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Free personal liability insurance for every Abridge Golf Club Member

As of 1 July 2019, every Abridge Golf Club Member is provided with £10m personal liability insurance as part of their affiliation to England Golf.

We have put together some of the common questions and how to claim in the event of an accident.

As an affiliated member of England Golf what am I covered for?

You are covered for personal liability in the event that you are found to be negligent for causing injury to another person or damage to third party property whilst playing or practicing golf at any golf club or recognised practice facility in the UK, Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man.

Do I need to activate my insurance cover?

If you are a member of an affiliated golf club, and are paying an affiliation fee to England Golf, then your personal liability insurance cover came into effect automatically on 1 July 2019. Should you wish to make a claim, you will need to have registered with us at www.englandgolf.org/my-account so Bluefin Sport can validate your eligibility. They will do this by confirming
both your membership with your golf club and your online registration with England Golf.

Am I liable to pay anything personally if an incident occurs?

In respect of any personal injury claims you are covered for the full amount of any awards made to an injured party including any legal expenses. In respect of damage to third party property the England Golf member is responsible for the first £500 of any claim.

What happens if I already have cover for personal liability through another product?

The benefit provided via England Golf to an affiliated member whilst playing golf at any golf course in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man, is designed to offer “primary” insurance for personal liability. Whilst you may
choose to cancel any additional “personal liability” cover that you have, be very careful before doing so as most specific “golfers” insurance products tend to offer a combined package of benefits which include equipment and/or personal accident covers as well as personal liability.

Does this cover extend to include golfing holidays?

If your holiday is in the UK, Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man then yes you are fully covered.

What about golfing holidays anywhere else in the world?

Provided that you have arranged travel insurance for your golfing holiday then cover will extend to include golf trips of not more than 28 days on a worldwide basis. This extension is included on a contingency basis up to but not exceeding the limit provided by your travel insurance policy. This cover is subject to UK jurisdiction and specifically excludes USA and Canada.

What does UK Jurisdiction mean?

It relates to where any disputes are actually heard. For clarity provided any action is bought in a UK court of law then the cover will be operative.

What if I cause any injury to a playing partner?

Cover extends to include your playing partners so the cover will be fully operative.

Does this insurance include any cover for golf equipment?

No, not under this membership benefit. The cover provided relates to personal liability only.

What action should I take if I become aware of a potential claim?

Notify Bluefin Sport immediately on 0131 255 0340 or [email protected] and let us have any relevant documentation.

In what circumstances might I be negligent for injury to another person whilst playing golf?

The most obvious example is negligence arising through a “ball strike” causing injury to another person. The most common example of this would be taking your tee shot when golfers playing in front of you are still within range or ignoring signage on a blind tee shot telling you to wait for the “BELL” before playing your tee shot.

What about incidents that might occur whilst I am practicing on the range?

Cover applies whilst playing or practicing golf at any golf club or recognise practice facility in the UK, Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man.

Am I covered whilst using a golf buggy?

No cover is provided for incidents arising out of the use of golf buggies. Many golf club’s own or lease golf buggies for their members and visitors. It is our belief that all golf clubs should have a minimum of third party motor insurance for driving buggies’ in and around the course even if it is private land.

Am I covered in respect of any incidents involving the use of a golf trolley?

Yes, full cover is operative.

Where can I get some more advice about insurance?

We have a dedicated insurance microsite that can provide an additional source of information. Please visit www.englandgolf.org/my-account to access. Should you have any specific insurance related questions or require
advice please contact Bluefin Sport. 0131 255 0340

If you have a query relating to your membership (non insurance related) then please contact England Golf.

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Jack Winer Winer Chicken Dinner!

GRANTHAM, ENGLAND – AUGUST 31: Jack Winer of Abridge Golf & Country Club celebrates sinking his putt on the second play off hole to win the Golfbreaks.com PGA Fourball Championship during the final round of the Golfbreaks.com PGA Fourball Championship at Belton Woods – Lakes on August 31, 2018 in Grantham, England. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Winer, from Abridge Golf and Country Club in the village of Stapleford Tawney in Epping Forest, fought off the likes of Jason Levermore and Brett Taylor to claim the victory thanks to a fantastic putt on the first extra hole.

The win is the Essex golfer’s second victory in the space of a week after he triumphed at the PGA Fourball Championship at Belton Woods alongside partner James Watts days earlier.

The 30-year-old had to do it the hard way at the East Region Championship, though, as the tournament went to a play off after Levermore, Taylor and Winer all finished with a five-under par score of 137 after 36 holes.

But unlike his counterparts, the Essex golfer was the only one to find the green on the first extra hole, thanks to a 140-yard effort which flew to within 18 feet.

Taylor didn’t enjoy such good fortunes down the left but Levermore looked like extending the play-off with a deft chip from behind the back of the green.

However, Winer held his nerve to birdie the first extra hole, pulling off a tricky left to right putt to claim the win.

The 30-year-old believes his victory alongside Watts days earlier played an integral role in his performance at Bishop’s Stortford and also paid tribute to Gary McGrath, who was his playing partner in the alliance event that ran alongside the tournament last week.

Winer said: “I’ve been playing well for a good few weeks and then to go away with Wattsy (James Watts) and have the week that we did just spurred me on.

“One thing that I kept from that was when we were under the gun he had my back as in, ‘Stay calm, we’ve got this.’ Then I put that same mentality into playing out here through the second day.

“And it was great to have my partner Gary, an old friend of my dad’s, next to me. Gary has caddied for me before at Tour School and is such a laugh. I think that when you are under pressure you need that – it keeps you relaxed.

“I was unfortunate to miss a five, six-foot putt down the last hole to win it in main time. But to win it in a play-off – and win two play-offs in two weeks – is a dream come true. It’s really good.”

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