Flag up your golf insurance needs or end up in a hole on holiday

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Increase in golf injuries and stolen equipment leads to more travel insurance claims Post Office urges golfers to remember travel insurance during holiday season

New research has revealed that golf injuries are on the increase following the sport's rise in popularity in the UK. Some 12,400 golf injuries requiring hospital treatment occur each year among UK players.

More than 59,000 people have taken up the sport in the UK in the last two years, so it's no surprise that this has also boosted golf holidays, which is why many travel insurance providers include specialist provision that covers equipment damage, personal injury and course closure in bad weather.

However, Post Office Travel Insurance services warn that failing to take out adequate travel insurance before packing the golf bag and jetting off means the risk of losses totalling thousands of pounds.

Golf clauses as part of travel insurance can potentially protect for clubs and other equipment if it is lost at airports. To avoid the cost of replacing expensive golf items, or treating injuries, Post Office urges golfers to flag up requirements to a travel insurance provider.

The increasing trend for thieves to target expensive equipment means holidaymakers should ensure they tee up some provision within their travel insurance policy. Further to the research, Post Office warns it is always worth checking an existing travel insurance policy covers any type of sport or activity.

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