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.”