ALBANY Golf Academy Brochure

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NEW PROVIDENCE, THE BAHAMAS ALBANY GOLF ACADEMY

At Albany Academy, we prepare, develop and motivate student-athletes to unleash their power as they grow into the leaders and champions of the future. With state-of-the-art facilities and world-renowned coaches, Albany Academy pro vides unparalleled training programs in golf and tennis for aspiring athletes to reach the next level of competition. Located in the luxury resort com munity of Albany in The Bahamas, home to sev eral of the world’s top athletes, our goal is to help young student-athletes reach their full potential.

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— JON HEARN

“Creating confident, educated, and high-performing student-athlete golfers who are prepared to compete at the highest collegiate level is our driving purpose.”

Using the latest technologies including a launch monitor and swing catalyst, studentathletes 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.

ALBANY ACADEMY

Unmatched Training for an Elevated Game

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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.

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.

Jon Hearn DIRECTOR OF GOLF

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.

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James Wright GOLF INSTRUCTOR

7 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.

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.

Mark Collins

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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.

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.

Setting the Conditions for Success

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

Training and Developing Champions

With over 60 years of TOUR experience, Joey D Advisors deliver golf fitness training sessions that are proven to prepare athletes for high-level performance.

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FITNESS AND CONDITIONING

In creating a skillful golf athlete, training must be both on and off the course. In partnership with Joey D Golf Advisors, Albany Golf Academy has a team of professionals incorporating mobility, cardio and strength training, swimming and yoga to create well-rounded athletes.

Dr. “T” is a Canadian-trained sports chiropractor, medical acupuncturist and manual therapist who relies on the detailed knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics and pathology.

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Dr. TruszkowskiStephen

STRENGTH CONDITIONING& Andrew Khan

Simon Frank is an ASCA level 2 and USMS level 2 certified swim instructor, with a wealth of experience coaching swimmers of all levels and ages.

FITNESS

SWIMMING

As Director of Albany Academy Fitness, Caroline brings a wealth of experience to student-athletes. She has a bachelor of science in exercise and sports science and received her personal training certification from the American College of Sports Medicine.

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Simon Frank

Caroline Kiriaze

Certified in personal training, stability ball techniques and spinning, Andrew also specializes in nutrition and weight loss and is an Active Isolated Stretching Therapist.

Train Where The Pros Play

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.

18-HOLE CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSE

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PRACTICE FACILITY AND GOLF PERFORMANCE CENTER

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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 a heavier focus on the teaching aspects of golf with multiple hitting bays, TrackMan Range, TrackMan 4 for club and ball data and Swing Catalyst to capture ground force data to provide a fact-driven solution to development.

“Since starting at the Albany Golf Academy, my tournament scoring average has dropped from 93 to 73 in three years. I am excited to now have a scholarship to Auburn University to continue pursuing my passion for golf.”

What They’re Saying

— SOPHIE ANAND, GOLF STUDENT-ATHLETE

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“Jon Hearn has worked extensively with my son Ethan taking his game to new heights. From physical training, mental preparation and close management, Jon has helped accelerate Ethan’s progress in a truly remarkable way. In just one year, they have made more progress than the prior five years of training with other coaches combined. More importantly, Jon has become an important mentor figure and friend to Ethan on and off the course.”

— TANIA BAYLES, GOLF STUDENT-ATHLETE PARENT

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“Over the past eight months, we have seen a significant improvement in Jenna’s golf game. Coach Jon Hearn has a great understanding of both the mental and physical aspects of the game. He is motivating and recognizes the strengths and weaknesses of each individual golfer. We feel that under his leadership our daughter has realized her potential and gained a great deal of confidence.”

— ERICH BLUHM, GOLF STUDENT-ATHLETE PARENT

Currently, Albany Academy has been 100 percent successful in placing our studentathletes with college teams that match their goals both on and off the golf course, including Southern Methodist University, Auburn University, University of Florida, College of Charleston, Lynn University, and Indiana University.

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Albany Academy understands the multiple facets that go into creating a wellrounded athlete. Through our state-of-theart facilities and renowned instructors, we are dedicated to developing all aspects of our student-athletes, with a focus on the individual sport discipline, both physical and mental training, nutrition, leadership skills, competition and tournaments, as well as college preparation and recruitment.

Developing an All-Around Athlete

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MENTAL TRAINING

COLLEGE PLACEMENT

PHYSICAL TRAINING

& &TOURNAMENTSRECRUITMENTCOMPETITION

LEADERSHIP SKILLS

NUTRITION

“At Albany Academy, we want to prepare student-athletes for their next chapter and create well-rounded champions – from nutrition to mental and physical training and beyond.”

— CAROLINE KIRIAZE, DIRECTOR OF ALBANY ACADEMY FITNESS

In addition to SAT testing support and AP courses in cornerstone subject areas, we offer unique, cutting-edge courses in Marine Science, STEM, Music, and Business. Our world class facilities, outstanding faculty and coaches, and extraordinary location provide a rare secondary and upper secondary school experience, giving student-athletes the opportunity to earn a high-quality internationally recognized education while focusing on their sport.

Academics

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At Albany Academy and the adjacent Windsor School, studentathletes take advantage of an extraordinary range of academic and enrichment courses and create their own unique journey. Our in-person and online experiential options provide flexibility for student-athletes to grow both inside and outside the classroom.

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Successful completion of Grades 9 - 12

Successful completion of Grades 9 & 10

DIPLOMA CRITERIA

120 hours of community service (30 hours yearly)

120 hours of community service (30 hours yearly)

GRADES 11 & 12 PROGRAM OF STUDY

Earn 26 credits (minimum C or above across all subjects)

Fully online, four (4) hours per day

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AESA Prep International Diploma

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13 credits

PROGRESSIONSCONDITIONSPROGRAMGRADESNCAASATTEACHINGTYPEMODELPREPARATIONELIGIBLE9&10OFSTUDYFORTOGRADE

Supervised in-classroom with weekly progress checks

12 (+) credits 14 creditsYesYes

DIPLOMA

ONLINE PROGRAM

Maintain a passing GPA (minimum C or above)

Successful completion of Grades 9 - 12

13 credits

Earn 26 credits (minimum C or above across all subjects)

Windsor School Diploma

Attends on-campus lessons each morning

IN-SCHOOL PROGRAM

60 hours of community service (30 hours yearly)

60 hours of community service (30 hours yearly)

Successful completion of Grades 9 & 10

Maintain a passing GPA (minimum C or above)

Located at Windsor School, The Lodge, a modern residence hall, provides students and athletes with dorm-style rooms, furnished with beds, desks, wardrobes, and personal refrigerators. With Wi-Fi throughout The Lodge, students can study in the comfort of their rooms or socialize in the common areas centrally located on each floor.

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Living at The Lodge

The 50-bed Lodge is attended by house parents, whose purpose is to support, mentor, and guide lodgers; promoting a safe and healthy living experience.

In addition, flexi-lodging allows students and athletes to stay on campus for a period of less than a full school year.

Campus

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The 25-acre Windsor School campus provides an unparalleled day and international boarding school experience for studentathletes. Situated in the heart of Windsor School’s campus is the Quad, a grand courtyard serving as a gathering place and main hub for all. The campus also includes a café offering a range of cuisines to encourage a healthy lifestyle, The Lodge, a 50-bed residence hall, a dedicated lap pool, world-class gym, PlaySight smart courts, a track, soccer field, and basketball court, providing an ideal setting for athletes.

Lyford Cay

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Atlantic Ocean

Baha Mar

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Located on the island of New Providence in The Bahamas, Albany Academy is situated on the southwestern end of the island with in the luxury resort community of Albany, founded by Joe Lewis and Tavistock Group, golfing greats Tiger Woods and Ernie Els, and actor and musician Justin Timberlake.

Opened in 2010, Albany spans 600 acres featuring an unparalleled combination of surroundings, architecture, sporting ame nities, and service. With something for everyone, Albany is highlighted by a cham

pionship golf course designed by Ernie Els and first-class practice facilities. Albany also features boutique resort accommoda tions, a modern mega-yacht marina, both adult and family pools, a range of restaurants, a kid’s clubhouse and kid’s activities, a full-service spa and wellness center, salon and barbershop, a fitness center, a racquet center, watersports, and equestrian activi ties. The community and school enjoy 24hour security, providing a safe and secure environment.

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ALBANY, THE BAHAMAS

Old Fort Bay Nassau Cable Beach

Location

The Ultimate in Island Living

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Student-athletes can enjoy fun social activities like paintballing, gatherings around Albany’s Azul Pool, barbecue cookouts along the beach, and other events to encourage relationship-building and friendships among all student-athletes.

At Albany, there is something for everyone, and Albany Academy allows student-athletes and families the opportunity to experience all that Albany has to offer.

Jon Hearn DIRECTOR OF GOLF jon.hearn@albanybahamas.com | (242) 823-5978 ALBANY ACADEMY, THE BAHAMAS CONTACT PART OF NEXUS LUXURY COLLECTION

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