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 87 tournament wins Albany Academy has captured in the past 5 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
JON HEARN | Director of Golf
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, helping them achieve wins on the PGA, LPGA and European Tours, and NCAA and International Amateur titles. Most notably, Jon started coaching major winner, Justin Rose when he was ranked world No. 4 and during this period, he became ranked world No. 1, with four victories, including winning the FedEx Cup and Ryder Cup and top 10 finishes in all four majors. At the Elite Amateur and Junior levels, Jon has coached players to world No. 2 and European No. 2 as well as 2x U.S. Women’s Amateur finalists, Pac-12 Golfer of the Year and First-Team All-American. Jon has also filmed instructional videos for Golfing World, Golf Channel, and Golf.com that aired to over 60 countries around the world.
He is currently the Director of Golf for Albany Academy in The Bahamas, where in the first five years, has helped his students achieve 93 tournament wins and more importantly, helped secure the first 12 graduates with scholarships to continue their dreams and golf development at top D1 programs in the U.S. Combining all his experience and knowledge, Jon has created a unique teaching style that has given him a reputation with guaranteed results.
MARK COLLINS | Golf Instructor
Mark is Jon’s lead assistant and understudy. Mark is a British PGA Professional from Kent, England, and was an Elite Amateur player who competed in Major Amateur and World Championships. In 2014, Mark was ranked No. 4 in England after winning three national titles in one year. Since turning Professional, Mark has dedicated his focus and efforts in building his knowledge and coaching skills, which has helped him have success in working with players ranging from beginners to professionals. Joining Albany Academy in 2021, Mark’s knowledge and coaching skills have grown, helping nurture our elite student-athletes.
JAMES WRIGHT | Golf Instructor
Joining us from Kent, England, James is a certified golf instructor in his final year of the PGA Golf Management University Program. While in the U.K., James honed his coaching skills, mentoring players of all abilities, from junior to scratch golfers. James brings a unique knowledge of the game of golf, having played at an elite, amateur level in both junior divisions and senior-amateur rankings and represented the U.K. at numerous national events and competitions. At Albany Academy, James will work alongside Director, Jon Hearn to guide and help develop the talented student-athletes into D1 Collegiate golfers.
GOLF ACADEMY INSTAGRAM
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