Dog of the Year honours are awarded annually at the Golf Course Superintendent’s Association of America Conference and Trade show in February with Milo taking top honours over 12 other calendar finalists and featured on the cover of the 2022 calendar. Milo is a 1-year old German shorthaired pointer who was just 10 weeks old when he joined the team at Niakwa.
Milo starts his work days running from hole to hole, looking for an opportunity to chase resident squirrels, deer and geese. In the afternoon he catches a ride in the cart with his owner and NCC Assistant Superintendent, Shane Bell, or catches up on sleep in the office. Outside work, Milo can be found chasing rabbits from the garden or cuddling on the couch!
Shane is an assistant superintendent at NCC and a valued member of the turf team where he has worked for nine years. A graduate of the Greenspace Management Program at Red River College Polytech and a 4-year member of the GCSAA, Shane enjoys ice fishing and winter camping.