We’re thrilled to partner with Annika Sorenstam and further develop her business interests in a retail setting
Greensboro, GA (Vocus) May 4, 2010
The world’s first ANNIKA Boutique opens today at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation adjacent to the resort’s grand lobby entrance.
The upscale specialty shop will feature the ANNIKA Collection golf attire by Cutter & Buck, Callaway golf products and ANNIKA Syrah and Chardonnay. Specialty items, including a Swedish line of baby clothing, Polarn O. Pyret, worn by Annika’s young daughter, Ava, also will be available.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Annika Sorenstam and further develop her business interests in a retail setting,” said Bob Mauragas, vice president of golf operations. “The Reynolds Plantation setting and lifestyle mesh well with Annika’s personal tastes and interests.”
After a brilliant 15-year professional career that saw her re-write the record book in women’s golf, Annika stepped away from professional golf at the end of the 2008 season to further pursue the ANNIKA brand of businesses. She authored her second book, “Golf Annika’s Way,” and partnered with Cutter & Buck to develop the ANNIKA Collection, her very own apparel line.
Annika has a golf course design business with projects under construction around the world. The ANNIKA Financial Group, LLC was created as a result of Annika’s passion to help other professional athletes protect their wealth while assuring their peace of mind. In addition, she has her own golf academy near Orlando, Fla. and the ANNIKA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity, to teach children the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle through fitness and nutrition and offer aspiring junior golfers opportunities to pursue their dreams.
Annika serves as an Ambassador of the United States Golf Association with the goal of making the game of golf more accessible and more relevant to players of all skill levels. Along with Jack Nicklaus, designer of the Great Waters golf course at Reynolds Plantation, she was named a Global Ambassador by the International Golf Federation in and successfully advocated to bring golf to the 2016 Olympic Games.
The ANNIKA Boutique at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation will be open seven days, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is open to the public, as well as to resort guests.
About Reynolds Plantation
Named the “Best of the Best” Golf Community by Robb Report and the community with the “Best Golf” in America by the editors of GOLF Magazine, Reynolds Plantation, located between Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia, is situated along 374 miles of shoreline on Lake Oconee. Reynolds Plantation features 117 holes of championship golf from designers Bob Cupp, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Rees Jones and Jim Engh. Reynolds Plantation is also home to The Reynolds Golf Academy, as well as the exclusive TaylorMade Kingdom. The community offers members a variety of dining options, swimming pools, pedestrian trails, four full-service marinas and The Lake Club Wellness Campus with its award-winning Tennis Center. Reynolds Plantation is also home to The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, a 251-room lakefront resort and spa ranked No. 5 in the “Top 100 Golf Resorts” worldwide by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine. For more information or real estate inquiries, call 800-800-5250 or visit http://www.reynoldsplantation.com.
The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, an AAA Five Diamond resort, provides guests legendary Ritz-Carlton service highlighted by gracious southern hospitality. The Lodge has been recognized by Parents magazine as one of the Best Family-Friendly Resorts and Travel + Leisure Family named it one of their Top 50 Family Resorts. The 251-room Lodge is secluded on the lazy shores of Lake Oconee with 99 holes of golf designed by the greatest architects of the game, award-winning Spa with southern-inspired service and exclusive Lodge adventures from fishing for large mouth bass to waterskiing or canoeing. For information or room reservations, please call toll free (800) 241-3333, the resort directly at (706) 467-0600, a travel professional or visit the Web site at http://www.ritzcarltonlodge.com.
Hunter Public Relations
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