Michael (Mike) J. Dunk was the MRTF President-Elect and a dedicated MRTF board member since 2021. Unfortunately, we lost Mike on July 19, 2023. He left behind his wife, Angie, son Cannon, and stepson, Austin. Mike had not been on the board long, but he was active. Some of Mike’s recent accomplishments within the MRTF include, but are not limited to, creating and championing the “Chip-In Program” to include public and private golf courses in the MRTF’s fundraising efforts and helping to acquire the donation of a pesticide storage building that was installed at the W.H. Daniel Turfgrass Center at Purdue University in 2023. Mike also hosted numerous Purdue class field trips and allowed the Purdue turf students to use his course for their capstone projects both at the Trophy Club and at Coyote Crossing Golf Club. We appreciated everything Mike did for the foundation, the Purdue Turf Program, and the turfgrass industry. Recently, the MRTF included Mike’s family in our Golf Day fundraising efforts and we were able to raise support for his family. Mike’s at-large position on the board will be refilled and his President-Elect position was filled by MRTF Vice President, Blain Poole, who is slated to become the newest President of the board in January 2024.
R.I.P. Mike, you will be missed!