News From Terre Haute, Indiana

On & Off the Course

July 5, 2008

On & Off the Course: Annika made a huge impact on women’s golf



Not only did she dominate women’s golf from 1995 through 2005, she did it with class. She increased publicity for the women’s tour also by her charitableness and publicity through other venues. For instance, she appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange! She has started a golf course design business, and she is especially happy with the opening of Annika’s Golf Academy at the Ginn Reunion Resort near Orlando. There, Annika has combined her love of golf and fitness in a luxury hotel environment to cater to individuals or groups who want to work on their game. Her own swing coach and fitness trainer are part of the deal! (For more information see )

On May 13th, Annika announced her retirement at the conclusion of the 2008 season, ending with the Lexus Cup. At the age of 38, she is engaged to be married, and wants to be able to start a family. She will continue to be involved in women’s golf through the tournaments she sponsors, her clothing line, Annika’s Academy, and her charitable work The ANNIKA Foundation was established in 2007 to help children of all backgrounds reach their potential, through educational and financial resources. It will partner with programs that teach children the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle through physical fitness and nutrition. It will specifically help aspiring junior golfers.

The LPGA Tour has benefited greatly by the participation of Annika. Keep an eye out for her for the rest of the season, and appreciate her while we can. Her class, her competitiveness and her smile with all be missed when she is no longer on tour.

Quote of the Day — “I don’t give up.” Annika’s remark to her fiancee’ as she walked off the 18th green after holing out for eagle at the U.S. Women’s Open.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
On & Off the Course
Latest News Poll
AP Video
Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Raw: Plane Lands on New York Highway Raw: 16 Killed in Gaza Market Strike Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit Harding Love Letters Now Open to Public Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii Raw: Guinea Rap Concert Stampede Kills 33+ Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival
NDN Video
Heartwarming 'Batkid Begins' Documentary is Tear-Jerker Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza Meet the Man Behind Dumb Starbucks Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show'

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -


    March 12, 2010