Professional Staff

Jordan Burton, Head Golf Professional

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Jordan picked up the game of golf when she was just four years old and started playing competitively at age 7. In junior golf, she qualified for the 2012 U.S. Girls' Junior Amateur Championship. She played 4 years of varsity golf at Yosemite High School and went on to play at the University of Nevada Wolf Pack. Jordan graduated with a B.S. in Statistics.

After college Jordan began teaching golf and over the years has developed a skill for private and group instruction for all ages and skill levels. Jordan is LPGA Class B certified.

When not at the golf course, Jordan loves spending time with her husband, Carson, and their son, Miller.


Tommy Masters, Club Ambassador

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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 and 6-years as Director of Golf Operations here at San Joaquin Country Club before assuming his current role as Club Ambassador.

On May 20, 2024, our Club Ambassador took home medalist honors at the U.S. Senior Open Qualifier hosted by San Luis Obispo Country Club. Tommy swept the field, scoring 69 and the runners-up coming in four strokes behind him at 73. We could not have been prouder of Tommy for this huge accomplishment.

Dario Olivares, Golf Course Superintendent

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Dario Olivares has over thirty years of Golf Course maintenance experience. Dario got his start in 1985 as an assistant superintendent at Friendly Hills Country Club in Whittier California. He has since been the superintendent at five previous facilities.

Dario is a member of the Golf Course Superintendent Association of America and was a long - standing member of the Golf Course Superintendent’s Association of Southern California.

He has extensive experience in directing all aspects of golf maintenance operations, administration, budgeting, renovation and construction. He has a proven and effective team builder and leadership with repeated success in cross-functional management, training, staff development and mentoring.

Dario became a member of the San Joaquin staff in March of 2018 and his impact on the golf course and surrounding areas was immediate. The facility has experienced tremendous improvements from Dario’s knowledge, commitment, passion, and team building skills.


Bryan Rios, Assistant Golf Course Superintendent 

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We have been fortunate to recruit Bryan Rios and welcomed him to SJCC's prestigious professional staff. We will be adding more information about Bryan's history, experience, and accomplishments soon.