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SEBONACK GOLF COURSE, SOUTHAMPTON, NY. We witnessed history today with South Korean, Inbee Park, winning her third straight major of the season, the 2013 US Womens Open Golf Championships, a feat not accomplished since the great Babe Zaharias in 1950. Park had previously won the US Open in 2008 at age 19, making history then as well, as the youngest player to ever win that championship. Park now has the opportunity, going into the British Open, to be the first golfer ever, man or woman, to win the first four majors of the year.

The tournament was also historic in that it was the first Womens Championship ever played on Long Island. Sebonak Golf Club in Southampton, which opened in 2006, hosted the US Open on a beautiful waterfront course, featuring panoramic views of the Peconic Bay and Cold Spring Pond. Designed by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Doak, the course is impeccably maintained, but with a rustic vibe very different than the more historic neighboring courses, Shinnecock Hills and National Golf Links of America.

With the championship taking place close to home, I had the opportunity to spend a couple of days watching history in the making and soaking up the scenery. Above and below are a few Instagram snaps from my time on the course.

 

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INBEE PARK (TOP RIGHT), THE SPECTATORS, PLAYERS, AND THE COURSE
 
Inbee Park image original: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

 

 

Tennis Whites… And Blacks and Grays

 

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The fortnight at Wimbledon is now underway and for the next two weeks we will watch the classic style of tennis whites in play. It is a timeless look and quite sophisticated when mixed with accents of black and gray. This is the trend in tenniswear this season. Very much in keeping with the spring/summer fashion trends, the designs are bold and graphic, featuring a palette of white, black and the shades in between. Above are nine of the season’s most winning combinations — dresses, skirts and tops so chic, they will keep you looking stylish even when the match is over.

ROW 1: NIKE PRINCESS WIDE STRAP TENNIS TANK TOP now $43.97. Dri-FIT top with ventiliating mesh panels keeps you cool in metallic shades of black and anthracite. Wide straps provide a supportive fit with body contoured seams for mobility and comfort. Pair with NIKE WOMENS LONDON 2013 PREMIER MARIA SKORT $65 from the Wimbledon 2013 collection to be worn by Maria Scharapova. LACOSTE SPRING PIQUE TENNIS DRESS $150. This cute black and white striped tennis dress features a fitted polo style top with built-in bra and fun flouncy bottom. FILA SUMMER COLLEZIONE PLEATED DRESS $76.99. From the sophisticated charcoal and white summer collection of dresses, tops and skirts, this Fila tennis dress, features a scoop neck with contrast trim and pleated skirt. Read More

 

Share the Ride: The Citi Bikes

 

 

The Citi Bike bike sharing program is up and running in New York City, and those blue Citibank logo-ed bikes have taken over the city streets (and sidewalks). Bicycle commuting is becoming increasingly popular in major US cities, and it’s great to see that NYC has jumped in on the healthy and eco-friendly transportation kick. While I myself am an avid subway rider, I wanted to give the bikes and the sharing system a try. There has been much written about the program, pros and cons, and I thought I would interesting test it out and share my experience.

Firstly, let me talk about the bikes. At Style Of Sport, while technical performance is the starting point for anything we feature, the style is what we love the most. I did a story a couple of weeks ago titled The Urban(e) Cyclist, all about the chic and distinctive style that has evolved with the popularity of city commuter cycling. My first exposure to a bike sharing program was in Paris. Their simple gray bikes that blend harmoniously with the Parisien scenery is a preferred look for me, but this is New York, where the taxis are bright yellow and now our bikes are bright blue. While I am appreciative Citibank’s sponsorship of this program, I wish the branding was toned down a bit, so we didn’t feel like we were riding around doing free advertising, especially given all the beautiful bikes there are to buy.

So with a few errands to run downtown today, I thought this would be a great opportunity to take the Citi Bikes for a ride. I logged on www.citibikenyc.com to see what I needed to do to get started and found out day passes were available for $9.95 at any kiosk stand. I downloaded the Citi Bike app so I would have a map of all the bike stations handy on my phone. I live on the upper east side of Manhattan and there no stations above 59th st, so I had to subway it down to begin my journey. With a stop at Rizzoli on 57th, I headed over to the Citi Bike station at 56th and 6th. Read More

 

The Chronograph Watch

 

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The Chronograph embodies the definition of a sport watch, being both a timekeeper and a stopwatch. Available in all sorts of fun styles and colors, perfect for sun, sand and water… the chrono is the watch to wear come summertime. Check out of 9 of our favorites, for both men and women, all sporty, playful and chic! 

ROW 1: CASIO G-SHOCK $130; TISSOT T-RACE $650; SEIKO SPRING DRIVE $6400; ROW 2: VESTAL ZR2 RUBBER WATCH $240; PORCHE DESIGN LTD.EDITON 1972 CHRONO $6500; NIXON WATCHES RUBBER 42-20 CHRONO $375; ROW 3: TECHNOMARINE CRUISE ORIGINAL LIPSTICK $525TOYWATCH METALLIC OLIVE CHRONO $275 138; SWATCH IRONY CHRONO $185

 

Stars And Stripes

 

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Red, White and Blue; Stars and Stripes… there is nothing more sporty and fun than dressing up for the Fourth of July! The official start of summer is around the corner but you still have time to get your patriotic looks together. So whether barbecuing or beaching it, camping or in town, here are a few accessories to get you feeling festive and looking good!

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ROW 1: BULLHEAD FLAG POCKET SHORTS $39.50NEIGHBORHOOD SLIM-FIT MENS COTTON OXFORD SHIRT $390; VESTAL WATCHES “CANTEEN ZULU” $150; ROW 2: FIELD CANDY “OLD GLORY” TENT (LTD.EDITION) $615; SCOTCH & SODA CREW NECK COTTON STAR CARDIGAN $80; ROW 3: CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR STARS $55; ISABEL MARANT BEADED CUFF STAR BRACELET $121 (ON SALE!); ROW 4: QUIKSILVER MENS OG SCALLOP PRINT $59.50; OLD NAVY FLAG PRINT BIKINI $39.50; ROXY LIDO STAR ROPE SHOES $42; ROW 5: JANSPORT SUPER FX $50; BARBISIO REGENT FLAT CAP $125; GIVENCHY TRIPLE STAR LEATHER CUFF $710

 

The Urban(e) Cyclist

 

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ROW 1: RAPHA & RAEBURN LIMITED EDITION MENS WIND JACKET; RETROVELO PAULA 7/8 SPEED; BROOKS PICKWICK DAYPACK; ROW 2: JACK SPADE FOUNDATION CANVAS ATLAS CASE; GIRO REVERB HELMET; LEZYNE PUMP; ROW 3: DAHON BOARDWALK D8 FOLDING BIKE; RAPHA WOMENS CLASSIC JERSEY; CHROME KURSK URBAN BIKE SNEAKERS

As commuter cycling has grown increasingly popular in major metropolitan cities, it has borne a distinct urban cycling style. As this is not cycling for recreation, but for transportation, the look is one that needs to transition easily from sport into workplace attire… albeit casual.

Europeans have been using bicycles as a form of transportation for a long time now and the cycling tradition is rich in history. The design of the bicycles and apparel we see on US city streets is inspired by cities like London, Amsterdam and Paris, but with its own uniquely American style. It is rugged but refined, elegant but tough.

Urban commuter bikes and their riders are built to take the beating of city streets but this breed handles it with style. Ones bike is a fashion statement and there are so many beautiful ones on the market, in addition to accessories likes helmets, shoes, saddles and and even bells. Above and below are a few of our favorites to keep you looking stylish while riding around town. So get out there, be safe, have fun and get to work on time! Read More

 

The Color of The Month: Summer Gold

 

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WARM AND SHIMMERY, SPORTY AND SEXY… SUMMER GOLD IS WHAT WE’RE FEELING FOR JUNE AND IT’S OUR COLOR OF THE MONTH! ROW 1: MARTONE CYCLING CO. WOMEN’S “GRAND” (ALSO AVAILABLE IN MENS MODEL) $899; CYNTHIA ROWLEY FOIL CREW NECK T $120; ROW 2: NIXON “48-20 CHRONO” WATCH $500SPEEDO “SPEED SOCKET” POLARIZED GOGGLE $64.99; SUPERGA GOLD SNEAKERS $90; ROW 3: DOLPHIN METALLICS COMPETITION SWIMSUIT $39.95 BELL “VOLT” RACE HELMET $79.99 TUNEWEAR EGGSHELL PEARL IPHONE 5 CASE $24.95; ROW 4: MYKITA “FRANZ” SUNGLASSES $437.95BARNEYS NEW YORK COOP METALLIC THONG $229 (ON SALE)
 
 

The “Optimists”

 

 

It was very windy last Sunday afternoon on The Great South Bay in Bellport, Long Island, and out in full force were the fleet of  “Opti” sailboats, or “Optimists” as they are formally called. Optis are the most sailed single class boat. They are used to teach kids to sail and thus are also the biggest youth racing class of sailboat. While younger sailors begin in Optimists, competitive sailors usually continue to race them up to 14 or 15 years of age. Due to their inherent stability, robust construction and relatively small sails, these little boats can handle winds of up to 30 knots and so seemingly can these impressive young sailors!

 

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Formed in 1999, the Bellport Bay Sailing Foundation teaches the sport of sailing to children and adults; promotes an awareness of the long and rich tradition of sailing on Bellport Bay; and supports the preservation of the environment and nautical heritage of the community.

 

 

June Calendar: 30 Days of Surf

 

 

June has arrived and the STYLE OF SPORT CALENDAR theme for this month is SURF! Get ready for 30 Days of longboards, shortboards and stand-up paddleboards; rashguards and boardshorts; swimsuits, towels, shades and other great beach toys and accessories. Summer is here and it’s time to paddle out, drop in and catch some waves!

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JUNE 30: TORY BURCH PALOMA SURF SHIRT. What surfers call a rashguard, Tory Burch calls surf shirt, but either way the Paloma Surf Shirt is a very stylish but functional surf top. It features a geometric mix of polka dots on the front with bright orange back and sleek zip front. On the board or on the beach, it’s a great look for both the surfer and the spectator alike!

JUNE 29: A GOLDEN AGE. New from Rizzoli is “A Golden Age: Surfing’s Revolutionary 1960s & ’70s” featuring the beautiful photographs of John Witzig. With access to the top surfers of that era, Witzig captured some of the most defining and poignant moments of ’60s and ’70s and his photographs document that time when surfing was still counterculture. Witzig was not just photographing the scene, but was part of it, and his images reflect both that access and that intimacy.

JUNE 28: YOLO INFLATABLE SUP. Inflatable SUPs are quickly becoming the go-to option for those who want their own stand up paddleboard but have no room to keep one. They are light and easy to transport. The inflatable SUP from Yolo, one of the most recognized names in stand ups, comes with its own backpack, pump, pressure gauge, removable center fin, tri fins, bungee system and carry handle… everything you need to enjoy a fun day on top of the water!

JUNE 27: GLAMOURPUSS BOND GIRL TUNIC. Sporty and sexy come together in this Bond girl inspired top/dress that can take you from late afternoon paddleboarding straight to cocktails by the pool. Wear as a cute little tunic dress or pull the side strings to ruche into a sporty top. The tunic is breathable, fast-drying, and highly UV protective (SPF 50+). Great for travel too!

JUNE 26: JONATHAN ADLER AEGEAN WAVES TOWEL. Woven in Brazil from super absorbent heavyweight terry cotton, this plush oversized wave patterned beach towel is the luxe way to dry off and soak in the sun after surfing or an ocean dip. Available with purple waves or blue, and now on sale too!

JUNE 25: VANS SK-8 HI WEDGE. From the original surf and skate shoe brand Vans, comes this trendy wedge version of their iconic SK-8 sneaker.

JUNE 24: MIANSAI ROPE & LEATHER BRACELETS. Although this is men’s jewelry, these brightly colored rope and leather bracelets, with assorted silver and brass hooks, casings, and other designs, are equally appealing to women. The bracelets are handmade, crafted from carefully sourced materials, with eclectic designs inspired by the world travels of the creator Micheal Saiger and his team of artisans. Worn on their own or with other wrist accessories, these bracelets have that perfect surf inspired style. Read More

 
 

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