Welcome to Elevated Golf Academy
We are here to serve you, the student. Whether you are aspiring to be the Club Champion or just trying to get the golf ball airborne, we can help. We teach students of all ages and skill levels, from the complete beginner to the aspiring tour professional. We offer a large selection of instructional programs to fit your needs. You can find us at Dalton Ranch Golf Club in Durango, Colorado. It is truly one of the most beautiful places on earth. Come visit us and allow us to help you “Elevate Your Game."
Director of Instruction
Shea grew up in Cortez, Colorado and has lived in Durango for about 15 years. He started playing golf at 10 years old and quickly fell in love with the game. His playing accomplishments as a Junior golfer include a High School State Championship and a Colorado Junior Stroke Play Championship. With his performance on and off the golf course, Shea was offered a scholarship to play at the University of Colorado. Shea spent one year on the varsity golf team before deciding that he would turn professional and try to play for a living. He moved to Phoenix, Arizona to chase the dream. While in Phoenix, Shea reconnected with an Aussie friend, Drew Reid. Drew hired him to work at a John Jacobs Golf Academy where he provided instruction for the Academy and the John Jacobs Golf Schools. While in Phoenix, Shea had the opportunity to work under some of the best instructors in the game; Drew Reid, Craig Bunker and Shelby Futch. He has vast experience teaching in both an individual and group setting. He enjoys working with players of all ages, experience and abilities. Shea does not believe in any one methodology, but does like to focus on proper fundamentals, impact and ball flight. Correcting and understanding these crucial elements will allow students to improve and provide them with the ability to self-correct. Shea also beefed up his knowledge of Club Fitting throughout the years. In 2021 he was asked to join the National Fitters Council for Taylormade Golf. With his background in Exercise Science (Bachelor’s Degree), he is also capable of helping golfers with their fitness needs and aspirations. He is Titleist Performance Institute Certified to provide screenings and advice to further help his students improve mobility, flexibility, strength and functionality. Shea is excited and grateful to Dalton Ranch for providing him the opportunity to start the Elevated Golf Academy. Shea is the Owner/ Director of Instruction of Elevated Golf Academy and looks forward to helping you “Elevate Your Game!”