Rules of the Contest

Age Groups

  • Under 3
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8

**CHILDREN BORN IN YEAR 2006 OR LATER ARE ELIGIBLE

Video Rules

  • 2-Swings from down the line (Behind golfer, looking at target)
  • 2-Swings from Face-On (Looking at golfer from side)
  • You can edit the video with music & effects but DO NOT modify the swing itself
  • Video CAN NOT BE LONGER THAN 60 SECONDS IN LENGTH
  • Only submit ONE video with your entry
  • Uploaded video to YouTube and paste the video link onto sign up form
  • Only ONE submission per person

Entry Period

November 7th, 2014 – January 9th, 2015. Judging will take place from Jan. 10th through Jan. 12th

Judging

First round judging will be conducted by Little Linksters staff.

Final winners will be selected by:

  • Jack Nicklaus (Considered by many as the Greatest Player of All Time; 18 Major Championship Wins)
  • Keegan Bradley (2011 PGA Championship Winner, 2011 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, Presidents Cup & Ryder Cup Standout)
  • Mark Bradley, PGA (Accomplished PGA Professional, Father of Keegan Bradley)
  • Allen Wronowski, PGA (37th President of the PGA of America, PGA Honorary President)
  • Frank Nobilo (Golf Channel Personality, Former Tour Professional with 15 Worldwide Wins)
  • Nicole Weller, PGA & LPGA (2013 PGA & LPGA National Junior Golf Leader, Auther of Stick to Sports “Lets Play Golf”)
  • Chuck Evans (Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor, Golf Digest Best Teachers in America, Face of Medicus Golf)
  • Brendon R. Elliott, PGA (Founder & CEO of Little Linksters, Multiple Award Winning PGA Professional)

Winners will be announced @ the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show.

Prizes

(As of 11/2/14)

  • The Littlest Golfer Gift Pack
  • U.S. Kids Golf Full Set of Clubs and other Accessories
  • Cleveland/Srixon Golf Gift Pack
  • Exemption & Entry Fee into 2015 FCG World Championship (Formally San Diego Junior Masters)
  • The Golfer’s Footprint Swing Trainer
  • MVP Sports Training Aids Pack
  • Almost Golf Play Anywhere Pack
  • Athlete Nation Online Lessons
  • Star Putter Training Aid
  • Kwik Golf Gift Pack
  • My Mini Golf Gift Pack
  • Swinggait Swing Trainer
  • Stick To Sports “Let’s Play Golf” Book & NEW “Golf Match” Game
  • Little Linksters Membership

The Little Linksters Association for Junior Golf Development (a 501c3 nonprofit) is on a mission to introduce the game to ALL children ages 3-8 which now includes those with disabilities through their new G.O.A.L.S. program. These ages are much younger than the normal introductory age historically throughout the games history. Nationwide expansion through their Little Linksters Instructor certification program is in the works as well as many other initiatives to enhance the lives of young children through golf.

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2015 Winners

The votes were tabulated and it was by far the toughest year ever for our judges! Today, at the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show, our winners were announced. This was a record year in terms of the number of entries and they came in from over 14 different countries. I am so pleased that Little Linksters in partnership with the Littlest Golfer, Inc. has been able to bring this opportunity to youth golf enthusiast ages 2-8! This event is about way more than great swings or a “contest”….its about FUN….Its about all that is GOOD about youth golf for kids 8 & under….Its about growing the game in ways that are not mainstream….its about showing parents that golf IS a sport that should be a choice for the “Pee Wee” segment….its about showing our own industry that we NEED to pay attention to the segment of youth golfers….

We are judging golf swings….YES…but beyond that we are showing the potential of the very young and hopefully inspiring the peers of these very young kids through this contest and letting them know that golf is FUN and something they CAN do and try!

ALL the kids were amazing and this was extremely difficult for the judges. I know as a parent myself that we hope for the best for our own children and I know that some amazingly talented children that have done great things in the game already, at such young ages, may have not made our top 3. I know that some may be disappointed. For those that are, I can assure you that your children are held in the absolute highest regard by myself, our organization, our judges and all that strive to grow the game of golf through our youth. ALL children that entered are Champions and to be applauded! You all inspire me each and every day!

UNDER 3 DIVISION

2015 CHAMPION

Bobby Dodge (Age 2)
Kissimmee, FL

2nd PLACE

Keaton Hitchcock (Age 2)
Frisco, TX

T-3rd PLACE

Hudson Abeijon (Age 2)
El Dorado Hills, CA

T-3rd PLACE

Jaxon Queen (Age 1)
Forsyth, IL

3 – 4 DIVISION

2015 CHAMPION

Caden West (Age 4)
Granada Hills, CA

2nd PLACE

Emma Molina (Age 4)
San Diego, CA

T-3rd PLACE

Hollis Bear Johnson (Age 4)
Chicago, IL

T-3rd PLACE

Bradley Pollak (Age 3)
Washington, DC

5 – 6 DIVISION

2015 CHAMPION

Taylor Wilson (Age 5)
Highlands Ranch, CO

2nd PLACE

Gianna Clemente (Age 6)
Colorado

T-3rd PLACE

Graden Lomax (Age 6)
Massachusetts

T-3rd PLACE

Tatjana Andracenko (Age 6)
Florence KY

7 – 8 DIVISION

2015 CHAMPION

Brady Grogan (Age 8)
Harwich Port, MA

2nd PLACE

Kelly Zhao (Age 8)
Ontario, Canada

3rd PLACE

Madison Moman (Age 7)
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

2015 Contestant Compilation Video