Inverness Club

  • 54
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Inverness Club

Architect: Donald Ross
Year: 1919

4601 Dorr Street
Toledo, Ohio 43615
(419) 578-9000

Course Access: Private

driving range available motorized golf carts and caddies available on-site accommodations U.S. Open - 1920, 1931, 1957, 1979 PGA Championship - 1986, 1993

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The Itinerant Golfer

Inverness Club

God measures men by what they are Not by what they in wealth possess This vibrant message chimes afar The voice of Inverness The above inscription resides on a grandfather clock presented by a group of golf professionals to Inverness Club at the 1931 U.S. Open. The incredible show of generosity resulted from something that happened at Inverness eleven years prior during the 1920 U.S. Open and forever changed the game of golf. From the time golf began in the U.S. through 1920 professional golfers had been looked upon unfavorably . . . to be frank, they were not considered gentlemen. Because of this second class social status golf professionals had not been allowed inside the clubhouses at the golf clubs where they worked, visited or played in tournaments. In this day and age of superstar golfers like Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy its pretty hard to fathom that anyone would look down their noses at them, but things were clearly different at the turn of the 20th century. So, at the 1920 U.S. Open Inverness Club decided to open its clubhouse to both the amateurs AND professionals that were competing in the championship. This was a groundbreaking act by Inverness and other clubs followed in suit which began the process of golf professionals receiving the same amount of respect as their amateur counterparts. The grandfather clock was a thank you gift to the club for breaking down that barrier from Walter Hagen and the other top professionals… More >