Hit It Straight Golf Academy

Hit It Straight Golf Academy

5.0 (5)
5 employees
7 years in business

About this pro

My name is Dion Madkins and I love the game of Golf. I have been playing and learning for over 15 years and I've been teaching for 3. I am a certified club smith and club fitter. My teaching style differs from the rest because I take nothing from the student. I only give fundementals and work with what you have. I also give you as much as you can handle at one time. Im more than an instructor I'm also a student of this amazing game myself.

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Chicago, IL 60637
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5 Reviews


  • Sy Lewis

    I am so impressed by the level of golf education and expertise that Dion gives. Highly recommend adults and youth training

  • John P

    Excellent coach and mentor! My son started with him at 8yrs old and is really progressing and continues to love the game and his coach!

  • Ciji Henderson-The Chicago Women's Golf Club

    Dion Madkins is an outstanding instructor. His patience and poise allows for his golf-students to feel comfortable in learning and exploring new techniques. Dion's goal is to improve each and every student's golf performance while ENJOYING the game. He is funny and witty and enjoys getting to know each one of his students. His dedication is obvious. Thank you!

  • Patricia Stanley

    Dion was patient and actually taught me how to move my body with different swings. He was young and energetic! He seemed to care that I improved.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First and foremost I want to try to figure out what exactly the student wants to learn set goals accomplished the goals and then go from there

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am a certified Club fitter I am also certified Club Smith I have over 15 years golf playing and teaching experience combine.

Titleist Callaway Ping TaylorMade certified

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

 Typical hour lesson goes for $60 an hour if you would like video analyzation or launch monitor analysis it will be an additional charge

How did you get started teaching?

People always said that I had the talent to play tour level. golf but I had a wife and a child and I knew that would take time away from them so I decided to go the teaching route.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have work with students as far as beginners at the age of 2 all the way up to D1 college golfers who would like to take their talents to the tour level

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

The most recent event that I am fond of it having my hands in part and play of sending two kids to D1 universities for golf scholarships

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

You can talk to a teacher long enough to know if he knows enough about the game to translate breakdown dissected dialogue the game in a language to where he can translate it and you'll understand and for it to be effective to your game

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Exactly what are you trying to do with the game of golf where are you trying to go with the game of golf and what are you trying to get out of these lessons