Date: October 15, 2010

Clubs and golfers benefit from new insurance program

Golf clubs and golfers now have access to some of the widest cover available at the most competitive premiums through a new insurance product partnership between Golf Australia and insurer Sportscover. The Australian Golf Insurance program provided by Sportscover s Lloyd s syndicate, will offer comprehensive cover for golf club property, liability, professional indemnity, management liability and voluntary workers risks. Golf clubs can access these products through any licensed general insurance broker in Australia. Golf Australia CEO, Stephen Pitt, said the program would help give clubs some peace of mind. The Australian Golf Insurance program provides Golf Australia and the States the ability to minimize risk for all Australian golf clubs and golfers, something we as an industry have been striving towards for some time, Pitt said. This is a unique offering which provides all golf clubs in Australia the ability to obtain broad suitable cover as well as the ability to choose which broker they wish to deal with. No longer do clubs need to go to a single insurance broker to receive benefits that our buying power can generate. Sportscover CEO, Chris Nash, said We are delighted to be working with Golf Australia to provide specialist insurance products that will be of benefit to the golfing community. As a keen golfer myself, and as someone working in the insurance industry, I know the importance of getting cover with an insurer who understands the risk and can offer A rated security. Golf clubs can be certain that they will have both with this new partnership. The anticipated support of golf clubs for this initiative will allow the golf industry to play a role in influencing sustainable competitive risk and insurance costs for all stakeholders. The new product is available now and clubs and their brokers can obtain more details at or by emailing