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Keep it on course, 

Mike Brabenec, PGA & Billy Gibbs, PGA

May 28, 2009

The Annika Academy is a 5,000 square foot training facility in Reunion Florida that features a ringed private chipping and putting green that serves as the centerpiece of the academy. Students will sharpen their skills on Reunions's three Signature golf courses designed by golf legends Tom Watson, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.
Small class sizes of seven to nine people per class will afford students an unprecendented level of personalized attention not often found today in golf clinics and schools. Sorenstam's long time golf coach Henri Reis, will be the lead instructor at the facility. When Reis first began coaching Annika in 1987, she found great value in the methods he employed to translate the complexities of golf into simple language. It is her aim to have all academy students benefit form his uniques view of the game. As Annika's sucess on the course has been due in large part to being in excellent physical condition, much of the training at the academy will focus not only on the golf swing, but on athletic training- including cardio and core-strengthening techniques. The philosophies of Annika's personal trainer, Kai Fusser, will lie at the foundation of her curriculum. The German - born Fusser is and IFPA certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist with several years of experience working with professional athletes. He began working with Annika in 2001 and his program is featured in Annika's latest book, Golf Annika's Way.

Charlotta Sorenstam serves as the Director of Instruction. Charlotta was a member of the Swedish National team for seven years. She captured the 1993 European Team Championship title and won the 1992 Angso Ladies open. In 1993 she competed for the University of Texas and won the NCAA championship title as well as All -American honors.
Charlotta received the 2004 Mary Bea Porter Award from the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association for saving Donna Caponi from choking during the 2003 LPGA Championship.

The EWGA is a Florida not-for-profit 501(c)(6) corporation serving an international membership. The EWGA exists to provide opportunities for women to learn, play and enjoy the game of golf for business and for life.
Since 1991, the EWGA has touched the lives of over 85,000 women. This not-for-profit membership association currently has nearly 20,000 members in over 120 chapters throughout the United States, along with international Chapters in Canada and France, offering a wide range of organized golf activities, player development and education programs, volunteer, social and networking opportunities for both novice and experienced golfers.

The EWGA is dedicated to inclusiveness and diversity in its membership and seeks to provide timely, valued benefits and services to EWGA members to promote the growth of women's golf. The EWGA also serves as an advocate for positive change on issues of importance to women golfers.

Pam Swensen- CEO of the Executive Women's Golf Association
Originally from Boston, MA, this Florida resident’s background includes over 18 years of experience in the golf industry including advertising, corporate communications, sales promotion, business development, event planning and business development. She joined the headquarters staff of the EWGA in March of 2002 as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing. In December 2005, she took over as interim Executive Director of this not-for-profit organization and was named CEO in May 2006. Ms. Swensen oversees the administration and operations of 125 Chapters acrossthe US and Canada with over 20,000 members and 3,100 volunteer leaders.

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