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MIKE PROBERT TALKS GOLF

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Here on the Costa’s golf is one of the biggest leisure time activities for both tourists and resident alike and with this in mind we have secured the services of Mike Probert of Costa Blanca Green Fee Services to provide a weekly round up of local golfing events and topics and in conjunction with us at THE LEADER will provide discounted golf prices to all of our readers and run our golf competitions.

Golf Insurance – The saga continues

Over the last month I have reported on the new rule issued to golf courses by the Spanish Golf Federation (RFEG) to enforce the purchase of a daily licence which includes insurance for non RFEG members which in summary means NO PAY, NO PLAY. This week our golf society visited the beautiful course at La Manga West and after arriving at the course and paying for the necessary licence fees for our non RFEG members we entered the course with high expectations.

This is a compact golf course with greens and tees in close proximity and unfortunately on only the 3rd hole one of our guests was struck by an errant tee shot resulting in a finger injury that looked like a break or dislocation but thankfully resulted in bad bruising only. The player was forced off the course to seek treatment and that was where all the shenanigans began.

The staff at La Manga couldn’t be more helpful but discussions with the RFEG insurance company were tortuous taking nearly one hour. In conclusion after spending this time on the telephone with various departments of the insurance company it appears that in the event of an injury requiring hospital treatment there are only four hospitals here on the Costa’s to which you can go under their policy, namely Cartagena (2),Alicante and Alcoy. Therefore for example if you were injured on one of the five courses in Torrevieja and required hospital treatment you would have to go to either Alicante or Cartagena despite us having three hospitals in the area.

On this occasion the player concerned and at the point of losing the will to live accepted a green fee refund and drove to Torrevieja hospital for treatment against his SIP card and thankfully no serious damage had been done. What concerns me is if this had been something more serious, such as a head trauma because the first reaction would be to take an ambulance to the nearest hospital only to later find you are not covered by the RFEG insurance.

Unfortunately I only have the question and not the answer to this problem other than purchasing a private insurance on top of paying the RFEG daily licence but that would very much be the case of belt and braces or should that be bandage and sling!

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Quotation of the week

“A bad day on the golf course is better than a good day at work” – The glass is half full type of golfer.

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