PGA Na­tional Re­sort ‘s War­ren Bot­tke Named South Florida’s ‘PGA Teacher of the Year’

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PALM BEACH GAR­DENS, FL – PGA Na­tional Re­sort & Spa – home of the PGA TOUR’s Honda Clas­sic and for­mer Ry­der Cup venue – an­nounces its PGA Teach­ing Pro­fes­sional, War­ren Bot­tke, has been named “Teacher of the Year” by the South Florida PGA.

This an­nual award rec­og­nizes golf in­struc­tion pro­fes­sion­als pro­vid­ing out­stand­ing ser­vice with their stu­dents as well as pro­mo­tion of the game and train­ing tech­niques for ju­nior play­ers. In 1988, Bot­tke be­came the youngest Mas­ter Pro­fes­sional in PGA his­tory. He cur­rently serves as a fac­ulty mem­ber for the PGA Mas­ter Pro­fes­sional cer­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­gram, where he men­tors PGA Pro­fes­sion­als work­ing to earn their cer­ti­fi­ca­tion as Mas­ter Pro­fes­sion­als.

Through his ded­i­ca­tion to de­vel­op­ing and im­prov­ing ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties for PGA Pro­fes­sion­als, Bot­tke was awarded the PGA of Amer­ica’s Na­tional Hor­ton Smith Award in 2005. He re­ceived the same award at the Sec­tion level in 1987, 1989, 2004 and 2005. In 2015, Bot­tke earned the “Golf Pro­fes­sional of the Year Award.”

“War­ren is in­cred­i­bly pas­sion­ate about teach­ing the game of golf and we’re thrilled he re­ceived this cov­eted honor,” says Jane Brod­er­ick, di­rec­tor of golf. “With five ex­cep­tional cour­ses and world-class golf ameni­ties in­clud­ing War­ren’s ex­per­tise in help­ing our mem­bers and guests im­prove their games, PGA Na­tional is in the up­per ech­e­lon of premier golf fa­cil­i­ties in the U.S.”

For more on PGA Na­tional Re­sort & Spa: www.pgare­sort.com, 561.627.2000.

War­ren Bot­tke

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