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Golf insurance for golfers and their equipment
Golf insurance from Golfshield covers:
- Golf clubs, golf bags, trolleys, umbrellas and specialist clothing
Cover for your clubs and equipment should they be stolen or accidentally damaged
- New-for-old replacement
Replacement of your clubs and equipment on a new-for-old basis*
- Public Liability Insurance
£2 million is included as standard to cover you against third-party claims **
- £300 Hole-in-one cover
Should you have to pay for an expensive round at the 19th hole
- 28 days worldwide golf cover included
For when you travel abroad to play
- Club membership fees
Reimbursement of your club membership fees should you be unable to play because of accident or sickness.
* Clothing is subject to a 20% depreciation on items over 12 months old
** £1 million outside of the UK
Why golf insurance is important
9 out of 10 golfers don't have suitable or adequate insurance to cover them whilst on a golf course. Recent court cases are finding that golfers are liable for stray shots and can be held financially responsible for injury or damage caused to another golfer or member of the public.
Take a look at this article from the Times, that clearly demonstrates why golf insurance is so important.
'Golfers warned shouting Fore! is not fair play' by Claudia Joseph
Until now the cry of "Fore!" followed by a sheepish wave to a distant fairway has always been thought sufficient to warn other golfers of an approaching slice or hook.
But yesterday three High Court Judges ruled that the warning, used for more than 100 years, may not be enough to absolve players of their liabilities. Anthony Lightening, a left-hander with a slice, was ordered to pay compensation to another player, John Pearson, after hitting him in the eye.
Mr Lightning, 45, of Mopley, Southampton, argued at the Court of Appeal that he was not liable because he had shouted "Fore". But the judges disagreed after hearing how Mr Pearson, 46, had suffered permanent damage to his retina.
Yesterday Lord Justice Simon Brown, sitting with Lord Justice Otton and Sir Christopher Slade, ordered the case back to Southampton County Court for damages to be assessed. Afterwards Mr Pearson of Lordshill, Southampton, said he was "very pleased" with the result.
Mr Lightening was playing in the rough at the tenth hole of Dunwood Manor Golf Club in Romsey, Hampshire, in October 1992. His shot deflected off a tree and hit Mr Pearson, 80 yards away on the fairway.
Mr Lightning's counsel, Jonathan Howard, told the court that his client knew Mr Pearson was on the ninth fairway but did not believe he was in danger. However Mr Pearson did not hear the warning and was "poleaxed" when the ball hit him in the eye. There were "hundreds of thousands" of similar situations on golf courses every day, he claimed.
"The danger of an errant ball causing an accident is always present", he added. "Everyone who plays on a golf course takes a risk because of the number of people who play and the proximity of the holes". Golf's governing body, the Royal and Ancient, last night said it did not expect a rash of lawsuits.
David Rickman, its rules secretary, said: "Our understanding is that each case is going to be dealt with on its own merits".
He added that basic safety measures almost always worked, even though "golf courses are places where you've got golf balls whizzing around, not always in the direction the person who hit the ball intended".
This was a particularly highly reported case which clearly shows the importance of golf insurance.
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