PGA Golf Management Faculty and Staff
Billy Dillon, PGA, MSM, CHE, CMAA
Associate Professor & Director
Billy, a Maryland native was raised on the Eastern Shore. Billy’s father introduced him to the game of golf at the age of 13. Two years later he began his golf career when he was hired as a golf car attendant at Prospect Bay Country Club in Grasonville, MD. After graduating from Queen Anne’s County High School in 1987, Billy made the decision to attend Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC where he majored in Communications.
During his years at Winthrop, he made the decision to enter the golf industry on a full time basis. He started the Professional Golfers’ Association of America education program in June of 1991 while employed at Jamestown Park Golf Course in Jamestown, NC. In March of 1994 he was elected to PGA membership and shortly after became the Head Golf Professional at Santee National Golf Club in Santee, SC. During his time in Santee, Billy married and started his family. After eight years in Santee, he moved his young family to Columbia, SC where he accepted the Head Golf Professional position at LinRick Golf Course in 2004.
Billy decided to advance his career and entered graduate school at Southern Wesleyan University where he completed a Master’s of Science in Management. In 2006, along with his Head Professional duties, he coached the men’s and women’s golf teams at Allen University, an HBCU in Columbia, SC. Billy’s educational and working experience made it possible for him to join the University of Maryland Eastern Shore as an Assistant Professor & Director of the 20th PGA Golf Management Program accredited by the PGA of America in August 2007. Billy currently resides in Bishopville, MD with his wife, son, and youngest daughter. His oldest daughter attends East Carolina University.
Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE), 2008
Club Managers Association of America (CMAA), 2011
SeeMore Putter Institute Bronze Certification, 2012
True Temper Golf Shaft Fitter, 2013
Chris Prosser, PGA, MBA, CHE
Chris Prosser was born in Downers Grove, Illinois. Chris graduated from Campbell University located in Buies Creek, North Carolina with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Professional Golf Management. Chris obtained his PGA “Class A” membership in 2005. Chris started his career in golf working with Rob Hary, Head PGA Professional at Minnesota Valley Country Club. Rob Hary’s golf shop was ranked a Top 100 Golf Shop at a private golf facility.
Following graduation from Campbell University Chris enrolled at Benedictine University located in Lisle, Illinois where he earned a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship in 2007. Chris has his certification in club, putter, wedge, shaft and ball fitting from Ralph Maltby. In 2009, Chris earned his professional certification as a Certified Hospitality Educator through the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute. Chris will assume responsibilities to include coordination of internships, instruct PGA Golf Management curriculum, recruiting, retention, PGMSA advisement, academic student advisement, and tournament operations.
Chris started the PhD program in Organizational Leadership at UMES in the summer of 2009.