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Gauntlet Publishes Groundbreaking Golf-Sector H&S White Paper

Gauntlet Golf Risk Management has demonstrated its status as a thought-leader within the golf sector, by creating a groundbreaking and hugely valuable, free-to-download resource – ‘The Changing Face of Golf’. This analyses why golf risk management is becoming more problematic within a rapidly evolving environment and highlights the health and safety issues clubs need to address within new contexts.

Review Golf Course Safety After Ryder Cup Accident

If you are a reader of the Daily Telegraph, you may have seen Gauntlet Golf offering a thought-leadership comment relating to the implications for golf course safety after the unfortunate Ryder Cup accident that has left a French national with loss of sight in one eye.

Lessons To Be Learned From Hinckley

In August, five years after an incident that led to the death of a manager undertaking tree maintenance, Hinckley Golf Club was fined £75,000 and ordered to pay another £75,000 in costs. Are there lessons to be learned from the circumstances that led to this judgement?

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.

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