Golf is often seen as a leisurely pursuit, rather than a dangerous sport. However, almost every sporting activity carries a risk of injury. When you play golf, there isn’t just a risk of injuring yourself. There is also a possibility that you may be injured by fellow golfers. Safety in sport is an issue that always attracts debate, and some people ask the question, ‘Should golf clubs limit course numbers?’
Should golf clubs limit course numbers?
Golf clubs are businesses, and at the end of the day, this means that they want to generate a profit. To do this, it’s beneficial to have many players out on the course at any one time. When you’re playing golf, you have to be aware of others around you. You need to take other golfers safety and well-being into consideration. This may be tricky if you’re surrounded by large groups of people. When the course is busy, there’s a greater risk of injury caused by wayward shots, for example, so should golf clubs limit course numbers?
There’s an argument for both sides. Golf clubs will argue that they want to attract people to boost their profits. Clubs must also be wary of safety concerns. If golf accidents do occur as a result of unsuitable safety measures, this will cost the club a lot of money, and it may also damage its reputation. The solution could be a cap, which enables clubs to turn over profits without compromising safety.
Is it possible to claim compensation for a golf accident?
Have you been injured in a golf accident? Was somebody else to blame for your injuries? Did you seek medical attention at the time? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, it may be possible to claim compensation for a golf accident. If you were injured as a result of playing with faulty hire equipment or you had a slip, trip or fall on the course, call Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about making a claim for golf injuries.
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Date Published: February 6, 2017
Author: Accident Advice