Maria Vrijmoed, a volunteer at the golf museum, also made a donation to the golf museum. A sheet of golf stamps from an inheritance.
Two years ago, she and her husband made their entrance at St Andrews, at a meeting of The European Association of Golf Historians & Collectors. The organization that annually organizes the European Championship hickory. “We immediately put Bleijenbeek as a candidate for 2019.
Whether that will happen, we do not yet know. There is a lot of history on and around Landgoed Bleijenbeek and the presence of the Dutch Golf Museum has of course been emphasized. So who knows.”
Her visit to St Andrews yielded a new showpiece for the museum. Not from Scotland but from home.
“At a market with historic golf equipment there, I discovered that there have been golf stamps in circulation. I didn’t know that yet. Once home, I delved into my sister’s estate. To my surprise, I found in her collection a sheet of Dutch golf stamps with images of Hendrick Avercamp, who painted many winter scenes, including ice golfing.
In the museum there are some replicas of his works. I immediately put the stamps in a frame and donated them to the museum. Much more fun if others can also see them.”
Also read the article in De Nederlandse Golfkrant about the subject in question: