Call for an instant quote
0345 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
20 March 2012 08:35
The Veterans Golf Course was decimated by a tornado last year
The start of a new season usually heralds the arrival of fresh optimism among sportsmen and women - and none more so than among golfers at a weather-beaten 18-hole public course in the United States.
For 2011 was a year to forget for players at Springfield's Veterans Golf Course in Massachusetts, who saw their greens hit by a tornado last summer.
However, great strides have been made since the course was hit by this devastating natural phenomena, which illustrated the widespread benefits of having the right
sports travel insurance.
A total of 1,000 trees were lost and there are still visible signs of the tornado-damaged trees on the back nine. However, a lone tree survived the tornado - and it stands defiantly between the 14th and 16th fairways.
"The course is starting to get nice and green," said assistant golf pro Ryan McDowell. "It is going to take some time but we anticipate a great year."
28 March 2017
Researchers have highlighted a generation gap in treatment quality of leukaemia patients.
25 March 2017
Want to slow down the ageing process? A new drug claims to be able to do just that - and experts have suggested it could be on the market in three years.
24 March 2017
People who drink moderately are less likely to suffer a heart attack, according to a new study.
23 March 2017
Passengers on certain flights into the UK will no longer be able to carry laptops and tablets like iPads in their hand luggage.
22 March 2017
Mountaineers looking to scale the world's highest peak may need to shell out for a GPS device, according to Nepal's tourism chief.
21 March 2017
The effects of being in skyscrapers, at concerts or even walking on wobbly bridges could help scientists understand the experiences of dementia sufferers, researchers are claiming.
18 March 2017
A young actor has released pictures of a lump on her throat that turned out to be thyroid cancer, with hopes the image will raise awareness and alert others who may be suffering from the disease.
17 March 2017
A "promising treatment" for aggressive blood cancer needs more evidence of its effectiveness before NHS doctors will be able to prescribe, a watchdog is warning.
16 March 2017
Millions of Brits are opting for coach holidays over jet-setting and cruises, new research indicates.
15 March 2017
Thousands of flights to and from America's north east have been cancelled in preparation for a "life-threatening" storm poised to hit the country.
14 March 2017
Seniors who experience weight loss should not put it down to the normal ageing process, experts are warning.
11 March 2017
Gatwick Airport is insisting it is still a "credible and deliverable" expansion option, as the airport experienced its busiest ever February.