Glendale opts for Golf Care

Golf Care

Golf Care’s market-leading insurance provided throughout the entire Glendale Golf’s portfolio in the UK

The UK’s largest specialist golf insurer, Golf Care, has announced a new partnership with Glendale Golf. The deal will ensure that visitors to any of Glendale Golf’s eight venues in the UK are suitably covered for Public Liability and Third Party Property damage. Furthermore, the single-day insurance is provided free of charge to the golfer. The addition of Golf Care insurance will bring peace of mind to Glendale’s guests every time they step on the course and supports their aim of providing golfers of all abilities a true golfing experience in a relaxed and modern environment. Golf Care insurance is also a key benefit to Glendale Golf’s ‘LoyalTee Plus’ Membership, where for just £39 a year members receive reduced green fees, a gift pack and an annual Golf Care Specialist Golf Insurance policy.

“We’re looking forward to working with Glendale Golf. They do a fantastic job supporting the growth of grass roots golf,” commented John Woosey, Managing Director, Golf Care. “Glendale Golf makes the sport more accessible to players of all abilities, but at the same time provides a fantastic golfing experience. The obvious concern for many ‘pay-and-play’ venues is that many new golfers are unaware of the dangers that exist on a golf course. It is important for golfers to be educated as early as possible and Glendale Golf provides direct access to grass roots golfers. It’s good to see that they recognise the importance of their golfers being properly insured whilst out on the course and have approached Golf Care to provide that specialist cover.”

Since its inception in 2003, Golf Care has continued to grow at an impressive rate – the company now insures over 100,000 individual golfers and over £100 million worth of golf equipment. Both Golf Care and Glendale Golf share the ethos of providing value for money to the golfer. Glendale Golf have recently unveiled an impressive new clubhouse at Richmond Park Golf Club, whilst Golf Care offers specialist annual insurance starting from just £32.99, including protection against Public Liability up to £5,000,000 and Personal Accident up to £50,000, as well as equipment cover against theft, loss, or damage on a ‘new for old’ basis up to £5,000 and hole-in-one cover for up to £200. With 24-hour and worldwide cover options also available, policies can be tailored to an individual golfer’s needs. Annual policies are available online at www.golfcare.co.uk, meaning golfers can be instantly covered before their next round of golf.

The agreement is the latest in a long-list of strategic partnerships for Golf Care, a list that includes De Vere, Marriott, Q-Hotels and Macdonald Hotels, as well as Ryder Cup host venue, The Celtic Manor Resort. More golfers and golf clubs are starting to see the importance of golf insurance, eager to avoid any potential expensive cases against them.

Every year over 12,400 golf injuries require hospital treatment and millions of pounds worth of golfing equipment is stolen, staggering considering that independent research claims that 9 out of 10 golfers still have insufficient golf insurance. In April 1998, The Court of Appeal upheld a County Court ruling that ‘Golfers are liable for shots that cause injury, no matter how slight the risk’. A similar ruling was made in November 2011, when a golfer was awarded £397,000 in damages when he was struck in the eye by a stray tee shot from a Mr Gordon. The golf club where the accident happened was found to be 80% liable but Mr Gordon was found to be 20% liable and therefore left having to pay out £80,000, something that could have been avoided if covered with golf insurance from Golf Care. The new partnership with Golf Care will ensure that visitors to Glendale Golf will take to the course with peace of mind and without financial concern.

For more information on Golf Care please contact Matthew Brookbanks at Professional Sports Group on 01276 858930 (email: mattb@profsports.com) or visit www.golfcare.co.uk.

Golf Care: Launched in 2003, Golf Care is the UK’s #1 specialist golf insurance offering a variety of policies to cater for every golfer’s needs. Providing reliable cover against theft, loss or damage to golfing equipment, damage to property, personal injury and personal liability, as well as hole-in-one insurance and the option for Worldwide cover, Golf Care has become the UK’s largest specialist golf insurer.

The JRW Group: Golf Care is part of The JRW Group, which comprises The Golfers Club, the UK’s #1 golf membership scheme; GreenFree, the UK’s largest 2-for-1 green fee voucher scheme; Rewards4Golf, the UK’s largest golf loyalty scheme; The Matchplay Championship, the largest amateur golf tournament in the UK and Ireland; and Insure4Sport, specialist insurance for sports coaches and instructors.