Mike Mandakas is a PGA Instructor, Coach, and Trainer that has been a member of the PGA since 2005. He works with all levels of players from beginners to Tour Level players. Mike started Elevation Golf Academy in 2016 in Chicago and has recently expanded to the Indianapolis Market. Mike uses the best technology available through video analysis and data capturing to help develop players. Golf Lessons are certainly the most utilized service but other offerings are available to help golfers and athletes in Golfer Performance through Biomechanical, Mental, and Physical Training. My time splits between my Indoor Facility in Willowbrook where I have most of my technology and outdoors during the season for Driving Range, Short Game and Putting Work and On Course Instruction.
I enjoy helping others reach short term and long term goals. Whether the golfer is a beginner or elite player, I enjoy helping them improve and make the game more enjoyable to them.
Mike did a great job analyzing my swing and providing several pointers for me to work on. Plan to follow up with additional lesson(s) this fall or next year.
Mike was very patient and kind throughout my first lesson. He walked me through basic mechanics of a golf swing and by the end of the first lesson I could feel my swing start to take shape.
My typical process begins with a short or thorough evaluation of the student. I will start by having my student fill out his section of a golfer profile, then I will fill in the rest during the evaluation and session. I will check the players physical and golf strengths and weaknesses while finding out what some of his/her short term and long term goals are that will lead into the lesson/session. After the session I will send a follow up email and discuss an instructional plan and plan for practice in between lessons.
Member of the PGA since 2005
Master Club Fitter: Taylor Made, Callaway, Titleist, Ping, Mizuno
PGA Instructor: Beginners to PGA Tour Level Golfers
60 Minutes - $130
30 Minutes - $70
Junior Lessons (5-17):
60 Minutes - $100
30 Minutes - $55
Group Lessons and Lesson Packages Available
I learned to teach golf from one of the greatest instructors of all time... JIM FLICK
I have worked with all levels of players from Juniors to Seniors and Beginners to Tour Level Players.