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Archie & sam

  1. 1. The castle of Muiden <ul><li>The castle in this painting is at Muiden, near Amsterdam, and looks much the same today. However, Beerstraaten has invented the landscape around it. The sky, which takes up almost two thirds of the entire painting, gives us an idea of what the weather is about to do. The heavy, dark clouds suggest that snow is on its way, and give the painting a cold, almost spooky, feeling. The trees are silhouetted against the sky. There are many small figures, some playing an early form of golf, while others are skating and chatting. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Contents P1-Contents P2-Kolf stick P3-The game P4- History P5-About Kolf P6- The castle of Muiden KOLF BY ARCHIE AND SAM
  3. 3. Kolf stick <ul><li>Kolf is played by hitting the ball with a stick- which is a cross between a golf club and a hockey stick. The object is to hit the poles on the Kolf pitch. Kolf used to be played on ice as well as on dry land. For centuries, ever since the Middle Ages, it was the most popular sport in the whole of the Netherlands, much like football today. Now it is only played in West Fries land. Kolven is a game which originated in the Netherlands. It was played by several individuals with heavy slightly curved bats and a ball between two poles on an indoor Kolf pitch. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Kolf is no way to be confused with golf. Kolf is played on an indoor pitch or outside on ice. Some course are about 17.5 metres long and about 5 metres wide, marked with looping scoring lines, and with an ornate wooden post planted at each end of the Kolf pitch. Nowadays, a Kolf court has a floor made of a sort of plastic and needs to be as water-level as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>The club used, known as a Kliek, has a strong wooden shaft and a heavy metal head. The head on the Kliek, used for the rubber ball is some what larger than that used for the sajetball, </li></ul>The game
  5. 5. HISTORY <ul><li>The ancestry of Kolf is long and intriguing, reaching well back beyond most reliable written records. There is evidence, however, that it had its routes in what is believed to be another Dutch invention, the game which the world now knows as golf. </li></ul><ul><li>Early Europeans, no less than modern Europeans, were sport fanatics. Documents as far back as the year 1200 mention four popular games involving both club and ball. </li></ul>
  6. 6. About Kolf <ul><li>The aim of the game is to hit the post at the far end, having started from the starting post. Then one is to hit the post at the starting end and return the ball back to the far end, or scoring end. This is all to be done in three strokes. The posts are set to be at an angle at 85 degrees towards each other, so that the balls don’t jump when they hit the posts. </li></ul>