The Zahal Disabled Veterans Organization Golf Team, which operates under the supervision of Beit Halochem Haifa, brought great pride and honor to the ZDVO and Beit Halochem.
At the German Open Golf Championship for Disabled Players in different categories (held yesterday, July 12, 2015 in Munich), Shlomo Ivgy, a member of the ZDVO golf team, came in First Place in the category of wheelchair-bound players who play using a “Paragolfer.” [The Paragolfer is a mechanized chair which enables them to play standing up like a regular, standing player.]
Israeli Consul to south Germany, Dan Shachar, attended the event, wherein 75 players took part in the championship. Of these, 20 were arm amputees, 30 have leg disabilities, 8 were wheelchair-bound, along with golfers who are blind or have various other disabilities.Participants came from Finland, Italy, France, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Austria, Switzerland, as well as Israel. The seven member ZDVO Golf Team included Moti Bignitz, Yoram Kichel, Makbel Shofania, Eli Shrira, Bario Chayoun, Shlomo Ivgy, and Moti Cohen, along with Team Coach, Tamar Partosh.
The Haifa Beit Halochem Golf Team plays under the auspices of the Caesarea Golf Club where it regularly holds its practices alongside regular golfers.
There’s no doubt that the recently held “Israeli Golfers with Zahal Disabled Veterans” Golf Tournament, which took place at the Caesarea Golf Club 10 days before, contributed greatly to the high level of playing displayed at the German Championship.
Congratulations to everyone!
Shai Dobrin, Manager
Beit Halochem, Haifa