William Darke is the Director of Golf at Canyon Mesa Country Club, a public nine-hole golf course tucked away in the Village of Oak Creek. With his Professional Golf Association certification, Darke brings skill, business-savvy ideas and passion for the game to the job. As a Michigan-native hockey player, Darke didn’t start playing golf seriously until he was in his 30s when the master golf professional at a driving range he visited frequently asked Darke to give him a hand. Darke graduated from the PGA program five years later. After nine years as an assistant professional in Michigan and Mirabel Golf Club in Scottsdale, Darke accepted his first head professional director of golf position at Canyon Mesa.