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.

The HSE has not taken kindly to this approach, as it has no role in authorising golf clubs in the use of buggies.  Most of the ban-buggy orders have actually emanated from the greenkeepers’ shed.

Working with Gauntlet Golf’s team of experienced health and safety advisers, can not only allay fears about buggies, but also suggest how best to accommodate them within your club. Rather than banning the buggy on health and safety grounds, it would be wise to embrace them and use them as positive ways to enjoy all your club has to offer.