Definition – The element in an individual that feels, perceives, thinks, wills and reasons.
Why it important? – The mind is a powerful tool for health. One’s mind influences his/her emotions and behaviors and can be utilized for self-improvement, building confidence and maintaining perspective.
How important is the mental aspect compared to the physical aspect of golf?
I believe the mental aspect of the game is equally important. It’s harder to judge and measure than say a golf shot or a putt, but a clear, direct and positive mind makes the difference. Golf is all about a strong mind. The mind can be trained and it’s imperative that you perceive a positive and successful attitude. A happy mind gives energy and results in confident body language. Read more →
The Fall 2013 issue of Links Magazine ranks the top 25 golfers of all time, including the top 5 female golfers. The following is an excerpt:
#1 Female Golfer: Annika
As with the men, it’s a tough call between two players of different eras, Annika and Mickey Wright, who had similarly brief but brilliant careers and piled up comparable total victories and major titles. Wright, however, competed during the early days of the LPGA Tour, when the fields were smaller and weaker, while Sorenstam (72 LPGA wins, including 10 majors, plus 17 other titles) battled against formidable international competition. Plus, Mickey never shot a 59.
Read the complete article at http://www.linksmagazine.com/best_of_golf/links-top-25-players-of-all-time
We had 17 ANNIKA Invitational Alumni that played in this year’s PING Junior Solheim Cup. Congratulations to all the players, and especially to Team USA who took home the trophy!
Live Scoring: https://www.ajga.org/index-normal.asp
Leaving the house with a healthy meal under your belt, doesn’t mean your work is done for the day. Snacks are an important part of anyone’s daily diet, especially for young people. Healthy snacks provide energy and nutrients between meals to refuel your body and brain. Snacks are also a great opportunity to add more vegetables and fruits to meet your nutritional needs. Listed below are some simple tips and easy ideas for packing snacks for a successful day on and off the golf course.
TOP “FORE” SNACKING TIPS
1. Avoid Processed Foods
Unfortunately, many snack choices are processed foods high in sugar and/or refined carbs, such as pretzels, crackers, cookies, granola bars, etc. Do your best to make better food and snack choices by selecting natural, whole foods and avoiding processed, man-made products that contain high amounts of sugar. Read more →
The 24 members of the PING Junior Solheim Cup have been named and will feature 17 ANNIKA Invitational alumni. Eleven have been selected to represent Team USA and six have been selected to represent Team Europe.
The PING Junior Solheim Cup, patterned after the Solheim Cup, features the top 12 girls from the United States against the top 12 from Europe. The 2013 tournament will be played at The Inverness Golf Club in Englewood, Colo., Aug. 12-14, in the days leading up to the Solheim Cup. The Solheim Cup will be played Aug. 16-18, at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colo where Annika will serve as Vice Captain of Team Europe.
Headlining the United States team are the last two ANNIKA Invitational USA champions, Alison Lee (2012) and Bethany Wu (2013). Linnea Strom, the 2012 ANNIKA Invitational Europe champion, headlines the European team. In addition, Samantha Wagner (Team USA) and Shannon Aubert (Team Europe) qualified for their respective teams and are students of ANNIKA Academy instructor Henri Reis. Read more →