If you own an electric golf buggy or cart, the right insurance policy can protect you if you have an accident. Here is how golf buggy insurance works.
It is extra cover you can add to a golf insurance policy. It covers you when using a golf buggy, but some insurers offer it as a standalone policy too.
It is designed to cover a buggy you own. If you rent a buggy from your golf club, they should have insurance to protect them if it is lost, stolen or damaged. However, a standard golf insurance policy will only give you public liability cover if you have an accident and injure a third party, or damage property.
It protects you financially against:
Theft or vandalism
Damage after an accident
Public liability, e.g. if you injure someone
It covers you during the operative time, which is when you leave your home or place of work, until you return after playing golf. It can include the time you are away on a golfing holiday.
Your buggy should also be covered where it is kept, provided it is securely locked away.
Most insurers give you a choice of two types of golf buggy policy:
Cover while your buggy is kept at your golf club
Cover while your buggy is kept at your golf club and at home
Some insurers also let you choose between a:
New for old policy, which can replace your buggy with a brand new one if it is stolen or damaged beyond repair.
Market value policy, which would pay out to cover the current second-hand value of your buggy.
Golf buggy insurance can cost between £30 and £100, but how much you pay depends on what cover you choose, and the price of your buggy.
For example, if you want home and golf club cover for a buggy worth over £2,500, it will cost more than a golf club only policy for a buggy worth £1,000.
To find the right cover, think about:
How much your buggy would cost to replace
Where your buggy will be kept
If you already have a golf insurance policy
A golf insurance policy gives you public liability cover when using your buggy, so you only need buggy insurance if you want to cover the cost if it is stolen or damaged.