Dutch golf stick (kolfslof)

Period: 16th century

Dutch golf stick (kolfslof)
Dutch golf stick (kolfslof)
Dutch golf stick (kolfslof)
Dutch golf stick (kolfslof)
Dutch golf stick (kolfslof)
Dutch golf stick (kolfslof)
Dutch golf stick (kolfslof)
Dutch golf stick (kolfslof)
Dutch golf stick (kolfslof)
Dutch golf stick (kolfslof)
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Article code17-1721
This piece is called a "kolfslof". It was attached to a stick and used to play a game with a ball and stick (predecessor of the modern golf game). Made of a lead/pewter alloy, decorated on one side and some remnants of the wood stick are still inside.

Length: 88,4 mm
Weight: 159 g

The two last images show examples of contemporary paintings. The first is a portrait of Maurits de Héraugières, aged 2, dressed in the fashion of that time, holding the stick and a ball (Adriaen van der Linde, 1595). Reproduced from "Geld uit de belt", p.175

The second painting is a scene showing a sitting lady with a girl and two boys playing the game.
From the Nederlands Golf Museum, Collectie Six. For more examples and information about the history and development of the golf game, visit the website of Nederlands Golf Museum.


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