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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.

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