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What You Should Know About Golf Insurance

Watch TV for long enough and soon you’ll come across an advertisement for a law firm seeking to recover you damages for personal injury claims, excessive bank charges or similar. You may feel golf is free from these somewhat invasive practices, but the fact of the matter is, golf compensation claims are very much on the rise.

 

In 2011 Manchester golfer Anthony Phee was awarded £400,000 in damages after he was hit in the eye by a golf ball while enjoying a round with friends in Scotland. The player who hit the shot, James Gordon, was found 70% responsible by the court, with the course 30% responsible. Sadly Mr Phee lost an eye through the incident, which would explain the size of the award.

 

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Ask anybody what they think a typical young person’s stag do consists of and you are likely to get a somewhat consistent answer.

Usually it will be one that consists mainly of a booze-filled night out where the groom is gradually intoxicated before being ‘treated’ to a private lap-dance or striptease, followed by being tied naked to a lamppost or being placed on a train, with no money and a one way ticket to Madrid.

 

However, that somewhat unedifying image of a typical stag do is slowly changing. Increasingly, a stag party is less a one night event and more often an event often lasting a weekend, several days or occasionally an entire week and with that has brought about a change in focus.

 

 

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Golfing Dangers: When Animals Want to Play Through – Let Them

When you step out on a golf course, while away on holiday, it is perhaps one of life’s most enjoyable and relaxing moments. So too should it have been for Dougie Thompson last week as he celebrated a friend’s wedding, in the Mexican resort of Cancun, with a round of golf at the local Iberostar Cancun Golf Club.

 

The 58-year-old Scotsman, who now lives in Toronto, Canada, had shot his ball into a bunker on the course, near to a bush shrouded lagoon.

Mr Thompson lined up his bunker shot and was happy to see his ball fly onto the green, however as he turned to leave the bunker an 12-foot long crocodile leapt from the bushes, clamping its jaws around Mr Thompson’s leg.

The video below was taken by a visitor to the same golf course and shows the kind of croc’s that lie in wait for the unsuspecting golfer.

 

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Five of the best Winter Golfing Destinations

As the days shorten, nights draw in and frost is an all-too welcome site overnight, often preceding the first snowfall of the year, it is easy for the golfer in more snowy climes to want to throw their clubs into a travel case and head somewhere more favourable for golf.

So if you fancy a bit of winter golfing, where should you head? If your local course is snowbound and you want to find some great winter golf, then why not check out any of the five destinations on our hit list.

 

 

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What is Better Than No Golf This Winter? Snow Golf!

As the night’s draw in and the temperatures start to drop, the first taste of winter hangs in the air, reminding golfers that it is the time of the year when only the hardiest can venture out into the course.  Whether it is because of dwindling daylight hours, plummeting temperatures, waterlogged, frozen or snowbound courses, there are many reasons why only the bravest golfers venture out onto the fairways at this time of year.

 

But does that have to be the case? Do we really need our fairways and greens to be fair and green?

The answer is, no you don’t, especially if you fancy trying your hand at snow golf.

 

 

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The new Celtic Manor? Brand new Luxury Golf resort destined for the UK

Here’s something of a scoop for you lucky readers of Gorilla Golf Blog and that is news of a brand new golf development that could be set to become one of Europe’s top golfing hotspots and possibly even a future Ryder Cup venue.

 

While the details of this somewhat grandiose and ambitious project are still very much at the sketchy stage, Wirral Council, who are currently planning the 2014 British Open, which will be held at the Royal Liverpool links in Hoylake, have quickly realised that the pulling power of golf could be one of the ways to help them bring further investment into the borough.

 

Located near Liverpool on the ‘other side’ of the Mersey, the Wirral is already blessed with several outstanding courses. Royal Liverpool is on the Open roster, while Wallasey is one of the best ‘second tier’ courses in the UK and has played host to several Open qualifiers.

 

 

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Margara Golf Club – A peaceful golfing haven in glorious Northern Italy

Located in the rural heart of northern Italy, close to the cities of Genoa, Milan and Turin lies the verdant 36-hole golfing haven of Margara Golf Club.

 

Gorilla Golf’s own golfing legend Tommy Priest recently visited the picturesque venue and found himself playing a golfing gem.

 

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