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Players Pay Tribute to Major Figure in Israeli Golf

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Gaash Golf Course paid tribute to Yeruham Shafat.Credit: Gaash Golf Club

Gaash Golf Club hosted a tournament in memory of the late Yeruham Shafat last week, with Dave Haskell emerging as the A division winner following a closely contested competition.

A full field of 68 golfers paid tribute to Shafat by playing in an individual stableford competition with shotgun start.

The A division were players with a 0-15 handicap. Haskell edged out Noam Shultz by one stableford point, finishing with 19 points.

Yehudit Merdler and Solly Dreman both had 20 points in the B division, with Merdler taking first place on the countback.

Dani Seker claimed the prize for being nearest to the pin.

It was a good day for Gill Sadeghi, who scored a hole in one on the par-3 fourth hole, playing 109 meters (357 feet).

Yeruham Shafat passed away a year ago at the age of 75. He is remembered for his devotion to Gaash Golf Club, and to golf in Israel in general. He was a member of the committee at the Israel Golf Federation for many years. He was a devoted family man and keen artist, who also promoted the playing of chess among the young in his community.

At the moving prize-giving ceremony, the prizes were presented by club captain Avi Dagan and Ruthi Shafat, Yeruham’s widow.

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