Record year for The Golfers Club

The UK’s #1 specialist golf insurance and benefits provider experiences success in 2011 despite difficult UK golf market…

The Golfers Club, the UK’s leading specialist golf insurance and benefits provider, has announced record new policy sales in 2011. The company more than doubled the number of new policy sales compared to 2010 and increased the total number of The Golfers Club policy holders by 28%. The announcement follows the trend set by market-leaders in specialist golf insurance, Golf Care, who announced similar success late last year, highlighting the growing number of golfers in the UK taking up a specialist golf insurance policy. In difficult economic times, golfers are placing greater importance on being properly insured and have likely been influenced by the landmark case in November 2011 that saw a golfer awarded almost £400,000 in damages after being struck by a wayward shot from an adjacent hole.

The court case undoubtedly contributed to a spike in sales, with new policy holders almost trebling in November and December compared to the same period in 2010. However, several other innovations throughout 2011 can also be attributed for the uptake in membership, including the introduction of its new Bronze Policy in March. For less than £40 a year, The Golfers Club offers premium product at value price and offers customers the added flexibility of building their own insurance product by adding the likes of worldwide coverage. With The Golfers Club, policy holders only pay for the cover that they need.

“We’re thrilled by the announcement of the recent figures,” commented Paul Wilson, Director, The Golfers Club. “It’s great news that fewer golfers are risking serious financial damages through the security of specialist golf insurance. We work hard to tailor our policies to people’s individual needs, ensuring they remain flexible and affordable, and we’re delighted to see that people are choosing to be insured with us. ”

In addition to a comprehensive insurance policy, members of The Golfers Club are entitled to a host of added value benefits such as five free rounds of golf at some of the country’s best golf courses, including the likes of Ryder Cup host venue, The Celtic Manor Resort. With over 62 courses to choose from, members can save up to£340 on green fees. Furthermore, members are given a welcome pack that includes gifts from TaylorMade and John Letters, plus over 30 benefits from a comprehensive list of partners, such as, Marriott Golf Resorts, De Vere, GreenFree, Your Golf Travel, Q Hotels, Direct Golf UK, Macdonald Hotels, and Crown Golf.

Underwritten by Lloyds of London, The Golfers Club was launched in 1998 and with a growing number of golfers recognising the importance of golf insurance, The Golfers Club has continued to establish itself as one of the UK’s leading specialist golf insurers. An array of policy options have been priced to match individuals golfers needs, whilst all policies include dental treatment, hole-in-one protection, third party damage, personal liability and personal accident coverage as standard.

Whether it is the recently introduced Bronze Policy that covers golf equipment up to£1000 in the UK, or the Platinum Policy which extends worldwide and up to the equipment value of £5000, The Golfers Club has a policy to best suit every golfers needs.

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Introducing great value fitness accessories to complement all home use treadmills and vibration plates

It has been a case of ‘battening down the hatches’ for health and fitness clubs in the UK over the last few years as consumers look to cut back their spending says Mintel in their latest ‘ Health and Fitness Clubs, UK’ report. While health clubs have seen business decline or stay relatively flat private health club enthusiasts have turned to training at home and public leisure centres.

With a third of the UK population now exercising at home (Mintel, Fitness In The Home) there is now a need for increased focus on safety and equipment maintenance. ‘We are increasingly aware that at this time of year the majority of our customers are now using their home gym equipment as their only means of exercise. They have often invested in a treadmill, cross trainer or vibration plate to cut out the expense of the gym and stay warm and dry when its miserable outside.’ Lloyd Martin, Owner of JTX Fitness. However, very few home fitness equipment retailers provide customers with the information and accessories to safely exercise at home and look after their machines.

With vibration plates proving increasingly popular for home use, away from the eyes of trained professionals in gyms, it has become very important for fitness retailers to provide detailed workout instructions. JTX Fitness have launched their accessories range for treadmills and vibrations plates with home workouts and equipment maintenance in mind. ‘We know there are a lot of people simply standing on a vibration plate. Although this may be helping to tone their legs, dynamic exercises like squats or press ups are much more effective. The JTX Fitness accessories range includes a DVD and Poster to help de-mystify home vibration training for people who have not attended a vibration training class run by a trained professional. ‘We always recommend trying a range of different vibration plates at the gym and in high street salons so that so that our customers understand the different vibration styles and how best to work out on them. But this DVD and poster provides a cost effective option and great reminder for those who have stopped going to the gym’ said JTX Fitness owner Lloyd Martin. The poster and DVD provide an introduction to carrying out these exercises safely and a great full body workout. The fitness retailer has also provided a few tips from the DVD at their website so that all beginner vibration plate trainers can get started with their workouts in a safe way.

The JTX Fitness accessories range also includes products for use with treadmills. The Treadmill Lubricant, £10 which will last regular treadmill users at least a year will greatly extend the life of any treadmill. Most retailers do not provide their customers with this simple kit and many customers are unaware that they are damaging their machines by not lubricating them.

JTX’s top selling accessory since the launch of the range has been the Treadmill Floor Protection Mats, with customers eager to protect their carpet or wood floor. The clever thing about these mats is that they come in two parts, allowing the mat at the foot of the treadmill to be packed away when our folding treadmills are packed away after a workout. Made from 100% Active Foam the mats will ensure the 88kg weight of the treadmill and added force caused by running is cushioned before impacting on the floor. This product is suitable for both static and folding treadmills less than 900mm wide.

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Pendleton’s Designs On Cycle Success

World and Olympic Cycle Champion Victoria Pendleton has launched her own range of ladies cycles, exclusively available from Halfords.

The new range of three womens’ cycles encompasses Pendleton’s timeless grace and style. Available in 16” and 18” frames, every cycle features a lightweight ergonomically designed frame for maximum comfort and ease of riding.

• Somerby – The distinct blue and cream traditional step through frame is perfect for shopping trips priced £299.99. Complete the look with wicker basket priced£16.99.

• Brooke – Victoria’s favourite colour plum red features on the frame of this hybrid bike priced £299.99.

• Dalby – At £349.99, the sophisticated white hybrid bike features great gearing and mud guards.

Victoria Pendleton said: “Cycling can give so much pleasure whether you are training for Olympic gold, keeping fit or out riding with friends. I am delighted to have realised my dream of designing my own range and hope it will encourage more girls to get on their bikes too.

“Halfords proven success with Chris Boardman’s Performance Series was extremely appealing and makes them the best partner for me in this venture.

“With my input on design and a good idea of what makes a perfect women’s bike plus Halfords manufacturing and retailing expertise, I think we make a dream team!”

The Pendleton bikes range will be exclusively available from www.Halfords.com from 22nd March online, and in selected superstores nationwide from 29th March.

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