This week is the final stage of the LPGA Tour Qualifying school. Every fall talented players come together to compete against each other for a card to play on the LPGA Tour the following year. Its an emotional, exciting and possibly life changing week for all. All of the players have traveled different paths to arrive at this event and with different goals in mind. Some are there to improve their status from the current year, some are returning for another try and looking for success, while others are young amateurs just dreaming about competing against the very best in the world. Whatever path they may have taken to arrive at this week, they can agree that its a grueling week they all dread. Read more →
With the holidays right around the corner I’m sure some of you have already begun your holiday shopping, but if you haven’t – here’s a great place to start! I’ve put together a short list of items I think would make some great holiday gifts! As you may expect some are golf related, but others are not. On this this list, you’re sure to find that something special to fit most anyone on your shopping list. Happy holidays, everyone! – Annika
1. Wireless Portable Speaker – I have two different portable speakers that I use regularly. One is the Jawbone “Mini Jambox” ($179) and the other is the FoxL Personal Audiophile ($199). These little devices are perfect for providing the tunes wherever you may be. I most recently used my Jawbone speaker at the 2014 Cutter & Buck photo shoot at Streamsong Resort. Each speaker is wireless and connects via bluetooth to any smartphone or tablet. Read more →
Apple Pie is one of my absolute favorite desserts. Whenever I make this recipe for my dinner guests, none of them go home without some leftovers and the recipe! It is very easy to make, and it tastes just like that old-fashioned apple pie that we all love. Serve it with either custard or vanilla ice cream for extra sweetness. Yum!
Makes 6 servings
Ingredients for pie crust:
12 tbsp (1.5 sticks) of butter or margarine
2.5 cups wheat flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 pinch of salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
Ingredients for apple pie filling:
2 tbsp ground cinnamon
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp butter
Vanilla Ice Cream
Preheat the oven to 225 degrees. Melt butter or margarine. Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl and stir in the melted butter until you get a smooth dough. Push out the pie dough in a pie plate.
Peel, core and cut the apples into tiny wedges. Mix them with the cinnamon and sugar and fill the pie shell. Add the butter and bake in middle of oven for about 25 minutes.
Serve with vanilla ice cream and I promise this pie will be your favorite, too!
Äppelpaj är en av mina absoluta älsklingsdesserter. Den här brukar gå hem hos mina middagsgäster. Receptet är busenkelt, men det smakar precis så där gammeldags som vi alla älskar. Servera antingen med vaniljsås eller vaniljglass. Mums!
175 G SMÖR MARGARIN
5 DL VETEMJÖL
2 DL STRÖSOCKER
1 KRM SALT
1Ž2 TSK BAKPULVER
2 MSK MALEN KANEL
2/3 DL STRÖSOCKER
2 MSK SMÖR I KLICKAR
Sätt ugnen på 225 grader.
Smält smöret eller margarine.
Blanda de torra ingredienserna och rör I det smälta fettet tills du får en smidig deg.
Tryck ut pajdegen I en pajform.
Skala, kärna ur och skär äpplena I tuna klyftor. Blanda dem med kanel och socker och fyll pajskalet. Klicka över smöret och grädda I mitten av ugnen I ca 25 minuter. Servera med vaniljglass och jag lovar att pajen blir din favorit också.
Fortune 500 Company to Sponsor ANNIKA Award, ANNIKA Intercollegiate and Global Series of ANNIKA Invitational Junior Tournaments
(ORLANDO, Fla.) – The ANNIKA Foundation – golf Hall-of-Famer Annika Sorenstam’s charitable organization – announces 3M will sponsor its ANNIKA Award, ANNIKA Intercollegiate and global series of ANNIKA Invitational junior tournaments.
Since 2007 the ANNIKA Foundation has had two parallel missions: 1) teaching children the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle through fitness and nutrition, and 2) offering aspiring junior golfers opportunities to pursue their dreams. The new partnership with 3M reflects both organizations’ dedication to empowering the next generation, especially women and girls.
“3M and Annika are a natural fit as we both represent excellence, integrity, and competitiveness,” said 3M Chairman, President and CEO Inge Thulin. “I am personally 100 percent committed to this partnership with the ANNIKA Foundation as Annika is an ideal global citizen with whom to align our global company.”
“We’re honored to welcome 3M as a sponsor of the ANNIKA Intercollegiate, ANNIKA Award and our series of Invitational tournaments,” said Annika, an eight-time Rolex Player of the Year Award winner and the first and only woman to shoot 59 in an LPGA event. “We share similar passions for giving back and through our partnership, 3M will be crucial to bringing even greater success to these Foundation initiatives.” Read more →
This will be a busy week for us in one of my favorite cities. The kids stayed home so it is just Mike and me here in New York. We are having fun spending time together and will also meet up with friends during our downtime. Mike arrived yesterday to visit his sister and parents; his sister works for the New York Jets and they went to see the Jets/Steelers game!
Today I am with longtime partner, Callaway at Baltusrol in New Jersey. I will be putting on a golf clinic for Callaway’s Master Staffers and I’m looking forward to making new friends.
Tuesday morning I’ll be on CNBC Squawk Box T 6:40am EDT to discuss some of our Foundation initiatives, including the ANNIKA Inspiration Award. We will also make an exciting announcement during the broadcast also, so don’t miss it!
Wednesday is the Women’s Sports Foundation Gala where I will present the ANNIKA Inspiration Award. Previous recipients include figure skater Lianna Thomas, triathlete Winter Vinecki and swimmer Caitlin Baker. Who will it be this year? Billie Jean King’s Annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards honors the most accomplished women in sports and the girls they inspire. It highlights the WSF mission to build active, healthy and confident girls and women through sports and physical activity. I am really looking forward to it!
Following the ANNIKA Foundation board meeting on Thursday morning I’ll be on my way to New Jersey’s Shackamaxon Country Club for the 2013 Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Golf Outing.
This promises to be an exciting week. Please keep an eye on our websites and social media to learn more as events unfold!
Apple Pie is one of my absolute favorite desserts. Whenever I make this recipe for my dinner guests, none of them go home without some leftovers and the recipe! It is very easy to make, and it tastes just like that old-fashioned apple pie that we all love. Serve it with either custard or vanilla […]