Adding to his growing list of stellar guests, host Mitch Laurance brings Annika Sorenstam to TGD Radio as guest on Hooked on Hickories With Mitch Laurance. During Annika’s legendary 15 year hall of fame career, she amassed 89 victories, 10 of which were Major Championships. She consistently won awards and broke records on the LPGA and Ladies European Tours, winning over $22 millions dollars to remain the top female all-time money winner in golf.
Annika won 7 collegiate titles during her time at the University of Arizona in the early 90s along with many other distinguishing awards including becoming the first foreign and the first freshman player to win the individual NCAA Championship. She burst on to the LPGA scene in 1994 with 3 top ten finishes and the 1994 Rolex Rookie of the Year Award. In 1995 the world got a glimpse of what was to come. Annika won 3 times including the U.S. Women’s Open. The season ended with her winning the 1995 WPGET Order of Merit, the 1995 Rolex Player of the Year award, Sweden’s Jerringpriset award (the country’s most prestigious sports honor) and the Bragd Gold Award for Sports Achievement (voted by the citizens of Sweden). To top off the year, Annika appeared on a Swedish postage stamp (3.50 Swedish Crowns).
Year after year she continued to break records and dazzle golf fans worldwide. During this interview, listeners will hear host, Mitch Laurance engage Annika on an interesting list of topics including:
-Most recent achievement- 2013 PGA First Lady of Golf award
-Early life and career- Biggest golf/family influences/golf memories/favorite courses/players growing up…who did she idolize in the game?
-Favorite classic courses during her LPGA career
-Future- Annika Foundation/Annika Academy/Wine/Global Course Design/Family
-Golf Course Design business with eight projects at various stages of development around the world
Mitch Laurance continues to connect the history, traditions, and champions of the game with Hooked on Hickories programming and guests. Mitch’s passion for playing hickories is a small part of his enthusiasm for the history of the game and history in the making. In golf, as in other sports, it’s hardly possible to appreciate the current game without an equal appreciation for its roots. Mitch has garnered the attention and respect of today’s contemporaries with his eloquent style and pursuit of the connection of history to today’s game. Annika Sorenstam joins a stellar growing guest list on TGD Radio’s Hooked Hickories With Mitch Laurance, including Ben Wright, Peter Jacobsen, Charlie Rymer, Bradley Klein, Hollis Stacy, Dana Fry, Tony Jacklin, Matt Ginella, Todd Lewis, Mike Purkey, and many more. Read more HERE. Or read Mitch Laurance’s show synopsis and listen to the show HERE.