18th century: Kolf and the Dutch clique

The distance at Kolf was much shorter than at Colf. It seems likely that heavier sticks and larger balls were used to aim more accurately.

The original Kolfbal was made of sajet (carded wool wound into a ball covered with a goatskin). Since the discovery of Gutta Percha, “Gummi” (Rubber) cob balls have also been made (mid-19th century). These balls are generally considerably larger than a Sajet ball.

There are also two types of the Clique to be found, namely the rubber clique or the sajet clique. Clique is also the designation for the crooked end of the bat, which is slightly similar in shape to the hockey stick.