Elevation Golf Academy

Elevation Golf Academy

4.6 (7)
22 hires on Lessons.com
10 employees
6 years in business

About this pro

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.

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Noblesville, IN 46060
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7 Reviews


  • Brett Dellinger

    When I first met Mike I had a handicap that was in the 15-20 range. He asked my goals and I told him single digit which I felt was reasonable given that I in my late 50's. Of 5 lessons, we spent the majority on my swing with the irons. We spent 20 minutes talking about driver and I blew off discussions of putting. My handicap index is currently 6.7 and my GIR has doubled. There are other aspects of my game that I need to improve upon and when the timing works for me, Mike is who I am going to contact.

  • Chris Quebe

    Mike is fantastic! We made a couple of simple changes at address and I'm hitting the ball much more solid and to my surprise without any extra effort my club head speed increased 8mph with a mid iron. Huge success! I will be seeing Mike once every 2 weeks for the foreseeable future. Big 5 stars!

  • Frank Hacker

    How patient the instructor was as well as the follow up videos

  • Derrick Jones

    I have an appointment with you at noon today. You guys never sent your company name or your location. Derrick Jones.

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

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.

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

Member of the PGA since 2005

Master Club Fitter: Taylor Made, Callaway, Titleist, Ping, Mizuno

PGA Instructor: Beginners to PGA Tour Level Golfers

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

Adult Lessons:

60 Minutes - $120

30 Minutes - $70

Junior Lessons (5-17):

60 Minutes - $100

30 Minutes - $55

Group Lessons and Lesson Packages Available

How did you get started teaching?

I learned to teach golf from one of the greatest instructors of all time... JIM FLICK 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all levels of players from Juniors to Seniors and Beginners to Tour Level Players.