Hi, it's Steve Lovell. I hope wherever you in the world, this finds you safe and well with those you hold dear. As we all know, minigolf has the incredible power to unite us all and during the time of Covid-19, this is heighetened. I've spoken to a few friends around the world to ask them the same three questions about the situation we face.
How badly has Covid-19 affected your country?
When do you think you could be playing minigolf again?
Have you managed to do any minigolf activities at home, like Puttathome or made any obstacles?
Our eighth interview in this series, I touch base with Youri Bottenberg of the Netherlands, to see how things have been in The Low Countries.
Covid-19 affected Holland pretty badly. It caused many problems for the people of our country, we were not allowed to go to school or work. All sport activities were cancelled too. At the moment, it is starting to get better, so people can start slowly getting back to working and going to school again.
Since last week, we are aloud again to play minigolf under some circumstances and arrangements. We can only practice, although not with too many people around (and for an example, the restaurants and toilets are closed at the courses), but it’s nice to finally be able to play again after a few months.
At home, I have managed to still work on my technique and stuff like that. I also competed in the Puttathome Challenge, which was a really great idea!!
Thank you to Youri for his time and hope to see you again soon.