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Golfers urged to check insurance

20/03/2008

People planning to take their golf clubs with them on holiday or to play in a competition overseas have been advised to double-check their travel insurance policies.

Graeme Trudgill technical and corporate affairs executive of the British Insurance Brokers' Association (Biba) said that people's home insurance policies may already cover their golf equipment.

However, because golf clubs can be valuable, it is important that people look at the limits on their travel insurance to ensure they are adequately covered.

"It depends on whether you are playing for fun or playing in a competition. If you are playing in a competition then you will probably need some kind of specialist insurance," he commented.

In related news, Biba recently reported that of those purchasing travel insurance from their travel agent or tour operator, fewer than half were advised about hazardous sports.

This compared with the 67 per cent who received such advice when buying cover from insurance brokers.

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