Professional Golf Staff

Scott Gottko, PGA
Bayonne, NJ
Head Golf Professional

Scott is a class A PGA Professional and has 25 years of experience in the golf industry. Originally from Bayonne, NJ, he played college baseball at Rutgers and St. Peter’s College. He moved to Fort Myers in 2010 and had worked at The Club at Renaissance for the past nine seasons. He served as Head Golf Professional and Director of Golf there since 2015. He has qualified for the Florida State Senior Open and participates in several of the chapter and section events in the South Florida PGA. He is a huge fan of Bruce Springsteen, the E Street band and the New York Rangers. Scott and his wife Jessica have been married for 19 years and have one son, Jackson, who begins college at UCF in the fall.


Michael Welch
Quincy, MA
Assistant Golf Professional

Michael started at Bonita National in November of 2017. He is originally from the greater Boston area. Michael has lived in Florida since attending Johnson and Wales University in Miami. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Sports Entertainment/Event Management in 2006. Some of Michael’s amateur accomplishments include winning the 1999 Optimist International Junior tournament and back to back New England Amateurs in 2003 and 2004. He has competed in 5 USGA Events including the 2002/2004 US Amateurs, 2003/2005 US Public Links and the 2009 US Open Championship. As a pro he has won the Mass Open, NH Open, Cape Cod Open, Providence Open and 2 Vermont Opens, he has also won 3 times on the NGA Hooters tour and played several events. Some of Michael’s hobbies include going to the beach, watching sports, fishing, and hanging out with friends. Michael is a big Boston sports fan.



Wyatt Turner
Dyer, TN
Assistant Golf Professional

Wyatt is from the small town of Dyer, TN. He attended the University of Tennessee at Martin and started pursuing pharmacy as a career in school, but altered his path after falling in love with the game of golf. He graduated UTM with a degree in Health and Human Performance in 2015. He has been in the golf business since Fall of 2015, starting as an Assistant Professional at Pinecrest Golf Course in Dyer, TN. He went on to become the Head Professional at Milan Golf & Country Club in Milan, TN, and later the Head Professional at Gibson County Golf Course in Dyer, TN, where he worked for almost two years before now moving to Bonita National. He was the 2016 Club Champion at Gibson County Golf Course., and he finished T-17 in the 2017 TN PGA Assistant’s Championship. He is currently a Level 1 Apprentice in the PGA Professional Golf Management Program, looking to become a Class A PGA member within the next couple of years. Other than his passion for golf, he enjoys music, going to concerts, and following the Tennessee Volunteer’s. Ask him about his good ole rocky top!