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Wayward golf shot costs £400,000
December 2, 2011

"It's worrying that 9 out of 10 golfers aren't adequately covered when they step on the course. Mr Phee's case proves that accidents happen, and can cost golfers a fortune," comments John Woosey, Managing Director of Golf Care.

A verdict given in the Court of Session in Edinburgh this afternoon, ordering a golfer and golf club to pay damages of almost £400,000 in the proportion of 70% - 30% respectively. It has highlighted the importance of individual golfers having specialist golf insurance which covers them for eventualities such as this that occur on the golf course.

The UK's leading specialist golf insurance provider, Golf Care, would have covered the liable golfer for this sort of  incident which left the visiting golfer with only one eye after he was struck by a wayward tee-shot.

"This sort of incident highlights just how dangerous a golf course can be, and a pay-out of £397,000 is a staggering amount," continued Woosey, Managing Director of Golf Care, the UK's #1 Specialist Golf Insurance provider. "The vast majority of golfers aren't properly covered, and whether you're a single figure handicapper or a golfing novice, we all hit poor shots. Why take the risk, when for less than £30 a year the liable golfer in this case would have been fully covered; a small fee to pay for peace of mind every time you step onto the course."

"In many cases golfers think their home insurance will cover them for damage or personal liability, but the truth is that an inexpensive specialist golf insurance policy is the best way to ensure that individual golfers are adequately covered," commented John Woosey.








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