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The dangers of golf

12.05am 7th July 2003 - Corporate

The GUI’s personal insurance partner, Coyle Hamilton, has distributed posters to every golf club in Ireland highlighting the dangers of playing golf.

Many of the risk exposures are perceived as innocent but statistics show that golfers are suffering more and more injuries as a result of their failure to be aware of potential dangers.

David O’Halloran, director of Coyle Hamilton who manages GolfSure, commented on simple movements such as lifting a heavy golf bag from the boot of the car to failure to warm up before rushing on to the first tee and not taking care of when walking on uneven ground. He went on to explain that one of the most common injuries results from sand and grit entering the eye whilst playing a bunker shot.

Simple attention to detail will help avoid injury and reading the poster will equip any golfer with good, sound and practical help in playing a safe round of golf.

Coyle Hamilton, in conjunction with GUI and AIG Europe, promotes GolfSure Personal which is purchased by in excess of 100,000 golfers in Ireland and which pays compensation in the event of injury whilst playing the game of golf.

Golfsure Personal covers golf equipment and personal liabilities and costs €20 (Stg£15) annually.

Coyle Hamilton has offices in Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Limerick and London employing over 500 people.

Further information from David O’Halloran, Group Marketing Director

Tel. +353 (0) 1 7996503 e-mail:

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