Oak Hill Country Club is a country club located in Pittsford, New York, a suburb southeast of Rochester.Founded in 1901 and best known for its East golf course, the club has hosted … The next day, was nearly a repeat, with Von Elm getting Vincente Fernandez shot a second round 64, one shot more than the The war effort restricted the use of rubber, and no new golf balls had been manufactured in over two years. Green's design has restored Ross’s classic championship design, with Inverness Club now playing over 7,700 yards. Lick’s total was 76, while Jenswold shot 77. I always had trouble with Although that first Open at Inverness occurred more than eight decades ago, the cathedral clock presented to the Club by grateful competitors still stands in the clubhouse lobby, and the in the final round, shooting a 12-under-par 272, tying him with Australian Greg Norman, the hard-luck runner-up at Inverness, in the 1986 PGA Championship. Billy Burke won the subsequent 36-hole playoff by one stroke. We are thoughtful stewards of a historic, world-class golf course. neither of whom had U.S. Opens, one U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, to be contested July 15-20. Shocking Norman and the golf world, the ball rolled into the cup. It has been an unusually wet and cold spring in Toledo, but we will have the course ready when the tournament begins.” Canterbury Golf Club is a private golf and country club located in the Cleveland suburb of Beachwood, Ohio, US.The club was formerly the home of the DAP Championship, part of the Web.com Tour Finals.. A member club of the USGA, Canterbury has been recognized by Golf Digest as one of the top 100 courses in the United States. I hit it great and it ended up going to 8 feet.”. The excitement was The championship course was designed by renowned architect Donald Ross. In addition, Green modernized tee boxes and bunkering systems that are fitting to today's championship courses. Opens, two PGA Championships, and a U.S. and Azinger missed, grazing the cup with his putt, before tapping in for par. Inverness Club is a private golf club in Toledo, Ohio. Johnny Jenswold the members of a private club opened their doors to participants. Sylvanus Pierre Jermain, considered "the father of public golf in Toledo",[4] lobbied the USGA and the members of Inverness to agree to allowing all players, including pros, into the clubhouse at the upcoming 1920 U.S. Open. The euphoria for the Irish faded quickly, as only two of their 5 qualifiers (John Fitzpatrick and Tom Hanlon) survived the first round. Greg Norman of a four stroke lead in the previous eight holes, and drove into heavy rough on the par-4, 354-yard, eighteenth hole. Opened in 1903, the club has hosted four U.S. Fergus is thrilled the Inverness club is now set to stage the 2021 Springfield Scottish Squash Open, Scotland’s flagship squash tournament. from Kent State, Minnesota, Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Northwestern and Notre Dame were entered; Big Ten champion Michigan was the pre-tournament favorite. Amateur, U.S. Senior Open, and U.S. Played in late June 1944, the NCAA Championship came to Inverness Club just three weeks after Allied Forces launched Operation Overlord. advanced: medalist Jimmy Jackson; the Big Ten champion, Johnny Jenswold; Robert Seyler of North Carolina; and Arnold Page, a Toledo native playing for Cornell. In addition to its storied past with regards to professional golfers Inverness Club has a rich tournament history that includes four U.S. Yale never won another title. Azinger strung together four birdies in a row In the afternoon, Summerhays hit “the shot of his life,” according to his father and coach, Boyd, to set up a match-clinching birdie that also gave him a berth in the 2020 U.S. Open Championship at Winged Foot Golf Club. at 18 was enough to give Lick a 1-up victory. It was the format that crowned Bobby Jones, Francis Ouimet, Chick Evans, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and so On Sunday, the weather and course conditions improved and gave all the A true highlight of the event was the hole-in-one at the third hole, achieved by D.A. The scheduled three days of play featured eighteen-hole rounds on July 2nd and 3rd with a thirty-six hole finish on Saturday July 4th. However, he faltered with three putts on three holes on the back nine. Attached you will find all the information that you need for this year, including the club policies and procedures relating to the golf program. Below right, Lemieux discusses the history of the club and the Green Section and how they are intertwined. I never played well here. A few of these tournaments have brought some notoriety to the course. The defending team champion was Yale University, which had won an incredible 21 titles (out of a total of 46 championships) from 1897 to 1943. Southern Hills has hosted seven major championships for men, including the U.S. Open three times (1958, 1977, 2001) and four PGA Championships (1970, 1982, 1994, 2007). a birdie on the final hole to force a second 36-hole playoff. But Jenswold, playing for Michigan while studying as a naval trainee, won 15 and 16. Inverness Club is a nationally recognized club, building on a rich heritage to provide its members and guests a memorable experience. All factors considered, Burgoon’s shot will go down as one of the best in college golf history. Just like that, euphoric turned to historic. Stadler was 5’10”, 205 pounds, and with mutton-chop sideburns. Work had been completed by 5:30 a.m., with the planting of a 25-foot Blue Hills spruce It has five tough and deep bunkers in the proximity of the green. Inverness Club members. Amateur Championship. The cheering crowds could be heard throughout the course. Inverness Club Selected to Host the 2021 Solheim Cup. It is doubtful that E.J. competitive course record Vijay Singh shot in the 1993 PGA Championship. Inverness Club hosts the Solheim Cup 2021 and tens of thousands of people are expected to visit the area for the women's golf tournament. The Donald Ross design had previously proved its mettle, hosting the 1920 and 1931 U.S. Open Championships. Sioux Falls Battle Jun 5th - 6th. Designed by Donald Ross, the golf course opened 105 years ago in 1916 and has hosted five PGA/USGA tournaments, including two majors. It rained competitors the challenge they so richly desired. Bruce Lietzke’s third round 64; established a four shot lead going into the final day. Instead, he drew from his experience the previous day, when he rallied on the back nine to overcome a pair of deficits. Die Folgesaison wurde auf dem 3. Opens and two PGA Championships. The Aggies won the NCAA title in a thriller. broke with tradition and held its Amateur championship as a stroke-play event, the tournament at Inverness returned to match play. Most golf fans would agree that Bob Tway will forever be known for the shot from the greenside bunker in the 68th PGA Championship. With two putts for the win, Summerhays made birdie. Junior Amateur. 5 reviews of The Club at Inverness "I was here for the 'Hedge Funds Scare' Charity Golf Tournament. Lick raced out to a 3-hole lead with only four holes to play. He limped home in the final round with a double-bogey, bogey finish that capped a final-round 75, holding on to victory by two strokes. The expansive clubhouse is perfect for hosting hundreds of players and patrons with ample dining and locker room space. It's a golf course that you really have to grind it out, not hit it long, hit it very straight, chip and putt very well for four days. Sep 01, 2021: PING Junior Solheim Cup: Sep 23, 2019: Inverness Intercollegiate: Sep 16, 2019: Glass City Invitational: Sep 20, 2010: Inverness Senior & Mid-Amateur Invitational: Tournament News * Some … Masters; in those days, invitations to play at Augusta National were issued to the eight U.S. Stadler’s hunger for victory was still evident the next day as he took a 4-up lead after nine holes and scored a 6 and 5 win over Strawn in the 36-hole championship match. Jermain, the club's founder and first Board President, was credited with conceiving the idea for the Ryder Cup. He putted-in for birdie. What to Expect: Few courses in the Midwest rival the history of golf found at the famed Inverness Club. Opens, two U.S. Senior Opens, two PGA championships, a U.S. Wilbert Waters, the fourth of six superintendents in our Club’s history, was charged with finding, transporting, and transplanting an appropriate tree. When it comes to competitive golf pedigrees, few places possess a stronger one than Inverness Club. memory and spirit of the 1920 U.S. Open lives on. After a 36-hole playoff, they were tied again. “My mindset was just to keep on playing,” said Summerhays, who also edged 2018 runner-up Akshay Bhatia in the Round of 16. Irwin’s third shot was skittering across the green, heading for the gallery and serious trouble, when it clipped the flagstick and stopped some five feet from the cup. “Inverness Club has enjoyed a storied history, having hosted seven USGA championships over the past century,” said Daniel B. Burton, USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman. Location, Community, Quality Without Compromise Living Starts Here! Inverness Club green committee chairman Matt Douglas, Zach Nicoludis of the USGA Green Section, Inverness superintendent John Zimmers and past president Jerry Lemieux (left to right) mark the 100-year anniversary of the Green Section. Skip Navigation Share on Facebook Rang der Third Division. followed by Ohio State (327) and Michigan State (344). This event was so historic because after an eight-year interlude, during which the United States Golf Association Senior Bronson Burgoon watched as his Pro V1 sailed into the sky above Inverness Club’s 18th hole and dropped down on the middle-right portion of the green, on top of a ledge sloped down to a tucked-left pin position. From 1935 to 1954, it also hosted the Inverness Invitational Four-Ball. green, a shortcut that cut about eighty yards off the intended track. In 1944, he was an aviation student in the 2612 AAF Base Unit at the University of Toledo. Concern for the safety of the gallery and the golfers playing the seventeenth, they considered placing substantial bushes into play, blocking any access to the seventeenth fairway. which stood looking a bit scraggly and very out of place. Marshall could … Course Website: Official Website - Visit Inverness Club's official website by clicking on the link provided. Included are: a. Details on all of the major tournaments for 2016; p. Golf course access by player category. Once again, Inverness played a significant role in the history of championship golf. Match play began on Monday afternoon, with temperatures rising into the 90s. Wednesday saw the semi-finals and finals played in blistering heat, with temperatures topping off at 98 degrees. Join the Club at Inverness to enhance your lifestyle. In addition to the UT Rockets, Michigan State, University of Michigan, Ohio State, Bowling Green, Miami (Ohio), Ohio University and Northern Illinois sent teams. Photos: See additional photos of Inverness Club. Amateur. Inverness is the only club to have hosted the U.S. Open, U.S. INVERNESS CLUB SENIOR APARTMENTS. It is the first course to host the PGA Championship four times. In addition to the UT Rockets, Michigan State, University of Michigan, Ohio State, Bowling Green, Miami … [2], Inverness was founded in 1903, when many of Toledo's wealthiest citizens purchased a parcel of land and built a nine-hole golf course. The team championship saw the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame pull an upset for the team title when Bob Terry made a par at the last hole. The players halved 17, and a half unforgettable. A few of these tournaments have brought some notoriety to the course. since Dale Douglass in 1986. This time, the ball spun around and away from the cup. Junior Amateur Championship, to be contested July 15-20. box to plug the existing gap. The next two major events on Inverness Club’s schedule are the 2019 U.S. The University of Toledo and the Inverness Club hosted the Inverness Intercollegiate Golf Tournament in September. Tournaments hosted: PGA Championship (2002, 2009) Ryder Cup Women's PGA Championship ; Website: hngc.com: Designed by: Robert Trent Jones: Par: 72: Length: 7,678 yards (7,021 m) Course rating: 78.0: Hazeltine National Golf Club is a golf club located in Chaska, Minnesota, a suburb southwest of Minneapolis, United States. The course has been changed significantly four times in anticipation of hosting these large championships. The Bethpage Black Course is a public golf course at Bethpage State Park on Long Island, New York.Opened in 1936, it was designed by Bethpage State Park superintendent Joseph H. Burbeck, who was also responsible for the park's Blue and Red Courses in the mid-1930s. That, however, wasn’t the end for the eighth hole in the tournament’s spotlight. The Inverness Club The most recent national championship that Inverness Club hosted was the 2011 U.S. Senior Open – won by Olin Browne. When Preston Summerhays found himself trailing in the 36-hole final of the 72nd U.S. The 1979 U. S. Open, for better or worse, is remembered mostly because of a tree. Platz abgeschlossen, 1996/97 konnte ICT als Tabellenerster in der Third Division die Meisterschaft abschließen. Directions: Get here! Lick was 3-under par for the holes he played against Jackson. The LPGA is scheduled to return July 31-Aug. 2 at the Drive On Championship at the Inverness Club in Toledo, after being in pause mode for five months. the difference between a birdie and bogey at the eighth hole during the third round was the cushion needed for his two-shot victory. It was the format that … Again, Norman missed the Olin Browne dominated the course and spent three rounds at the top of the leaderboard. A few hours later, after Summerhays had completed his third straight comeback to claim the Junior Amateur trophy, the club presented him with the flag from the 17th hole as a fitting memento. It hosted the U.S. Senior Open in August 2016. He missed the cut. The second he saw the In 1931, Billy Burke and George Von Elm were tied at the end of regulation play. Join the Club at Inverness to enhance your lifestyle. The Fazio brothers designed the 528 yard 8th-hole to be a classic, three-shot, par 5-hole. It is a private club and therefore closed to guests not … it. Credit: FaZe Clan. Do you wish you had another crack at it (Inverness), one more crack? Founded in 1974, The Club at Inverness boasts an 18-hole Championship Golf Course in South Denver, featuring vibrant social activities, award-winning dining, and unrivaled amenities for golfers, families and individuals alike. The Inverness Club will host two major events in the next four years: the 2019 US Amateur and the 2021 Solheim Cup, and they're already preparing. Inverness Club, in Toledo, Ohio, has been selected by the United States Golf Association as the host site for the 2019 U.S. He held a five stroke lead with five holes to play. Championships. Britain managed to win by a single stroke over a foursome of runners-up that included Jock Hutchison, Jack Burke, Leo Diegel, and Harry Vardon. defending champion, Cary Middelcoff was still on the course, roaring back from an eight shot deficit to tie Mayer, with a twelve-foot putt for birdie on eighteen, shooting 68 and 68 on Saturday, the final day of regulation play. Experts didn’t expect either of them to stay there. In 1931, Billy Burke and George Von Elm were tied at the end of regulation play. Tway leaped up and down in the sand like a Best wishes for an enjoyable season at historic Inverness Club. Hazeltine National Golf Club is a golf club located in Chaska, Minnesota, a suburb southwest of Minneapolis, United States.It is a private club and therefore closed to guests not accompanied by a member. Tom Watson fired an opening round 66, becoming the first golfer ever to lead the initial round of both the U.S. Open and the U.S Senior Open, in the same year. late entrant. The event is set to play on September 19, 2016-September 20, 2016. The 1979 Open offered little drama, compared to the three previous U.S. A truly historic event! The Club at Inverness is one of the most desirable tournament venues in the state of Colorado. Rooted in Midwestern values and family-oriented, we strive for excellence in a broad range of amenities and activities for our members. Von Elm, a first-year pro who had stunned Opens held at Inverness. The club, which is located in Toledo, Ohio, on the western shores of Lake Erie, also has been the site of two U.S. Senior Opens, a U.S. Because of the uncertainty with travel plans, entries were accepted on the tee for the first round. playoffs in all four major championships. Few were aware of the presence of a chubby-cheeked, blonde haired, seventeen-year-old amateur from central Ohio—Jack Nicklaus, playing in his first U.S. Open. But he retained the lead on the 16th hole as Jin three-putted and Summerhays saved his own bogey from 15 feet after stubbing his first chip shot. Players were forced to play with old or refurbished golf balls. Lon Hinkle saw the hole differently. Gullickson remained at Inverness as the head professional until his retirement in 1965. The University of Toledo and the Inverness Club hosted the Inverness Intercollegiate Golf Tournament in September. Challenging greens, well manicured, frequent water coolers along the way for fill-up, and for me it was all free (which probably influences my rating a bit). In 1973, the world’s top amateurs roamed the Club’s fairways and greens, as Inverness hosted its only U.S. - 4601 Dorr St, Toledo, Ohio 43615 – UNITED STATES. Jackson beat Notre Dame’s Fitzpatrick in the morning round 2 & 1. Kairos Spring Finale Apr 17th . The Donald Ross-designed Inverness Club boasts a major championship pedigree having hosted many of the premier championships in golf including four U.S. Bobby Jones in the finals of the 1926 U.S. But he ran into a red-hot Louis Lick, a 20-year old medical student from the University of wave, before the championship was determined. The Australian-born Norman became the second player in history to lose Ted Ray of Great Not that I don't like it. Every club since has carried on this gesture. Appropriately enough, all of Mayer’s clubs were shafted in a relatively new product--at least as it applied to the world of golf-- called Fiberglas, a product of the Toledo-based Owens-Corning Corporation. Making his debut at Inverness in 1957, golf legend Jack Nicklaus made his last Inverness appearance, at the 2003 U.S. Senior Open. 17, but he pushed his tee shot and left himself in the rough between the fairways, with a large tree blocking his view. We are thoughtful stewards of a historic, world-class golf course. Only Lietzke (-7), Watson (-5) and Fernandez (-4) finished under par and only the thirteenth hole, a 5, after taking a seven-up lead at the turn. “Going downwind, downhill, it really didn’t play 174, it played 145 to the front edge. It still stands as the longest playoff in the history … The Inverness Intercollegiate is a Stroke Play golf tournament. The 32nd edition of the U.S. Senior Open became the ninth major hosted by Inverness Club. Two youngsters, neither of whom had competed in the Walker Cup, Jimmy Jackson of Washington University in St. Louis took medalist honors with a two-over-par 73. While some players, particularly long-driving 1991 PGA Champion John Daly complained of tight fairways As professional golf tournaments began to appear in the early part of the 20th century, the visiting pros were treated the same as the home pros.[3]. He finished two strokes behind Tway, who became the first player in modern history to win the PGA Championship with a birdie on the 72nd hole. Opens (1920, 1931, 1957, 1979), two PGA Championships (1986, 1993) and, most recently, the … Summerhays again opted to play down the adjacent 16th fairway when they got to No. The twelfth playoff in Championship history began on the Inverness signature 357-yard, par-4 18th hole. Harry Vardon, a seven time major champion and the most dominate player of the time, was the favorite. 4601 Dorr St Toledo, OH 43615-4038 Phone: (419) 578-9000 Website: www.invernessclub.com Type: Private Category: Golf Club Par : 71 SHARE: Tournaments. Opens, two U.S. Senior Opens, two PGA championships, a U.S. It is the first course to host the PGA Championship four times. Through extensive knowledge and experience with planning and organizing golf events, The Club at Inverness’ staff hopes to simplify your event’s planning process and will assist you in every way to ensure a successful and memorable day on the golf course. and tiny greens, Paul Azinger paid attention to former PGA Champion and Inverness Club professional, Byron Nelson's advice earlier in the week; when at Inverness, play for the middle of the greens. The Donald Ross-designed Inverness Club boasts a major championship pedigree having hosted many of the premier championships in golf including … But travel restrictions forced the Bulldogs to stay at home. Inverness Club Toledo, OH . “I don’t even know how to explain how it felt,” said Summerhays, 16, a Utah native who now lives in Scottsdale, Ariz. “It’s just one of my goals being accomplished.”. He qualified for match play but couldn’t play on due to his classroom duties. Opened in 1903, the club has hosted four U.S. Lick had beaten Notre Dame’s Hanlon in the morning 8 & 7, and then needed only 13 holes in drubbing Jackson 6 & 5. It's not my style of golf course from the way I play golf. that he birdied the first hole and pared the second before fading to rounds of 80 and 80. Junior Amateur Championship at historic Inverness Club, he didn’t panic. Synthetic balls were still years away. In 2016, Inverness Club engaged golf course architect, Andrew Green, who carefully researched original drawings and historic photography to restore the artistry of Donald Ross's design. “The entire membership is committed to keeping Inverness one of the most respected clubs in America and is excited to host the 2019 U.S. After four rounds, Burke and Von Elm were tied at 4-over 292. When he trailed Bo Jin, of the People’s Republic of China, by three holes late in the morning round of the final, Summerhays kept his cool despite the steamy conditions and won the 17th and 18th holes with birdies to enter the lunch break trailing by just one. Host of major championships as early as 1920 and as recently as 2011, Inverness has for decades been regarded by the USGA as one of the finest tournament clubs in America. just always been very difficult for me. Kairos Club Tournament Mar 6th. Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio has been awarded the 2021 Solheim Cup, narrowly beating Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club as the site of the competition, the Toledo Blade reported. Junior Amateur Championship, to be contested July 15-20. Amateur Championship. In the years to come, Stadler would lose the sideburns, but not the girth becoming a popular golfer on the PGA Tour, acquiring the colorful nickname “Walrus.”. 123-yard wedge approach to the fringe of the green. We look forward to hosting the USGA, as well as, seeing how the competitors handle the new Andrew Green renovations. English football club Manchester City has joined forces with North American esports organisation FaZe Clan to host a Fortnite tournament. He discovered during practice that nothing prevented a player from hitting a tee shot through a narrow opening onto the adjacent 17th fairway, then lofting a long second shot over trees onto the eighth Lietzke had won his first career major championship, in this, his 53rd major championship appearance, shooting two over par for the day. Inverness Club has hosted several major tournaments, including four U.S. In 1931, Inverness Club hosted the U.S. Open for the second time. The intimate routing of the golf course allows for an easy walk and an ability to see multiple … They were a study in contrasts: law-student David Strawn was 6’2”, 170 pounds and Craig That's fine. Summerhays was 3 down to No. For the last 115 years designers have embraced these natural features to create a course worthy of hosting six professional major tournaments and champion golfers from Bobby Jones and Harry Vardon to Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, and recently Jordan Spieth. Notre Dame’s 311 total was one better than the University of Minnesota; Michigan was third at 318, The latter was the alternative chosen. “He'll never forget that and it'll give him confidence when he's in a tough spot.”. I was like, I could get a pitching wedge over that tree and land it front edge and roll it back. After the first two days of play, two names were at the top of the leader board—Dick Mayer and Billy Joe Patton. “Inverness Club and its members are thrilled to have been selected to host the 2021 Solheim Cup,” said Inverness club president Steve Mitchell. In the … The first [5] Together they purchased a grandfather clock for the club house which is still housed there today. their first NCAA Championship? The defending men’s champ was Wallace Ulrich of Carleton College in Minnesota. circumstances in 1957, that included Ben Hogan’s withdrawal, Jack Nicklaus’s little-noted debut, a violent electrical storm, and a playoff in stifling heat. Present-day golf fans know Inverness Club for the thrilling finishes in the 1986 and 1993 PGA Championships. That, however, wasn’t the end for the eighth hole in the tournament’s spotlight. His performance on the 489-yard par 4 made the difference in his 2-and-1 victory. As a result, the greens were sticky, allowing many of the players to post scores below par. “Inverness Club has enjoyed a storied history, having hosted seven USGA championships over the past century,” said Daniel B. Burton, USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman. Founded in 1974, The Club at Inverness boasts an 18-hole Championship Golf Course in South Denver, featuring vibrant social activities, award-winning dining, and unrivaled amenities for golfers, families and individuals alike. par-5, played under par for the tournament. He finished nine over par, tied for 25th place. Seyler and Page both suffered second round losses. Tway went on to be named the PGA Player of the Year, finishing the season with four victories. Moving to the par-4 10th hole, Norman fired a wedge shot 30-feet above the cup and Azinger pitched to within eight feet. Some golfers are remembered for a single, historic shot. The 1931 U.S. Open was the The Inverness Burn slices across the fairway beyond the landing area. After several other players used the same shortcut, the United States Golf Association and the tournament called an emergency meeting, even before the first round had ended. would mark the beginning of the end of World War II. Amateur. TOLEDO, Ohio, November 9, 2016 – The 2021 Solheim Cup is headed to the renowned Inverness Club, in Toledo, Ohio, the LPGA announced today. Stadler’s Saturday began with a quarterfinal pairing against the reigning British Amateur champion, Dick Siderowf. The 20-year-old from La Jolla, California ended Siderowf’s hopes of becoming just the fifth golfer ever to capture both the Tway's 9-iron approach from a downhill lie caught the right-front, greenside bunker. Summerhays seemed to have taken control as the seesaw match turned to the final nine. I like it. many other greats through the years. “That's just a shot of a lifetime at the right time in the biggest tournament,” said Boyd Summerhays, who coaches several PGA Tour players, including world No. Opens (1920, 1931, 1957, 1979), two PGA Championships (1986, 1993) and, most recently, the 2003 & 2011 U.S. Senior Open Championships. The tournament came down to a contest between a former amateur standout whose status was somewhat murky and a little known club professional. Hosted Events. Jenswold had an easier run, beating teammate Paul O’Hara 5 & 3 in the morning, and defeating James Harris of Northwestern University 8 & 6 in the afternoon. Winners of major tournaments held at Inverness Club include: The club also hosted the NCAA Men's Golf Championship in 1944 and 2009. In 1916, the club hired Donald Ross to construct a championship-caliber golf course, which was finished by the end of 1918. But, this Open is most remembered for being the longest in major golf history. Inverness has hosted four U.S. More recently George and Tom Fazio in 1978, Arthur Hills in 1999 and 2016 Andrew Green. I said that at the beginning of the week. The players so appreciated the hospitality of the club that they pooled their funds to purchase a cathedral clock as a gift for