Director of Instruction & Owner
Brendon is a PGA Golf Professional in Central Florida. He is the passion behind Little Linksters, LLC, the Little Linksters Association for Junior Golf Development (501c3) and the Little Linksters Golf Academy, now at Wekiva Golf Club in Longwood, FL.
Born and raised in the small upstate New York town of Norwich, Brendon is the oldest of three and turned 39 in May of 2014. He is married to his wife of of almost 14 years, Melisa and they are the parents to a beautiful daughter who was born in March of 2005 and a son who was born in August 2009. He began his golfing life when he was about 12 years old at the Riverbend Golf Club in New Berlin, N.Y. After a few years at Riverbend his father joined the Canasawacta Country Club in their hometown of Norwich, N.Y and began playing golf as he possibly could. He joined the boys varsity golf team at Norwich High School his freshman year and played all four years during high school. When he was 15, he started working in the proshop at the Canasawacta Country Club. It was his first job and it was the start of his life in the golf business. After his high school graduation, Brendon attended the State University of New York @ Delhi and majored in Golf Course Operations. While at Delhi he was a member of the men’s golf team. Upon graduation from SUNY Delhi he moved to the central Florida area to official begin my career in the golf business. Brendon has been working in the golf business for twenty years and is considered by his peers in the industry as one of the true leaders in the junior golf and growth of the game arena. After a successful run of 13 years at the Winter Park Country Club, the last 5 of those years as the GM & Head Professional, Brendon turned his attention toward growing the game of golf for kids of all ages but with a focus on children ages 3 to 10 years old.
Brendon founded the Little Linksters Golf Academy at Metrowest Golf Club in August of 2011. The Academy later moved to Wekiva Golf Club in January of 2014. Elliott now serves in an ownership and manager role with the Academy while he works on other projects including his 501c3 nonprofit, The Little Linksters Association for Junior Golf Development.
In Januray of 2013, Elliott became a PGA Staff Professional at the Golf Academy of America in Apopka, FL.
Elliott is a 2010, 2011 & 2012 US Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Teacher, a 2013 US Kids Golf Master Kids Teacher, a 2012 & 2013 Top 50 Growth of the Game Instructor as named by the Golf Range Associationof America, the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 ECC Junior Golf Leader and the 2011,2012, 2013 & 2014 NFPGA Junior Golf Leader award winner. He was a finalist for the PGA’s National Junior Leader award in 2012 and 2013 and is once again this year in 2014. In January 2014, Little Linksters was named the 2013 ING (International Network of Golf) Player Development Award winner.
Elliott has appeared in or been a contributor for numerous golf media articles with publications such as Golf Business magazine and PGA Magazine. His contributions have included topics ranging from Social Media to Junior Golf. Elliott was a guest on the Golf Channels Morning Drive in April of 2013 along with Dottie Pepper and Alan Wronowski. The threesome spoke on many different junior golf initiatives that are available to children of all ages.You can see a clip of Elliott’s appearance here: http://www.golfchannel.com/media/pga-america-dottie-pepper-allen-wronowski-and-brendon-elliott/
Elliott is a sought out speaker on Junior Golf with a focus on children ages 8 and under. He spoke at the 2012 Proponent Group Annual Conference in October of 2012 whichwas held at Cog Hill Golf Club near Chicago. The event was held in conjunction with the 2012 Ryder Cup. Elliott spoke at the 2013 Southeastern Junior Golf Summit at Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta on November4,2013. He was also a presenter at the 2014 PGA Youth & Family Golf Summit held during the week of the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, FL.
Elliott is the President of the East Central Chapter of the NFPGA Section. He is also a NFPGA Section Board member. He is Chairman of the ECC Junior Golf Committee as well as the NFPGA Junior Golf Committee. Brendon also isa member of the PGA of America’s 2012-2014 National Youth Player Development Committee and the 2012-2014 Public Relations & Communications Committee.
In 2014, Brendon will only be available for private lessons by appointment on Sundays at Wekiva Golf Club. You can contact Brendon for rates, times and more information at: