Family-Friendly ANNIKA Course at Estonian Golf & Country Club to Break Ground in 2016
(ORLANDO, Fla.) – ANNIKA Course Design – Hall-of-Fame golfer Annika Sorenstam’s golf course architecture business – announces it will design its first course in Europe at Estonian Golf & Country Club.
Located 20 minutes outside Estonia’s capital city of Tallinn, the ANNIKA Course is part of a coming-soon, seaside, family-leisure resort and spa. Annika is currently drafting course plans with European Golf Design (EGD), the golf course design company of the European Tour and IMG. Ground-breaking is scheduled for 2016; plans call for the course to open in concert with the resort’s first 50 rooms in 2019.
Annika was selected both for the caliber of her design work – she has designed five courses worldwide to date – and her appreciation of a project targeting families and golf tourists from Scandinavia and the rest of Europe.
“It’s exciting to be designing my first golf course in Europe, especially one that is close to home,” says Annika, a native of Sweden and 10-time major champion. “The golf industry has been talking a lot about the need to develop golf facilities that are more flexible and family friendly, and Estonian Golf & Country Club is actually making it happen.
I grew up in the kitchen helping my Mom bake during the holidays. It is a tradition that I share with our kids today. One of our favorite treats are Cinnamon Buns.
1.76 oz. of yeast
4 tbsp of butter
1 1/4 cup of milk
1/4 cup of sugar
1 pinch of salt
3 1/3 cup of flour
4 tbsp of butter
2 tbsp ground cinnamon
How to make:
1. Melt butter in a pan. Add the milk. When the liquid reach 98.6 F add the yeast. Stir.
2. Add the sugar, salt and almost all the flour (save some for later).
3. Stir the mixture by hand or machine until even and smooth.
4. Cover and let it stand in warm area to rise for 30 min.
5. During the raising time, mix the filling butter with cinnamon to a paste.
6. Take the dough out from the bowl and start slowly to roll it out on a floured area. Roll it to a square 12X12. Add the cinnamon / butter paste evenly. Start rolling it from one side. Cut the big roll into 1-inch pieces.
7. Take the pieces and add individually into paper forms on a baking tray.
8. Cover tray with towel and let it stand to rise for an additional 20 min.
9. Brush the rolls with egg and add the pearl sugar.
10. Bake in the middle of the oven at 480F for 10 min.
For the adults, this goes well with a “Dirty Snowman.” This Northstar Resort treat is hot chocolate mixed with Absolut Vanilla vodka, Baileys, and Hazelnut liqueur. Put a little whipped cream on top and it is delightful! Cheers
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By Jerry Stewart
Northern California Golf Association
Since retiring in 2008, legend Annika Sorenstam has played in only three events, all of them being the annual Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational.
She’ll make her fourth tournament appearance in a few weeks when she tees off in—you guessed it—this year’s Callaway PBI, which is slated for Nov. 20-23 at Del Monte Golf Course, Spyglass Hill and host Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Sorenstam’s entry into the event was confirmed by tournament director Patrick Freeman.
This year’s PBI could possibly be one of the last chances to see Sorenstam on the links. Her contract with tournament sponsor Callaway runs until 2016.
One of the most unique tournaments in golf, the PBI is the only event that features members of each of golf’s biggest tours (PGA, LPGA, Champions and Web.com) competing side-by-side for the same purse ($300,000 with $60,000 going to the winner).
It’s the unique format that has made the tournament, now in its 43rd year, a favorite of the players.
“Along with getting the chance to Pebble Beach, the format is what makes the event so much fun,” Invitational regular and two-time Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach champ Kirk Triplett said. “Getting the chance to walk down the 18th fairway at Pebble Beach with a star from another tour, while playing in a competition, doesn’t usually happen. It’s something special.”
It’s also a great event for fans. Along with free admission each day, spectators are granted ‘inside the ropes’ access during the PBI, meaning they can follow their favorite players directly down the fairways.
I have traveled to Asia dozens of times and I just love their food. I find it very fresh and so light. Below is one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. It’s very simple, but the taste is amazing.
Combine all the ingredients in one bowl. Put the fish in the marinade (recommend 8-24 hrs). Pat the marinade off the fish and put in an oven-safe dish. Broil on high for 10 minutes.
Serve with rice and fresh green vegetables.
I grew up in the kitchen helping my Mom bake during the holidays. It is a tradition that I share with our kids today. One of our favorite treats are Cinnamon Buns. Ingredients: Dough 1.76 oz. of yeast 4 tbsp of butter 1 1/4 cup of milk 1/4 cup of sugar 1 pinch of salt […]