TEL AVIV (Jan. 10)
The Rothschids of Britain and France presented Israel yesterday with its first golf course, a 100-acre course costing $560,000, near Caesaria. A large audience of diplomats and Israeli-leaders watched Lord Rothschild, the Cambridge biologist, inaugurate the course with a 175-yard drive. Abba Eban, Israel’s Education Minister, sliced his ball into the rough.
After the inaugural, a crowd of 1,000 watched a match between Sam Snead of the United States and Harry Weetman of Britain. The British player was beaten, four and three. Baron Edmurid de Rothschild of Paris formally presented the key to the “Golf and Country Club” to Mr. Eban, the club’s honorary president, at a ceremony in the evening. The late James de Rothschild initiated the idea of a golf course as a tourist attraction.