Suigan (of Chuiwan). 1642
In a painting clearly influenced by the delicacy of Oriental art, a suigan player surrmounts a stony hillside against a fantastic backdrop of rocky outcrops. His mallet ('chawgán') has a thin red shaft running through the mallet-shaped clubhead, in a throughsocket joint, a charasteristic construction of jeu de mail mallets as used in Europe.
Suigan player, brush painting with wash by Risa Abbasi, dated November 1642
Saare Collection, Berlin. Germany
Golf through the ages by Michael Flannery, pages 80 and 82. January 2004