20 May 2019
Volunteer of the week: Quentin van Soldt
Name: Quentin van Soldt
Age: 46 years old
Club: Ternesse G. & C.C.
What do you do in your daily life?
I’m self-employed. I also started a golf channel with Ternesse Teaching Pro Tom Blanckaert two years ago (weplaygolf.tv) where we mainly share instructional videos for golfers.
Since when do you play golf?
I’ve been playing golf for 9 years now.
What do you like most about golf?
Freedom, being in the beautiful nature and doing your thing. Every time you play you are competition against yourself, on the other hand, you get to know so many people.
How did you end up at BKO and why did you want to volunteer?
Last year I immediately registered myself as a volunteer on the BKO website. Soon after, I was asked to become one of the hole captains and I of course didn’t have to think twice about this. As a proud member of Ternesse Golf, I help organising some of the events which is why it’s an even better experience.
Last year you also were part of the BKO-family. How was your experience and do you think it was a successful event?
I think it was very successful. It was a beautiful tournament with a nice winner. The weather was great too.
What were your main duties during BKO18?
Last year I was Hole Captain of Hole 3, this year of Hole 9.
What is your most beautiful memory BKO18?
Due to the format of the competition, we finished our tasks at Hole 3 on Saturday. After that, I worked as a Walking Marshal for Colsaerts’ match with another group of enthusiastic volunteers. Colsaerts won this match in a beautiful way. A spectator had also fallen into the mud, which was a very funny sight!
Who was your favorite player of BKO18 and who would you like to see at BKO19?
I closely followed Joost Luiten last year, but of course also the Belgians. Colsaerts was the highlight for me and I’m looking forward to seeing him this year.
What made you return as volunteer this year?
I didn’t have to think twice about it. I immediately indicated to Golf Flanders (who manages the BKO Volunteering) that I wanted to return for the following edition. I also think it’s a very interesting field of participants this year. Hopefully there will be more visitors on Thursday and Friday due to the long public holiday weekend. If the weather is good again, this can only be a great event.
Would you recommend it to others to become a BKO volunteer and why?
I can certainly recommend to all golfers to come and help during these 4 days. You are part of a big event, which is a great experience.
What is your most memorable golf experience?
I had a very proud moment when I played the first few holes in par at Golf Clervaux in Luxembourg. Also, the most beautiful course I’ve ever played is Sint-Bernardus (Netherlands), which is where the KLM Open will take place next year.
What makes BKO unique?
It is the only European Tour event in Belgium and attracts a lot of top players. This in addition to the unique formula and the fact that it is organised by Thomas Pieters and his family makes the whole picture a unique fact.
What are you looking forward to the most at BKO19?
The moment the first groups arrive at your own hole is very special. Then it really starts!