About this group
The precise origins of golf have never been firmly established, though it’s widely agreed that the modern game began in 15th century Scotland (the first written record of golf comes from 1457, when it was banned by James II – apparently he considered it an unwelcome distraction to his soldiers’ archery practice). It’s come a long way since then, with golf’s popularity having spread widely across the planet… and beyond: golf can claim the impressive honour of being the only sport ever to be played on the surface of the moon.
Sadly, aside perhaps from a magic lantern, there’s nothing in this world that can insure today’s golfer against having a terrible round. But the good news is, most other things can be insured. Many golfers choose to buy a specific policy for their golfing equipment and activities - these do exist but can be costly.
Instead, we've decided that life should be simpler and have negotiated a policy that offers comprehensive home insurance coverage, with a wide range of protection and benefits specifically for golfers. More detail is available in the group (click to join - it's free!) however the range of benefits include: cover for your clubs and equipment around the world; payment for replacement hire if you are on holiday and lose or damage your own clubs; cover for damage to your own clubs, even when they are in use (remarkably many policies exclude this!); and even a payout when you score a hole-in-one, so that you can afford the mandatory bar bill afterwards!
By joining this group you use the buying power you share with other golfers to get a better deal on insurance. So if you know others into their golf, why not invite them to join up too?
Community questions and answers
does it cover my ride on golf buggy . On the course.? And also stored in my garage . My golf clubs are stored on site in the golf club in a secure club locker. Cheers John.
Hi John - yes the policy from Sterling (who are the ultimate insurer) will cover your ride-on buggy on the course and when stored in your garage. The policies also include liability cover worldwide too in case you crash the buggy into something or someone, or of course accidentally hit someone with a ball or club when playing. Regarding the clubs - your clubs are covered worldwide (best to mention them during the quote to ensure they are properly recorded) when out of the home. Sterling's approach is to be reasonable at the point of claim - in this case if your locker were properly secured then you'd be covered even though the clubs are kept out of the home (the rationale being that if you've taken the proper steps then the Golf Club is at least as secure as your house!). Hope that helps!