Winners Shaun Kessel, Eddy Hoffman and Mike Ossip who came second
Once again ESRA is indebted to the management of the Gaash Golf Club for allowing the use of their course for our annual golf competition, which was held this year on Wednesday afternoon, September 2.
The course was in superb condition. Fewer players than in previous years took part, probably due to the excessive heat this summer.
The main beneficiary of the competition (other than ESRA, of course) was Eddy Hoffman (of Herzliya Pituach). Eddy, due to a late withdrawal, played as a pivot in a three-ball with relative newcomer Shlomo Kessel* (of Pardes Hana) as one partner, and veteran ex-champion Mike Ossip (of Kfar Saba). Hoffman and Kessel won the tournament with 46 Stableford points; Hoffman and Ossip were runners-up with 42 points. Shmuel Almagor (from Kadima) took the nearest to the pin prize (on the short holes).
After the competition the golfers enjoyed a tasty light supper catered by the resident restaurant at the Golf Club.
Finally, at the prize giving and raffle draw, ESRA’s co-chair Baruch Tanaman briefly addressed the golfers.
* Shlomo Kessel is my second cousin - his father and grandfather were excellent golfers.