Firefighters master the fairway

Cranbourne Leading Firefighter Daniel Hodge has taken out this year’s CFA Golf Club Masters Tournament at Tasmania’s world-renowned Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links.


Daniel Hodge has won this year's CFA Masters Golf Tournament.

This year 19 players flew to Tasmania to compete in the annual three-day tournament. 

Daniel won convincingly by six shots, and for his efforts took home the Masters Trophy, the coveted Masters Tartan Jacket and golfing gift vouchers.

The CFA Golf Club has more than 120 members and holds activities every eight weeks. Players range in age from 12 to 80 and come from across CFA as well as MFB and Victoria Police. Friends and family of CFA people also often attend.

The CFA Masters is the club’s premier event and has taken the team to courses in Victoria, NSW and Tasmania in recent years. The event is limited to 24 and is played across three days with different category prizes up for grabs including Individual Stableford, Pairs and Ambrose 4s.

The winner of the Masters is determined by the outcome of the Individual Stableford over two rounds. There are also prizes for Nearest the Pins and Longest Drives each day. 

CFA Golf Club Manager and Senior Station Officer at Cranbourne Ricky Read said the club meant a lot to its members.

“We have been formally affiliated with the CFA Sports and Recreation Association for more than six years now but before that we existed in an informal sense,” Ricky said.

“Our membership includes CFA volunteers, career staff, PTA staff, retired CFA members as well as other agency members including MFB and Victoria Police.

“We’ve had some members participate in more than 50 events which is fantastic achievement.

“The club is a great way to stay active, relieve stress - or create it - and meet other CFA people and share a common interest in golf.” 

The CFA Golf Club is custodian of the Max ‘Curly’ Owen Memorial Golf Day, an event that honours the memory of Max Owen, a former OIC and Regional Officer of Region 26 (now Region 8).

More than 40 players participate in the event each year at the Portsea Golf Club. This year’s event is being held on 3 December.

“Max was not only a keen golfer, his career and actions left a lasting legacy with CFA,” Ricky said.

“He was a strong advocate of bringing CFA people together and the event is played with his spirit of camaraderie.”

To join the club or be added to the CFA Golf Club mailing list, email the Golf admin team at

Author: Shaunnagh O'Loughlin