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'Make sure travel insurance covers golf clubs'

26 January 2009 10:46

'Make sure travel insurance covers golf clubs'

An insurance expert has warned holidaymakers heading off on sports trips to make sure that their travel insurance covers golf clubs and other equipment.

The British Insurance Brokers' Association (Biba) says that some items may be covered by home insurance but that it is vital to check in case they are lost, stolen or damaged.

Graeme Trudgill, technical and corporate affairs executive for Biba, said: "Ferrying of your baggage varies greatly between different policies. Some have a £2,000 limit; some have a £1,000 limit. You really do need to check and think: 'What am I taking with me?'

"Golf clubs can be valuable, so look at what the limit is on your travel insurance to see whether it covers the golf clubs.

"It depends on whether you are playing for fun or playing in a competition. If you are playing in a competition then you will probably need some kind of specialist insurance."ADNFCR-1320-ID-18516873-ADNFCR