After losing his sight at 26 years old during his military service, Zohar Sharon now uses the same principles he learned as a sniper in the IDF to play golf: “Visualize the target.”
Friends of Israel Disabled Veterans – Proud of our Blind Champion Golfer
Zohar Sharon, an active member of Beit Halochem Haifa, just won his fifth World Blind Golf Championship in Australia!
After losing his sight at 26 years old during his military service, he now uses the same principles he learned as a sniper in the IDF to play golf: “Visualize the target.” His individual courage, commitment and the ability to adapt to new challenges are keys to his success.
Zohar is one the 50,000 disabled Israeli veterans served by the Beit Halochem rehabilitation centers in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Beer Sheva. At our Haifa Beit Halochem he has received the backing and training needed to become a champion.
Along with his championships, Zohar also has FIVE hole-in-one shots to his credit! Now 61, Zohar is also remarkable because he also gives back: he raises money to support the comprehensive services provided at Beit Halochem.
How does he do this? By participating in special golf tournaments – and acting as a goodwill ambassador around the world. He promotes the important cause of Israel disabled veterans by playing at fundraising Gold Day Tournaments.