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September 06, 2012 - Image 29

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-09-06

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Wearing their silver medals
are 14U baseball team

players and coaches.



B'nai Israel Synagogue

Maccabi medals earned in golf,
baseball and basketball.

Steve Stein

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Contributing Writer


ere's our first report on how
Detroit athletes fared in the
JCC Maccabi Games held
last month in Rockland County, N.Y.
There will be additional results next

Silver On The Tee
Jacob Taylor had never played a
round of competitive golf before
he teed it up for real in Rockland
And now, after four days, he has
four rounds on his resume on four
courses he'd never seen before.
Because he was the only Detroit
golfer, he didn't have a coach with
him. And he had just seven golf clubs,
including a putter, in his golf bag.
But the 13-year-old loved the
Maccabi experience on and off the
course. And he won a silver medal
in team match play. He also finished
second in closest-to-the-pin contests
on back-to-back days, and he placed
sixth in individual stroke play.
"That was fun. I'd like to play golf
at the Maccabi Games again:' the
Orchard Lake Middle School eighth-
grader said.
He started playing golf seriously
only about a year ago when his family

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Silver medal winner Jacob Taylor
takes a swing.

joined Tam-O-Shanter Country Club
in West Bloomfield, and he's already
had some great golf experiences
besides the Maccabi Games.
He was the standard-bearer for
Fred Funk and Jeff Sluman at the U.S.
Senior Open in July at Indianwood
Golf & Country Club in Orion
Township, and he played a practice
round at Indianwood.

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