Ms. 59's new app: 59 ways to better golf
Annika Sorenstam, the only player in LPGA history to break 60 in a tournament round, has just issued a new instructional app for the iPhone and iPad for $4.99.
The app, called Annika Academy, features 59 instructional and fitness videos, the number conveniently borrowed from the 59 Sorenstam shot in the second round of the Standard Register Ping at Moon Valley Country Club in 2001.
Those featured in the videos are Sorenstam, her long-time swing insructor Henri Reis, and her sister, Charlotta, a former LPGA player and tournament winner, her trainer Kai Fusser, and Mark Bereza, an instructor at the Annika Academy outside Orlando, Fla.
There are four categories of instruction: fundamental, intermediate, advanced and professional. They includes tips on the full swing, chipping, putting and playing from the fairway.
Those who wish to sample the app before buying it can download a free version featuring five of the 59 videos. A version for the Android will be available later this month.
-- John Strege