Golf stick Rut Niblick A.A. del Court van Krimpen (1899)
A second rut niblick of historical interest that is in the museum collection belonged to one of the greatest pioneers of the dutch wave Aalbrecht aren’t del Court van Krimpen (Haarlem 24 January 1856 – Haarlem 14 December 1924). The golf stick is provided with a silver band, engraved 17-6-1899.
Aalbrecht (junior, because his father was also called Aalbrecht aren’t) was at the cradle of the development of golf in the Netherlands. He was called “the father of golf in the Netherlands”. At the end of the 19th century, the first golf courses in the Netherlands were created. By specializing in the design of golf courses at an early age, he was able to design several golf courses with great involvement and to promote the game. The courses of Callantsoog and Wijk aan Zee and those of the Kennemer Golfclub and the Rosendaelsche Golfclub were designed by him. The Rosendaelsche GC was founded and chaired by him.
Aalbrecht was one of the top golfers in the Netherlands of his time.
He had three children, two daughters and a son. The son Gerry del Court van Krimpen later became the best pre-war Dutch golfer in history.
The rut niblick was a special wedge with a small club head to be able to hit balls from cart tracks. This rut niblick was loaned to Baron Willem van Lynden, grandson of Baroness Elisabeth Aldegonda Anna (Lilly) of Pallandt del Court van Krimpen (14/2/1887-18/5/1980). Lilly was one of two daughters of Aalbrecht and sister of Gerry. She had the stick in her champion bag. This bag is also in the museum collection.
The bag is from around 1920 and Lilly became multiple Dutch champion with that bag at the beginning of the 20th century. In addition to being a good golfer, she was also a gifted violinist and painter.