£10K donated to charity after golfer is killed in overturned buggy

Emma Williams
By Emma Williams June 9, 2014 11:56

A golfing society has raised approximately £10,000 for two air ambulance charity funds after a golfer was killed in an overturned buggy.

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The golf society raised £10,000 for two air ambulance funds. Picture by Flickr user 762_AK

Jack Segust, 21, a civil engineering student, was playing at Herefordshire Golf Club in August 2012, when the buggy he was in, which also included his friend and his brother, hit a speed bump and careered down an embankment before crashing into a tree.

Jack was taken by air ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham but died the following day from his injuries.

The GLADRAGS (Gentlemen of Ledbury and District Rugby and Golf Society) collected the amount for the Jack Segust memorial air ambulance appeal and the Midlands Air Ambulance via a fund-raising event at Burghill Valley Golf Club.

A spokesman said: “His family set up a trust in his memory to help the air ambulance that tried to save his life but unfortunately couldn’t. ”

Herefordshire Golf Club was cleared of any wrongdoing over the death and Herefordshire deputy coroner Roland Wooderson recorded a verdict of accidental death.

Since the accident, Herefordshire Council environmental health officer Catherine Healey has drafted a list of recommendations to improve safety which has been sent to every golf club in Britain.

They include erecting warning signs near steep embankments on courses and more rigorous risk assessments on players renting buggies.

 

Emma Williams
By Emma Williams June 9, 2014 11:56
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