Wednesday, March 18, 2015

ANNIKA Academy Announces Destination Golf Experience at North Carolina’s Old Edwards Inn & Spa

Enjoy Personal Instruction from 10-time Major Champion at Luxurious Mountain Retreat

(ORLANDO, Fla.) – The ANNIKA Academy – Hall-of-Fame golfer Annika Sorenstam’s boutique golf instruction and fitness school – announces it will host a Destination Golf Experience at Highlands, North Carolina’s Old Edwards Inn & Spa, May 25-28.

Annika and her hand-picked instruction team will welcome guests to the European-style luxury resort, ranked Trip Advisor’s No. 5 U.S. hotel in 2015. Nestled in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, Old Edwards is an ideal spot to soak up spectacular views while also learning Annika’s “Winning Approach.” Its Tom Jackson-designed golf course is an architectural marvel that traverses the Eastern Continental Divide.

To promote an environment best-suited to learning, the session will be limited to no more than 10 guests. Programming includes:
  • Private dinner with Annika and the Academy team 
  • Private clinic with Annika 
  • Photographs and autographs with Annika 
  • Three days of golf and fitness instruction 
  • Fitness and nutritional overview with Kai Fusser 
  • “Weight Training for Golf” book by Kai Fusser 
  • 27 holes with greens fees and cart fees included 
  • Video swing analysis 
  • Course management during golf 
  • Full-service breakfast and lunch daily 
  • Gift package 
Annika will be joined at Old Edwards by sister Charlotta Sorenstam, an LPGA winner and 1993 NCAA Champion; Henri Reis, Annika’s only swing coach since she was 10 years old; and Kai Fusser, Annika’s personal trainer for more than a decade.

“We’re very excited to bring our successful Destination Golf Experience platform to Old Edwards,” says Annika, winner of 89 professional events worldwide. “My team and I really enjoy going ‘on the road’ to beautiful places to share our passion and proven techniques with guests.”

Prices start at $4,125 per person. For more information: www.theannikaacademy.com, TheTeam@TheAnnikaAcademy.com, 321.230.8899

For more information about Old Edwards Inn & Spa: www.oldedwardsinn.com, 866-526-8008.


About the ANNIKA Academy
The ANNIKA Academy (www.theannikaacademy.com) is a state-of-the-art, “boutique” golf school at Orlando’s Reunion Resort. It opened in 2007 as a way for Annika to share her passion for golf, fitness and nutrition. Annika’s personal team of coaches expertly relays simple techniques to help players of any age, gender or skill level reach their full potential. The Academy’s ELITE Training Program and official partnerships with the LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) and Symetra Tour make it the epicenter for training the next generation of collegiate and professional golfers. It is also a Certified Callaway Performance Center offering custom club fitting and video swing analysis. Other Academy highlights include a modern fitness facility, conference room and full-service locker rooms. Individualized golf instruction, personalized fitness and nutrition programs, custom corporate packages, and opportunities to play with Annika make it the place to learn her proven “Winning Approach.”