6 May 2019

Volunteer of the week: Marc De Ron

Name: Marc De Ron

Age: 66 years old

Residence: Mechelen

Club: Royal Keerbergen Golf Club

Handicap: 12.8

 

What do you do in your daily life?

I am retired.

Since when do you play golf?

I play golf since the year 2000.

What do you like most about golf?

It’s a game that is fun at every level and it will always be a challenge, no matter what level you’re in. Also, fair play and social contact are important to me. Golf can be played at any age and you will find the most beautiful spots in this natural environment.

How did you end up at BKO and why did you want to cooperate?

I am part of the Senior comity at RKGC and I like to organize things. In the past, I have been very active with tennis, where I have been competition leader of tournaments. When I saw that BKO was looking for volunteers I did not hesitate to subscribe myself.

Last year you were part of the BKO-family, how was your experience? Do you think it was a successful event?

It was a nice experience and as it was the first time, they did really well. I like the formula and it gives the players, who performed less in the 1st two rounds, the chance to catch up later on.

What were your main duties during BKO18?

I was responsible for the score board at hole 18.

What is your most beautiful memory from last year?

The whole event was excellent.

Who was your favorite player at BKO18 and who would you like to see at BKO19?

I am a big fan of our Belgian golfers. I hope to see all 3 of them in the Knockout Phase this year.

Did you enjoy it yourself and what made you come back this year?

Of course, I enjoyed it. It is nice to see everything from this close. It also gives me the opportunity to learn new things that I can use to organize the National Criterium for seniors at RKGC every year. During the first week of May we like to welcome all seniors.

Would you recommend it to others to become a volunteer at BKO and why?

Definitely. You have to experience it. It’s an indescribable feeling.

Why should everyone come to BKO?

It is a nice opportunity to watch Pro golfers play in Belgium. You get really close to the highest level of golf.

What is your most memorable golf experience?

The most beautiful golf experience for me will always be the interclub and of course being interclub H4 champion for the first time, even though this was 15 years ago.
The prettiest course in Belgium for me is Ravenstein and the prettiest one abroad, where I have played, is Vale de Lobo Ocean Course in Portugal.

What are you looking forward to the most during BKO19?

I hope that one of our Belgians wins and preferably Thomas Pieters playing the final against Thomas Detry or Nicolas Colsaerts.