Dustin Volk, named Bill Strasbaugh Award honoree

Dustin Volk believes he can speak for Zach Johnson and Pete Stone in labeling Davis County’s top golf administrators “all super happy” about the way their jobs have evolved over the past two years.

Having been promoted to a new position as the county’s director of golf, Volk has used his experience as a day-to-day head professional to redefine those jobs for Johnson at Davis Park GC and Stone at Valley View GC. That work fits the evolving description of the Utah Section PGA’s Bill Strasbaugh Award, given to a member who has “created dramatic improvement in employment conditions of PGA golf professionals.”

As Volk said, “The jobs we all have now are different than they ever were, due to me experiencing it all.”

He likes what he’s doing, overseeing both courses with an approach that’s “not a lot of micromanaging, from me or the county (government),” Volk said.

Johnson, Stone and the assistant pro at each course seemingly have just the right amount of autonomy and incentives that have helped produce record revenues the past two years, Volk said.

Volk’s previous Section awards include Professional of the Year (2021), Merchandiser of the Year-Public (2018), Assistant Professional of the Year (2011) and Golf Citizen of the Year (1998).

Written by Fairways Media senior writer, Kurt Kragthorpe

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