ANNIKA Invitational Europe 2017
Welcome to ANNIKA Invitational Europe, part of the R&A World Amateur Golf Rankings.
Picture 1: Winner of 2016th tournament, Beatrice Wallin. Photo: Göran Söderqvist
Picture 2: Happy girls celebrating Beatrice´s win. Photo: Göran Söderqvist
Swedens most successful golfer of all times, Annika Sörenstam, will be hosting, following and conducting the fifth ANNIKA Invitational Europe on site.
Annika Sörenstam is a winner of 72 official LPGA tournaments including ten majors, and has represented Europe in the Solheim Cup on eight occasions between 1994–2007.
Next year the tournament will be played at Halmstad Golf Club.
- General information
Halmstad Golf Club
Date & Venue
Format of play
Strokeplay over 54 holes, 18 holes on each day of the tournament, no cut.
A Junior-Am tournament will be played June 19th. About 30 players will be asked to participate in the Junior-Am. If a player is asked to participate in the Junior-Am participation is mandatory.
ANNIKA Invitational (USA)
The top three finishers, who have not turned 19 years old on the final day of the 2018 ANNIKA Invitational USA, will receive an invitation.
ANNIKA Invitational has, in only four years, won three awards from the AJGA. In 2009 the tournament was honored as the Newcomer of the Year and the 2010 event received the Invitational of the Year award. In 2011 ANNIKA Invitational earned the Media Award which recognizes a tournament with outstanding media participation and coverage before, during and after the event across a variety of platforms.
Cooperation with the AJGA
The AJGA has committed to provide the top finishers with “playing status with the AJGA”. This status will enable these finishers to gain entry into some AJGA events.
- Entry Conditions
A. Participants must be female and born 1st of January 1998 or later.
B. All participants must be an amateur golfer in accordance with the Rules of Amateur Status as approved by R&A Rules Limited.
C. The maximum handicap limit is -4,4.
D. The field will be limited to a maximum of 78 players.
The field will be decided in the following order:
Minimum number of open category entrants is 18.
Invitees - The top 48 players on the R&A Womens World Amateur Golf Ranking, published week 1 2017, and who also represents a country that is a member of the European Golf Association will be invited. The closing date to accept invitations is May 11th.
Exemptions - The ANNIKA Foundation and the Swedish Golf Federation will retain six places each - i.e. a total of twelve players.
Open entries - Places will be given to players in order of:
A. Ranking from the R&A Womens World Amateur Golf Ranking (May 11th)
Open entries will be accepted in the above order regardless of country representation.
- Entry fee
The R&A is supporting the 2017 ANNIKA Invitational Europe. The R&A’s generous financial contribution has substantially reduced the tournament entry fee for each player, providing added benefit and helping grow the game.
Entry fee will include:
- Front row seat on Annika clinic on Tuesday afternoon June 20th
- Two practice rounds and three tournament rounds
- Five lunches
- Two dinners (opening dinner Monday June 19th and dinner on Wednesday June 21th)
- Fruit and drinks on the golfcourse
- Tourguide (Strokesaver)
- Unlimited practice balls on the driving range
- Transportation to and from Copenhagen International Airport upon arrival and departure on request
- Transportation between the official hotel and the golfcourse
- Wireless internet in the clubhouse
- Workshops on Wednesday afternoon June 21th
- Invited players
The top 48 European players born 1999 or later on the R&A Womens World Amateur Golf Ranking, published week 1, 2017 will be invited. The list of invited players will be published in January. The closing date to accept invitations is May 11th 2017.
Name Country Julia Engstrom Sweden Frida Kinhult Sweden Agathe Laisne France Pauline Roussin-Bouchard France Beatrice Wallin Sweden Emma Spitz Austria Alessia Nobilio Italy Esther Henseleit Germany Sara Kouskova Czech Republic Caterina Don Italy Mathilde Claisse France Emilie Paltrinieri Italy Clarisse Louis Belgium Amanda Linnér Sweden Anna Backman Finland Paula Neira Garcia Spain Line Toft Hansen Denmark Isobel Wardle England Alessandra Fanali Italy Maja Stark Sweden Evangeline Prevot France Aline Krauter Germany Cloe Frankish England Linn Grant Sweden Karoline Lund Norway Charlotte Lafourcade France Shannon Stevie McWilliam Scotland Daniella Barrett Finland Charlotte Liautier France Benedetta Moresco Italy Gabriela Roberta Vitu Czech Republic Tiffany Arafi Switzerland Salome Zasio France Federica Torre Italy Chiara Tamburlini Switzerland Candice Mahe France Pia Babnik Slovenia Elena Verticchio Italy Tasa Torbica Italy Isabella Holpfer Austria Laura Van Respaille France Lea Klimentova Slovakia Alexandra Forsterling Germany Natalia Aseguinolaza Martin Spain Janika Ruttimann Austria Margaux Appart Belgium Raquel Olmos Ros Spain Samantha Fuller England
- Transportation and accommodation
1 095 sek/room/night in classic singel room wing building
1 295 sek/room/night in classic double room wing building
1 395 sek/room/night in classic design double room main building
1 595 sek/room/night in classic design doubel room main building
2 020 sek/room/night in deluxe singel room towards land in main building
2 220 sek/room/night in deluxe double room towards land in main building
2 980 sek/room/night in deluxe trippel room towards land in main building
2 220 sek/room/night in deluxe singel room towards sea in main building
2 420 sek/room/night in deluxe double room towards sea in main building
3 280 sek/room/night in deluxe trippel room towards sea in main building
Trippel room = Double room with bed sofa.
More information will come.
- Schedule of Events
More information will come.
The ANNIKA Foundation partnered with the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) and the inaugural ANNIKA Invitational was held January 16 – 19, 2009 in Reunion, Florida.
In 2011 the ANNIKA Invitational Asia made it´s debut and in 2012 the ANNIKA Invitational Europe were added. The top three players in both Asia and Europe get invited to the tournament in Orlando the following year.
Annika Sorenstam, when developing her idea of what the ANNIKA Invitational would be, was determined not to make her event "just another tournament." She wanted her invited participants to come away from the ANNIKA Invitational with something more than just a three round aggregate score.
Her experience had taught her that it takes more than a good golf swing and putting stroke to be a winner on the competitive tours. To have a successful career you need to balance your life, you need life skills and that is the content in workshops that take place after play at an ANNIKA Invitational.
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