Quick Hits: Hamptons Golf Classic Event

Mark Doman & Jonathan Casillas
Mark Doman & Jonathan Casillas

Following what can only be described as a most ominous week of cold and rainy weather leading up to this years Hamptons Golf Classic, golfers at Hamptons Hills Golf & Country Club in Westhampton Beach, NY were granted a small reprieve as they were greeted with windy but dry conditions on Monday, June 19th for the 13th installment of the event.

A collective sigh of relief was felt by all 150 VIP golfers, as well as a select group of friends and family who were invited to join them at the clubhouse. Event founder Zev Norotsky, a marketing executive who created the event over a decade ago to fill a void in the high profile Hamptons scene remarked that he was relieved the weather finally broke and eager to join the golfers this year. Over the years however the event has become something of his own personal philanthropic endeavor and allows him an incredible platform to host his long list of clients.

Norotsky has recently partnered with Michael Pollak of Hyde Park Jewelers and his Diamonds In The Rough Foundation to support a diverse range charity initiatives ranging from as the Global Down Syndrome Foundation and Girls Inc.

The Glelivet, Master Of Scotch - Dominic Venegas
The Glelivet, Master Of Scotch – Dominic Venegas

The day kicked off with a breakfast reception at the clubhouse where guests were given gift bags and a chance to warm up at the championship caliber course’s driving range and putting greens. At 11am start, Jack McCowan called all golfers to their carts and sent almost 40 foursomes out on the famed links of Hampton Hills. Course General Manager Stanley Pine remarks that “The Hamptons Golf Classic has always been an incredible day for a great cause” and that he “loves having a chance to showcase the renowned club’s grounds to such a high profile and successful group of business leaders.”

Sponsors included Jet Aviation, Mohegan Sun Golf Club and Jaguar Land Rover Automobiles, TW Steel Watches, Antico Noe, and Polo Ralph Lauren.

Esteemed guests included NY Giants fan favorites Landon Collins and Jonathan Casillas, Mark Doman, Michael Hirtenstein, Alan Patricoff, Mark Selden, Christopher Grubb, Nick Cohen, Michael Smith, Josh Saviano, Eric Fleet, Hernando Courtright, Jonathan Kleiman, Phil Reese, Bruce Schoenberg and Claude Zdanow and Ryan Giunta of Stadium Red.

London Collins
London Collins