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Ryder Cup legend Bernard Gallacher named as Golf Care ambassador

Golf Care, 30th March 2011

Former Ryder Cup Captain to work with the #1 specialist golf insurer

Golf Care, the UK’s largest Specialist Golf Insurer, has signed Ryder Cup legend Bernard Gallacher as its brand ambassador, promoting the importance of being properly insured when playing golf. Having made the first of 8 Ryder Cup appearances in 1969, and as the youngest player ever to represent the GB&I team at the time, Gallacher has a wealth of experience and knowledge from 27 years on the European Tour, which make him a great spokesperson for why every golfer should have specialist golf insurance.

“Bernard is hugely respected in the golf world and is not only known for his successful career as a player and Ryder Cup captain but also for his honesty and integrity. These traits reflect our own values at Golf Care so we are delighted to be partnering with Bernard to promote the brand and communicate the importance of being properly insured to the golfing public,” commented John Woosey, Managing Director, Golf Care.

Not only was Bernard a tour professional accumulating ten wins on the European Tour throughout an illustrious playing career, he was also the club professional at Wentworth for 25 years until 1996, and has seen first-hand what can happen in and around the golf course.

“I have been involved in golf for more than 40 years as a tour player, PGA Professional, Golf Club Captain, Ryder Cup Captain and commentator, and I have witnessed an awful lot of things on a golf course, I can tell you! All golfers should seriously consider taking out specialist golf insurance to make sure they are properly covered every time they step on the tee,” commented Bernard Gallacher, Golf Care Ambassador.

A Golf Care policy covers golfers for personal liability up to £5million and personal accident up to £50,000. In addition, it offers equipment cover against theft, loss or damage on a ‘new for old’ basis up to £5,000, hole-in-one cover for up to £200 spent at the bar and cover for damage to third party property up to £2,500. With over 12,000 golf injuries requiring hospital treatment every year and golf equipment being a prime target for theft, Golf Care offers golfers the necessary protection every time they step onto the golf course.

“I found it really interesting to hear that around nine out of ten golfers aren’t properly insured for golf,” continued Bernard. “Mishaps and accidents can happen to anyone and it’s quite frightening to imagine that your next shot could literally cost you a fortune. I remember being struck on the knee in the Benson & Hedges at the Belfry in the early ‘90’s. It took me out of the tournament and I was unable to play for a few weeks. It just goes to show that no matter how good a golfer you are, the golf course can be a dangerous place.”

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