The New Little Linksters Tour Tees Off
With growing the game of golf by starting kids younger as the mission, Little Linksters, LLC is proud to announce its first Little Linksters “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 ages 3-8 will now have the opportunity to have a Junior Golf Tour of their very own. The Little Linksters Tour 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 Linksters Tour event would look something like this:
Welcome (Register, Goodie Bags)
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)
Since July of 2008, the Little Linksters 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 Linksters 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 Linksters 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. 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 Linksters “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 Linksters 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.
I have my two older children in the Little Linksters Program out at Winter Park YMCA and I can attest to the instruction and enjoyment the children get from the program.
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