Brendon R. Elliott, PGA- Owner, PGA Professional, Top 50 Kids Teacher
Melisa B. Elliott- Owner, Vice President, Treasurer
Brendon R. Elliott was born and raised in the small upstate New York town of Norwich. He is the oldest of three and turned 38 in May of 2013. Melisa B. Elliott is a native of Bradenton, FL. She is the oldest of two and turned 35 in February of 2013. Brendon & Melisa were married in July of 2000 and have a beautiful daughter who was born in March of 2005 and a wonderful son who was born in August 2009. They currently reside in Deltona, Fl.
Brendon is a 1993 graduate of Norwich High School in Norwich, NY and a 1996 graduate of the State University of New York at Delhi with a degree in Golf Course Operations. In September of 2009, Brendon completed the PGA of America’s Golf Professional Training Program and in doing so became a Class A PGA Professional.
Melisa is a 1996 graduate of Bayshore High School in Bradenton, FL and a 2000 graduate of the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies. She holds a License with the State of Florida in Life, Health & Variable Annuities, has a Series 6 Securities License and is a Notary Public.
Brendon is the former Head Golf Professional at the Winter Park Country Club in Winter Park, FL where he was from 1998-2011. He is a Children’s Golf consultant for the Littlest Golfer, Inc. and is a regular contributor to PGA.com. He sits on the PGA Communications and Public Relations Committee and the PGA Youth Player Development Committee as well. Brendon was named a 2010, 2011 & 2012 Top 50 Kids Teacher by US Kids Golf. He is also the 2011, 2012 & 2013 NFPGA Section Junior Golf Leader award winner.
Melisa has been a member of the Wolfe Financial Group since 2001. She is an Assistant Financial Planner and Executive Assistant at Wolfe Financial Group. Melisa also formally sets up new businesses with the state division of corporations. Her primary focus is assisting in Financial Planning along with administration.
In July 2008 the first Little Linksters program for kids 3-4 and 5-8 was held at the StarChild Academy in Lake Mary, FL.On January 1st 2010 Little Linksters, LLC was formed.
Joe Paulus – Instructor/Media Liason
Paulus, 25, was the first Little Linksters certified instructor. He started playing golf at a very young age and has been playing ever since. Joe has an extensive educational background in many areas. He graduated from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Media, Communication & Technology and is a 2011 honors graduate with an Associates Degree in Complex Golf Operations from the Golf Academy of America in Orlando, FL. He is also in the process of getting his PGA class A. While Joe was in Orlando gaining his degree at the Golf Academy of America, he worked extensively with Little Linksters founder, Brendon Elliott. Joe is passionate about golf. He has had the opportunity of working extensively with various technologies such as V1, Trackman, Sam Putt Lab, K-Vest and he is TPI Level 2 (soon to be Level 3) Certified. He is also well versed in golf nutrition, physical training and the mental game.
Teaching is a passion of Joe’s and when he first met Brendon at a Junior clinic held at the 2010 PGA Tour Children’s Miracle Network Classic at Disney and learned more about Little Linkster’s for the first time he was very motivated by this program and its mission. He knew right away that he wanted to be part of a devoted team working for a very worthwhile cause.
Today Joe works as an instructor and club fitter at Tee it Up in Westchester, PA. Joe serves as Little Linksters Media & Technical lesion to this day and continues to be a big part of the Little Linksters mission. Joe is involved in creating materials to help promote the business such as commercials among other small productions.
William F. Ehman – National Sales Manager
Bill is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, located in Bowling Green, Ohio. He is also a practical and professional salesman who has an intimate acquaintanceship with all that pertains to the Science and Art of Selling.
While at BGSU he met his wife Kathryn and they were married after graduation and moved to the Orlando Florida area after a two year stint in Oakmont just outside Pittsburgh. They are blessed with a daughter and son, Kate and Ben.
Since residing in the Orlando area since 1978, Bill has been employed in the golf industry for over thirty years. He has been an owner and golf instructor at a driving range, an off course retail golf shop owner, a company sales rep, an independent sales rep and most recently the territory manager for US Kids Golf, LLC. Bill will be part of the selection process in selecting franchisees. He will also assist in the developing of instructional and retail programs that will increase the multiple revenue opportunities for Little Linksters, LLC and their franchises around the country.