Victor Cleve: The Hague Golf Club (1924)
The painting was made by the German artist Victor Cleve and is based on a combination of two original photo images on the occasion of the official opening of the new golf course and clubhouse of the Haagsche Golf Club in 1924.
Pictured in the background is the clubhouse and in the foreground the four participants in an exhibition competition.
From left to right:
– Arnaud Massy, the famous French golfer and first foreign winner of the British Open in 1907;
– Jean Gassiat, well-known French golf professional and designer of the piano putter;
– Jos van Dijk, professional of the Doornsche GC (now UGC De Pan) and the best Dutch pre-war professional golfer;
– Gerry del Court van Krimpen, the best pre-war Dutch golf amateur.
The competition was won by the Dutch duo.
The original painting was intended for the Haagsche GC, but they eventually found it too expensive. On 25 January, the Nederlands Golfmuseum received the original work on loan from Robin Bargmann. At the end of 2018, the loan was terminated and the original work returned to Robin to give to the Haagsche Golf Club.