We hope you’re enjoying GNN’s new links section in which we hook up with media outlets around the world to offer different perspectives on the golf industry, both inside and outside of Canada.
It’s through that links section that we’ve noticed several stories about golf cart theft. You can read about a couple of Canadian incidents here and here and for similar stories out of the United States, click here, here and here.
We’re not the only ones who have noticed what seems to be a developing trend. Signature Risk Partners Inc. notes the increasing incidents and offers some prevention tips in an Underwriting Bulletin here.
The reasons for this increase in thefts range from people wanting to go for a joyride to the use of golf carts as recreation vehicles outside of golf courses creating an increased demand for golf carts. Whatever the reason, it’s a headache that golf course owners don’t need.
How prevalent is golf cart theft in Canada?
Have you had any incidents of golf cart theft at your operation in the last two years?
- NO (58%)
- YES (42%)
As always, you’re welcome to expand your opinion in the Comments section below.