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    Esther Rantzen

    What accidents exist within golf?


    What accidents exist within golf?

    Golf is a sport which you love or you hate. It has been described as one of the most relaxing sports, wandering through grassy plains, usually with a beautiful view, and enjoying the company of good friend. Within the most relaxing of games though there are still potential risks that you should watch out for. Accident Advice Helpline has compiled a list of accidents that could occur while you are enjoying a friendly game of golf.

    Falling victim to a head injury

    There are two pieces of equipment that are used when playing golf – both of which could cause injury, the ball and club. It is important to stand well away from people who are taking a shot and out the way of the direction in which the ball is travelling. Getting hit by either of those would not only ruin your day, but be quite serious.

    Falling into a bunker

    Golf courses are not flat and there are a number of tripping hazards. There are also various parts to the course such as bunkers which can be hazardous if you are not paying attention to where you are going. Falling into a bunker can cause a nasty accident.

    Slipping up on a ball

    The fact that they are small and they can be extremely slippery means that they can cause very nasty accidents, especially if you fall at the wrong angle, and a long-term back injury can occur. By either having brightly coloured balls, or taking extra care of where you are walking can save you from an injury.

    Tripping over a hole

    All holes are clearly marked by a large flag, so they are hard to miss. However when you get to the putting green and take the flag out, it is possible to miss a step and trip over the shallow holes.

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    Being run over by a golf buggy

    They are very useful in helping golfers get from A to B on the golf course, and without them this otherwise not very strenuous sport can become very taxing. However, if you are using a golf buggy be sure to drive it responsibly and if you are playing golf be aware that these buggies are around and can cause bad injuries when they collide with a person.

    Accident Advice Helpline deals with a variety of accident claims, so if you have had an accident that is not your fault be sure to call our advisers on our 24/7 helpline – 0800 689 0500.

    Date Published: May 1, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

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