Golf In The Gulf
items you think might help our troops while they are
s Americans search for means
over there helping to keep the
U.S. and the world safe."
bout 10 percent of the
Not only did Pro Golf's vendors
citizens of Spain do
Ronald Silberstein of
come through, but so did Pro
not reside on the European
Farmington Hills dis-
Golf's corporate headquarters in
continent. Where do they
covered a way to help
Farmington Hills. Items from the
troops overseas fill
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which included an
tude and waiting.
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of Pro Golf of America
"Paul Nefouse of J. P. Lann in
Inc. in Farmington
Royal Oak donated hitting nets, mats,
Hills, organized a campaign to send
swing trainers and plastic practice golf
golf equipment and supplies to
balls," Silberstein said. "And our
"To the extent that circumcision is
American military personnel stationed
Callaway representative gave us 10
abandoned here, so too, it follows, is
America's Abrahamic heritage endan-
At the request of his general, U.S.
Pro Golf shipped the items from
gered, with consequences that may be
Air Force Lt. Col. Christopher G.
Farmington Hills to Lt. Col. Palmer's
neither small nor good."
Palmer came into Pro Golf's Colorado
wife, Penny, who delivered them to
— David Klinghoffer, author of "The
Springs, Colo., store to look for golf
the Air Force base in Colorado. Once
Discovery of God: Abraham and the
equipment and nets for the troops.
there, they were repackaged to clear
of Monotheism," as quoted in his
"Our store had him call me,"
security in Kuwait.
commentary in the Forward.
Silberstein said. "We were honored to
Supplies are already accumulating
be asked and excited about the oppor-
for a second shipment.
"He knew what was important to him
tunity to help."
Silberstein said he thinks even non-
a Jew and as a man, and he trans-
An orthopedic surgeon, Lt. Col.
golfers can benefit from the use of
everything important to his
Palmer was about to be deployed for
putters or by hitting balls into a net.
very being — by the way
eight months — along with 100 med-
For those who already golf, he jok-
front of us, by the words
ical and support troops from the
ingly said he expects them to improve
donated for American service personnel their sand games with the sand
Colorado Springs' USAF Academy
— Rabbi Harold Loss of Temple
Hospital — to the Persian Gulf near
wedges being sent over."
West Bloomfield, in eulogizing
the Kuwait-Iraq border.
More seriously, he expressed his
colleague and mentor
hope that the project would provide "an effective way for
In a letter to Silberstein, the lieutenant colonel wrote
Syme, who died last
the troops and the medical support personnel to occupy
of his hope for a shipment of golf equipment "to boost
week at 82.
themselves during down time, help morale and provide a
troop morale and make our stay more tolerable while we
pleasant diversion from the seriousness of why they are
are away from our families and golf courses."
Silberstein sent a memo that began with a pledge "to
For information on making a donation to help offset
help our troops" to staff at the 110 Pro Golf stores across
the cost of shipping golf equipment to the troops, e-mail
the country, including six in Michigan. Enlisting help in
There's no international chorus
Ronald Silberstein at: firstname.lastname@example.org
gathering golf supplies, he asked them to seek out "any
Of nations proclaiming they're for us.
But I'd make it clear ...
You hang to the rear,
And you're ahf gebrenteneh tsorris. 1*
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Source: From The New joys of Yiddish by
Leo Calvin Rosten, edited by Lawrence
Bush, copyright 2001 by the Rosten
Family LLC. Used by permission of the
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