Zohar wins again

May 22, 2014 by J-Wire Staff
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Israeli Zohar Sharon has won his fifth World Blind Golf Championship and the Australian Open Blind Championship. 

Zohar Sharon

Zohar Sharon

Both competitions were held recently at the Nelson Bay Golf Club, north of Newcastle NSW.

61-yr-old Sharon, a Zahal Disabled Veteran who lost his eye sight  during his military service, is a member of Haifa’s Beit Halochem…a rehabilitation centre established to help members of the IDF injured during active service.

The Zahal Disabled Veterans Organization has supported Zohar since he first began playing and has provided him with the resources and backing necessary to train daily and participate in international competitions.  Together with his caddy and trainer Shimshon Levy, Zohar practices six days a week, 7 hours a day at Israel’s Caesarea Golf Course.

He serves as a goodwill ambassador around the world, promoting the important cause of the Zahal Disabled Veterans and is always willing to assist by playing at fund raiser Gold Day Tournaments.

Not only has Sharon excelled on the world stage, he’s also served as an inspiration to a new generation of disabled golfers in Israel. Around 20 veterans have taken up the sport sponsored by Haifa’s Beit Halochem. Some have missing limbs, some play seated and some require use of the Paragolfer, a special cart enabling paraplegics to play from a standing position.

J-Wire goes Face to Face with Zohar Sharon…

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