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With it’s origins dating back 2008 at the former backyard training facility, of founder, PGA Professional Brendon Elliott, The Little Linksters Golf Academy has grown to encompass a handful of facilities in Central Florida. The first golf course location for the Little Linksters Golf Academy was the Winter Park Golf Course in Winter Park, FL. The academy remained at Winter Park from its origins in 2008 and on through to 2011 when Elliott left WPGC to teach full time. With Brendon’s move from Winter Park to teach full time, the Little Linksters Golf Academy found roots at Metrowest Golf Club in Orlando, FL. The Little Linksters Golf Academy at Metrowest was in play from 2011 through 2013. In 2013, the Academy once again made a move, this time, to Wekiva Golf Club in Longwood, FL.
The move to Wekiva Golf Club was due in part to Elliott’s new position at the Golf Academy of America to become part of the PGA Professional staff and eventually, the Director of Career Development. Programming at Wekiva, through the Little Linksters Golf Academy came online in September of 2013. While the Golf Academy of America was in existence, students from the GAA were given the opportunity to work with the Little Linksters Golf Academy staff and learn how to teach the very important age group of 3-8-year old’s. The Golf Academy of America closed its doors for good in December of 2018 after 40+ years in existence. Despite this, Elliott continued on with Little Linksters and the Academy at Wekiva. In January of 2020, The Little Linksters Golf Academy opened a new satellite location at the Tee it Up Driving Range in Oviedo, FL.
Through the various Academy location changes over the years, the original mission of Little Linksters, when it was founded in 2008, remains the same today. Little Linksters current academies serve as an extension of the offerings the Little Linksters Association for Junior Golf Development (501c3) has in place. Wekiva Golf Club, and now, Tee it Up, serve as Little Linksters “home-bases” for both Little Linksters, LLC and Little Linksters Association for Junior Golf Development (501c3).
Little Linksters has many exciting player development programs in place for kids ages 3-18. Coming soon, programming for their parents will be put in place, so they too can learn right alongside the kids!
Beginner to Intermediate program for ages 3-8…Version 2.0 coming August 2020!! Offered at schools throughout Central Florida as well as a handful of golf courses
For ages 3-18+ with special needs…Version 2.0 coming August 2020!! Offered at schools throughout Central Florida as well as a handful of golf courses
For children ages 5-18+ on the autism spectrum…August 2020!!
A scholarship program in development that will offer grants for children looking to explore the game or enhance their skills if they already play. A majority of funding will be granted for use in Little Linksters based programs, however other opportunities will be granted to kids for non-Little Linksters programs.
Celebrating its 10th year in 2020, the Little Linksters Best Pee Wee Golf Swing in the World Video Contest is an opportunity for kids as young as 1 and up to 12 to show off their swings, and more importantly, their love of the game! Celebrity Judges each year include some of the biggest names in golf including Jack Nicklaus, Annika Sorenstam, Jordan Spieth, Kegan Bradley and countless others! Some of the worlds best youth golf coaches join in too!
For ages 9-12, 13-15, 16-18…Coming August 2020!
Exciting team practices and competition for new to advanced golfers ages 5-17! Ran in both a summer “official” season and an “off-season” program.
Summer and holiday camps ran in conjunction with PGA Junior Camps. Half day beginner camps for ages 6-12 as well as advanced half day camps for ages 13-16.
For new, intermediate and advanced juniors, ages 6-18 looking for more one-on-one training and coaching. In general, programs run in 3, 6, 9- or 12-month options, however, custom programs can be looked at.
Custom small group programs for kids, mom’s with kids, dad’s with kids or the whole family together! Coming August 2020!
Through a partnership with IKONIK Golf, Little Linksters is extremely excited to now offer unique, virtual and online Coaching packages! Youth golfers anywhere on the planet can now learn from some of the best Junior Golf Coaches in the world!
Coming in August 2020 to Wekiva Golf Club. Doubles Golf is a two-person team league played in a scramble format. Very much like the wildly popular PGA Jr. League, teams made up of two adults play in a scramble format with a chance to advance to the North Florida PGA Section Championship and potentially, the National Championship at the Bears Club in Jupiter, FL!
Little Linksters founder, Brendon Elliott, has partnered with fellow PGA Professional Vincent Burbank to create The Junior Tour, LLC! This youth and family golf tournament series offers three unique series…The Family Series, for parents and kids to play together in a two-person scramble format…The Traditions Series, for kids ages 3-18 to play in one day events in their choice of a “rookie” or “veteran: division…and The Prep Series, for more advanced youth ages 10-18, playing in 2-day, 36 hole events. www.thejrtour.com
Golf’s most important stakeholders: golfers, course owners, and coaches get re-imagined solutions to industry challenges so they can easily achieve their business and personal goals. Little Linksters Founder, Executive Director and Director of Instruction, Brendon Elliott serves as the Director of Education & Player Development for the newly formed Reimagine Golf, LLC.
The Love of the Links Golf Radio Podcast was founded by Little Linksters Executive Director and Founder, Brendon Elliott. Co-host Bob Baldassari, PGA talks all things golf on each episode with Brendon. You can find an archive of recent podcasts on iHeart Radio or anywhere you get your podcasts. Love of the Links can also be found on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.