Bradenton, FL – 12 June 2008 – IMG Academies is pleased to announce that two of its golf students qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open last week. Jessica Korda, currently ranked 38th in Golfweek/Titleist rankings, began training at IMG Academies at a young age with coach Tracy Reiser. At only 15 years of age, she shot an 81 and then rebounded with the lowest score of the day, a 68 to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open.
Victoria Tanco, 14, has won over 100 events in South America and is also the recent champion of the 2008 Scott Robertson Memorial Tournament. Victoria currently trains with Shane Reiser at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy at IMG Academies.
The David Leadbetter Academy at IMG Academies is equipped with world-class facilities. It boasts a new 7,300-sq. ft. Golf Admin Building with putting studio, indoor hitting bay, club fitting/testing facility, pro shop and numerous video rooms. This new building accompanies the 30-acre double-ended driving range with target greens, sand bunkers, chipping/pitching and greens with Tiff Eagle grass.
For more information, please contact Priscilla Kuehnel at 941.752.2604 or by e-mail at Priscilla.Kuehnel@imgworld.com.
About IMG Academies
IMG Academies, a division of IMG, is the world’s largest and most successful multi-sport, training and education camp/academy business. Spread out over 300 acres in Bradenton, Florida, the IMG Academies complex encompasses the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, the David Leadbetter Golf Academy, The Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, and Swimming Academies, International Performance Institute, The Pendleton School, University of Miami, The Wellness Spa, Academy Realty, and the IMG Academies Golf and Country Club.
More information about IMG Academies is available at www.imgacademies.com.
IMG is the world’s premier sports, entertainment and media enterprise.
Operating in 30 countries, IMG’s diverse businesses include: consulting services; event ownership and management; fashion events and models representation; licensing; golf course design; and client representation in golf, tennis, broadcasting, speakers, European football, rugby, cricket, motor sports, coaching, Olympic sports and action sports. IMG Academies are the world’s largest and most advanced multi-sport training and educational facilities, delivering world-class sports training experiences to more than 12,000 junior, collegiate, adult, and professional athletes each year.
IMG’s media and entertainment operations include content production subsidiaries Darlow Smithson Productions and Tiger Aspect Productions. Globally, IMG produces and distributes more than 11,000 hours of sports, documentary, drama, comedy, entertainment, popular factual and children’s content annually. IMG also represents the broadcast rights to many of the world’s premier sporting events and has the world’s largest sports archive with more than 250,000 hours of footage.
Forstmann Little & Co. purchased IMG in 2004.