There are no less than four boards with more than a hundred shiny wave buttons that Yvo Melis has lent to the Nederlands Golf Museum. The result of years of searching.
As far as he has been able to trace the origin, they are provided with a handwritten caption. “I already collected various types of knots, but it wasn’t until I started playing golf that I started to expand that to wave buttons,” he says.
His search, which has been going on for twenty years, yielded three categories of wave knots: price knots, Gilt buttons and
“The prize buttons were awarded for tournament victories or as an award for special merits,” he says. “They are usually made of silver and have an inspection date and the name of the maker, so you know in which year and where they were made. They are the most pricey knots.
De Giltknopen prijkten op de jasjes van de bestuursleden van een golfclub en zijn minder zeldzaam.
Modeknopen horen bij golfkledinglijnen. Niet zelden hebben bekende golfpro’s er hun naam aan verbonden, zoals Jack William Nicklaus, één van de bekendste golfers aller tijden.”
Also read the article in De Nederlandse Golfkrant on the subject in question: