Daniel Andrews is BLOCKED from joining elite golf club in Melbourne with members furious with the former Victoria Premier… here’s why

  • Dan Andrews has been blocked from an elite golf club
  • He attempted to join Portsea Golf Club in Melbourne
  • However, the members remain furious with him

Daniel Andrews has suffered an embarrassing defeat after the golfing tragic was blocked from joining one of Melbourne’s most elite clubs by angry members.

The former Victorian premier’s partner Max Beck subtly approached the powerbrokers at Portsea Golf Club to ask if Mr Andrews could become a member.

However, Mr Andrews has been told in no uncertain terms that his chances of becoming a member are non-existent, with early suggestions that he will not even have the option to submit a membership application.

There remains much anger on the Mornington Peninsula over the former Prime Minister’s metropolitan lockdowns during the Covid pandemic, which covered the region despite being 70km from the Melbourne CBD.

“No, they didn’t forgive him,” said former professional golfer Mark Allen.

Dan Andrews has been banned from joining an elite golf club in Melbourne

An avid golfer, Andrews tried to join Portsea Golf Club but was turned away

An avid golfer, Andrews tried to join Portsea Golf Club but was turned away

‘They have not forgiven him and I can tell you this: on Friday evening at the Sorrento Hotel it was the talk of the region and to the point where not only members of Portsea but also members of other clubs said that if he tries to to tie into this somewhere, they just won’t let him.

“Well, remember, on one side of the peninsula they could play and on the other side of the peninsula they couldn’t play.

“Once there is an overwhelming consensus, it is very easy to put a black line through their name,” he said.

Andrews’ friend, property baron Beck, responded to the members’ “narrow-minded” attitude.

“I can’t believe how small-minded people can be,” Beck said.

The Portsea Golf Club (above) is one of Victoria's most elite clubs

The Portsea Golf Club (above) is one of Victoria’s most elite clubs

“It’s just about a guy who wants to play golf and enjoy the rest of his life. It is ridiculous.

‘He has done his utmost for the state with his convictions.

‘I’m very disappointed but we’ll see whether the (Portsea Golf Club) committee takes into account his political beliefs or his personality and his golfing ability – those are the two things they have to judge him on.’