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The Detroit Jewish News, 2005-09-15

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Jewish Stars

Nobel Prizes,
Noble Goals.

Champ Times 2

Made possible by

the American Technion Society.

ALAN HITSKY
Associate Editor

I is tough to win a golf club
championship. It's even tougher
to win two — in the same sea-
son.
Birmingham resident and Garden
City dentist Michael Reich accom-
plished that feat this summer, winning
the club championships at Plum
Hollow in Southfield and at the
University of Michigan alumni course,
Raderick Farms in Ann Arbor.
Reich, 46, who plays golf 3-4 times
per week and is a 1 handicap, is a
member at both courses. "There's a lot
of guys out there who play better than
me," Reich says. "This game keeps
you humble.
Although he plays a lot, Reich says
his family comes first. He and wife
Annette have a daughter, Erica, 13,
and are active at Temple Shir Shalom,
where he is a vice president. He is
believed to be the first Jewish golfer to
win the championship at either course.
Winning at Plum Hollow was a spe-
cial thrill for Reich. He caddied there
as a youngster. According to his friend
and golf buddy Rich Leebove, Plum
Hollow has 90 single-digit handicap-
pers. Forty-five played in the medal-
play qualifier, followed by match play

"The American Technion Society fellowship allows me to concentrate

on my research. I hope one day to come back to the Technion and

make my own contributions, to Israel and the world."

— Tal Schwartz, Ph. D. student in physics

The American Technion Society

Golfer Michael Reich: "This game keeps
you humble."

and the 36-hole final.
At Raderick Farms, Leebove says,
Reich had to defeat some "flat bellies
who play college golf at nearby
Eastern Michigan University as well as
some pretty tough competitors who
belong to the club."
Reich has been building up to his
two championships. He made it to the
semi-finals at Plum Hollow in 2004
and was a finalist at Raderick Farms in
2003. ❑

is proud to be a partner in the

achievements of the Technion



Home to Israel's

Maccabi Track, In-Line

Nobel Scientists.

The Detroit Maccabi track team competed in Richmond in August, with a
heat index of 110-115 the first two days, according to coach Joel Kashdan.
In boys age 13-14, David Inwald won gold in the 4x100 mixed relay and
4x400 relay; silver in the long jump, 100 meters, and 100 and 300 hurdles;
and bronze in the triple jump. John Shaw won a silver medal in the 1,500
meters, and gold in the 3,000 meters and the 2,000-meter steeple chase.
In the 15-16 age group, David Sandler fell after hitting a hurdle, but got
up and won the silver medal in the 110-meter hurdles. He won a gold medal
in the 4x100 mixed relay and a silver in the 4x400. Danielle Zaft took silver
in the girls 15-16 100 and 200, and gold in the long jump.
Jared Anstandig was injured in his first event.
The JCC Maccabi in-line hockey team won the bronze medal in St. Paul,
Minn.

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR

TECHNION

ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

For more information,

call Jo Strausz Rosen, Director

(248) 737-1990

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Detroit Chapter

Courtyard Center

32506 Northwestern Highway

Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334

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