The Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) and the Toro Company have announced that Dain Mikulic, associate superintendent from the Marine Drive Golf Club in Vancouver is the CGSA/Toro Assistant Superintendent of the Year Award winner for 2022.
The CGSA/Toro Assistant Superintendent of the Year award recognizes the specific achievements of a golf course assistant superintendent whose performance and contributions to the success of the facility go beyond those that would normally be expected.
The award is presented to an individual who has contributed to his or her golf facility in a significant way and who has demonstrated professionalism, leadership, innovation and a team approach in their work.
Mikulic has been in the golf course industry for more than 15 years. He is going into his fifth season with Marine Drive.
He was also assistant superintendent from 2009-2018 at Victoria Golf and Country Club.
“Dain has been not only my right-hand man, but both hands when leading the operations of the department. Our management style at Marine Drive of elevate and delegate has put the entire operations side of the Links department on Dain’s shoulders and he and the team have thrived due to his professionalism, leadership, innovation and his team first approach,” said Jamie Robb, AGS, who nomination Mikulic for the award.
“Those closest to Dain Mikulic describe him as one of the nicest, kindest individuals. He is the first person to volunteer to help anyone, anytime with anything. Dain is an exceptional person who is enthusiastic and committed to our profession,” added CGSA president Pierre Vezeau.
“He is meticulous and has a keen eye for quality. His natural leadership, good-natured personality and fun demeanour makes everyone around him feel comfortable and appreciated. It is my distinct pleasure to congratulate Dain Mikulic, the 2022 CGSA/Toro Assistant Superintendent of the Year Award recipient,” added Vezeau.
“Toro is proud to honour Dain Mikulic who is an outstanding Associate Superintendent. As evidenced by his exemplary leadership and his drive to achieve his goals leaves a lasting impression on everyone he meets,” said Josh Tubbs, senior marketing manager for the Toro Company.
As the CGSA/Toro Assistant Superintendent of the Year winner, Mikulic will receive an “All-Access” registration to the 2023 Canadian Golf Course Management Conference in Vancouver, Feb. 22-24, four nights’ accommodation and transportation costs.
He is also invited to attend the Toro Experience for Assistant Superintendents, an exclusive event hosted at the Toro Company Headquarters in Bloomington Minn., in August of each year, including round-trip airfare and accommodations.