Vandalism on a golf course is not a fun thing for any owner to deal with. It means a stoppage of play, probably an investigation, and of course, can cost a lot of money to clean up and repair. Just as recently as September of 2016, these shovel-wielding vandals laid waste to a beautiful golf course. In a sour turned sweet story, a course in Wheaton, MN received a gift from the PGA and some assistance from a larger local course when their course was severely damaged by someone doing donuts on the grounds. Vandalism is a very serious matter to golf courses and here’s what you need to know to help prevent it.
Storms can happen at any time. They can happen during the middle of the night or during the middle of a 120 player charity tournament as one golf course in Haverhill recently found out. A microburst caused several trees to be uprooted and split in half interrupting the tournament and closing the golf course temporarily. When a storm or other event interrupt the natural course of business and halt income, it can be devastating. Here’s how your insurance provider can help.
Who ever said that golf is not a contact sport has never been struck by a golf ball. If you have ever had the misfortune of being injured on a golf course, you know it’s a good idea to be aware of your surroundings at all times. But if you are the owner of a golf course, what do you do when someone is injured on your course? Here are a few simple steps you can take to prevent golf ball injuries, take proper care of an injured golfer, and protect yourself and your course in the meantime.
To the golfer, there’s nothing quite as relaxing as the beautiful green of a golf course at tee time. The manicured grass ripples gently in the wind as you survey the course before you. The water hazards, sand bunkers, and wooded areas create an aesthetic though challenging terrain. It’s a thing of beauty. However, the golf course owner sees things a bit differently. While the lawns, ponds, and woods are certainly aesthetic, they also represent an expense. Maintaining golf courses takes significant time, effort, and a little bit of love. But did you know: the materials used to protect course lawns come with inherent risks worthy of liability coverage?