Annika Sorenstam, the world’s most celebrated female golfer and the leader in LPGA victories, will open the ANNIKA Academy at Ginn Reunion Resort in October 2007.
A 5,400 square-foot, state-of-the-art teaching facility, surrounded by private chipping and putting greens, will serve as the centerpiece of the academy. Students will sharpen their skills on Reunion’s three signature golf courses designed by golf legends Tom Watson, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Small class sizes of approximately seven to nine people per class will afford students an unprecedented level of personalised attention.
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 from his unique view of the game.
As Annika’s success 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 an 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”.
Another focus for academy students will be mental strength in regard to the game. Techniques to improve both on-course focus and confidence will be incorporated into the teaching sessions.
With the opening of its first UK based sales office and tremendous success in the States, Ginn Resorts is now releasing a limited number of brand new 3 bedroom apartment properties in Reunion for the UK market.
With the strength of the Pound against the Dollar, attractive buying incentives, the promise of year round sunshine, world-class golf courses, state-of-the-art training academies, luxury facilities and service of the highest level, Ginn Resorts offer the perfect location for a primary home, holiday property or even an investment property. The firm owns and operates properties across the United States and the Caribbean.
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