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Successful trials of a new travel insurance policy designed specifically for golfers have led direct insurer, Club Direct, to re-launch it as part of its central suite of travel policies, rather than as a specialist option. The move reflects the growing trend for golfing holidays to destinations such as Spain, Portugal and the USA.

The policy combines the full benefits of Club Direct's conventional travel insurance policies with a comprehensive golf insurance package, covering equipment, green fees and accidental damage. It is available either for single trips abroad or as an annual policy, which provides cover for an unlimited number of trips over the course of a year. Unusually, whilst it has been designed primarily to provide all-round cover for foreign holidays, the policy also covers pre-booked holidays of two nights or more in the UK.

Under the Club Direct policy, golf equipment is covered up to £2,500. A further £400 is included for the reimbursement of green and club fees, for example where illness or injury prevents a player from playing. Up to £150 is provided for the hire of golf equipment if the insured person's is lost or delayed en route, whilst personal effects and baggage are covered for up to £2,000. Accidental damage caused to property or another person, either whilst playing golf or during other holiday activities, is included within the personal liability cover of £2 million.

As with all Club Direct travel insurance policies, the new golf policy includes up to £10 million medical cover, with full repatriation and air ambulance facilities, as well as a round-the-clock worldwide medical assistance service. It also provides comprehensive cover for personal accident, additional hospital benefit, baggage, cash, loss of passport, hijack, cancellation, delay and missed departure, as well as £25,000 legal expenses cover.

"The new policy is designed for golfers who like to play whilst on holiday, either as part of a regular family holiday or on a tailored golfing trip." says Brent Escott, Managing Director of Club Direct. "It combines the benefits of one of the UK's best travel insurance policies with what we believe are the best levels of golf cover available."

The golf travel insurance is available in a variety of packages, tailored for individuals, couples or families. Annual policies are an attractive option, allowing for an unlimited number of trips per year.

One week's cover for a golfing holiday in Europe costs £27.90, whilst two weeks is £32.90. Two weeks cover for the USA works out at £52.90. Family policies, providing full insurance protection for two adults and unlimited children up to the age of 18, cost £65 for one week in Europe.

European annual policies including golf cover cost £66.15 for an individual, £106.65 for a couple or £120.15 for a family, providing full cover for an unlimited number of foreign trips of up to 31 days each during the course of a year.

Quotes and instant cover are available from Club Direct on +44 (0)800 074 4556.