Varsity Golf Program Returning To Berean Christian School

Berean Golf Coach Sherri Pla.

The sport of varsity golf is being revived at Berean Christian School. The Bulldogs have hired a new coach to oversee the school’s girls and boys varsity golf teams. The new coach is Sherri Pla, a PGA Class A professional, who has been a golf coach in recent years at the King’s Academy and Cardinal Newman High School.

Pla is thrilled to get the chance to lead the effort to nurture and revive high school golf at Berean.

“With the strong history of sports at Berean Christian and the current boom in golf in South Florida, I’m excited about developing a golf program at Berean,” Pla said. “One of my goals is to build a program where we work on developing the students in elementary and middle school, which will then serve as a feeder program to the high school team.”

Pla is optimistic about this opportunity because of the positive and welcoming atmosphere at Berean.

“Dean Hendricks, the athletic director, allowed me to describe my vision for golf at the school,” Pla said. “He has pledged his total support. I am working on a schedule of matches for the varsity boys and girls right now. We’ll have a full schedule of matches by the time school starts in early August.”

According to Pla, Berean is moving quickly to establish an on-campus facility for golf.

“The school is focused on dedicating space on campus for golf,” Pla noted. “It will include a 100-yard wedge range and three indoor golf practice rooms for putting, full swing and distance-tracking with TrackMan. The goal is to have some of these facilities ready by August.”

To help cultivate interest in golf at Berean, Pla is hosting a pair of four-day golf instructional clinics at the Village Golf Club in Royal Palm Beach. The two clinics will be Monday, July 17 through Thursday, July 20 and from Monday, July 24 through Thursday, July 27. The clinics will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on each of those days. Pla will welcome current and incoming Berean students between the ages of 5 and 17. To get registration and payment details for the golf clinics, contact Pla at or (772) 634-5966.

After graduating from Suncoast High School in Riviera Beach, Pla attended Florida Atlantic University on a basketball scholarship. She was introduced to golf as a junior at FAU. In her senior year at FAU, Pla was good enough to be a member of the women’s golf team. She’s been involved in golf ever since. Pla was inducted into the FAU Hall of Fame in 2009 as a dual-sport athlete (basketball and softball).