TKA Hires Top Local Golf Coaches Bottke And Pla

The King’s Academy recently announced the hiring of Warren Bottke and Sherri Pla as the school’s new head golf coaches.

Warren Bottke, a PGA Master Professional, is widely known as a golf instructor to leading tour professionals, amateurs, nationally ranked juniors and high-profile athletes. For the last 42 years, he has taught and directed golf camps, successful large-scale tournaments and instructional clinics for corporate and nonprofit organizations. Among Bottke’s accomplishments is Golf Digest’s Florida Top Golf Instructor, the 2005 National PGA Horton Smith Award winner and a Travel & Leisure Top 40 PGA Instructor. Bottke also makes guest instructor appearances on the Golf Channel Golf Academy.

Pla is a native of Riviera Beach and the Head PGA Class A Pro at the Sandhill Crane Country Club. After a stellar high school career, she attended Florida Atlantic University on a basketball scholarship. Her impressive stats included scoring more than 1,000 points and garnered her a position in the FAU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009. As an all-around athlete, not only did she succeed in basketball, but dominated in softball, cross country and golf. Pla’s reputation as a positive motivator of skill and attitude in the golf world earned her a nomination into the African-American Golf Hall of Fame in 2015 and named the AAG Inaugural Golf Instructor of the Year.