Best Pee-Wee Golf Swing in the World contest back for sixth year

Best Pee-Wee Golf Swing contest
The celebrity judging panel this year includes Jordan Spieth and Lydia Ko, along with prominent instructors and TV personalities.
By John Holmes

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Monday, December 07, 2015 | 2:40 p.m.
Golf season might be winding down in some parts of the country these days, but it's Go Time for the game's smallest enthusiasts. Yes, the annual "Best Pee-Wee Golf Swing in the World" video contest is back for a sixth straight year.
The contest is simple – it seeks to identify the best golf swings among kids ages 8 and under. Parents are encouraged to upload a video of their kids' swings to YouTube, and prize packages will be awarded in four age categories: Under 3; 3-4 years old; 5-6 years old; and 7-8 years old. Each prize package is valued at more than $1,000 and includes items from some of the industry's best children's golf apparel, equipment and training aid companies.
The contest runs through Jan. 11, 2016, and the winners will be announced during the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando at the end of January. You can check out the complete rules here, and also see videos of last year's winners.
The contest is run by PGA Professional Brendon Elliott – a US Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Teacher (2010, '11 and '12), a 2013 US Kids Golf Top 50 Master Kids Teacher, a four-time North Florida PGA Junior Golf Leader award winner (2011-14) and a three-time Top 50 Growth of the Game Teacher as named by the Golf Range Association – who will also lead the judging. He will be  joined on the judging panel by some of golf's biggest stars, including men's No. 1 Jordan Spieth and women's No. 1 Lydia Ko.
"We are ecstatic to have both the men's and women's No. 1 golfers in the world joining us this year," said Elliott.
Here's the judging panel:
--Jordan Spieth. The 22-year-old Texan is fresh off the heels of one of the greatest seasons in PGA Tour history. The world No. 1 captured the PGA of America and PGA Tour Player of the Year Award while winning the Masters, U.S. Open and FedEx Cup. 
--Lydia Ko. This young phenom tops the women's golf rankings, and won the LPGA Tour's season-ending million-dollar bonus for the second straight season. Earlier this year, she became the youngest golfer, male or female, ever to hold the world No. 1 ranking, and she is also the youngest player ever to record 10 professional wins at age 18.
--Keegan Bradley. Likely a Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup player for many years to come, Bradley won the 2011 PGA Championship and was named Rookie of the Year. 
--Mark Bradley. The PGA Head Professional at the Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club in Jackson, Wyoming, Mark is Keegan's father.
--Lauren Thompson. A prominent Golf Channel personality, Thompson is perhaps best known as a co-host of "Morning Drive."
--Allen Wronowski. After serving as the 37th President of the PGA of America, Wronowski recently retired from Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, Maryland, and now serves as the Director of Golf Development & Resources for the Folds of Honor Foundation, which provides scholarships to family members of service men and women who have died or were disabled while defending our country. 
--Nicole Weller. A multiple award-winning PGA and LPGA professional, Weller was named the 2013 PGA and LPGA National Youth Player Development award winner. She is the Director of Instruction at the Landings Club in Savannah, Ga., and the author of Stick to Sports' "Let's Play Golf."
--Chuck Evans. A Golf Magazine Top 100 Golf Instructor and Golf Digest Top Teacher in America, Evans is the author of the acclaimed book, "How to Build Your Golf Swing."
The prize packages are valued at more than $1,000 each, and include items from some of the industry's best children's golf apparel, equipment and training aid companies. The list of prizes this year includes:
--The Littlest Golfer gift pack
--U.S. Kids Golf Set of UL Clubs and other accessories
--Cleveland/Srixon gift pack
--Under Armour golf hat
--Birdie Ball 4' x 14' Putting Green
--Assorted golf training aids package
--Golfer's Footprint
--Almost Golf play anywhere pack
--Athlete Nation online lessons
--Little Linksters Membership pack
--Sticks to Sports "Let's Play Golf" book and new "Match Play" game
--My Mini Golf gift pack
--Swinggait Swing Trainer
--Star Putter Training Aid
--Tournament Entry for each age group winner to the 2016 Pepsi Little People's Golf Championship
--Exemption and tournament entry for each age group winner to the 2016 FCG World Championship in San Diego
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 that children's introduction to golf is fun. Little Linksters mascots Floppy, Birdie & Bogey are featured in the program's instructional coloring book and training aids.
One of its newest projects, called G.O.A.L.S. (Golf Outreach Advances Life Skills) is specifically aimed at introducing children ages 3-12+ with special needs to golf and teaching them valuable life skills that will help them throughout their life. The Special Olympics of Central Florida is partnering with this program, which also receives support from the Alliance for Accessible Golf and the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation. 
To donate go to Little Linksters Year End DRIVE campaign go to:
To become a corporate sponsor, contact Brendon Elliott at
And for more information about the Best Pee-Wee Golf Swing in the World video contest or the Little Linksters Association for Junior Golf Development, please visit or email