Mr. Darrock is a San Diego native who has spent his career in the golf industry. He is currently the Golf Course Superintendent at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe, California. Mr. Darrock attended University of California, Riverside where he studied Turfgrass Management.
Mr. Darrock began his career at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in 1984 and was able to assist in the construction of the facility. Today Fairbanks Ranch Country Club is a private championship golf course and country club, which includes a 27-hole golf course, driving range, tennis courts, croquet lawn, fitness center and clubhouse. As the Golf Course Superintendent Mr. Darrock is responsible for the supervision of a large maintenance staff, developing and administering operating and capital budgets and collaborating with various board and committees. He has assisted in coordinating many events with several non-profit organizations such as the Wounded Warriors and strives to hire retired military personnel.
Through his tenure at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club Mr. Darrock has conducted numerous turf trials, which were aimed at evaluating salt tolerance of turfgrass species. He has supervised the design and construction of golf facilities and has worked with professional golfers to develop agronomic and aesthetic strategies including landscape designs. He has been instrumental in the success of the golf facility by ensuring the highest quality turfgrass conditions.
Mr. Darrock is the President of the San Diego Golf Course Superintendents Association. He is a Board Member of the California Golf Course Superintendents Association and a member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. Mr. Darrock implemented the Audubon Society Wildlife Certification program at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. He is an Advisory Board Member for various companies within the golf industry. He has undertaken volunteer positions at two PGA Championship events and a U.S. Open event. Mr. Darrock and his wife have been married for 32 years and they enjoy spending free time with their 3 adult children who all reside in Southern California.