Winter Tips for Course Safety

Did you know the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 expects golf clubs – just like other entities – to implement a safety culture? In the eyes of the law, there will be someone in your club deemed to be the person responsible for creating such a culture, be that a chairman, captain, officer of the club/policymaker, or the owner of a proprietary golf club. Could that be you?

Insist On a ‘Fore’

Club etiquette has its place within golf club risk management and an insistence on using the ‘fore’ warning can prevent incidents between players turning nasty and violent, as...

Tighten Club House Allergen Training

A November 2019 survey by software firm, Fourth, has found that 68% of employees within the hospitality sector need more information about allergens and 23% of them do not...

God Rest Ye Merry Greenkeepers

Golf has become a year-round game and many greenkeepers will only be away from the course for a few days over the Christmas period. A club’s duty of care for employees, members and visiting contractors, however, should never let up, operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (or 366 in 2020!). So, what are the hazards to look out for on the course during the winter months?

What to do When Danger Bites

Adders – the only British venomous snake – are a fairly common inhabitant of British golf courses, so golfers need to be made aware of the dangers and what to do, if bitten. But what is that?

Six-Year-Old Girl Dies on Course

The death of a six-year-old girl on a golf course in Utah in August 2019, reminds us that wayward golf balls can be lethal missiles, if someone is in their path. The tragedy in this case is that it was the father of the child that killed her, when his ball left the tee and headed straight for her as she sat in a golf buggy parked up in its path.

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