Sherlyn Popelka


Believing in her young heart that obtaining a good education and having a passion for sports can still complement one another, seventeen-year-old UA Freshman women’s golfer Sherlyn Popelka has given pertinent focus to both her studies and her golf training.

Sherlyn counts herself fortunate that she has a kind, loving and generous father in Frank Popelka who has allowed her to explore all her hidden potentials and has always done his best to provide her a great education.

A Zurich, Switzerland native, Sherlyn was born in the country that’s globally recognized for its high-precision watch exports. Thus, it’s no small wonder that lovely Sherlyn Popelka has embraced the concepts of accuracy and precision in the game of golf quite early. Realizing in Sherlyn’s high school years at Lake Mary Prep High School that his daughter was destined to conquer the golf course in the future, Frank Popelka decisively enrolled his daughter into the Annika Golf Academy, nestled at Ginn Reunion Resort in Osceola County, Florida.

Getting a first hand feel of the game of golf, Sherlyn Popelka was also treated to expert instruction from Annika Sorenstram’s longtime coach, who serves as head instructor. In addition, Sherlyn also received instruction at the Annika Academy from Ms. Sorenstram’s sister Harlotta, who is also the golf academy’s club fitter; Sherlyn was given overall fitness training by Kai Fusser, Ms. Sorenstram’s personal trainer during her entire career. Each day at the academy not only equipped Sherlyn Popelka with enviable expert training, but has also helped her learn about various life skills such as decision-making, helping others,self-management, interpersonal skills, and planning her game strategy.