Filippa Möörk and Tim Widing, both of Sweden, have been named the 2014 recipients of the ANNIKA Collegiate Golf Experience. Both were selected based on their positive representation of Swedish golf, good grades, tournament success, desire to play college golf in the U.S., and displaying common values similar to Annika.
The ANNIKA Collegiate Golf Experience began in 2003. Past recipients include LPGA players Anna Nordqvist (2004) and Caroline Hedwall (2006). The objective of this experience is to inspire young golfers to improve their golf games, prepare for the future, and bring them one step closer to earning a college scholarship. Each year, the ANNIKA Foundation selects two top Swedish junior golfers to travel to the United States. As part of the experience, they visit colleges and get a chance to tour the campus and meet with college golf coaches. The juniors train with Annika and her Academy team and learn the techniques, training methods, mental discipline and focus she applies to her game.
Filippa had a successful season having represented Sweden at the European Girls’ Team Championship, won several Skandia Tour events and finished 5th at the ANNIKA Invitational Europe. Tim also had similar success having represented Sweden at the European Boys’ Team Championship and finished T-11th at the AJGA’s Junior PLAYERS Championship.
Filippa and Tim will travel to the United States the week of November 17 to work with Annika and ANNIKA Academy instructors Kai Fusser (Director of Fitness) and Henri Reis (Director of Golf Instruction). During the week they will tune their games at Orlando-area courses Reunion Resort and Bella Collina while also taking visits to UCF and the University of Miami to learn about college golf opportunities.
The experience finishes with both Filippa and Tim competing in the AJGA’s Polo Golf Junior Classic (November 22-28) at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Linnea Ström, last year’s ANNIKA Collegiate Golf Experience recipient and 2012 ANNIKA Invitational Europe winner, won the event which springboarded her to a college golf scholarship with Arizona State.
The ANNIKA Foundation is honored to welcome 3M as a sponsor of the ANNIKA Intercollegiate, ANNIKA Award and our global series of Invitational tournaments. The new partnership with 3M reflects both organizations’ dedication to empowering the next generation, especially women and girls.