Hole-in-one in Caesarea

“Top athletes tee off with Jewish and Arab children in Israel on an 18-hole course designed by Pete Dye.

Israeli league basketball star Willie Sims, four-time NBA champion Will Perdue, PGA golfer Hunter Mahan, World Golf Hall of Famer Amy Alcott, and PGA tour coach Sean Foley were among the sporting world celebrities who came to tee off in Israel with superstar sports agent Arn Tellem and his wife, Nancy, entertainment and digital media president of Microsoft.

These pros were introducing golf — the “gentleman’s game” — to kids from PeacePlayers International, an organization that brings Israeli Jewish and Arab children together to play basketball.

“Today you guys are going to learn a game about honesty, truthfulness and integrity and that is the game of golf,” says former NBA player Brian Scalabrine.

They were gathered at the 18-hole golf course in Caesarea designed by the renowned Pete Dye.

“We are excited to be here and we had a great day,” Arn Tellem says on this video of the event. “Most of all what makes Israel so special are the people. How incredibly warm and generous and hospitable they have been. There’s no place on earth like Israel.””

Source:  Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)
Published on Jan 21, 2013
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