As much as we don’t like to report such incidents, recent headlines on GNN have been about suspected arson, golf cart theft and joyrides that have damaged golf courses across Canada recently.
Earlier this year, a GNN Poll asked readers if they’d experienced any incidents of golf cart theft at their operations in the past two years and while the majority, or 58 per cent, said no, a high percentage (42 per cent) said yes.
All of this disturbing information points to the need for golf courses to reconsider their insurance and their security, the latter of which is the topic of this week’s GNN Poll.
Has the golf facility where you work reviewed you security systems and procedures recently?
How closely do you watch your parking lot, where somebody could break into a car to steal golf clubs? Is there a storage area for clubs that could be better secured. Are your golf carts in a secure place and do you or staff members adequately check all areas of the golf course before going home at night?
Is there a gate out front to keep unauthorized vehicles out at night. Do security cameras monitor your entrance, clubhouse and maintenance facilities? Security is an ongoing issue in light of these recent incidents.
Have you upgraded your security systems or improved your security procedures in the past two years?
- We’ve done both. (45%)
- We’ve done neither. (36%)
- We’ve upgraded our security system. (9%)
- We’ve improved our security procedures. (9%)
If you’ve had any recent incidents at the golf business where you’re employed or have an innovative security idea of your own, please let us know in the Comments section below.