She is such a regular person that she made each person feel immediately connected with her for life.I found myself thinking, “How does she do this on a regular basis?” Our day with Annika included being divided into groups of seven and spending 30 minutes each with her swing coach (they have worked together since she was 12), her fitness trainer and two instructors from her Annika Golf Academy.
“Anyone who watched her has a deeper appreciation of women’s golf,” said LPGA Tour player Lorie Kane.
“Jane, I have been invited to a day of golf with Annika Sorenstam and a small group of women executives. None of my women clients play golf, and our mutual contact, Neal, said you are a golf fanatic. ” For you non-golfers, Annika Sorenstam has done for women’s golf what Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer have done for men’s golf.
Before stepping away from competitive golf at the end of the 2008 season, she won 90 international tournaments as a professional.
And the launching pad was one of the rare events she didn’t win; teeing it up at the Colonial elevated Sorenstam from LPGA superstar to global personality.
“Colonial was my mission,” Sorenstam said after she announced her retirement.