Winston Churchill described the sport of golf as “a good walk, spoiled.” On occasion, The Hamptons could similarly be seen as an escape of immense natural beauty marred by endless parties, events and soirees.
However, there are several events and places which will make for a superlative summer – so tee up on the Mann Social Season course, work your way through these nine highlights which together will improve your social handicap in no time and make for a fun summer.
Hole #1: Ann Liguori Foundation Charity Golf Classic
The 25th Annual ALF Charity Golf Classic at Friars Head on the East End of Long Island benefits cancer research and care, and has been sold out for months. Liguori, nationally-renowned sports talk show host and author, is receiving a Gracie Award for Best Sports Radio Show in a major market on June 20. “Talking Golf with Ann Liguori” airs Sundays, 8-9 a.m. EST on WFAN-NY and audacy.com and “Sports Interview with Ann Liguori” airs Saturdays, 7-8 a.m. EST on WLIW 88.3 FM. Liguori, author of “A Passion for Golf” is working on a new book, which will be published in spring 2024. She is the Global Ambassador for the Ibkul Athleisure Apparel line. ibkul.com
Hole #2: The Artacom Summer Art Show
Running this summer at the Southampton Cultural Center by Roger Sichel, the art show represents the future of art and technology. Artacom turns a conventional gallery into a digital, interactive display comprising sculpture, live art, performance art, digital and traditional representations of art all in one space. The addition of virtual reality and social events makes this a must-experience show which runs through August 28. artacom.io
Hole #3: Diabetes Research Institute Foundation Hamptons Garden Gala
The annual Hamptons Garden Gala on Saturday, August 12, is at the beautiful home of Co-Hosts Patricia & Roger Silverstein. Patricia Silverstein is the one to know this summer and is a life and business coach and founder of Coaching X Humanity. The event will feature a cocktail reception, a delicious seated dinner, silent and live auctions, entertainment, dancing under the stars and more. DiabetesResearch.org
Hole #4: Pamela Morgan “One Singular Sensation”
Pamela Morgan of “Flirting with Flavors” is hosting her annual summer celebration at their home in Water Mill, NY in June, displaying her design savvy and culinary expertise as a chef and cookbook author. Morgan likens entertainment to a theatrical production or a Broadway musical, which is apt because on June 7, she holds her one-woman show, “One Singular Sensation” in the City. pamelamorganlifestyle.com
Hole #5: Ellen Hermanson Foundation Summer Gala
The Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club is the location for the Ellen Hermanson Foundation Summer Gala on Saturday, August 26. The core philosophy driving this foundation is that access to health care, and in particular, access to state-of-the-art breast health care, is a basic human right. ellenhermanson.org
Hole #6: Beachampton Beach Concierge Service
Featuring the largest water hazard on this course, Beachampton, the latest venture from leading hospitality entrepreneurs, Binh Douglas and Dylan Gaches, is now open for business offering concierge access to five local, unique beach experiences, a bevy of amenities, an eclectic fusion of small bites, shared fare and locally-sourced staples. Beachampton is creating casual yet inventive beach experiences, right at your fingertips.
Hole #7: The Jill Zarin Annual Luxury Luncheon
Enjoy an afternoon in The Hamptons on July 29 at a private residence. Mingle amongst an exclusive group of celebrities, socialites and trendsetters for a day you’ll always remember! Highlights will include luxury gift bags, a beauty bar, gifting suite, designer trunk shows, delicious tasting stations, a rosé bar, VIP lounge areas and more. The luncheon benefits the Bobby Zarin Memorial trust, care of the New York Community Trust, in honor of Bobby Zarin and his brave fight against anaplastic thyroid cancer. jillzarin.com
Hole #8: Don Hershman
Don Hershman leads a dual life of an accomplished podiatric surgeon and fine art painter. Don Hershman has been featured in exhibitions on the East and West Coast and was a jury selection at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco. Be on the lookout for his art exhibition this summer in the Hamptons.
Hole #9: Old Stove Pub, Sagaponack
Old Stove Pub offers guests outstanding cuisine in a casual yet elegant atmosphere. The outdoor gardens make it the quintessential location for evening cocktails on those warm summer evenings. Under the watchful eye of restaurateur Joseph DeCristofaro who recently opened an outpost in New York, Old Stove Pub is a Hamptons classic with a menu featuring a wide range of items including steaks and sushi – something for everyone. oldstovepub.com