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Best Pee Wee Swing

 

We are off and running kids! Click the logo above to get your entry in! No need to rush…you have until January 15th.

**NOTE TO PARENTS**

The rues have slightly changed this year and here they are…

Age Groups:

3-4
5-6
7-8

Video:

  • 2- Swings from down the line (Behind golfer, looking at target)
  • 2- Swings from Face-On (Looking at golfer from side)
  • Uploaded video to YouTube or Vimeo and paste video link onto sign up form

Only ONE submission per person
Entry Period: December 1st 2011 – January 15th 2012
Judging will take place from Jan. 15th through Jan. 24th
First round judging will be conducted by Little Linksrs, LLC staff.

Judges:

  • Brendon R. Elliott, PGA (Founder & CEO of Little Linksters, LLC)
  • Lexi Thompson
  • Jim McLean
  • Win McMurry
  • Kelly Sheehan (Big Break)

Winners will be announced @ the 2011 PGA Merchandise Show.

Prizes (As of 11/26/11) :

  • The Littlest Golfer apparel and “First Set” golf clubs
  • U.S. Kids Golf Full set of clubs and accessories
  • EyeLine Golf training aids package
  • Golfer’s Footprint
  • MoRodz alignment rods
  • Almost Golf play anywhere pack
  • Golf Coach Direct online lessons
  • Little Linksters coloring book and prize pack
  • More to be added too…

Lessons For a Cause        

 

Gotta love our First Entry of the contest! 8 Year old Jett from Beaumont CA. Good Stuff!

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The New Little Linksters Association for Junior Golf Development to launch in 2012
 

 

“Best Pee-Wee Golf Swing in North America” Video Contest

Little Linksters to Launch 2nd Annual Youth Swing Contest on December 1, 2011

 

Deltona, FL (November 26, 2011) —For the second straight year, Little Linksters, LLC is looking for the best pee-wee golf swings from kids 3-8 years old. This year, the contest is open to children from all across North America.

“In our first year we were very excited to have such a successful launch” explained Little Linkster’s founder, PGA Professional Brendon Elliott. “We were very honored to have such a recognized and esteemed celebrity panel of judges in our 2010-2011 contest including Annika Sorenstam, Hank Haney and Kelly Sheehan” Elliott added.

Brendon Elliott who is a US Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Teacher and the 2011 NFPGA Junior Golf Leader award winner for 2011 will lead the judging. He will be assisted by this year’s celebrity panel of judges which is equally as impressive as year one. Taking part in the 2011-2012 campaign is:

  • Jim Mclean- Legendary Golf Instructor and coach to numerous top touring professionals.
  • Lexi Thompson- 16 year old LPGA wonder kid who is taking the golf world by storm.
  • Win McMurry- Golf Channel personality and host of numerous shows on the all golf network.
  • Kelly Sheehan- PGA & LPGA Professional and former contestant on Golf Channels Big Break

Parents are encouraged to participate in this contest by submitting a video link from YouTube or Vimeo of their “Little Linksters” swing. The contest entry period will begin on December 1st and run through January 15th. Contest registration, details and instructions will be available on the Little Linksters website starting on December 1st.

Prize packages will be awarded in three age categories: 3–4 year olds, 5–6 year olds, and 7–8 year olds. Each prize package is valued at more than $800 and includes items from some of the industry’s best children’s golf apparel, equipment and training aid companies:

  • The Littlest Golfer apparel and “First Set” golf clubs
  • U.S. Kids Golf Full set of clubs and accessories
  • EyeLine Golf training aids package
  • Golfer’s Footprint
  • MoRodz alignment rods
  • Almost Golf play anywhere pack
  • Golf Coach Direct online lessons
  • Little Linksters coloring book and prize pack
  • More to be added too…

Winners will be announced at the 2012 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, January 26–28.

The Little Linksters golf program in central Florida is designed specifically for children from 3 to 8 years old. The program is taught in a fun and interactive way using both traditional and non-traditional instructional methods to ensure children’s first introduction to golf is FUN! The Little Linksters mascots Floppy, Birdie & Bogey are featured in the program’s instructional coloring book and training aids.

Little Linksters is currently developing a national program that will enable teaching professionals from across the country to grow their business and the game of golf with a proven program that combines a child-friendly approach, a complete program curriculum, and uses items from some of the industry’s best training aid and junior golf equipment companies.

For more information about the “Best Pee-Wee Golf Swing in North America” Video Contest or Little Linksters, please visit www.littlelinksters.com or contact Brendon Elliott at Brendon@LittleLinksters.com or by phone at (321) 278-1612.

Little Linksters is proud to announce that it has joined forces with the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) in an effort to not only better our program and company but to also reach out to a broader audience of parents and kids to let them know of our mission to start children younger at golf. By joining AAU as a club, we started taking the planned steps toward a reworking of our program as we move into 2012. Little Linksters will be better and offer much more to the kids we touch through the wonderful game of golf. Stay tuned for details on the upcoming new “Club Little Linksters” which will be available to kids 3-8 years of age nationwide.

More on AAU….

The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is one of the largest, non-profit, volunteer, sports organizations in the United States. A multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness programs.

The AAU was founded in 1888 to establish standards and uniformity in amateur sport. During its early years the AAU served as a leader in international sport representing the U.S. in the international sports federations. The AAU worked closely with the Olympic movement to prepare athletes for the Olympic games. After the Amateur Sports Act of 1978, the AAU has focused its efforts into providing sports programs for all participants of all ages beginning at the grass roots level. The philosophy of “Sports for All, Forever,” is shared by over 500,000 participants and over 50,000 volunteers. The AAU is divided into 56 distinct Districts. These Districts annually sanction more than 34 sports programs, 250 national championships, and over 30,000 age division events.

Programs offered by the AAU include: AAU Sports Program, AAU Junior Olympic Games, AAU James E. Sullivan Memorial Award, and the AAU Complete Athlete Program. In addition, the President’s Challenge program is administrated on behalf of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

In 1996, the AAU joined forces with Walt Disney World. Later that year, the AAU relocated its national headquarters to Orlando, Florida. More than 40 AAU national events are conducted at the Disney’s Wide World of Sports® Complex. Disney’s Wide World of Sports features a double-deck 7,500 -seat baseball stadium and baseball quadraplex, two fieldhouses that accommodates hardwood courts, a softball quadraplex, two youth baseball fields, a track and field complex four multi-purpose performance fields sized for soccer tournaments.

If you are interested in sports participation, the AAU is the place to start.

We all know that life has many forks in the road. I have considered myself blessed to have been a part of the Winter Park Country Club for the past 13 years. I have made many great friends there and have learned a great deal about the golf business and myself while working at WPCC. With that said, I have decided to turn the page in my professional life and will be moving forward with Little Linksters, LLC full time. I am very excited to announce the formation of the Little Linksters Golf Academy at Metrowest Golf Club in Orlando, FL. This will be an extension of our current offerings at Little Linksters, LLC where we specialize in introducing and teaching kids 3-8 years of age the game of golf. Metrowest will serve as our new “home-base” for Little Linksters, LLC. In addition, we are also pleased to announce the formation of the Accel Golf Academy of Central Florida which will also be located at Metrowest Golf Club. This will be a joint venture with fellow instructor Ashleigh Korzack. We have many great player development programs we are putting together for all ages through the Accel Golf Academy of Central Florida
 

Little Linksters will continue to bring golf to kids 3-8 years of age throughout Central Florida through our “mobile” 5 week program as we have for the past three years and in fact, we will see the “mobile” program grow from 6 locations to 11 locations starting in late August. This will include programs at Metrowest Golf Club.

Little Linksters, LLC is pleased to now bring you the following:

 

Thanks to all of our supporters!

We are very excited about the future at Little Linksters, LLC and the future of the great game of golf!

Brendon R. Elliott, PGA

www.LittleLinksters.com

 

  

With growing the game of golf by starting kids younger as the mission, Little Linksters, LLC is proud to announce its first Little LinkstersSM “Tour” event at Orange County National Golf Club on its “Tooth” Course. The kickoff event tees off on Saturday July 23rd with tee times starting at 8:30 a.m. Kids 3-8 will now have the opportunity to have a Junior Golf “Tour” of their very own. The Little Linksters “Tour” or LLT will be played throughout Central Florida at great courses such as:

  • Orange County National on their “Tooth” Course
  • Timacuan Golf Club
  • Grande Vista 9 Hole Course at The Faldo Institute
  • The Deltona Club

A typical “Little Linksters

  • Registration (“Goodie” Bags & Welcome)
  • Tour of Facility (Golf shop, Clubhouse, Cart Barn, Driving Range, Academy, etc.)
  • Competition (3-4 yrs- 3 holes; 5-6 yrs- 6 holes; 7-8 yrs- 9 holes)
  • Putting Contest, Games
  • Lunch
  • Awards

 

Orange County National Golf Club

Saturday July 23rd

8:00 a.m.

 

With growing the game of golf by starting kids younger as the mission, Little Linksters, LLC is proud to announce its first Little LinkstersSM “Tour” event at Orange County National Golf Club on its “Tooth” Course. The kickoff event tees off on Saturday June 4th with tee times starting at 8:30 a.m.

Kids 3-8 will now have the opportunity to have a Junior Golf “Tour” of their very own. The Little LinkstersSM “Tour” or LLT will soon be played throughout Central Florida at great courses such as:

*Orange County National on their “Tooth” Course

*Orange Lake Resort on their Legends Walk 9 Hole Course

*Grande Vista 9 Hole Course at The Faldo Institute

With more courses to come!

A typical “Little LinkstersSM Tour” event would look something like this:

Welcome (Register, Goodie Bags)

Competition (3-4 yrs- 3 holes; 5-6 yrs- 6 holes; 7-8 yrs- 9 holes)

Tour of Facility (Golf shop, Clubhouse, Cart Barn, Driving Range, Academy, etc.)

Putting Contest

Lunch

Awards

Since July of 2008, the Little LinkstersSM Golf program has brought the game of golf to a typically non-traditional section of the golfing population; the “Pee-Wee” Golfer (Ages 3-8). The Little LinkstersSM Golf Program is a great introduction to the game of golf for all children in this age group. The program is taught in a fun and interactive way using a combination of both traditional golf instruction methods and very non-traditional ways. The bottom line with the Little LinkstersSM program is FUN!

The program is run by PGA Golf Professional Brendon Elliott. Brendon is the Head Golf Professional at the historic Winter Park Country Club located in downtown Winter Park, FL and he is also the owner of Little Linksters, LLC and LittleLinksters.com which is his Junior Golf Instruction Business in Deltona, FL. Elliott is a 2010 US Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Teacher and the 2011 North Florida PGA Junior Golf Leader award winner. He is also the writer of the acclaimed Little LinkstersSM “Golf FUNdamentals” Coloring Book & Program Guide which will make its PGA Tour debut this week in the merchandise tents at the PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass. 

The Little LinkstersSM program has been run at various daycare centers, schools, YMCA’s and municipalities in the Lake Mary, FL, Winter Park, FL and Deltona, FL areas since July of 2008. “Expansion of the program is in the works” said PGA Golf Professional Brendon Elliott, the founder and lead instructor of Little Linksters, LLC. “After almost three years of running our “pilot” or “test” programs, we have started taking steps toward taking this central Florida based, part-time business and program to a broader, national market. We are rebranding, creating an easy to follow program guide for both the kids and instructors, and putting a great package together for other PGA Professionals that may want to share in the rewarding work of bringing golf and all of the lessons that it teaches to the littlest of golfers” explained Elliott.

The goal of Little Linksters, LLC is to provide children from ages three years to eight years of age with quality introductory golf instruction and to expose them to all of the wonderful life lessons that the wonderful game of golf teaches us all. Additionally, Little Linksters, LLC will strive to be a leader in the “Pee-Wee” golf arena and provide tools and information to all PGA Professionals, educators and parents that share in the company’s vision. To accomplish its goal, Little Linksters, LLC will provide services and products at reasonable rates, be responsive to the needs of its customers, and make themselves available as much as possible to their patrons.

For more information on Little Linksters, LLC, it’s Program, “Tour” Events, Coloring Book, Annual Best “Pee Wee Golf Swing” Video Contest, Private Instruction both in person and online or national expansion plans, log onto http://www.LittleLinksters.com or call 321-278-1611

Orange County National Golf Club

Saturday June 4th

8:00 a.m.

 

Get your Little Linksters “Golf FUNdamentals” Coloring Books in the merchandise tents @ the 2011 PLAYERS Championship! That’s right, we are thrilled to announce that we will be in the merchandise tents at this years 2011 PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass. Look for our coloring book to be in more high profile locations in the near future.

This interactive book was designed to introduce children ages 3-8 to the wonderful game of golf. Join the Little Linksters gang as they learn golf FUNdamentals including safety, etiquette, basic components of the game, proper grip, swing positions and more!

Our coloring book is only one of many exciting offerings that Little Linksters, LLC has for your 3-8 year old. Our programs which are run throughout Central Florida are growing, our vision of bringing the program beyond Florida will be reality soon, and some exciting ways of teaching your 3-8 year old are almost ready to launch including online lessons through Golf Coach Direct and in home lessons through Little Linksters “To-Go”

Contact us any time at 321-278-1611 or by e-mail at brendon@LittleLinksters.com for more info.

If you are at TPC Sawgrass for the PLAYERS make sure to get your copy of the Little Linksters “Golf FUNdamentals” Coloring Book!

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