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Incident on the Golf Course

While playing a round of golf today I noticed a parked, empty flatbed truck near one of the holes where I was teeing off. It seemed strange to see a semi truck parked that close to the golf course, but it apparently was there to transport heavy construction equipment. The image of the truck was logged in my mind because I had to drive my golf cart around the truck to get to the next hole.

Golf Course Extreme Weather Protection Measures

While playing eighteen holes on a golf course over approximately a four-hour period of time, the weather can change substantially, affecting the safety of those on the course. A good golf course manager can do much to protect players and workers on the course when extreme weather approaches.

A Primer on Motor Vehicle Insurance Coverage for Sport Organizations

Does your organization use motor vehicles to transport athletes, spectators or others? If so, it is essential for risk management planning to make sure that such vehicles are fully insured in compliance with applicable law. It is a good idea to talk with your insurance agent or broker about the insurance policies that have been purchased in order to ensure that there is sufficient coverage.

Getting Ahead of Head Injuries in Sports and Recreation

A few years ago, on March 18, 2009, Headlines all over the world announced that actress Natasha Richardson died from a head injury that she sustained from a fall on a Quebec ski slope.

Financial Controls and Insurance to Limit Theft and Embezzlement

In my August 4, 2010 blog entitled “Cash Collection by Volunteers for Club Sports,” I encouraged non-profit clubs to establish fiscally responsible money collection practices. No one wants to believe that someone you know is capable of committing theft from a club sport team, but it does happen.

Theft and embezzlement insurance claims have been on the rise according to the insurance company Sadler & Company (http://www.sadlersports.com/blog/tag/embezzlement/, Retrieved on April 22, 2012).

Nohr Sports Principal Named Insurance Professional of the Year

Congratulations to Nohr Sports Risk Management, LLC, principal, Katharine M. Nohr, who, on April 14, 2012, was awarded the Insurance Professional of the Year Award for Region VIII, by the International Association of Insurance Professionals.

Katharine will be speaking at the upcoming Conference on Law, Policy and the Olympic Movement at Ithaca College London in May 2012 on "Scandals, Accidents and Injuries: Risk Management and Legal Issues in the Modern Olympic Games."

She will also be speaking at Cambridge University, UK, at the Third International Conference on Sport and Society just before the 2012 Olympic Games in London, on " 2012 London Olympic Games: Managing Risk While Achieving the Olympic Ideal of Uniting People from All Nations with Peaceful Athletic Competition."