The Mike Bender Elite Golf Academy is designed from top to bottom to deliver a complete training experience in an intimate setting under the on-site guidance of one of the most accomplished teachers in the world. If you are a young golfer dedicated to reaching your full competitive potential at the collegiate and professional ranks, this is the ideal program for you. Located in the Orlando suburb of Lake Mary, Florida – recently ranked by Money Magazine as one of the Top Five Best Places to Live in the United States – the training center has been developed by world-renowned instructor Mike Bender and is operated in conjunction with the Lake Mary Preparatory School located less than five miles from the golf academy. Since opening in 1991, Bender has coached more than 120 juniors to earning college golf scholarships.
For Elite Academy participants they will work with Mike on a weekly basis throughout the entire school year as he is on site more than 200 days per year. Besides the fact that at this academy students will be under the guidance of the teacher who’s name is on the door, our students will receive personalized attention every single day from our outstanding veteran coaching staff as we have a limit of only 25 students in the program. A former PGA Tour player, Bender is ranked among the Top Five Best Teachers in America by Golf Digest Magazine and is the 2009 PGA of America National Teacher of the Year. He coaches many of the game’s top professionals including 2007 Masters champion Zach Johnson; multiple LPGA champion Seon Hwa-Lee; two-time U.S. Open Champion Lee Janzen; and PGA Tour winners Robert Damron and Jonathan Byrd. Bender also coaches many of the top junior players from Florida and across the United States. One of his long-time students, Shun Yat (Jason) Hak, at age 14, qualified for the Hong Kong Open in 2008 and made the cut, breaking Sergio Garcia’s record as the youngest to make a cut in a major men’s professional tour event. He returned in 2009 and made the cut again. Shun Yat, who recently graduated from Lake Mary Prep, became the #1 ranked junior in the United States in 2011.
Mike teaches his Elite Academy students the same way he teaches winners of the game’s biggest championships. This is an intensive program designed to develop all the skills necessary for success at the collegiate or professional level. It includes proprietary training methods such as the MEGSA Perfect Practice Equipment and a unique speed training system that no other academy can offer at this time. Our academy also has two state-of-the-art TrackMan launch monitors and the SAM Putt stroke analyzer technologies to provide the most complete and accurate swing data available today. Training will take place at Magnolia Plantation Golf Club in Lake Mary. The setting offers our students an unparalleled training experience and is the headquarters where Mike Bender teaches year around. If you are dedicated to your goals and ready to take your game to a much higher level, focus your ambition at the Mike Bender Elite Golf Academy and the Lake Mary Preparatory School. It’s an unparalleled combination.