William A. (Bill) Deck, 53, the head golf professional at the Belair Golf Club in Bowie for 18 years, died at his home at Neshanic Station, N.J., Saturday following a heart attack.
Mr. Deck was born in Washington and lived in this area until a year ago, when he moved to Neshanic Station to become golf professional and manager of the Hillsborough Golf Resort and Country Club there. He live in a house on the club grounds.
A golf professional since the mid-1950s, Mr. Deck had several as vice president, treasurer, secretary and tournament chairman of the Middle Atlantic Professional Golfers Association. He won the sectional championship in 1965.
In 1975, he won the MAPGA Professional of the Year Award for his playing ability and service to golf. Mr. Deck helped institute the use of computers to determine gofl handicaps in this area.
After graduating from Eastern High School in Washington, where he was a basketball star, Mr. Deck served in the Navy during Warld War II. He later worked for the Commerce department. His job was keep up to date the weather map outside the floor of the House of Representatives so members could keep track of the weather in their home districts.
He was an assistant pro at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center and the Chevy Chase Country Club before becoming the head pro at Belair.
Survivors include his wife, Helen, and a son, James, both of the home in Neshanic Station; a daughter, Linda Marcoux, of Atlanta; a brother, Charles O., of Royal Oak, Md., and one grandchild.