November will mark the 18th anniversary of the Jay Mosow Memorial Delta Jewish Golf Open, a fundraiser and “family reunion” for the Jewish communities in the Mississippi Delta.
Sponsored by members of the Hebrew Union Congregation in Greenville, the tournament has raised over $65,000 for the Henry S. Jacobs Camp and Institute for Southern Jewish Life. In addition, the weekend has become a time for Jews who are originally from the Delta to come back and visit with old friends.
The open begins with an annual party, held at Hebrew Union Congregation on Nov. 5. A social hour begins at 6:30 p.m., while members grill steaks behind the building. Chicken is also available.
Often, when one of the state’s football teams has a night game, the broadcast is shown in one room. This year, Ole Miss has an off week, while the kickoff time has not been announced for Alabama at Mississippi State.
During the steak dinner, which starts at 7:45 p.m., mulligans may be purchased and teams are announced. There are also prizes and drawings.
The scramble-style tournament begins at 9 a.m. on Nov. 6, at the Greenville Country Club golf course. A shofar blast signals time to tee off. Lunch is available afterward, dutch treat.
The winning team gets $500, with $280 going to the second-place team and $160 for third place. A hole-in-one on the 14th hole wins $10,000, while there will be other prizes for holes in one on all par-3 holes. There will also be “closest to pin” and “longest drive” prizes.
Registration is $105 for an individual golfer, $115 for a golfer with a non-golfing date, and $165 for golfing couples. Many non-golfers attend each year. A non-golfing couple is $65, a non-golfing individual is $35. All donations are welcomed.
This year, tee box sponsorships are also available, for $100. A sign will be placed at the tee box.
Registration can be sent to Earl Solomon Jr., P.O. Box 453, Greenville, MS 38702. Registration deadline is Oct. 29.