The two golf squads which will be representing Team Maccabi GB at this summer’s European Maccabi Games have been announced.
The two squads – open and masters – contain a mixture of new and experienced golfing talent and will look to managers Russell Nathan (masters) and Ben Brownson (open) to guide them to glory alongside their playing duties.
Sports Chair Ben Green returns to the role he oversaw at the 19th Maccabiah Games 2013 in Israel. One player who hopes that history repeats itself is Zak Talbot, who won the men’s open handicap gold in Vienna at the 2011 EMG’s. Great Britain’s golfers performed exceptionally well four years ago earning a total of 16 medals, including a team gold.
Speaking about the two squads and his expectations for Berlin, Green, said: “This year we are taking a fresh team of talent with an open-minded and enthusiastic outlook on the entire Maccabi experience. Our Masters and Open teams feature a mixture of talented players from across the country. The team includes previous leaders and competitors from other sports, along with those who have good competition experience.
“Our aim is a repeat of the gold medal haul we achieved in Vienna [in 2011], across all team and individual categories. The best part about representing Great Britain at an International Games is the spirit, togetherness and sense of family the Maccabi experience brings. There is always a special feeling representing Team MGB and this will show in both our competitive and social spirit.”
Chair: Ben Green
Manager: Russell Nathan
Manager: Ben Brownson