Golf News for Monday, August 13, 2012 | Technology

ANNIKA Academy announces launch of golf lesson app for Android

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The ANNIKA Academy, Hall-of-Fame golfer Annika Sorenstam's boutique golf instruction and fitness facility, announces the launch of its much-anticipated app for Android smartphones.

Already available for the iPhone and iPad, the Android app is filmed in HD video and sound. Free and paid versions feature full-swing, short-game, putting, course strategy and fitness tips from Annika and the rest of the Academy team.

The free platform offers five videos from expert academy instructors, and the paid option costs $4.99 and features 59 lessons. This number honors Annika's achievement as the only woman to ever break 60 in a professional golf tournament.

"Whether you're having trouble with your grip, or losing distance on your driver our app can provide you with tips to improve," says Annika, an eight-time LPGA Player of the Year. "No matter your skill level, our app will help you to get the most out of your game."

The easy-to-navigate format ensures Academy swing coaches are only a few clicks away. To download, visit:

Interactive online lessons are also available. For $59 per swing analysis, instructors will use state-of-the-art V1 Pro software to break down video of a player's swing and suggest drills to accelerate progress. A $499 annual membership option includes side-by-side comparisons with Annika's technically sound swing.

For more information, visit, or contact Pam Kehoe: / 888.266.4522

About the ANNIKA Academy
The ANNIKA Academy is a state-of-the-art, boutique teaching facility at Orlando's Reunion Resort. The Academy opened in 2007 as a platform to share Annika's passion for golf and fitness. It is led by her long-time personal coaches, Henri Reis (lead swing instructor) and Kai Fusser (personal trainer). Their proven, simple techniques allow players of any age, gender and skill level to reach their potential by transferring more energy and power to the golf course. One of only 15 certified Callaway Performance Centers in the country, the Academy provides custom-tailored corporate packages, individualized golf instruction, personalized fitness programs, club fitting and even opportunities to play with Annika.

Shane Sharp
Buffalo Communications
704.519.8381 (cell)

Stephen Reynolds
Buffalo Communications