Billy Downes, PGA
Head Golf Professional
Tying for 6th place in the New England Classic on the PGA Tour, Billy then continued with four full seasons on The Nike Tour, finishing in 2nd place at his best. He has always had a love for golf and has been with GreatHorse since the very start, standing beside the Antonacci Family in the development stages of the new club. After 36 years in the sport, and his continued love for teaching and attention to customer service, Billy knows he is well equipped to elevate the golf experience for the membership here and plans to do every day.
I enjoy helping bring out the best golfer in every person, at every level.
Jared Smith, PGA
1st Assistant Golf Professional
Jared takes pride in his passion for helping junior golfers maximize their potential while shaping their confidence when playing the game. He strives to create an atmosphere that is a home away from home for members and their guests. His patience, knowledge, and passion for the game from over 20 years of experience continues to grow and shows in his hard work. If he’s not at work, you can find him at home relaxing with his wife and two kids, Douglas and Evelyn, or creating different types of pizzas.
Chris Tallman, PGA, TPI
Director of Instruction
From a very early age, Chris knew that he wanted to be a golf professional and share the game with others. He started playing golf at four years old and has worked various positions at golf courses since he was 14, including course maintenance, outside services, pro shop attendant, assistant golf professional, head golf professional, and general manager. As time progressed, Chris began competing at a high level, and he has now been a golf professional for 13 years. Chris believes that the game of golf is far more than going out on the course to shoot the lowest score; golf is about the camaraderie and friendships that are made along the way. Through his patient and approachable manner, Chris is looking forward to motivating his students to reach their own personal goals and sharing his passion for the sport. When he is not at work, you can find Chris spending time traveling and hiking with his wife, Kyleigh, and their German Shepherd, Maverick.