SETTING THE CONDITIONS FOR SUCCESS
Albany Academy combines all aspects of the game to elevate athletes to the next level. With physical training, coaching, on-course play multiple times per week and on weekends, and targeted short game practice, the golf program provides a rigorous and disciplined schedule to help cultivate the game’s top athletes.
Using the latest technologies including a launch monitor and swing catalyst, student-athletes can assess and improve all areas of their game, which has led to the 39 tournament wins Albany Academy has captured in the past 3 years. This unrivaled winning ratio has produced winners in both boys and girls divisions at prestigious national and international championships around the world.
Albany Academy student-athletes train and play on the same championship golf course as the PGA TOUR’s Hero World Challenge, also enjoyed by some of the world’s foremost athletes, who live and play at Albany.
UNMATCHED TRAINING FOR AN ELEVATED GAME
18-HOLE CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSE
Windswept dunes and a number of scenic and strategically challenging water features characterize Albany’s Ernie Els-designed championship, par-72 golf course, which measures 7,400 yards from the back tees. Featuring five par 3s and five par 5s, the course is accompanied by multiple sets of tees and a range of shot values and is host to PGA TOUR’s Hero World Challenge.
PRACTICE FACILITY AND GOLF PERFORMANCE CENTER
First-class practice facilities complement Albany’s golf course, including a 400-yard driving range and short game greens and chipping areas. Athletes have everything they need to bring their game to the next level. The newly designed performance center, powered by True Spec Golf, allows for heavier focus on the teaching aspects of golf with multiple hitting bays, TrackMan Range, Quintic putting green and software for golf ball analysis.
With a dedicated lap pool, world-class gym, a track, soccer field, PlaySight smart courts and basketball court, Windsor School provides an unparalleled fitness center for the elite training programs of Albany Academy. The gym also includes a locker and ice bath room where student-athletes can replenish there body after a long day of training.
Knowing each golfer is different, no one swing is the same and no one skill set is applicable to any one golfer, course, or tournament. Jon’s method implements a bespoke training and tracking system in developing student-athletes. Utilizing the latest technologies to capture factual data, along with playing stats and swing captures, each student is benchmarked periodically to provide evidential progression. The level of instruction, care and detail provided to each Academy Student’s development is no different from that of Jon’s PGA and LPGA Tour Professional students.
Creating well-rounded, highly-efficient, and adapt-and-overcome golfers that compete at top collegiate level as they progress to college is our driving purpose.
ELITE GOLF COACHES
World-renowned golf instructor Mitchell Spearman has taught a variety of students who have won Major championships, PGA TOUR tournaments, prestigious amateur tournaments, and an array of junior tournaments. He is known globally for his instruction on the TV show “Golfing World” and is recognized in the U.S. for appearances and frequent mentions on GOLF Channel, CBS, and NBC. His instructional articles, written by him and about him, have been featured in major golf publications including ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Golf Magazine, and The New York Times.
With 30+ years of experience in the golf industry, Mitchell brings his passion and expertise in a personalized way, offering his clients a concierge-style instruction program utilizing the latest technology. For over a decade, Mitchell has owned an academy in New York that has been voted the best in the state for junior golf programs. Mitchell’s expertise, along with the team at Albany, will give any junior golfer the amazing opportunity and individual attention that they desire.
Jon Hearn is a British PGA professional who traveled the world playing tournament golf for eight years while studying under some of the greatest coaches in the world. Jon’s 20+ years of experience has enabled him to coach some of golf’s most successful players, including the No. 2 world-ranked amateur, LPGA Tour players Natalie Gulbis and Albane Valenzuela and Major winner and former world No. 1, Justin Rose. Jon has also filmed instructional videos for Golfing World and Golf Channel that aired to over 60 countries around the world. He is currently the Director of Golf for the junior academy in The Bahamas, Albany Golf Academy. Combining all his experience and knowledge, Jon has created a unique teaching style that has given him a reputation with guaranteed results.