Legal Liability of Golf Clubs

Is your Golf Club just one shot away from disaster?

In 2013, a golf club in Scotland was held 80% to blame by the court, when a golfer struck a golf ball, that hit another golfer causing him to lose the sight in one eye. Yet, the golfer who struck the offending shot, was held only 20% to blame. The golf club was deemed not to have adequate signage on the course warning the injured party of the risk of flying golf balls from a tee on an adjoining hole. The golf club therefore attracted the lion’s share of the blame for the accident. Could this happen at your golf club?

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A golf ball is a dangerous projectile, which is likely to cause devastating injury (or even death) if a person is struck hard by a golf ball. Compensation for personal injury claims arising out of golf ball injuries is normally substantial, especially if the injury leaves the injured party incapable of working again. We live in a litigious society, where personal injury claims are the norm.

Golf courses are large areas of ground covering many acres. Golf clubs owe a duty of care not only to their members, employees (including green staff), but also to visitors, walkers etc to ensure a level of safety across across the course, practice ground etc.

Serious golf injuries on or around a golf course can :

  • Cost a golf club thousands of pounds
  • Deter potential new members
  • Deter competent green staff from working at the club
  • Create bad feelings amongst club members
  • Dramatically increase insurance premiums

Prevention is better than cure.

What steps can a golf club take to ensure accidents do not occur, that the course is kept safe and that they do not attract legal liability if an accident does occur?

Rollingsons Solicitors have considerable experience in working with golf clubs (and their secretaries / managers)  to help clubs  take preventative action (or to defend golf ball injury claims) to include;

  • Advice on the club’s legal liabilities
  • Review of health and safety measures
  • Risk assessment
  • Advice on course signage, warning notices etc.

If you have had accidents, near miss accidents or property damage from golf balls at your golf club, then now is the time to take preventative action. Don’t wait until a serious accident occurs and a disaster unfolds.

To arrange an initial consultation please contact Greg Rollingson (himself a regular club golfer) on grollingson@rollingsons.co.uk or 020 7611 4848. Our experienced team have handled many golf injury (and other personal injury cases) either for the injured party, golf clubs or insurance companies.

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