Special presentation for players and parents Friday, February 16th at Barnsley Resort
The PKBGT is excited to welcome the ANNIKA Foundation to the RocketTour Players Championship as they host a special “More than Golf” Session on Friday evening!
The mission of the ANNIKA Foundation is to develop and empower young women around the world through the game of golf. The Foundation provides unique opportunities and special experiences to young women and inspire them to pursue their dreams. It also embraces a “More Than Golf” philosophy to help young women further develop in life, not just in golf.
Helping build up confidence, further leadership skills and foster personal growth and very integral to the ANNIKA Foundation.
This particular “More Than Golf” session will provide further education about college golf through a fireside chat with Katie Woodruff (former Division 1 golfer and coach) and Rob Ohno (President and CEO, ANNIKA Foundation), share special ANNIKA life lessons and values, and provide an opportunity for the players to build a few new relationships.
The “More Than Golf” session will be an inspiring experience that players won’t want to miss! The session will be the Friday evening before the first round of the RocketTour Players Championship at the Barnsley Resort Clubhouse.
About the Hosts
Katie Woodruff –
Katie played college golf at the University of Florida and University of Louisville. She was 2012 Conference USA Freshman of the Year, had 2 collegiate individual wins, and was a 2x All-ACC Women’s Golf Academic Team member. She then spent 6 years as a college coach at Pepperdine University and University of Southern California. She was known for her recruiting skills, coached Allisen Corpuz at USC and many other All-Americans, and was a 2021 Palmer Cup Coach Finalist.
In 2022, she resigned at USC as her husband pursued a head coaching job at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She has served as the interim assistant coach for San Jose State University (2022) and the University of California, Berkeley (2023). Katie works with Back 9 Coaching in player development in the East Tennessee area where she helps junior golfers improve course management, advance their short games, and educate them on the college recruitment process. Katie also serves as the Director of Marketing for Fore Hire.
Rob is currently the President and CEO of the ANNIKA Foundation, where he oversees and leads all aspects of the Foundation. Previously, Rob was an executive at the PGA TOUR where he served for twenty-four years and has worked in the golf industry for almost thirty years.
Rob serves on various Boards, including the AJGA. He has two sons, including one who played college golf at Dartmouth. Rob played ice hockey at Harvard on nationally top-ranked teams and played a year of professional ice hockey in Europe after college before transitioning into his corporate career. He loves to play golf and loves the game of golf since it can teach you so many life lessons.