Ann Liguori Charity Golf Classic 2014

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Ann with Gene Michael of the Yankees and 4-time Stanley Cup winner Butch Goring.
Ann with Gene Michael of the Yankees and 4-time Stanley Cup winner Butch Goring. (Photo by Jean Skidgel)

 With picture perfect weather, magnificent views, and a sold-out event, Westhampton’s Ann Liguori, radio and television sports personality, was thrilled with the outcome of her annual event which recently took place.
“WOW  sums up our charity tourney this year,” exclaimed Liguori. “Friar’s Head offered such a spectacular setting and delivered first class on everything — golf course, views, service, support, food and wine.”

Michael Setola of Greg Norman Collections, Marty Hackel (Golf Digest, The Golf Channel) and Joe Abruzzo
Michael Setola of Greg Norman Collections, Marty Hackel (Golf Digest, The Golf Channel) and Joe Abruzzo (Photo by Jean Skidgel)

 

“Thanks to all who made the 16th Annual Ann Liguori Foundation Charity Golf Classic a huge success. It’s truly a pleasure to host and organize this fundraiser every year with such an excellent committee, sponsors, volunteers and participants. Monies raised will continue to support a variety of not-for-profit organizations including American Cancer Society, St. Jude’s Hospital, Southampton Hospital, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and camps that teach nutrition for young people, to name a few. Let’s all continue to work together to fight cancer and help others.”

Ann Liguori with publisher/author Martin Davis

Ann with 2014 Ann Liguori Foundation Charity Golf Classic Business Honoree Scott Salmirs of ABM Industries on right and on left, 2012 Business Honoree, Jim Halpin. (Photo by Jean Skidgel)

Sponsors for this year’s tournament included:  ABM Industries, Platinum Maintenance, Maui Jim, Golf Buddy, Callaway Golf, Greg Norman Collection, The American Golfer and North & West Coast Links.

 

Ann Liguori with Walter Stockton, CEO of IGHL
Ann Liguori with Walter Stockton, CEO of IGHL (Photo by Jean Skidgel)

The dinner and live auction were held under a tent overlooking the Long Island Sound and a breathtaking sunset. North & West Coast Links Golf Ireland donated a golf trip for two to Ireland to play spectacular link’s courses including Carne, Enniscrone, Connemara, Ballyliffin and Rosapenna. Royal Isabela in Puerto Rico donated accommodations and golf at their beautiful luxury resort.  A visit to the ultra-exclusive Christophe Harbor in St. Kitts was also auctioned off. Opportunities to play some of the top courses on the East End were part of the exciting live auction.

Ann Liguori with publisher/author Martin Davis
Ann Liguori with publisher/author Martin Davis (Photo by Jean Skidgel)

Low Gross Winners were Stephen Athan, Michael Wilhelm, Luke Bumgardner and Chris Esbenshade. Low Net Winners were John Janangelo, Anthony Pike, Phil Levine and Steven Sladkus. Twelve teams received prizes.

 Ann Ligouri Friar’s Head owner Ken Bakst

Ann Liguori Friar’s Head owner Ken Bakst (Jean Skidgel)
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In addition to being editor of Garden City Life and Syosset-Jericho Tribune, Dave Gil de Rubio is a regular contributor to Long Island Weekly, specializing in music and sports features. He has won several awards for writing from Press Club of Long Island (PCLI).

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