By now the U.S. Women’s Open is in full swing and we’ve got our eye on young Carly Booth. She arrived at our house on Sunday evening to stay with us for the week she is here to play at Sebonack. A native of Scotland, she played in the British Masters Pro-Am at the age of 12, and finished a respectable 13th in her first professional event, the Ladies Scottish Open, at just 14 years old. She has represented Europe twice in the Junior Ryder Cup (2006 and 2008). Described as a golfing prodigy, she was the youngest player to represent Great Britian and Ireland in the Curtis Cup in 2008. At the end of 2009, at only 17, she became the youngest-ever Scot to qualify for the Ladies European Tour. Carly won her first professional event in May 2012, the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open, and her second event the following month, the Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open.Having just turned 21, the U.S. Women’s Open is her first professional tournament in the United States. She brings with her a solid sports pedigree—her brother Wallace is a professional golfer and her father was Commonwealth Games silver medalist wrestling champion—as well as an extremely bright future. When not travelling the world, Carly lives in Spain with her boyfriend, Argentinian pro golfer Tano Goya.
We wish her the best of luck this week and look forward to getting to know her.
No sooner will Carly have packed her bags, we will have a player from the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League settle in with us for the month of July. The past two years we’ve hosted a player for the Whalers in Sag Harbor but this year we’re taking in a player for the Southampton Breakers.
School is out but we still have news of college accomplishments. This week we heard that Thomas Gallo was named to the dean’s list at the University of Delaware.
Parents of young children, this one is for you:
The Water Mill Museum is hosting hands-on milling workshops. The museum’s miller will teach participants about how the giant stone wheels and wooden gears of the mill work together to grind grain. The workshops are held every Monday through August 12, as well as September 16 and 23. Admission is free, but donations are always gratefully accepted. Reservations should be made by calling 726-4625.
Moviemaking surfers will like this one: The Parrish Art Museum will hold “Atlantic Vibrations: Surf Movie Night” on Friday, August 23, and is seeking entries. Here is the Parrish’s info on the event:
Submit your short surf film to be considered for this screening of the best recent East End surf movies. Created as a platform for emerging and established filmmakers, Atlantic Vibrations acknowledges the timeless connection between art, film, and surfing. Films must run under five minutes and be shot on location between Westhampton and Montauk. Submit online at parrishart.slideroom.com.
The Green Thumb on Montauk Highway in Water Mill has been open for many weeks now, selling its wonderful organic produce and just last week, the Halsey farm stand on Deerfield Road opened. A major improvement there is the asphalt parking lot. During a recent conversation with Dot Halsey over at the greenhouse, she said the asphalt was put down because the dust from the gravel lot was just too much, not because of drainage problems, although clearly the grading of the asphalt will also help with this.