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 four 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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Price Out Effective Golf Lessons

All private lessons are 45 minutes

(unless otherwise noted).

Private lesson pricing:

  • Jimmy Taylor – $65/individual lesson. Package of 4 lessons for $240
  • Drew Harris – $70/individual lesson (1 hour). Package of 4 lessons for $240..
  • Doug Haft – $70/individual lesson. Package of 3 for $200. Package of 4 for $250.
  • William Betsayad – $70/individual lesson. Package of 4 for $240.
  • Gary Metzger – $60/individual lesson. Package of 4 for $200.
    • Two Person Lesson Package – 4 lessons for $350 ($175 each).
    • Group Clinics Package (Class size max 6 min 4) –  6 lessons for $180 each golfer.

Junior lesson pricing:

  • Jimmy Taylor – $55/individual lesson. Package of 4 lessons $200.
  • Drew Harris – $55/individual lesson (1 hour). Package of 4 lessons for $200..
  • Doug Haft – $60 /individual lesson. Package of 3 for $150.  Package of 4 lessons $180.
  • William Betsayad – $55 /individual lesson.
  • Gary Metzger – $50/individual lesson. Package of 4 lessons $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. Jimmy completed the PGA Professional Golf Management Program and is now a certified PGA Class A Professional. He played for the Huntsville High golf team (1986-1989), and then went on to Birmingham Southern to earn his degree. After college he went on to work 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 he has completed the PGA 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.

Drew Harris

Drew Harris grew up in Hartselle, AL and started playing golf at the age of 5. He played junior golf and all four years of Varsity golf before graduating from Hartselle High School in 1999. From 2000 – 2004 he went through 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’re a beginner or an aspiring tour pro, Drew will tailor his 30 years of golf knowledge to suit your game.

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. Call, email, or visit www.doughaftgolf.com to schedule your lesson.

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. If you have any questions, feel
free to call or email Will directly.

MGC instructor Andrew Tomes

Gary Metzger

Gary Metzger is a PGA Life Member. Gary started playing golf at age 11 on the Redstone Arsenal. He served his apprenticeship at Huntsville Country Club in the 60’s and turned professional at age 18. Gary has won over 50 tournaments in his golf career. His love of teaching starts with the juniors. He has introduced the game of golf to over 25,000 young people through both private lessons and group clinics. Metzger has taught golf in Maryland, Tennessee, Florida, and Alabama. Call or email Gary to schedule lessons.

MGC instructor Andrew Tomes

Phone: 256-316-5011

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 then 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.