It’s last drinks for ‘Maz’
After 30 years behind the bar at Byron Bay Golf Club, Marilyn ‘Maz’ Meisel has pulled her last beer for thirsty golfers.
At a special farewell presentation staged by lady golfers last Friday, Marilyn recalled her first days working in the clubhouse, which she said was only half the size of today’s club.
She was the only woman behind the bar then and she remembered it as being a ‘bit daunting’.
Working a lot of night shifts as she did wasn’t always easy, Marilyn said.
In her 30 years at the club, she recalled having only two New Year’s Eve nights off – one of those was for her daughter’s 21st birthday.
But she said she had met some great people and was leaving with a lot of good memories.
“I have enjoyed working here and the club has been very good to me,” she said.
In retirement, Marilyn plans to enjoy art, music, nature ‘and life itself’.
“I have beautiful Byron Bay as my playground, so how can I go wrong?” she said.
“I am sad to go, but I know it’s time.”