2013 ING Player Development Award Winner
The Little Linksters Association for Junior Golf Development will be the vehicle that will launch the acclaimed Little Linksters Golf Program to areas nationwide in 2014 and beyond. PGA Professional Brendon Elliott is the founder of Little Linksters, LLC and the developer of the Little Linksters program designed for kids 3-8 years of age. Elliott, a 2010, 2011 & 2012 US Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Teacher, a 2013 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Instructor, the 2011, 2012 & 2013 NFPGA Junior Golf Leader award winner and 2012 & 2013 National finalist for the PGA Junior Golf Leader Award developed the program in 2008 in the greater Orlando area.
From the beginning, Elliott had a desire to have PGA & LPGA Professionals nationwide share in his vision by introducing kids 3-8 to golf in a streamlined, uniform and most importantly, FUN format. “Kids start golf far too late in life” explains Elliott. “Traditionally, kids are introduced to golf at age 9 or 10 and by then they have been exposed to so many other sports and activities. With all that the game of golf offers, the values and life lessons it teaches along with giving young children a sense of self discovery, accomplishment and individuality, we need to get kids into the game sooner…much, much sooner. That’s what Little Linksters does.”
NEW in 2013-2014!!
(Golf Outreach Advances Life Skills)
We are thrilled to announce the formation of our NEW Little Linksters G.O.A.L.S. program….Golf Outreach Advances Life Skills!
This program is designed for children with special needs of all kinds. We will also soon venture into using golf as a tool to reach out to foster children and any and all children who are in need of any kind.
The mission statement of the Little Linksters program:
“Through a fun and friendly learning environment, students will accomplish three major goals; which in turn will produce a passion and respect for the game of golf. Through our efforts each player will learn; how the game teaches real life lessons (patience, integrity, respect, honesty and friendship), an understanding of the basic fundamentals of golf, and finally how to enjoy the experience that the game of golf offers”