Asaf Cohen and Hadas Libman each emerged victorious last week in the men's and women's categories, respectively, at the 2009 Caesarea Golf Club Championship.
The event began on Wednesday at the beautifully manicured course and matches in each category were held over two days, with each round consisting of 36 holes.
The championship, which began in the pouring rain and ended under the sun, culminated with a festive cocktail reception and a dignified ceremony led by Eden Harel. The overall atmosphere at the club proved, once again, that golf is most certainly a sport for the young.
Fourteen-year-old Libman of Caesarea, a student of the Golf Academy, won the ladies' match with a score of 158, while 16-year-old Cohen, of Or Akiva, won the men's match with a score of 155.
Cohen, son of former Israel Champion Avi Cohen, also won the Israel Open last month.
Students of the Golf Academy took home second and third-place finishes as well.
Sixteen-year-old Dor Hacham of Or Akiva came in second with a score of 158, and 16-year-old Ben Friedrich of Hadera came in third with 164.
Eighteen-year-old Laetitia Beck, who is attending a US golf academy, did not return to Israel to take part in the competition. Her mother, Lillian Beck, who participated in the ladies' senior category, came in a net second.
The ladies' seniors' champion was Linda Street.
The men's seniors' champion was Barry Shaked, founder of Retalix.
Duffer Nir Yaron won a weekend for two at the Dan Hotel in Tel Aviv, a gift of the Dan Hotels, sponsors of the Golf Club.
Prizes were awarded by representatives of the sponsoring firms, including: Daniel Goldenberg of the Rothschild Bank, Eric Segal, Director of Avian, and Shmulik Tal of the magazine Cigar.
The event was produced by Tal "Yarok" Ben David from Orin Caesarea - one of those voted out during the third season of the local version of the "Survivor" TV reality show.