Annika Sorenstam Talks Golf and Health

Annika Sorenstam Talks Golf and Health

By Kelsey Ogletree, March 16, 2017

Annika Stays Active

Her new program involved lots of weightlifting, especially upper body—arms, back and shoulders—as well as core. Consistency was also key. “I would work out five days a week when I was home and three days on the road,” she says. Her hard work paid off: “I noticed a different in my clubhead speed and muscle control,” she recalls.

Now that she’s retired, Sorenstam says she works out for different reasons, like keeping up with her 5-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter. She’s even learning a thing or two from her daughter about the sport. “I’ll try to teach her something and she’ll say, ‘No, I know how to do it,’” she says, laughing.

Sorenstam also has her hands full with another project: designing a golf course planned to open west of Minneapolis in summer 2018. While this is her fourth course design, the 27-hole complex—known as King and Queen—is her first in the United States. The goal behind the course is to give players a chance to hit every club in their bag, she says.

“Golf is similar to life in so many ways,” says Sorenstam. “Whether you’re a man or woman, young or old, professional or amateur, you can always play the game.”

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