Brendon Elliott, PGA, Founder and Executive Director of the Little Linksters Association for Junior Golf Development, and Owner and Senior Director of Instruction at Little Linksters, LLC, in Deltona, Florida, is the recipient of the 2017 PGA Youth Player Development Award.
This honor recognizes a PGA Professional who has displayed extraordinary and exemplary contributions and achievement in the area of youth player development. Elliott, a PGA Member for eight years, recognized a need when he noticed that every sport aims to catch and inspire kids while young—except golf.
Despite many naysayers, Elliott started Little Linksters to introduce children to golf at the same age they are often exposed to other sports, sometimes as early as three years old. His organization also hosts a G.O.A.L.S. program for children with special needs.
Elliott’s dedication to youth golf development began when he crafted a golf practice facility in his backyard to start Little Linksters in 2008. Elliott is also an Instructor and Director of Career Services for the Golf Academy of America.
Among his numerous awards, he is a four-time recipient of the North Florida PGA Junior Leader Award and a five-time GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional Award winner.