The Little Linksters junior golf program is a great way to introduce your 3-8 year old to the wonder game of golf. Based in Orlando, FL, the program has been around for a couple years and although the format has slightly altered over the years, their mission has remained the same. That mission is to introduce young kids to golf in a way that is fun, engaging and will leave them excited for the next lesson.
I have three sons ages six, three and 11 months. My six year old has been to a few different Little Linksters sessions and my three year old just completed his first. The kids love it and I’ve got to tell you, Brendon Elliot has the patience of a saint, the way he handles the children is nothing short of a miracle.
This year, amongst one of the many positive changes the Little Linksters have been going through, comes the 2011 Little Linksters Golf Tour. It’s the first junior golf tournament of it’s kind, targeting Orlando’s three-eight year old golfers.
The order of events is as follows:
- 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
The cost is $45 per player and you can register online here.
Your junior golfers skill is irrelevant, Brendon and the rest of the Little Linksters team want you to come out and have a good time.
I’ll be there with my six year old Aiden, I figure for $45 dollars, you get to spend an enjoyable round of golf with your little one and it’s a great way to expose them to friendly golf competition. If you’re lucky, they’ll learn to love the feeling and want to play more, which will give you a valid excuse to spend more time on the course! 🙂
Let me know if you plan on attending, I’d love to meet you and your junior golfer!