Sentry Insurance coverage will start providing specialty protection to golf programs starting June 1.
The Stevens Level, Wisconsin-based insurer will cowl public programs, nation golf equipment and semi-private programs, mentioned Pete McPartland, chairman, president and CEO of Sentry Mutual Holding Co.
Sentry has owned a golf course, SentryWorld in Stevens Level, since 1982; has sponsored a PGA match in Maui, Hawaii, since 2018; hosted the USGA’s Junior Women’ Championship in 2019; and has been the official insurance coverage companion of the USGA since 2021, amongst different golf-related initiatives, he mentioned.
“Someday, perhaps a bit of over a 12 months in the past, just a few of us began asking ourselves, why do not we insure golf programs? We do all the things else involving the sport of golf,” Mr. McPartland mentioned.
The coverage will embody property, legal responsibility and umbrella protection and is obtainable on an admitted foundation, mentioned Mike Schimke, chief underwriting officer at Sentry Insurance coverage. Limits are variable, however the most restrict for liquor legal responsibility is $10 million, he mentioned.
Different coverages embody tee-to-green protection for the programs, enterprise revenue, third-party legal responsibility, abuse and molestation, companies errors and omissions, and supply E&O, which might cowl points associated to the supply of specialty tools, Mr. Schimke mentioned.
The protection is authorised in 48 states and the District of Columbia and filings have be submitted in Florida and New York, he mentioned.