Congratulations to our 2017 PGA National Awards Winners!

2017 PGA National Awards Ceremony - Austin, Texas

We're excited to announce that two of our Section members received awards!
David Leadbetter for National Teacher of the Year and Brendon Elliott for Youth Player Development.

Pictured Above (from left to right): NFPGA Section Vice President - John Hughes, The Leadbetter Academy -  David Leadbetter, Little Linksters - Brendon Elliott, NFPGA Section President - Mike Lynch, NFPGA Honorary President - Tony Johnson

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DAVID LEADBETTER - The Leadbetter Academy
2017 PGA National Teacher of the Year

Originally from Worthing in Sussex, England, David began his career in golf on the European and South African Tours. As the years went on, David realized that his interests pertained more to the techniques and mechanics within the game of golf, which steered him down the path of teaching and coaching.

David Leadbetter is the Founder of The Leadbetter Academy that now has more than 30 worldwide locations. Last night, David was named the 2017 PGA Teacher of the Year for his "outstanding services as a golf teacher, innovator, and coach."

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BRENDON ELLIOTT - Little Linksters
2017 PGA Youth Player Development Award

Brendon Elliott has been a PGA Member for eight years and is the Founder and Executive Director of the Little Linksters Association for Junior Golf Development, and Owner and Senior Director of Instruction at Little Linksters, LLC, in Deltona, Florida.

Brendon noticed that golf was one of the only sports that wasn't reaching out to younger kids, so he decided to change that. Little Linksters works with youth of varying ages and also children with special needs to provide them the same opportunities as their peers. The PGA has recognized Brendon as a PGA Professional who has displayed extraordinary and exemplary contributions and achievement in the area of youth player development. 

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