To be your best, you must learn from the professionals that are the best. Tallwood Country Club instructors have been trained and tested in all aspects of the game. We strive to give support, encourage growth through learning, respect and inspire students to reach their full potential both on and off the course.

Please visit to view instructional opportunities at Tallwood Country Club:… Adult Clinics, Beginner Clinics, Women’s Golf Academies, Junior Golf Academies, PGA Jr League, Beginner Golf League, LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, and Pee Wee Pros.

To schedule a private lesson:

Eric DeStefano: Cell: 860- 508-9365

Eric DeStefano
Director of Golf

C  (860) 508-9365
W (860) 646-3437

Eric has been teaching golf for over 25 years. He’s the owner of the Golf Factory which specializes in club fitting, re-shafting and re-gripping clubs. He teaches golf history, golf fitness, and loves rules and etiquette classes. In addition to his commitment to Tallwood Country Club and formerly Twin Hills, he also runs a successful junior program each year and loves working at the Tallwood Junior golf camps. Eric’s passion for the game extends into his tournament planning and success with all of Tallwood Country Club golf leagues. He enjoys mountain biking with his dog Scout and has a passion for cooking and fine food.

Eric’s love and passion for the game exudes in his success as a Golf Professional. Everyday and every challenge is something to look forward to.


  • MCC / Hotel – Restaurant, Culinary Arts Degree
  • ECSU – Sports Management Degree
  • Mentored by Ted Wagner and John Nowobilski
  • Former 20 year coach of Rockville High School Golf Team, worked with the UCONN Golf Team and former coach of the ECSU Women’s Volleyball Team
  • Worked at Twin Hills for 35 years
  • Owner and operator of the Golf Factory in both CT and FL

Allison Davey
Golf Professional

C  (860) 655-4522
W (860) 646-3437

Allison has been a golf professional for over 22 years. She’s worked at many top facilities all over the Connecticut, including Willowbrook Golf Course, Tumblebrook C.C., Wampanog C.C., and Wethersfield C.C. Allison will be part of the Pro Shop staff working with leagues, tournaments and club fittings. Her dedication and passion for the game makes her a valuable addition to the Tallwood family.

Allison brings knowledge of tournament operation and league organizational skills to the next level. Her friendly demeanor and knowledge of the game provides the skills needed to bring Tallwood C.C. to the top of the golf industry in Connecticut.

Allison is a past College player who captained the Central Connecticut University golf team. Allison has taught the game of golf for many years and is a diverse instructor working with players of all abilities. We all look forward to Allison working with Eric and Nicole as we continue to expand and grow the instructional programs offered at Tallwood.