Check out our NEW Academy Plans!

BIRDIE – Ages 5-8

Year (4 Sessions) of GROW Program

Year (Summer and Fall/Winter) of PGA Jr League*

$110 Month for 12 Months (currently $1400 a la carte or $117/mo)

EAGLE – Ages 7-12

Year (4 Sessions) of GROW+ Program

Year (5 Sessions) of PLAY Program

$195 Month for 12 Months (Currently $2545 a la carte or $212/mo)

EAGLE + – Ages 7-12

Year (4 Sessions) of GROW+ Program

Year (5 Sessions of PLAY Program

Year (Summer and Fall/Winter) of PGA Jr League*

$245 Month for 12 Months (Currently $3145 a la carte or $262/mo)

ALBATROSS – Ages 13+

Year (5 Sessions) of ELITE Program

Year (5 Sessions) of PLAY Program

$295 Month for 12 Months (Currently $3741 a la carte or $312/mo)

ALBATROSS + – Ages 13+

Year (5 Sessions) of ELITE Program

Year (5 Sessions) of PLAY Program

Year (Summer and Fall/Winter) of PGA Jr League*

$345 Month for 12 Months (Currently $4341 a la carte or $362/mo)

PGA JR LEAGUE ACADEMY PLAN

Full Year of PGA Jr League

Summer & Winter

$50 month for 12 months

*Must register with PGA at start of each season and pay $75 registration fee.

FOR DETAILS OR TO REGISTER:

Email Coach Ricky at CoachRicky@LittleLinksters.com

Let’s sharpen those skills!

The Linksters Elite program is designed for youth ages 13-18, and offers a “mini boot camp” program aimed at kids with an intermediate to advanced skill base.

8 Week Programs – Mondays or Fridays – Two Hours of Training Per Week

 

The Summer PLAY Program is approaching!

PLAY Program @ Wekiva starts June 6th | PLAY Program @ Mount Dora starts June 4th

 

 

 

This new program is geared towards kids that have had a little bit of exposure to the game. It is a program that is purely on the golf course and follows the Operation 36 on course Development Model.

Many times, instruction programs alone, where technique and a love of the game is formed, lacks that on course exposure that kids want. We see our new PLAY program as a bridge between our GROW and GROW+ programs and say, things like our PGA Jr. League program. Plus, it’s a lot of FUN!

PGA Jr Golf Summer Camps

PGA Junior Golf Camps are now enrolling campers for Summer 2021! While this season will have a different feel, we are still committed to teaching the game in a fun environment, while following important safety regulations that have become so much a part of our lives.

Under the direction of a PGA Professional, your child will learn the fundamentals and techniques of the game in a fun and engaging environment. The PGA of America’s signature golf camps include week-long programs that emphasize skill development and promote game improvement. Through golf-related games and activities, as well as on-course play for experienced players our camps are sure to instill a lifelong relationship with the game.

 

 

WEKIVA PROGRAMS & DIRECTORS

Full Day: Ages 10-16 yrs | 8am- 1:00pm | Half Day: Ages 5-9 yrs | 8am – 11:00am

Directed by Brendon Elliott, PGA and Jordan Lashoones.

 

 

MOUNT DORA PROGRAMS & DIRECTORS

Advanced Half Day: Ages 10-16 yrs | Half Day: Ages 5-9 yrs

Directed by Brendon Elliott, PGA and Ricky Collado

All abilities welcome! Scholarship money available!

The league starts on May 6th, be sure to sign up before then!

Our PGA Jr. League Players Receive Coaching and Guidance From an Award-Winning and Recognized Team of Coaches. Organized Team Practice Sessions and Regular Matches are held Within the League.

“We are live at the 18th green at Augusta National Golf Club and If this putt goes, they will be slipping on the Green Jacket…”

Let’s face it, if you are a golfer, in any form or fashion, you have played this scenario out at your home course, the local mini-golf track or even on your hardwood floor in your living room, numerous times.

In recent years, Augusta National decided it wasn’t enough to afford only the best male players in the world that opportunity each April. In 2013, boys and girls ages 7-15, through the Drive, Chip and Putt initiative were given the opportunity to roll one in on 18 at Augusta on the weekend. In 2019, with the introduction of the Augusta National Woman’s Amateur, the game’s best female amateurs were given this same opportunity on the hallowed grounds of Augusta National Golf Club.

Now, the question I pose to each of you — Does your putting stroke have what it takes to roll one in under the same pressure those at Augusta will feel over the next week?

With my students, I sometimes use acronyms to help instill concepts or drive thoughts home. In honor of the return of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur, or ANWA for short, I would like to play off that ANWA acronym to help you become a better putter…especially under pressure…

Aim

Natural

Watch

Attitude

Aim

Your aim is a critical pre-stroke concept. The problem I see with many golfers however is what they are aiming at. Far too many become fixated with hole and nothing else. In most cases, we are rarely hitting a dead straight putt. That fact will never be more evident than what we will see over the next 9 days at Augusta National. To be a great putter, you must learn to become a great green reader. The best putters learn to focus on the apex point on their intended line to the hole. When you can learn to focus on that point in your putt, the one that is the highest point of the break, you are well on your way to becoming a better putter.

Natural

We often hear from players on the PGA or LPGA Tours that they wished they felt more free or natural with their putting stokes. While technique is important in putting, namely set-up, path and tempo, many golfers become crippled by those concepts. What suffers is the ability to have a free-flowing stroke where the club-head can freely release. When you practice your putting, and while keeping key concepts like set-up, and path in mind, try to make that final thought one of making a free released and flowing stroke toward your intended target.

Watch

There are many things that the great putters do that have really nothing to do with the putter at all. A great example of this is the idea of watching approach shots land on the green and seeing how they react and roll out. This can give you a great deal of information before you even step foot on the putting surface. In addition, learning to observe the topography of the course as you walk up to the green can also aid in making you a better putter. With its rolling terrain, Augusta National is the perfect example of a course that you would want to be “eyes wide open” on as you play.

Attitude

We all know how critical the mental game is. Part of this is the attitude we keep as we play…and especially during the times we are scrambling and not at our best. Of all the aspects of the game, putting really seems to be that area where attitude is everything. It is no coincidence that the best putters in the game would be the first to tell you that they are the best. It is not because they know they are statistically at the top but more so that they genuinely believe that they are the best. Even on their worst day, they still believe they are great putters and know that putts will inevitably fall if they keep making confident strokes.

To recap…as you work on your putting in practice or as you roll the rock as you play, remember the acronym, ANWA… Aim, Natural, Watch, and Attitude. These concepts can truly help make you a better putter.

Source: Brendon Elliott, PGA

 

You could win a free set of clubs for your junior golfer!

 

 

Spring Specialty Camps

 

When: Monday-Thursday

Where: Wekiva – Spring Break Camp

Instructor: Linksters Squad

3/15/21-3/18/21

8:30am – 10:30am

8:30am – 12:30pm

 

When: Monday-Thursday

Where: Mount Dora – Spring Break Camp

Instructor: Linksters Squad

3/15/21-3/18/21

8:30am – 10:30am

8:30am – 12:30pm

 

 

The Linksters Specialty Camp program, designed for ages 6-13, offers “mini-camps” or “pop-up camps” throughout the year. Camps may take place during school holiday breaks, or be aimed specifically at children that are homeschooled. The camps, in general, will run for 4 consecutive days, and be staged at various times throughout the year. A great option to get kids out of the house in a safe environment that also doubles as a physical fitness requirement.

Through our continued partnership with the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation, the Little Linksters GOALS program or Golf Outreach Advances Life Skills, is pleased to now offer our program for FREE!

Our Golf Course Program will now take place once a month at both Wekiva Golf Club in Longwood, FL and Mount Dora Golf Club in Mount Dora, FL.

Wekiva Golf Club Schedule

The first Saturday of the Month from 1PM-2PM

Mount Dora Golf Club Schedule

The third Saturday of the month from 3PM-4PM

 

Clinics are 1 hour sessions, for all youth, ages 3-18, with special needs.

Each clinic will max out at 20 participants and online registration is necessary to take part.

Please note, the clinics are free but we will require a small annual membership fee of $50.

 

 

Linksters Elite Program

Let’s sharpen those skills!

The Linksters Elite program is designed for youth ages 13-18, and offers a “mini boot camp”

program aimed at kids with an intermediate to advanced skill base.

8 Week Programs | Mondays or Fridays | Two Hours of Training Per Week