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Don’t Let Buggies Become Bugbears

Buggy health and safety is something that needs managing well, but be careful not to ban buggies just because you fear control over course safety could be diminished. A recent case proves how it is not just the health and safety issues relating to buggies that can land you in court.

Golf Rage: Have You Considered It?

When Thomas Pieters snapped a club around his own neck in rage a few months ago, it served as a reminder of what the game of golf can do to a player and had echoes of Rory McIlroy throwing an iron into a lake at Doral, in 2015. But what happens when it’s not a self-inflicted injury or impact, or not a tool of the trade or a part of the course that’s the victim of a player’s ire but another course user?

Be In It To Win It!

Who doesn’t like a little brain-teaser, when the weather is too wild to get out on the course and when there’s an opportunity to convey your superior knowledge about golf courses, when socialising with friends or fellow club members?

Don’t Fear the Buggy!

Golf clubs have been castigated for discriminating against, of all things, the innocent golf buggy, with a number of past cases demonstrating that clubs have tried to cite health and safety law as a reason to ban buggies, which they fear could cause damage on wet ground.

Let At-Desk Learning Address Your H&S Handicaps

Reasons not to train in health and safety are prevalent in golf club environments, where volunteers are put upon enough when it comes to demands on their time, and where sending employees away for external training not only costs a fortune but leaves the clubhouse short of personnel. Gauntlet E-learning addresses all of these issues.

A ‘Fore’ Is Not Enough

Six years on from landmark case in which Niddry Castle Golf Club was held 30% responsible for an accident that saw a player lose an eye following a wayward shot by another member, we are urging all golf clubs to avoid complacency.

ARE ROOKIES A RISK?

Worried about the risk of too many rookies in Europe’s Ryder Cup team? What about the risk of too many rookies on your course? Have you even considered what that could mean? Many golf accidents happen because players aren’t aware of the hazards. Others occur because new members don’t understand course etiquette.

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