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Swinging Success: The 2023 Maccabi Golf Championships Recap

The Maccabi Golf Jewish Victorian Championships 2023 at the esteemed Cranbourne Golf Club was nothing short of a grand spectacle. The turnout matched pre-COVID levels, making it a landmark event in more ways than one.

One of the most extraordinary aspects of the Championships was the age range of participants. The youngest golfer, Daphne Lewis, showed incredible prowess despite being just 6 years old, while George Oschlack, at the age of 97, displayed a level of skill that many younger golfers would envy. The Championships offered an awe-inspiring spectacle of talent that spanned over 90 years, proving that the love for this timeless sport knows no age limit.

A special note of thanks to Cranbourne Golf Club for hosting the event. The course was meticulously maintained, offering perfect playing conditions that contributed greatly to the day’s success.

Celebrating the Champions

Overall Winner: Tony Beaconsfield

Tony Beaconsfield stood out with an exceptional score of 80 off the stick, with a handicap of 7. His remarkable performance set the tone for the day.

Other Divisional Winners

  • Women’s Division: Nicole Sandler took the top spot with 35 points, followed by Elana Green who scored 32.
  • C-Grade: Ian Gelbart just edged out George Oschlack with a score of 37 to George’s 36.
  • B-Grade: Ben Schwartz won on a countback against Malcolm Rayne, both having scored 36 points.
  • A-Grade: Simon Fisher finished first with 39 points, ahead of Peter Janovic who scored 36.

The Maccabi Golf Jewish Victorian Championships 2023 was a memorable experience, filled with moments of outstanding skill, sportsmanship, and community spirit. A heartfelt thank you goes to Cranbourne Golf Club for hosting and to everyone who participated and contributed to making the event a resounding success.

Head to our Facebook page for the full photo album to relive the magic: PHOTO ALBUM

Future Events and Announcements

Maccabi Golf encourages all golf enthusiasts to mark their calendars for the upcoming inter-club teams event. Additional details can be found here.


President of Maccabi Golf Club, Peter Janovic, with the 2023 Maccabi Golf Victorian Champs:

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