Israeli Zohar Sharon, winner of the 2012 World Blind Golf Championship, and winner of four World Blind championships since 2004, is recipient of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame's annual Award of Excellence.
Aided by Shimshon Levi, his long-time caddie-coach and eyes, and guide dog Dylan, the 60-year old blind golfer won his current title at the Truro Golf Club in Nova Scotia, Canada. Sharon lost his sight serving with the Israel Defense Forces during the 1970s.
Sharon credits much of his golfing success to the support and resources from Beit Halochem, the Israeli rehabilitation organization that serves disabled IDF veterans.
There are currently more than 500 blind golfers registered among 13 national associations who hold membership in the International Blind Golfers Association.