American golfer Brooks Koepka had no idea that his ball had struck a spectator, because the area in which she was standing could not be seen from the place from which he hit his ball. Since that Ryder Cup incident, we have seen another golf injury at the Kingsbarns course, where Tyrrell Hatton’s ball hit a female spectator on the head.
These incidents show that any golf course can have an Achilles heel when it comes to safety of course users, but it is how you seek to contain this, by identifying possible risks and then taking actions to manage them as carefully as possible, that matters. If you need help with this, just give us a call on 0113 244 8686, extension 213. We don’t just talk to national journalists!