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Gordon Futeran and Mike Ossip scored 42 Stableford points to win the Ga'ash Golf Club 18 hole tournament, beating off a tough challenge from Asher Isso and Kent Paisley who finished on 40 Stableford points.
The morning nine-hole tournament was won by Gadi Iram and Yoram Bernstein on 22 points. Yuval Harari and Aaron Mizrahi, while the pair of Hani Fuchs and Colin Froman were on 20 points with Yuval and Aaron taking second place on the count out.
The event was coordinated by the Jewish Agency to raise funds and awareness for their "Babait Beyahad / At Home-Together" Program for new young Olim and soldier immigrants.
The program is a unique national project bringing together new immigrants with Israelis and veteran olim, in local communities throughout the country.
The tournament was a better-ball Stableford, 75 percent handicap format, with nearly 40 golfers playing in the nine-hole tournament and a full field of 60 golfers competing in the 18-hole afternoon tournament.
The moving prize giving ceremony was held in the beautiful gardens of the Ga'ash Golf Club, at sunset, where the Chairman of the Jewish Agency, Ze'ev Bielski assisted the dedicated volunteers to announce the winners.
Present were several "lone soldier" Olim, and members of their Israeli "adoptive" families.
These soldiers, both men and women olim, presented the trophies to the winners.
Bielski also welcomed the South African Ambassador Fumanekile (Fumie) Gqiba who played in the tournament.