SETTING THE CONDITIONS FOR SUCCESS
The 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 practise, the golf programme provides a rigorous and disciplined schedule to help cultivate the game’s top athletes. Using the latest technologies including TrackMan, K-Vest and Swing Catalyst, student-athletes can assess and improve all areas of their game. 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.
Our golf student-athletes compete in many notable tours, including the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, Florida Junior Tour, and American Junior Golf Association.
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 practice putting green and multiple short game areas. Student-athletes have everything they need to bring their game to the next level and beyond. The performance center allows for heavier focus on the technical aspects of the game with multiple hitting bays utilizing technology such as TrackMan, K-Vest and Swing Catalyst.
With a dedicated lap pool, world-class gym, track, soccer field 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, we implement a unique training and tracking system that allows the world-class facility to be completely utilized by the student-athletes, under the guidance and supervision of not only a great coaching staff but one of the greatest golf instructors to ever be involved in the sport of golf.
No one swing is the same and no one skill set is applicable to any one golfer, course, or tournament. Creating well-rounded, highly efficient, and adapt and-overcome golfers that compete at the top level 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 The Golf Channel, CBS, and NBC. His instructional articles, written by him and about him, have been featured in major golf magazines 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 he has assembled at Albany, will give any junior golfer the amazing opportunity and individual attention that they desire
From England, Jon Hearn is a British PGA professional who grew up around the best players in Europe. He turned professional at the age of 16 and travelled the world playing tournament golf for 8 years. After an injury halted his playing career, he began teaching. He has studied under some of the greatest players and coaches in the world, through years of learning and studying, Jon has the knowledge to tailor his instruction to suit any profile of player.
Jon’s 20+ years of experience in golf has given him invaluable insight into the realities of the game and what it takes to achieve success in the sport, which has enabled him to coach some of golf's most successful players. These currently include the #2 female amateur in the world, PGA and European Tour players, and Major winner and world #1 player Justin Rose.
Jon has combined all his knowledge gained to created his own unique teaching style which has given him a reputation that guarantees results.