ANNIKA Invitational Europe 2019
Welcome to ANNIKA Invitational Europe, part of the R&A World Amateur Golf Rankings.
Swedens most successful golfer of all times, Annika Sörenstam, will be hosting, following and conducting the seventh 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.
- General information
Vasatorp 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 17th. 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 presented by Rolex
The top three finishers, who have not turned 19 years old on the final day of the 2020 ANNIKA Invitational USA presented by Rolex, will receive an invitation.
The ANNIKA Invitational presented by Rolex has won six awards out of the ten years it has been played, from the AJGA. The first edition was honored as the Newcomer of the Year and the 2010 even received the Invitational of the Year. The tournament has also won two Media Awards, a Social Media Award and a Volunteer Award.
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 2001 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:
Invitees - The top 48 players on the R&A Womens World Amateur Golf Ranking, published week 1 2019, 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 9th.
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 9th)
Open entries will be accepted in the above order regardless of country representation.
Minimum number of open category entrants is 18.
Entries must be submitted no later than May 9th 2019.
- Entry fee
The R&A is supporting the 2019 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 2019 is TBA sek
Entry fee will include:
- Front row seat on Annika clinic on Tuesday afternoon June 18th
- Two practice rounds and three tournament rounds
- Five lunches
- Two dinners (opening dinner Monday June 18th and dinner on Wednesday June 19th)
- Fruit and drinks on the golfcourse
- Tourguide (Strokesaver)
- Unlimited practice balls on the driving range
- Transportation to and fromTBS Airport upon arrival and departure on request
- Wireless internet in the clubhouse
- Workshops on Wednesday afternoon June 19th
- Invited players
The top 48 European players born 2001 or later on the R&A Womens World Amateur Golf Ranking, published week 1, 2019 will be invited. The list of invited players will be published in January. The closing date to accept invitations is May 9th 2018.
List of players to the Junior/Am
- Transportation and accommodation
Official hotel is TBA. The hotel is located about TBA min drive from Vasatorp Golf Club. There will be transfers for the players to and from the golf club.
Special rates for players:
- Schedule of Events
Sunday 16 June: First practice day
Monday 17 June: Second practice day, Junior-Am and Opening dinner and activities (group photography)
Tuesday 18 June: First round and Annika clinic (starts at TBA).
Wednesday 19June: Second round, Seminars (starts at TBA and dinner with activities from TBA).
Thursday 20June: Third round and prize giving ceremony.
- More Than Golf
“More Than Golf” has been a guiding principle of the ANNIKA Foundation since its inception in 2007.
At each of our global events, we bring in speakers and develop workshops to extend the experience beyond just the golf course.
The Foundation recognizes the importance of well-rounded individuals and strives to leave a lasting impact on each and every player.
In 2011, the ANNIKA Invitational at Mission Hills made its debut and in 2012, the ANNIKA Invitational Europe was added.
The top three players from both China and Europe are annually invited to the ANNIKA Invitational USA presented by Rolex at World Golf Village the following year.
When developing her idea of what the ANNIKA Invitational would be, Annika was determined to include initiatives that supported the Foundation’s slogan “More Than Golf.” She wanted her invited participants to leave the week with something more than just a three-round aggregate score.
Annika’s experience has taught her that it takes more than a good golf swing and putting stroke to be a winner on the competitive tours. That’s why she includes leadership and life-skill workshops that take place during tournament week to allow the girls to ask questions and learn what it will take to be successful in their career.