There is no question that women golfers learn the game differently than men. While many male golfers are happy to beat golf balls into oblivion on the practice range, most women tend to embrace the instruction a bit less intensely while instead relishing the social atmosphere of the game. Learning from women professionals also seems to work better.
If there is a woman in your life who desires golf in her future – and you want her to learn in a manner which will keep her interested while enjoying the game – how about gift-wrapping a session at the ANNIKA Academy and placing it under the Christmas tree?
Two new golf programs that would be perfect for beginners have been added for next year: the ‘Silver’ and the ‘Short Game’, which both include three half-days of instruction, on-course time, and daily breakfast at the stellar Reunion Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Choose the ‘Silver’ option for broader instruction which includes the full swing, short game, bunker play and putting as well as 54 holes of golf over three days. For a newer golfer, the ‘Short Game’ package may be more attractive with instruction focused on shot selection basics, wedge play inside that magic 80 yards scoring zone – along with proper wedge fitting – and everyone’s nemesis: putting. The latest technological addition, the SAM PuttLab, will measure various components of the putting stroke, thus identifying and improving problem areas.
These programs are taught by Sorenstam’s sister Charlotta and Henri Reis, Annika’s lifelong coach, who both fully grasp Annika’s winning approach to golf during her history-making years on the LPGA Tour. Or, you can go one step further and select packages taught by Annika herself: the ‘Major’ personal golf clinic and the ‘Soren-Slam’, where a 9-hole one-on-one playing lesson provides a glimpse into the mind and course management tactics of one of the finest women champions in the game….and both of these are on special for the holidays, at 20% off the regular price.
In addition to the ‘Major’ and ‘Soren-Slam’, other core programs, the ‘Player’s, for elite golfers, and the ‘Championship’ and ‘Platinum’ are also being discounted 20% if purchased between Black Friday, November 27 and December 21, 2015. Features of these programs include full-swing and short-game instruction, a special gift package from Annika, full-service breakfast and lunch, fitness and nutritional overview, personalized workout program, video swing analysis, club fitting, course management strategy, and golf on Reunion’s three acclaimed 18-hole layouts.
Additionally, there are other programs and specials, including ‘Friends for Life’ for previous students, and ‘Pick 2 for $200’ where you can customize your choices with golf, a 50-minute lesson, or club fitting at the onsite Callaway Performance Center. Many women prefer a more friend-centered group setting and the ANNIKA Academy does offer preferred rates for groups of up to eight participants.
“Everything we teach at the Academy is influenced by the plan Annika devised and followed to become a 10-time major champion and eight-time Rolex Player of the Year,” says Mike Pryor, the Academy’s Director of Golf. “Her emphasis on swing fundamentals, fitness, nutrition, course management and mental toughness is incorporated in a curriculum designed to help you reach your full potential.”
Details specific to each program are available here: http://theannikaacademy.com/annika-academy-golf-programs/. Accommodations for out-of-town guests may also be arranged with Reunion Resort. For more information and pricing: TheTeam@TheAnnikaAcademy.com, or call 888.266.4522.
About the ANNIKA Academy: Annika Sorenstam founded the academy in 2007 to share her passion for the game, fitness, and nutrition and to assist others in reaching their full potential as golfers. The academy also offers a state of the art fitness facility, conference rooms, and corporate packages, as well as opportunities for upcoming collegiate and professional players to work and mingle with LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals and Symetra Tour players.