One would have thought that one of the main reasons for indulging in the occasional round of golf would be the exercise involved. Making your way round 18 holes a couple of times a week on foot may not be the most intensive work out you could do, but it will certainly beat sitting around being completely inactive.
As such, it makes you wonder why some able-bodied golfers choose to make their way around their course of choice in a golf cart. As well as subtracting from the exercise you get while playing a round, using a buggy also detracts from the social element of playing the game.
One of the great things about playing golf with a partner is the chance to have a discussion as you make your way from hole to hole. While it’s true that using a buggy will get you back to the clubhouse sooner for a post-round drink, it’s difficult not to think of using a golf cart as cheating a little bit.
If you are a golfer who uses a golf cart to get from hole to hole, you might like to bear in mind that doing so could put you at risk of becoming involved in an accident that was not your fault if the buggy you were using had not been properly maintained by the club you borrowed it from.
It will also be worth being aware of the fact that you may well be able to sue the club you borrowed a broken cart from with the aid of a top 100% ‘no win, no fee’ solicitors in Greenford if you were to be injured in an accident that was not in any way your fault that occurred as a result of using one.
Dodgy golf buggies and solicitors in Greenford
Picture the scene; you’ve just teed off from the 17th after putting in a cracking round. Your partner, who’s not doing quite so well as you are, tees off and you make your way to your golf buggy to travel to take your second shots. You’re passing the time of day while making your way to your balls, when suddenly, you notice that your buggy’s brakes have failed and the steering wheel will not move. Before you have any time to take evasive action, your buggy has crashed into a bunker, throwing you and your companion to the ground as a consequence.
Take action with Accident Advice Helpline
Under these circumstances, you might well be able to take action against the golf club in question with the aid of a good solicitors in Greenford from Accident Advice Helpline. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone if you’d like to explore taking legal action with solicitors in Greenford at Accident Advice Helpline.
Date Published: 1st April 2014
Author: David Brown