Ex-air Force Chief Takes Top Prize at Israeli Golf Tourney

Eliezer Shkedy proves as adept at birdies as he was with 'iron birds' in the 2000s.

Eliezer Shkedy (left) and Meir Dor show off their trophies at Ga'ash Golf Club, January 2016.
Shmulik Futeran

Eliezer Shkedy, the former chief of the Israel Air Force and CEO of El Al , continues to fly high after winning the 2015 Champion of Champions competition at Ga'ash Golf Club earlier this week.

Shkedy bested the field of 16 players, all winners of individual tournaments last year, with a net 73 in the howling winds.

Meir Dor and Greg Elliot both had net 74, with Dor taking the runners-up spot on the count back.

Nearest to the pin prize went to Gill Sadeghi.