|Ann Liguori with tournament volunteers (Photo: Daniel Gonzalez)|
The event was the 19th straight sell-out with golfers who came in from all over the world to play and support the cause -- raising money and awareness for cancer research and prevention.
Many golfers return to play year after year in addition to first-timers like Roy Matlock, Jr., co-founder with Dave Ramsey of their original show, 'The Money Game.'
"It was my fIrst time to the Hamptons and it was incredible," said Matlock. "I loved the course! The swag was great and the food at Maidstone was great. And all for a great cause!Thanks Ann! The tourney is very well run!"
Bright sunshine added to the festivities as golfers picked up their goodies including COOLA Suncare, Dune Jewelry custom personally-engraved divot repair tool, Eye King/Under Armour sunglasses, Greg Norman Apparel shirt, Imperial Headwear (golf hat/visor), NoNatz Bug Spray, RMS golf glove, SCNS Sports Food (sports bars), Shoe Tips (The Last Thought Before Your Shot) and TaylorMade golf balls.
VPAR live scoring was a big hit with live digital leaderboards so all the foursomes knew exactly what position they were in throughout the round. Frank Darby of Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio created a traditional scoreboard as well.
Jim Donaghy, named 2017 Ann Liguori Foundation Business Honoree, said "everything about the tourney was first class! It's obvious to see how much the golfers appreciate the effort by the Ann Liguori Foundation and the prestigious golf courses that host the tourney each year. There's a fun, positive, festive attitude throughout the entire event."
Two-time Super Bowl champ Ottis Anderson was the celebrity auctioneer. Golf trips to Ireland (North West Coast Links), Bermuda (Bermuda Tourism) and Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic, as well as golf opportunities to play Shinnecock, Winged Foot & Sebonack were auctioned off. Bo Dietl, a NYC Mayor candidate, donated his table for eight at Rao's.
Prizes included Dunning shirts, Greg Normal Apparel, JoFit Apparel, Marc Joseph New York Shoes, Maui Jim sunglasses, OGIO Golf Bags, Revo, TaylorMade clubs, Tour Edge Golf clubs and Zero Friction GPS gloves.
For more information call the Ann Liguori Foundation at 631-801-2233
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