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“I worked so hard in the months leading up to Colonial and to date, I have never been more nervous on a tee shot. It really helped me going forward and I had some of my best years right after that. It made me better.”
“I just feel very lucky to be where I am today. You know, golf has taken me to a lot of places and introduced me to a lot of wonderful people. I feel fortunate that I can give back to the game and inspire young people.”
“Every day is a learning experience.”
“The Foundation events are not just about creating the next superstar or even professionals. It’s more about meeting other girls, have something to focus on, something to work on, and why wouldn’t you want to learn about discipline, focus, determination, competition, or integrity, all the things that golf stands for.”
“Wake up every morning with the thought that today will be wonderful!”
“The ANNIKA Foundation embraces a More Than Golf approach in everything we do to help these young women further their character and leadership skills to prepare them for success off the course as well.”
“I think golf teaches you so much about life.”
“I’ve overcome a lot of my shyness thanks to golf and the situations I have been thrown into by growing and maturing. We learn as we get older.”
“All of us are very different. We have strengths and weaknesses, and one of my weaknesses was being super shy. I think I’m still shy sometimes, but I think the game of golf has helped me overcome that by putting me into situations where you just have to break out of your shell and do things that make you uncomfortable. That’s kind of what life is about, the lessons we learned, and I think that’s why our tournaments teach and embody a More Than Golf approach.”
“I’m thankful for my journey in golf, which has taught me so many life lessons: Strength in the face of adversity, courage to overcome my painful shyness, and the ability to believe in myself.”
“Our life is a journey and it’s ever changing, whether intentionally or by pure circumstance. Our days, weeks, months and years are full of moments and experiences where we learn about ourselves and what is important in life.”
“Making mistakes is part of the journey and the ongoing process. Viewed in this light, there is no such thing as failure. We learn from our mistakes; they educate us, and they make us stronger and more determined. Be your best teacher and remember, the most valuable source of wisdom comes from experience.”
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