With nearly 3000 golf courses in the United Kingdom, the design of courses varies dramatically.
There had been so many accidents that in 1992, I was the author of a design guide, prepared on behalf of the PGA, to assist designers in the design or refurbishment of golf courses.
The publication utilised all previous guidance together with statistically accurate information gained from ball distribution tests to understand how and where golfers really hit balls.
This publication is now used internationally as the only published set of golf design guidelines.
The Guidelines are used to assess the relative safety of any golf course.
Working with the English Golf Union, Golf Safety Expert Staff also created a guide for the creation of golf practice facilities, whilst a Design Guide for Golf Driving Ranges was created in association with the Organisation of Golf Range Owners.
With the background knowledge amassed in the creation of these documents Golf Safety Expert staff are able to assess the design of any golf facility.