Delta Jewish Open set for Nov. 20

Hebrew Union Congregation in Greenville

The 29th annual Jay Mosow Memorial Delta Jewish Golf Open, a fundraiser and “family reunion” for the Jewish communities in the Mississippi Delta, will tee off on Nov. 20 at the Greenville Country Club.

Sponsored by members of the Hebrew Union Congregation in Greenville, the tournament has raised over $90,000 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.

One does not need to be a golfer to enjoy the festivities, and there are many non-golfing regulars.

The open begins with the evening party, held at Hebrew Union Congregation on Nov. 19. A social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. with an open bar and hors d’oeuvres, while members grill steaks behind the building.

During the dinner, which starts at 7:45 p.m., mulligans may be purchased and teams are announced. There are also prizes and drawings, and a Calcutta auction.

The scramble-style tournament begins at 9 a.m. on Nov. 20. 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 $120 for an individual golfer, $135 for a golfer with a non-golfing date, and $195 for golfing couples. A non-golfing couple is $75, a non-golfing individual is $40. All donations are welcomed.

Tee box sponsorships are also available, for $100. A sign will be placed at the tee box.

Registration can be sent to Barry Piltz, 1129 Oxford Place, Greenville, MS 38701. Registration deadline is Nov. 14.

More information: Alan Silverblatt, (662) 887-5878, or Barry Piltz, (662) 332-3322.