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Tommy Masters, Director of Golf Operations

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Tommy MastersHaving competed on the Canadian Tour and Nike Tour and played in numerous PGA Tour events through the years, Tommy developed a wealth of knowledge and experience that would serve him well in the chapters of his story that would follow.

He gained a well-deserved reputation as a gifted instructor, known for his swing and game analysis. Tommy’s clients have ranged from Nick Watney and Derek Ernst on the PGA Tour to former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer to countless Division I college players, all of whom have benefitted from his uncanny ability to tweak – or fully rebuild – swing mechanics. As a result, Golf Magazine named Tommy a Top Instructor by region in 2005 and 2007, and nominated him among the Top 100 instructors in the nation. A credible teacher with a proven record of success, Tommy has been regularly published in Golf Illustrated and has hosted golf segments for ESPN and Fox Sports.

For over 25 years Tommy’s golf odyssey has seen some spectacular highlights, including a turn as golf instructor at the Pebble Beach Golf Academy as well as the Belleview Biltmore Hotel & Golf Resort. He served as Assistant Golf Professional at such prestigious courses as Duck Woods Country Club (NC), Albany Country Club (NY) and Boundary Oak Country Club (CA). And, of course, you might remember Tommy from his celebrated 19-year stint as Director of Instruction here at San Joaquin Country Club before assuming his current role as Director of Golf Operations.

 

Nathan Pistacchio, Head Golf Professional

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Nathan PistacchioHaving discovered golf at the age of nine and played competitively since he was twelve, Nathan has enjoyed a long a rewarding relationship with the game. After a successful junior golf career he signed with the UC Davis golf team and played his way into the top 100 college players in the country. The highlight of his college career was an individual victory at The Prestige at PGA West; helping his team to a Golfstat ranking of 13th in the country.

After college, Nathan played in numerous professional events on the Golden State Tour, and continues to play in NCPGA events on occasion. His best score was 61 at Fort Washington Country Club – a score that tied the course record and still stands to this day.

Nathan was elected to PGA membership in 2015, and became the Head Professional at San Joaquin Country Club in 2016. Among his career goals is becoming a PGA Master Professional.

Nathan’s teaching philosophy is to work with the player’s natural ability and swing, simplify their thought process, build a strong foundation of fundamentals and avoid being overly technical. He has a strong passion for working with junior golfers and running Junior Golf Camps, and takes great pride in giving back to the game that has given him so much.