Wow! KGC’s Centenary Window looking amazingSeptember 18, 2019
As "Founders' Day" approaches KGC is in full preparation mode, not least in finalising what will be a stunning stained glass window that will fill the area over the front entrance.
In a sneak preview, we thought you might like to see the basic design and a few images of "work in progress."
The bespoke window has been paid for entirely through voluntary funds, and in no small part through the generosity of the Rabbits Section. It will include imagery to reflect some of KGC's iconic views, notably that of the town from the 15th tee, complete with spire. In a nod to the inclusive nature of the Club, it will also feature golfers that represent Gents, Ladies and Juniors, as can be seen.
The window is being crafted by famous local glass artist Caryl Hallett, pictured working on the middle section. Caryl has been making stained glass windows for 17 years. Her clients range from domestic to churches, schools and commercial, as well as a few museum pieces.
Perhaps Caryl's best known work - at least in Harrogate - is the Tour de France commemorative display set on a plinth at the side of West Park Street, just before Montpellier Hill. The Knaresborough Golf Club project is the biggest she has undertaken.
Thanks to Caryl and all involved in creating what will be a precious symbol of a hundred years of our incredible club.