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Health and Safety

Health and Safety

Xact Advice

Scottish Golf together with England Golf and the Golf Union of Wales, have jointly contracted to provide clubs with FREE Health & Safety, Human Resource and Employment Law compliance support through specialist golf service providers, The Xact Group.

Keeping up with obligations under Health & Safety and Employment legislation is becoming ever more important and can be costly if ignored. XACT Advice provides a vital service, delivering real value to clubs through the saving of management time and money.

The Xact website offers a comprehensive range of template documents, guidance notes and training modules, while featuring the latest news and updates to ensure you stay ahead of issues and changes to legislation. In addition this online facility is backed up by a telephone helpline direct to Xact’s Health & Safety experts.

> Access Scottish Golf Xact Advice Website

Your club will need a log-in and password to use this website. If you have lost your password or require further assistance to use the service, please contact Xact on 0845 665 3006 or


New! E-learning for Staff

All golf clubs have a legal responsibility to protect the Health, Safety and Wellbeing of all employees. Scottish Golf has now partnered with XACT to create a convenient and low-cost training resource for club staff in a range of areas relevant to the golf industry.

Clubs affiliated to Scottish Golf are eligible for a significant discount on the charge for these services. Should you wish to explore this support further you can contact XACT on:

Tel: 0330 332 2636 Email:

Club Insurance

Scottish Golf works closely with our official insurance partners Carrick Neill, who offer clubs and individual golfers an excellent level of specialist golf club and golfer insurance, widely used across Scotland and the rest of the UK.

For more information, please visit or contact the Carrick Neill Golf Team on 0131 625 9138.

Phee v Gordon & Others

A recent incident on a golf course which led to a golfer being awarded significant damages brought the spotlight on Health & Safety legislation affecting golf clubs.

At a court judgement Phee v Gordon & Others (March 2013), Anthony Phee was awarded £397,000 having lost an eye after being struck by a wayward drive whilst playing at Niddry Castle Golf Club in West Lothian.  James Gordon’s tee-shot from the 18th hole struck Mr Phee walking on a path between the 6th and 7th holes. Mr Gordon was originally deemed 70% liable, while the club 30% liable for having no warning signs at the tee or the path.

However, in March 2013, the Inner House of the Court of Session reviewed that decision.  The link below provides a full summary of the judgement which clubs are encouraged to read.

> Niddry Castle Case – Updated Statement – March 2013