The ANNIKA Collegiate Golf Experience began in 2003. 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. They go on college visits and get a chance to tour the campus and meet with college golf coaches. The juniors train with Annika and learn the techniques, training methods, mental discipline and focus she applies to the game.
Criteria for selection include:
- Positive representative of Swedish golf
- Above-average grades
- Success in tournament play
- Desire to play college golf in the U.S.
- Values in common with Annika
2012: Lynn Carlsson and Robin Jonsson (pictured)
2009: Johanna Tillström and Robin Pettersson
2008: Natalie Wille and Louis Larsson
2007: Emma Edin and Pontus Widegren
2006: Björn Akesson and Caroline Hedwall
2005: Linn Gustafsson and Jesper Kennegard
2004: Anna Nordqvist and Nicklas Glans
2003: Mikela Backstedt and Rickard Karlberg