Deltona, Fla.—For the third straight year, Little Linksters, LLC along with the Little Linksters Association for Junior Golf Development (501c3) and The Littlest Golfer, Inc. is looking for the best pee-wee golf swings from kids 3-8 years old. This year, the contest is open to children from all across the world.
“In our first two years we were very excited to have such a successful launch of what we want to continue to grow into an annual showcase of what very young golfers are capable of doing” explained Little Linkster’s, LLC and Little Linksters Association for Junior Golf Development (501c3) founder, PGA Professional Brendon Elliott. “We were very honored to have such a recognized and esteemed celebrity panel of judges in our 2010-2011 contest including Annika Sorenstam, Hank Haney and Kelly Sheehan and again last year including Lexi Thompson, Jim McLean, Win McMurry and Kelly Sheehan” Elliott added.
Brendon Elliott who is a 2010 & 2011 US Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Teacher and the 2011 & 2012 NFPGA Junior Golf Leader award winner will lead the judging. He will be assisted by this year’s celebrity panel of judges which is equally as impressive the first two years groups. Taking part in the 2012-2013 campaign is:
-Paula Creamer- LPGA Superstar and Major Champion.
-Win McMurry- Golf Channel personality and host of numerous shows on the all golf network.
-Nicole Weller- PGA & LPGA Professional and multiple award winning instructor.
-Chuck Evans- Top 100 Instructor, the Face of Medicus Golf.
Parents are encouraged to participate in this contest by submitting a video link from YouTube of their “Little Linksters” swing. The contest entry period will begin on December 10th and run through January 15th. Contest registration, details and instructions will be available on the Little Linksters website starting on December 10th.
Prize packages will be awarded in three age categories: 3–4 year olds, 5–6 year olds, and 7–8 year olds. Each prize package is valued at more than $800 and includes items from some of the industry’s best children’s golf apparel, equipment and training aid companies:
-The Littlest Golfer gift pack
-U.S. Kids Golf Set of UL Clubs and other accessories
-EyeLine Golf training aids package
-MoRodz alignment rods
-Almost Golf play anywhere pack
-Swingfix online lessons
-Little Linksters coloring book and prize pack
-Kwik Golf gift pack
-My Mini Golf gift pack
-Swinggait Swing Trainer
-Star Putter Training Aid
-Exemptions and Tournament Entry Fees covered for each age group winner to the San Diego Junior Masters.
Winners will be announced at the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, January 26–28. Details will be released soon.
The Little Linksters golf program in central Florida is designed specifically for children from 3 to 8 years old. The program is taught in a fun and interactive way using both traditional and non-traditional instructional methods to ensure children’s first introduction to golf is FUN! The Little Linksters mascots Floppy, Birdie & Bogey are featured in the programs instructional coloring book and training aids.
The Little Linksters Association for Junior Golf Development, a 501c3 nonprofit in conjunction with AAU is currently developing a national program that will enable teaching professionals from across the country to grow their business and the game of golf with a proven program that combines a child-friendly approach, a complete program curriculum, and uses items from some of the industry’s best training aid and junior golf equipment companies.