.

Functions

MGC Development

Merewether Golf Club has approved plans for a multimillion-dollar redevelopment including a new clubhouse and Seniors Living apartments and Wellness Centre.

Development

Clubhouse

Merewether Golf Club has launched plans for a multimillion-dollar redevelopment including a new clubhouse and Seniors Living apartments and Wellness Centre.

Development

Reciprocal Clubs

​Merewether is proud to have reciprocal member arrangements with the following clubs.

Brighton Lakes GC

43 Brickmakers Drive,
Moorebank NSW 2170
(02) 9195 1000
reception@brightonlakesrgc.com.au


Cabramatta GC

Cabramatta Rd E,
Cabramatta NSW 2166
9602 1516


Duntryleague GC

Woodward Street,
Orange
(02) 6362 4072


Foster Tuncurry GC

Strand Street
Forster NSW 2428
02 6554 6799


Kempsey GC

30 Macleay Valley Way
South Kempsey 2440
02-6562 6291
info@kempseygolfclub.com.au


Mudgee GC

21 Robertson St,
Mudgee NSW 2850
(02) 6372 1811


Moss Vale GC

38-48 Arthur Street,
Moss Vale  NSW  2577
02 4868 1811
admin@mossvalegolfclub.com.au


Moore Park GC

Cnr Anzac Pde & Cleveland St
Moore Park Sydney NSW
(02) 9663 1064
info@mpgolf.com.au


South West Rocks Country Club

2 Sportsman’s Way
South West Rocks NSW 2431
(02) 6566 6252
enquiries@rockscountryclub.com.au


Taree Country Club

121 Wingham Road,
Taree NSW 2430
(02) 6539 4000
hello@clubtaree.com.au


Tura Beach Country Club

5 The Fairway,
Tura Beach NSW 2548
(02) 6495 9002


Wollongong Golf ClubWollongong Golf Club

151-161 Corrimal Street
Wollongong NSW 2500
02 4222 3114
reception@wollongonggolfclub.com.au


Gold Creek CC

50 Curran Dr,
Nicholls ACT 2913
(02) 6123 0600

Yering Meadows GC

178-180 Victoria Rd,
Yering VIC 3770
(03) 9738 9000
ym.reception@yeringmeadows.com.au


Yarra Valley CC

9-15 Templestowe Road
Bulleen  VIC  3105
(03) 9850 6311

Mackay GC

Mackay-Bucasia Rd,
Beaconsfield QLD 4740
(07) 4942 1521
manager@mackaygolf.com.au

Waneroo CC

44 Flynn Dr,
Neerabup WA 6031
08 9405 3677
admin@wgc.net.au

Tasmania GC

1420 Tasman Hwy
Cambridge TAS 7170
(03) 6248 5098
golf@tasmaniagolfclub.com.au


Howick Golf Club

32 Musick Point Road,
Bucklands Beach, 2012, New Zealand
+64 9-535 1001


Merewether Golf Club Board and Management Team

Club President

Phil Merrigan

EMAIL PRESIDENT

Director

Anthony d’Arcy

EMAIL DIRECTOR

Director

Bruce Arnott

EMAIL DIRECTOR

Director 

Will Stubbs

EMAIL DIRECTOR

Director

Aaron Spalding

EMAIL CAPTAIN

Club Treasurer

Graeme Downing

EMAIL TREASURER

Club Captain 

Steve Abercrombie

EMAIL DIRECTOR

General Manager 

Adam Cecil

EMAIL MANAGER

Course Superintendent 

Damien Murrell

EMAIL SUPER

Club Professional

Peter Johnston

EMAIL CLUB PRO

Honorary Solicitor

 Sam Roberts

Roberts Legal website

Becoming a Board Member

A board position seems very attractive, looks prestigious and the ultimate of importance in our club. No doubt being a director is a wonderful position to hold. It is, however, one that should not be entered into without a high regard for the responsibilities, accountability, and enormity that comes with the territory.

The logical question that people who have a desire or are being encouraged to enter the boardroom is ‘how do I know when I’m ready to join the board?’

There are no hard and fast rules or legal requirements to getting on the board (only those of being over 18 years of age and not a bankrupt).

Our Constitution sets out the guidelines for eligibility and the nomination process, however, there are some considerations that you need to make from a personal perspective (the business perspective is another post entirely!).

Some of these are ‘must haves’ and some of these are ‘helpful to have’.

Must Haves

  • Ideally directors should possess experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Business Operation
    • Management
    • Public Administration
    • Marketing
    • Accounting
    • Law
  • A desire to contribute beyond your day job.
    • Often referred to as having a “desire to give back”. This usually comes from wanting to contribute to an organisation that has given you a fantastic experience, or to utilise your expertise in a meaningful way.
    • The time commitment required from directors varies across the board and director roles. You need to be conscious that you will have to invest your time over-and-above physically attending the regular board meeting.
    • You need to make time to read board reports, participate on a board committee or two, stay abreast of the industry, keep yourself updated with changes and trends across the legislation and business landscapes, and maintain a working level of knowledge and skill in your area of expertise.
    • Make sure your schedule has the capacity for full commitment to a board before you join.
    • A connection to or passion for the organisation’s cause. Being a director involves investing of time and energy to the purpose and objectives of the organisation. You want to be incredibly aligned both in purpose and values with what the club is trying to achieve. This alignment helps to keep you engaged, focused, and energised with your director work.
  • Aptitude for board work
    • Even though there is no minimum legal qualification for being on a board, you should have a strong working understanding of corporate governance. Previous Board experience is highly recommended.
    • A readiness to invest in growing your director and board knowledge and skills. Being a director requires ongoing education. Learning throughout your board career will be through a combination of formal, informal, and on-the-job training. It will benefit you to undertake formal director development prior to joining a board, or very shortly after you find yourself in the director seat.
    • Completion of the AICD Company Directors course is desirable to help in developing skills to facilitate sound decision making and imparting best governance practices.
    • A level of comfort congruent with the level of responsibility and accountability that comes with the position of director. As a director, you open yourself up to liability.

Helpful to Have

In addition to the above must-haves, it helps you to have:

  • A skillset needed on the board, or value to the organisation. Your expertise and professional experience will generally be the reason you join the board. It helps to know what skillset the board is looking for or requires. This is generally noted in the board vacancy advertisement or through some simple research looking at the existing board and senior organisational staff and the organisation’s strategic plan.
  • A supportive network who can champion you on to boards and/or make the right introductions. You don’t need to have connections to get on the board; however, having a strong network who can enhance experience and knowledge is a great assistance to yourself and the Board.
  • A supportive family and workplace that enables you to invest the time required on your board. Having the time to invest into a board will usually mean less time at work, at home, and/or with friends. Having people around you that support you will make your board journey and experience even more rewarding. Board service is a sacrifice, so make sure it’s a sacrifice worth making.

We hope these considerations help you to answer the question ‘how do I know when I’m ready to join a board?’.

As you can see, there’s not one simple answer for everybody; but there are certainly considerations that everybody should be making.

Club History

Merewether Golf Club was founded in 1933, making it one of the oldest golf clubs in Newcastle region. Merewether golf course has seen many changes over its 85 year history.

1933

First men’s captain F.J.Rourke hits off from the original 2nd tee, facing west in 1933.

1933

First men’s captain F.J.Rourke hits off from the original 2nd tee, facing west in 1933.

1935

The first club house at the eastern end of the course near the first tee cost 50pounds to construct and 200 to fit out for the members’ comfort.

1935

The first club house at the eastern end of the course near the first tee cost 50pounds to construct and 200 to fit out for the members’ comfort.

1936

A ladies’ group tees off, probably from the original 3rd tee looking west towards Brunker Road.

‘‘I can remember the course in 1936 only as a gravel hill, we had to tee up on every shot back then. ’’ Mrs Perry.

1936

A ladies’ group tees off, probably from the original 3rd tee looking west towards Brunker Road.

‘‘I can remember the course in 1936 only as a gravel hill, we had to tee up on every shot back then. ’’ Mrs Perry.

1965

How the old clubhouse looked in 1965 after 30years of additions, as the club prepared to leave it to enter a new clubhouse in the current location which cost 80,000 pounds.

1965

How the old clubhouse looked in 1965 after 30 years of additions, as the club prepared to leave it to enter a new clubhouse in the current location which cost 80,000 pounds.

1965

The new club house just after it was opened in 1965 - such luxury!

1965

The new club house just after it was opened in 1965 - such luxury!

1983

Looking east towards the site of the old club house down the 10th fairway to the 6th green in 1983 with the course now more park land than links.

1983

Looking east towards the site of the old club house down the 10th fairway to the 6th green in 1983 with the course now more park land than links.

Contact Us

If you require assistance in regards to any matter of Club business, please contact us here.

Contact Us

Contact Us

If you require assistance in regards to any matter of Club business, please contact us here.

Contact Us

Gamble Responsibly

Merewether Golf Club is committed to delivering responsible gambling services in a safe and friendly environment.

For the majority of people, gambling is a form of entertainment and recreation. For some, gambling can unfortunately have a negative effect on their lives.

Merewether Golf Club has a broad range of support services available and we encourage patrons to make use of these services whenever needed. Merewether Golf Club staff and management are also always available to assist.

Gamble Responsibly

Merewether Golf Club is committed to delivering responsible gambling services in a safe and friendly environment.

For the majority of people, gambling is a form of entertainment and recreation. For some, gambling can unfortunately have a negative effect on their lives.

Merewether Golf Club has a broad range of support services available and we encourage patrons to make use of these services whenever needed. Merewether Golf Club staff and management are also always available to assist.

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