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 fourth interview takes us to one of the worst spots in the world for the outbreak, Italy, and we catch up with Alberto Pirovano from the Lombardy region.
Hi, I’m Alberto Pirovano and I am from Monz, near Milan. I have been playing minigolf for 35 years and my course is at the Sportspark in Vedano Al Lambro.
It has had a really great impact in Italy, especially in our region, Lombardia. We have closed our sport centre, the minigolf included and from 24th February, now it’s still closed. From 8th March till 4th May, we had the main lockdown. Now, it is possible to go out for jogging, riding the bicycle and staying outside for a short time with a mask.
It is really close that we can come back to play minigolf outdoor. Probably you can play on regional courses only. It would be really difficulties for national tournaments. Now, there isn’t the possibility to go out from your region.
At home, we have professional minigolf obstacles but Mattia, my son, and me have played only few times minigolf, we weren’t in the right spirit.