Golf Madison Parks, in partnership with Change Golf Instruction provide golf instruction at City of Madison golf courses. Affordable, high-quality golf instruction is offered for all levels and abilities including specialty classes and private instruction.
Instructors and Staff
Sue Shapcott, PGA GB&I Lead Golf Instructor, Change Golf Instruction
Although Sue Shapcott is new to Madison, she is not new to the golf industry. Sue grew up in England and represented Great Britain & Ireland in international competition before joining the professional tours. After her playing career finished, she trained as an instructor with the British PGA and was recruited in 2000 to teach for Hank Haney in Dallas, TX. Although Sue has competed at the top level, and has instructed fellow professionals, her passion as an instructor lies with grass-roots golfers. Sue holds a Master's degree in Educational Psychology, and is currently a PhD candidate in Education. She researches the effects of golf instructors on their students' motivation (and tries to implement what she finds in Change Golf Instruction programming). When Sue is not teaching golf, you are likely to find her enjoying Madison's awesome music scene.
Chris Johnson, PGA Golf Instructor, Change Golf Instruction
Chris is a Class "A" Member of the PGA of America and Graduate of the PGA's Professional Golf Management Program. He has over 20 years' of teaching experience to offer, and is excited about sharing with you to help improve your game. Chris is an accomplished player and has competed professionally at the state level. "My goal as your coach is to give you with the tools you need to improve. I will work with you to provide the knowledge & understanding of the golf swing that you need to unlock your full potential." When Chris is not teaching golf, he enjoys spending time with his family and attending sporting events.
Kayleigh Dona, Assistant Clubhouse Manager, Odana Hills Golf Course
Kayleigh Dona grew up in Sylvania, Ohio and began golfing with her father at the age of four. She played in her first competitive golf tournament when she was 12, and began working at the Claire Batista Golf Academy two years later. Kayleigh was two-time Northwest Ohio Girls Golf League's player of the year during her high school career, which lead her to a collegiate golf scholarship. She graduated from Walsh University in 2019 and plans to pursue a PGA Teaching Professional Certificate.