(photo credit: Courtesy)
It was the extra effort put in by the Ga’ash Golf Club and its members that made
the annual charity tournament in aid NATAL, the Israeli trauma center for
victims of terror and war, such a great success.
The format of the event
was an individual stableford divided into three divisions and played over 9
holes, with a record field of 120 golfers taking part.
In the A Division,
three golfers – Itzik Ashkenazi, Avi Dekel and Ilan Cohen – all finished with 20
stableford points, with Ashkenazi taking first place on the countback, followed
by Dekel and Cohen.
The B Division also had four players tie on 20
points. After the countback, first place went to Udi Ilan, second went to Alex
Okon, and Hugo Wainstein snagged third.
The C Division also found a
three-way knot with a trio golfers on 19 stableford points. On the countback,
first went to Elisha Hillel, second to Marion Feigel, and third place went to
Nearest-to-the-pin prizes went to Salo Levy and Itamar
NATAL chairwomen Yehudit Recanati thanked Ga’ash CEO Gili Peleg for
volunteering the use of the course to host this important competition and also
thanked Titleist Israel CEO Tzika Kliffer for giving each player a sleeve of
balls and providing the prizes for the tournament.
The Ga’ash golfers are
now looking forward to the Mercedes competition, in which the winner of the
drive contenst will receive an invitation to be a guest of Mercedes at the 2013
Open Championship in Scotland.