Games We Play: Sidi and Goldsmith scramble to the top

Pair scored a net-60; two other pairs finished with net-64s.

golfers 298.88 (photo credit: Courtesy Photo)
golfers 298.88
(photo credit: Courtesy Photo)
Limor Sidi and Daniel Goldsmith finished in first place at the Ga'ash Golf Club's annual Texas Scramble tournament on Sunday. A total of 60 golfers came out on a beautiful, sunny day for the tournament, whose format is well suited for Purim as it provides an easy-going and festive atmosphere with an excellent opportunity for low scores. The players, who of course were wearing costumes, all teed off at the same time at the sound of a horn, a shotgun start. Texas Scramble pairs two players together at 25% of their handicap, and allows both players to hit their next stroke from the best position that either one of the partners achieved. Sidi and Goldsmith scored a net-60, while two pairs, Cyril and Norma Kaufman and Isaac and Rima Rachamim, finished with net-64s. The Kaufmans were awarded second place on a count-out. Cyril Kaufman earned the nearest-to-the-pin prize, supplied by the Wine Center at Ga'ash, by hitting to within 41 centimeters of the 120-meter, par-3 hole No. 4. On the 160m, par-3 hole No. 9, Goldsmith was 60cm away from the pin, and Moshe Shlomovitz got to within 5.67m off the 164m, par-3 hole No. 14. On Friday, Avi Farkash beat Norma Kaufman on the 18th hole, and Avi Dagan defeated Judy Reefe, also on the 18th hole, in the "A" Division semifinals of the 2006/07 knock-out tournament. The Ga'ash Golf Club is now preparing for an Individual Stableford tournament to be held on March 13.