Annika Sorenstam To Teach Golf To Women At Boca Raton Tournament

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — LPGA Superstar Annika Soresnstam will bestow her golfing knowledge upon 36 executive women at the upcoming Allianz Championship Women’s Executive Pro-Am. The event kicks off on Tuesday, February 7th at the Old Course at Broken Sound Club.

Here is more via the official press release:

Getting the ladies into the swing of championship golf, LPGA legend with 72 LPGA victories and eight-time “player of the year” Annika Sorenstam (www.annikasorenstam.com) will give 36 executive women (nine foursomes) expert golf tips at the start of the second annual Allianz Championship Women’s Executive Pro-Am on Tuesday, February 7th at the Old Course at Broken Sound Club at 10:30 a.m. The women’s tournament is part of the 2012 Allianz Championship, a celebrated week-long PGA Champions Tour event that brings the legendary champions of golf to Boca Raton to vie for a $1.8 million purse.

Chipping in net proceeds to benefit Boca Raton Regional Hospital, the Women’s Executive Pro-Am offers women the opportunity to participate in a golf and business networking experience like no other while giving all skill sets a chance to play nine holes with a PGA Champions Tour player. The fun-filled day includes a private group clinic with Sorenstam presented by JM Lexus that follows a continental breakfast with an “up close and personal” Q&A session with her and a shotgun start at the conclusion of her clinic. Registration is $750 per player, and includes Pro-Am gift package, two invites to VIP Draw Party where awards will be presented for the women’s back nine play, and two VIP Partners Club Tickets.

“We are delighted to feature Annika this year at our popular Women’s Executive Pro-Am as she was one of the most dominant players in women’s golf,” noted Allianz Championship Tournament Director Ryan Dillon. “In addition to a great ‘ladies day’ on the course, participants will enjoy a rare opportunity to learn from and get to know one of LPGA’s storied champions who has rewritten the LPGA and Ladies European Tour record books, won countless awards and events, and brought unprecedented attention to women’s golf.” He added that Sorenstam was recently selected as the recipient of the United States Golf Association’s 2012 Bob Jones Award, the USGA’s highest honor that has been presented annually since 1955 in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf. The award will be presented just a few days before the Allianz Championship’s Women’s Executive Pro-Am on February 4th at the USGA’s Annual Meeting in recognition of a person who emulates Jones’ spirit, his personal qualities and his attitude toward the game and its players.

Sorenstam’s success has changed how women’s golf is played, covered and viewed, and in her rise to mainstream athlete and celebrity, she has had a positive impact on all women’s sports. She was born in Stockholm, Sweden on October 9, 1970 and began playing golf at the age of 12; her sister Charlotte also plays on the LPGA Tour.

Dillon said he expects with Sorenstam being part of the tournament’s experience this year and only 36 openings available, this year’s Women’s Executive Pro-Am will sell out quickly and encourages those interested to register early. To purchase foursomes and individual tickets by January 6th, contact Anthony Greco at agreco@allianzchampionship.com or 561-241-GOLF (4653).

The week-long sixth annual Allianz Championship schedule of events includes three days of championship play from Friday through Sunday, Feb. 10-12, 2012 plus the second Annual Women’s Executive Pro-Am on Tuesday, Feb. 7th with an Executive Pro-Am Pairings Party that evening; two days of Executive Pro-Am play on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 8th and 9th; a third annual Golf & Wine Experience held during the second day of championship play, Friday, Feb. 11th; and Family Day on Sunday, Feb. 12th, the closing day of tournament play. The second annual Allianz Championship “Birdies Fore Charity” fundraising program through which any participating nonprofit organizations solicit pledges from supporters based on the number of birdies made by PGA Champions Tour players during the three-day championship play.

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