Jimmy Clark, 65, a golf pro at several area country clubs who after retiring started a restaurant close to the 10th green of his longest place of employment, died of renal failure Sept. 26 at Montgomery General Hospital in Olney. He lived in Silver Spring.
Mr. Clark was an assistant pro at Kenwood Golf & Country Club, Burning Tree Club and Washington Golf and Country Club in the 1950s and early 1960s. In 1962, he became head pro at Argyle Country Club in Silver Spring and stayed there until his retirement in 1977. For the next decade, he ran the Fairway Room, a breakfast and lunch eatery, next to Argyle.
At Burning Tree, Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard M. Nixon were among those he coached. Mr. Clark played in the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in 1964 and was treasurer of the mid-Atlantic chapter of Professional Golfers' Association of America in 1966 and 1967.
Mr. Clark, who was born in Washington, was a 1951 graduate of St. John's College High School. Before becoming a golf pro, he served in the Army.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Bonnie, of Silver Spring; four sons, Patrick, of Olney, Timothy, of Silver Spring, Christopher, of Manassas, and Michael, of Atlanta; a daughter, Kathryn Burkhart of Laurel; a grandson; two brothers; and two sisters.