Risk Management

Similar to the disclaimer and waivers, the following points are pertinent to you providing your ‘duty of care’ and responsibilities to your students/clients and the general public;

  • provide a safe environment;
  • provide safe and adequate equipment;
  • provide safe practices, policies and procedures;
  • provide appropriate medical and emergency requirements;
  • provide adequate instructions and supervision for Golf related activities

The PGA reiterates that there is no longer a requirement for members to get their customers (including juniors) to sign an appropriate disclaimer form prior to the giving of any tuition / lesson / clinic. The PGA however, strongly recommends that members continue to use these forms for all lessons (particularly junior clinics) in order to protect you and the PGA from avoidable actions and subsequent increases to insurance premiums.

On this website you will find all applicable forms, sample letters to clients and explanatory information for members.

  • Memo detailing when the disclaimer/waiver form is to be used by members and in what situations it is not required – and incorporating the following
  • Best Practice Teaching methodology in terms of Occupational Health and Safety document
  • A disclaimer/waiver form (students under 18 years of age)

  • Covering letter to be used when sending disclaimer/waiver forms out to prospective clients in the mail (the example used is for a school clinic)
  • PGA Golf Tuition Form

Whilst it was our intention to reduce the wording on the disclaimer/waiver form to one page the insurer has stated that the size of the font used on the document must be of a size that the court will determine as “legible”.   Hence it is important to note that the formatting of the disclaimer and size of the wording is not to be changed by individual members in an attempt to limit it to one page or it may be deemed to invalidate the insurance coverage.

Please familiarise yourself with all the enclosed information and replace them over all previous versions of such documents.

Best Practice Guide to undertaking a Golf Lesson

PGA Golf Tuition Form

Parent/Guardian Disclaimer Form

Parent/Guardian Cover Letter