Please buy hole-in-one insurance part deux

by Derek on September 4, 2011

in Random Golf Stuff

Former high school golfer Andrew Vold still hasn't received his $5k.

If you’re running a golf tournament and you have a hole-in-one contest, buy the damn insurance.  If the last story didn’t convince you, hopefully this one will.

Former high school golfer Andrew Vold decided to play in a tournament in May.  Unknown to Andrew, playing the tournament apparently forfeited his high school eligibility (I’m still scratching my head on that one).  But the loss of eligibility was offset by the fact that he paid $10 for a shot at a $5k hole in one and made it.  

However the joy was short lived, because here we are 4 months later and the tournament is refusing to pay out.  Nobody can figure out who underwrote the hole-in-one insurance (aka the promoter thought he could save a few bucks by not buying it ) and now he’s ducking everybody’s phone calls.  It really blows my mind that anybody running a tournament with a hole-in-one prize these days doesn’t buy insurance.  Surely the savings of a couple hundred bucks is offset by the mess of a situation that is created when somebody actually makes the shot.

Hopefully, somebody with some legal knowledge in this area will step up and help Andrew get the $5k he’s owed.

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Beth September 4, 2011 at 12:54 am

Small claims court. $5k is usually the limit, right?


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