CLAPPS donates street clock to golf course

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Photo by Donna RItchie.

The Canyon Lake Association of Past Presidents (CLAPPS) continues their efforts to beautify and improve our golf course. This year, CLAPPS purchased a classic street clock manufactured by Electric Time Company in Medfield, Massachusetts.

The clock model is a “Small Howard Two Dial Replica Street Clock” that stands nearly 11 feet tall. This style can be seen at many premier golf courses, such as Pinehurst and Pebble Beach, as well as centerpieces for many small towns across America.

“The clock weighs approximately 280 pounds and is solidly built with a cast aluminum body and a polyurethane finish that will last for many years,” said Project Coordinator Joe Kamashian.

The clock is set on a 3’ x 3’ concrete foundation with stainless steel anchor bolts. Concrete and underground work was done by the volunteers of the Tuesday Work Group, who devoted significant manpower for the project.

The clock was installed at the golf course on Friday, Feb. 9. The installation was a joint effort of the Tuesday Work Group and the POA Operations crew.

This was all made possible from funds raised from the annual Beautification Golf Tournament organized and run by the CLAPPS. About 6 months ago they decided to look at the possibilities of a large clock for the golf course.

After extensive research, they found this clock and worked closely with Electric Time Co. to stay within their $12,000 budget. The final cost with installation was under $11,000.

The CLAPPS Beautification Tournament has a long history of raising funds to improve the golf course. It is estimated they have raised over $80,000 for improvements in recent years. Some of their recent projects include 13 new benches, 20 bronze plaques tee signs, expansion of the practice putting green, installation of the concrete pad and artificial turf on the driving range, new decking on the bridge at hole 13, improvement of the logo area on the hillside of hole 14, built shed over the ball machine at the driving range, yardage markers on the course and a multitude of trees and flowers that beautify the golf course.

CLAPPS President Jim Magill said they have always worked closely with the Tuesday Work Group for the installation of its projects. “We are very appreciative of their efforts and are grateful for their commitment to our golf course,” he said.

This year’s CLAPPS Beautification Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 12.

Photo provided by Joe Kamashian.

Photo provided by Joe Kamashian.

Photo provided by Joe Kamashian.

Photo provided by Joe Kamashian.

Photo provided by Joe Kamashian.

Photo provided by Joe Kamashian.

Photo provided by Joe Kamashian.

Photo provided by Joe Kamashian.

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