Golf Practice & Teaching Center

Learn About Our Golf Pro Instructors

At the Madison Golf Center, we make practice fun. Whether it is coming to hit a bucket of balls or taking lessons from any of our golf instructors, we help golfers of all ages achieve their goals. With years of teaching experience, the Madison Golf Center brings a wealth of knowledge about the game to every lesson. Classes and clinics, along with individual, group and playing lessons, are available year around. You don’t just get a golf lesson, you receive a customized instruction plan that takes into consideration a wide range of factors including your level of play, your learning style, the amount of time you have to practice, your goals, and specific areas that will have the greatest impact on your game.

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Golf Lesson Pricing

Adult lesson pricing:

  • Jimmy Taylor – $75/individual lesson. Package of 4 lessons for $280
  • Drew Harris – $85/individual lesson. Package of 4 lessons for $300
  • Doug Haft – $70/individual lesson. Package of 3 lessons for $200. Package of 4 lessons for $250
  • William Betsayad – $85/individual lesson
  • Jon Samuelson – $75/individual lesson. Package of 4 lessons for $280

Junior lesson pricing:

  • Jimmy Taylor – $55/individual lesson. Package of 4 lessons for $200
  • Drew Harris – $70/individual lesson. Package of 4 lessons for $240
  • Doug Haft – $60 /individual lesson. Package of 3 lessons for $150.  Package of 4 lessons for $180
  • William Betsayad – $55 /individual lesson
  • Jon Samuelson – $50/individual lesson. Package of 4 lessons for $175


Meet Our Golf Pro Instructors

Jimmy Taylor

Jimmy Taylor grew up in Huntsville and is co-owner and a golf instructor here at the Madison Golf Center. He played for the Huntsville High golf team (1986-1989) and then went on to Birmingham Southern to earn his degree. After college, Jimmy was employed at Intergraph before deciding to make golf his career. After leaving Intergraph, Jimmy passed the PGA player ability test and became an instructor at the Madison Golf Center in 2005. Since joining the Madison Golf Center as an instructor, Jimmy has completed the PGA Professional Golf Management Program and has established himself as a fantastic golf instructor. He currently teaches several of the local high school players and has tremendous success getting the younger players active in golf. Call or email Jimmy directly to schedule your lesson.

Phone: 256-658-5722 Email: [email protected]

MGC pro Jimmy Taylor

Drew Harris

Drew Harris grew up in Hartselle, AL and started playing golf at the age of 5. When he turned 7 his dad gave him the instructional book: Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons. Trying to adhere to the knowledge of the “best ball striker of all time”, he slowly learned how to dig his game “out of the dirt”. He played junior golf and all four years of varsity golf before graduating from Hartselle High School in 1999. After high school, Drew enrolled at Mississippi State University studying Mechanical Engineering. During the two semesters in the Engineering school, Drew started helping a few of the Professional Golf Management students with their swings. Realizing his true passion was in teaching golf, Drew enrolled in the PGM Program at MSU. From 2000 – 2004 he began attending the PGA Professional Golf Management Program, did three internships at The Golf Club of Tennessee in Nashville, TN, Teton Pines Country Club in Jackson Hole WY, and Bay Point Golf Resort in Panama City Beach FL. Since his time at Mississippi State, Drew has taught at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail – Oxmoor Valley in Birmingham and Quail Creek Golf Resort in Hartselle, AL. Today he continues to bring his love for the game to each and every lesson. Whether you are a beginner or an aspiring tour pro, Drew will tailor his 38 years of golf knowledge to suit your game.

Phone: 256-476-2943  Email : [email protected]


Doug Haft

Doug Haft grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and started playing golf at age 12. Doug played on his high school golf team and in various amateur events through the years. After high school, Doug joined the Navy and spent 12 years on active duty living, working, and golfing in Florida, Iceland, Puerto Rico, and California. Following his naval career, Doug joined the world of government contracting. He was lucky enough to spend several years living in Colorado, Maine, and Scotland before landing here in Huntsville. Doug has continued to play, learn, and experience the game of golf throughout his professional career. In 2019, Doug decided to transition into a second career as a golf instructor. He is certified as a Class A Master Teaching Professional by the Professional Golf Teachers Association of America (PGTAA). Doug is a teacher, coach, and mentor in the game of golf. He is adept at helping golfers of all skill levels but excels at getting newcomers started on the right path to reaching their golf goals.

Phone: 256-614-2200  Email: [email protected]

William Betsayad

William Betsayad grew up in Athens, AL and attended and played golf at Athens High School. As a junior golfer, Will would come to practice at The Madison Golf Center along with other courses in the area. Growing up he was fortunate enough to have Billy Eastep, Dave Snyder and Chip Enlow to help mentor and mature his golf game. Following high school, Will went on to Auburn University where he studied International Business, Finance and Economics and continued to hone in on his golf game. Immediately following graduation, Will played professional golf both domestic and internationally. He also helped assist coaching many high schools and continues to teach some top professional golfers.

Phone: 256-800-4453  Email: [email protected]

Jon Samuelson

Jon Samuelson is a PGA Life Member. He turned professional in 1980. Jon played on several golf tours including the Golden State Tour and the Canadian PGA Tour. He has been teaching full-time since 1993. Some of his accomplishments include PGA 2012 Merchandiser of the Year (Alabama – NW Florida Section) and PGA 2013 Alabama Chapter Golf Professional of the Year. Before returning to the Professionals’ Golf Shop for the past two years, Jon was the Director of Golf at the Links at Redstone in Huntsville for 15 years. With his mentor, Billy Eastep, retiring, Jon has made the decision to return to teaching. He incorporates both video and launch monitor technology in most of his lessons.

Phone: 256-975-5789  Email: [email protected]

Swing Analysis

Do you need to work out some of those kinks in your swing? Come in for a swing analysis featuring high-end motion analysis and crystal clear frame-by-frame advance using our swing analysis system. With our swing analysis service, we can capture, compare and analyze your swing with a comprehensive set of drawing tools and save the video allowing us to mark, measure, and monitor your progress. Ask one of our instructors today about getting a baseline on your swing so we can put you on the road to lower scores.

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Foresight Simulator

More than entertainment, game improvement. Our Foresight Simulator delivers unprecedented accuracy and performance-enhancing analysis that matters – including accurate back and side spin data that gives you a true-to-life depiction of each and every shot. This means that while you are enjoying the best golf simulation experience possible, you are also improving your golf game.