Golfers from all over the world came to play to raise money and awareness for cancer research and prevention at the 19th straight sold-out Ann Liguori Foundation Charity Golf Classic at the Maidstone Club in East Hampton.
This year saw the return of many veteran golfers in addition to first-timers like Roy Matlock, Jr., cofounder of “The Money Game” along with Dave Ramsey. This was Matlock’s first time at the Hamptons, and “it was incredible.” He “loved the course…the swag and the food.”
Scores were kept both through live digital leaderboards for the players and by Frank Darby of Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio on the traditional scoreboard. 2017 Ann Liguori Foundation Business Honoree Jim Donaghy said, “Everything about the tourney was first class,” and that there was a “fun, positive, festive attitude throughout the entire event.”
Two-time Super Bowl champ Ottis Anderson was the celebrity auctioneer and sold golf trips to Ireland, Bermuda, and the Dominican Republic as well as opportunities to play golf at Shinnecock, Winged Foot, and Sebonack. New York mayoral candidate Bo Dietl donated his table for eight at Rao’s.
Sports journalist Ann Liguori founded the Ann Liguori Foundation to raise funds and awareness for nonprofits in the field of cancer prevention, research, and cancer care. The ALF serves a variety of local and national charities, as well as individuals.