Golf News for Friday, April 18, 2014 | Instruction

ANNIKA Academy three-day Destination Golf Experiences to return

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The ANNIKA Academy - Hall-of-Fame golfer Annika Sorenstam's boutique golf instruction and fitness school - announces its three-day Destination Golf Experiences are returning to Lake Tahoe and The Greenbrier Resort in 2014.

The Lake Tahoe program is scheduled for July 16-19 at Old Greenwood Golf Course in Truckee, Calif. It will be held for the fifth-consecutive year at Old Greenwood, a layout ranked by Golf Digest as one of "America's Top 100 Greatest Public Courses." A session scheduled for July 13-16 has already sold out.

West Virginia's iconic Greenbrier Resort will welcome the Academy team August 28-31. It is home to three acclaimed golf courses, including the Old White TPC Course designed by "Golden Age" architect C.B. Macdonald. The century-old track has hosted the PGA TOUR's Greenbrier Classic since 2010.

To foster an environment most conducive to learning, the Tahoe and Greenbrier sessions will be limited to no more than 10 guests. Highlights include:

• Three days of golf and fitness instruction with Annika's world-renowned team of instructors
• Private dinner (Tahoe) or cocktail hour (Greenbrier) with Annika and the ANNIKA Academy team
• Photos and autographs with Annika
• 27 holes of golf including cart and greens fee
• Video swing analysis
• Course management instruction during golf
• Fitness education and nutritional overview with renowned trainer Kai Fusser
• "Weight Training for Golf" book by Kai Fusser
• Full-service breakfast and lunch daily
• Gift package
• Skills clinic with Annika (Greenbrier only)

"We're very excited to once again bring the Academy on the road to gorgeous Lake Tahoe and the charming Greenbrier Resort," says Annika, the first and only woman to ever shoot 59 in an LPGA event. "The Destination Golf Experiences are an excellent opportunity for us to teach our 'Winning Approach' without golfers visiting our Orlando facility."

Accommodations can be arranged for Greenbrier participants at a preferred rate. A National Historic landmark, the Greenbrier's classic architecture, exquisite interior design, carefully sculpted landscape, impeccable service and outstanding amenities have hosted distinguished guests from around the world since 1778. It features 710 rooms, including 33 suites and 96 guest and estate houses, plus 10 lobbies, 40-plus meeting rooms and a complete conference center facility.

For more information about the Destination Golf Experiences and other ANNIKA Academy programming: www.theannikaacademy.com, TheTeam@TheAnnikaAcademy.com, 888.266.4522.

About the ANNIKA Academy
The ANNIKA Academy 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."

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