Iconic Courses of Southwest Ireland to Host Destination Golf Experiences
(ORLANDO, Fla.) – The ANNIKA Academy – Hall-of-Fame golfer Annika Sorenstam’s boutique golf instruction and fitness school – announces Destination Golf Experiences will be held in Ireland in 2014.
For the second-consecutive year the Academy has organized an Ireland itinerary in partnership with Celtic Golf (www.celticgolf.com), one of the world’s leading golf-tour operators. From October 13-17, the team will visit the iconic golf clubs of Ballybunion, Dooks, Killarney, Tralee and Waterville. On-course instruction from the Academy team will be tailored to mastering the nuances of links golf.
The program is $4,950 per person (based on single occupancy). It includes six nights’ accommodations at the five-star Killarney Park Hotel (www.killarneyparkhotel.ie), ground transportation, greens fees, instruction and full Irish breakfast daily. Roundtrip airfare to Shannon International Airport (SNN) is not included.
“Feedback from last year’s Ireland experience was exceptional, so we’re excited to once again offer an opportunity to play some of the world’s greatest links courses,” says Mike Pryor, Director of Golf at the ANNIKA Academy. “The team members leading instruction have played links golf for decades and will expertly relay techniques crucial to enjoying the seaside game.”
The ANNIKA Academy will also host two U.S.-based Destination Golf Experiences in 2014: Lake Tahoe (July 16-19) and The Greenbrier Resort (August 28-31).
For more information about these events and other ANNIKA Academy programming: www.theannikaacademy.com, TheTeam@TheAnnikaAcademy.com, 888.266.4522.
For more information about Celtic Golf: www.celticgolf.com, email@example.com, 800.535.6148.
For more information about Evian Resort: www.evianresort.com, +33 (0) 4 50 26 50 50.
About Celtic Golf
Celtic Golf is a business run by the Quinlan Family – Americans with deep Irish roots who are passionate about creating memorable golf vacations to Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales as well as many destinations in Europe. Jerry and Josephine Quinlan and co-founders Peg and Jack Quinlan have been delighting golf travelers for over twenty years. Whether you’re a pro or an avid weekend golfer – an individual, a family or a large group – we’ll help you plan the trip of a lifetime.
Destination Golf Experiences Feature Three Days of Instruction from Annika and Her Team
(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.
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What to expect at the launch event:
Each player will be required to go through a series of skills assessments and based on performance will be eligible to participate in the Future Stars and Pre-Elite programs that will be hosted at The ANNIKA Academy. The assessments will include:
Qualifying players will have demonstrated the ability to achieve benchmarks as established by the USA Jr National Team and will be eligible to participate in the following programs:
About the USA Junior National Golf Team
The USA Junior National Golf Team is an integrated golf development program for juniors of all ages and abilities. USA Junior National Golf Team programs are available at select Certified Training Centers throughout the United States. Leveraging best practices of golf federations around the globe, the comprehensive curriculum provides consistent and structured golf training for juniors through five programs: Developmental I, Developmental II, Future Stars, Pre-Elite, and Elite. Future Stars, Pre-Elite, and Elite Team members compete regionally and nationally. Elite team members also compete internationally. To learn more about the USA Junior National Golf Team and programs, visit www.usajrgolf.com.
All qualifying players that choose to participate will receive the following FREE items: a USA Jr National Team Golf bag, cap, golf balls and USA Jr National Team golf tees.
For additional information and to register for this USA Jr National Team Qualifying event please call
407-662-4653 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or register online via the form provided below.
Originally posted 3/30/2014 on the USA Junior Golf website.
(SAN ANTONIO, Tex.) – The USA Junior National Golf Team announces the certification of the ANNIKA Academy as Florida’s first USA Junior National Team Training Center.
Beginning in April 2014, Annika Sorenstam’s boutique golf instruction and fitness school will provide coaching and competitive opportunities to USA Junior National Team members. Two of the five USA Junior National Team programs – Future Stars and Pre-Elite – will be featured. Read more →
In recent years, golf as an activity for group events has been declining in popularity despite it being the perfect activity for attendees of events to enjoy together. Golf fanatics, and mainly men, comprise the small percentage of attendees that continue select golf as an activity they’d like to participate in. Because of this trend, meeting planners and group event destinations are participating in an industry-wide effort to restore the popularity of golf amongst group events. In this article for Successful Meetings Magazine, Annika provides her insight into how to continue to successfully combine golf and group events, and how the ANNIKA Academy is leading the charge.
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