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The Golf Academy





The Golf Academy is combination of swing analysis and athletic performance training, as recommended by the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). The Golf Academy is a collaboration between Golf Pros at the Windsor Golf Club (WGC) and Rooster Run Golf Club (RRGC) and Head Trainer Cary Hiner at Absolute Athlete. It is a one-hour weekly class (At WGC, RRGC, or Absolute Athlete Airway Gym) that combines 1-on-1 swing analysis and small-group athletic performance training. Swing analysis helps identify areas to address with corrective exercise, while corrective exercise unlocks the body for an easier, healthier, and more powerful golf swing. Rotating between swing analysis and athletic performance training on the golf course keeps the workout engaging, dynamic, and fun. 


Windsor Golf Club Training Times/Dates

July 6th–August 3rd     Wednesdays 10:30am–12:00pm

July 6th–August 3rd     Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:30pm  

Absolute Athlete Airway Gym Times/Dates

July 5th–August 2nd     Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm

Rooster Run Golf Club Training Times/Dates:

July 9th–August 6th     Saturdays 2:00 – 3:30pm

Most golfers understand the importance of basic knowledge of swing mechanics - you have to know the fundamentals of a proper golf swing in order to perform it consistently and powerfully. Less understood is the role of the neuromuscular system in allowing and consistently reproducing a powerful golf swing. Muscle tightness can create areas of tension that inhibit rotation and extension. Muscle laxity or muscles firing in improper sequence can produce inconsistent results, even utilizing the same basic mechanics. The desire to conform to an idealized model of of the golf swing can force the body into painful positions that cause long-term injuries. 


Performance training with Cary Hiner is focused on lengthening, activating, and integrating the neuromuscular system to establish proper swing sequence and allow for greater range of motion and enhanced power throughout the swing. Our personalized approach starts with the identification and correction of underactive and overactive muscles resulting in the body not being able to support itself appropriately, such as tightness in hips/low back/hamstrings/shoulders/neck/chest etc. that inhibits the natural golf swing. In the Golf Academy, athletes learn specialized routines that train the mind and body to react and seek balance for optimal leverage and body position. Our dynamic warm-up increases efficiency of movement to eliminate wasted energy and maximize technique. 



Golf Academy Instructors


Jason Schmuhl

PGA Head Professional, Windsor Golf Club


Jason is a PGA Class 'A' Professional with more than twenty years of

teaching experience. Jason is a three-time NCPGA Player of the Year

award recipient (2015, 2010 and 2008) who has earned entry into eight

consecutive PGA Professional National Championships and numerous PGA TOUR events, including: the 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, the Fry' Open, the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, the Reno-Tahoe Open, the Barracuda Championship, and the WEB.COM TOUR's TPC Stonebrae Championship and Fresh Express Classic. Jason holds four course records including a 62 here at his home course, Windsor Golf Club, previously held by TOUR veteran David Duval.


Jason Schmuhl has increased his driving distance by 10 yards and his club head speed by 4 m.p.h. in the past year that he has been working with Cary Hiner at Absolute Athlete.

Read Jason's full bio and contact information here

John Russell

PGA Professional and Golf Instructor, Windsor Golf Club

John is a Class A PGA Golf Professional with over 30 years teaching

experience during which he has given over 15,000 lessons. John uses a

variety of training aids from state of the art video equipment to time

tested teaching tools. Numerous techniques are used by today's teachers and John has extensive knowledge in fitting your game to the best teaching style. 

Read John's full bio and contact information here


Dave Johnson

PGA Director of Instruction, Rooster Run Golf Club

Over 50,000 lessons given, 23 years experience. This instructor is
innovative, versatile and excellent with all levels of golfers. His bright
mind and gentle heart make this PGA Class A member a joy to learn
and mentor with. Trained by some of the industry's best, his is published and recognized by his peers.

Read Dave's full bio and contact information here

Cary Hiner

Head Trainer, Absolute Athlete

Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Fitness Instructor

National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Golf Fitness Specialist

Cary is certified in Golf Fitness by the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI)
and the National Academy of Sports Medicine, in addition to numerous other certifications for healthy biomechanical and neurological movement, tissue regeneration, and injury prevention/rehabilitation. Cary has trained many successful golfers, including 2015 NCPGA Player of the Year Jason Schmuhl. Cary has worked with Dave Johnson for over a decade, and loves to golf in his spare time. 

Read Cary's full bio and certifications here


Contact us using the form below for more information and program rates









3644 Airway Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 |  Tel: 707-583-5720


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