Husband, Father, Mentor, Expert PGA Professional
PGA Professional Brendon Elliott is a multiple award-winning coach and educator. He is considered by his peers as one of the premier youth coaches in the game and he is also a very astute businessman, entrepreneur and writer.
PGA National Youth Player Development Award
In 2017, Elliott won the PGA of America’s highest honor in the area of youth player development. The PGA’s National Youth Player Development Award gives special recognition to a PGA Professional who has displayed extraordinary and exemplary contribution and achievement in youth player development.
“Brendon has been a guiding force in bringing golf to children at an early age. Through his dedication and commitment, many children not only learn the skills needed for a lifetime of enjoyment through golf, but they are also taught many valuable life lessons.”
~ Gary Player
The cornerstone of Elliott’s early efforts in youth player development focused on engaging kids as young as three. This is an age that Brendon feels is a typical starting point for other sports to begin to gain the attention of kids. Historically that has not been the case in golf.
Elliott created Little Linksters in 2008 to start to introduce the game to ages 3-8 within Central Florida and beyond. Over the years, his efforts have been recognized through numerous awards, as well as his being sought out to speak at various events, on national radio shows, appearing on Golf Channel and being showcased in national golf publications.
Recently, Elliott has expanded his efforts beyond the younger ages and has included programming for ages 9-12 and 13-18. At the cornerstone of Elliott’s teaching philosophy is the idea of always leading with fun at the core, regardless of what level player a junior may be.
More than just a Youth Golf Champion and Coach… Elliott has also been noted as one of the top minds in the game concerning areas of Golf Club Operations, Golf Career Development, Mentoring and Education.
As a former 13-year Golf Professional and General Manager at the popular Winter Park Golf Course in Winter Park, FL, and an Educator and Director of Career Development at the Golf Academy of America campus in Orlando, FL for 7 years, Elliott has shown a very deep and broad understanding of the industry and what it takes to be successful.