PGA Pro Captain Challenge

In January, Golfplan Insurance and its parent company, Canopius announced their sponsorship of the PGA Pro Captain Challenge, one of the most significant club events on the calendar. Having completed the 10 UK Regional Finals, the event will conclude at the phenomenal PGA Sultan Course at Antalya Golf Club in Turkey on the 21st and 22nd of November.

The PGA Pro Captain Challenge has traditionally been amongst the most popular events. Since the early 1990’s finalists from Wentworth would endeavour to watch the final day of the PGA Championships, before competing in their own final over the same course played by Europe’s elite the following day. After a six-year break off the calendar, the Challenge returned in 2004 as the International Pro Captain Challenge.

In 2013, the announcement of Golfplan International Golf Insurance as main sponsor in a three-year deal ushered in an exciting new era for the Challenge. Under it’s parent company, Canopius Golfplan is a formidable force with an eminent reputation amongst golfers with its wide-ranging cover across an extensive variety of golf-related liabilities.

PGA Chief Executive Sandy Jones said: “I am delighted that Golfplan has demonstrated its commitment to the game at club and professional level by agreeing to become the new sponsor of the PGA Pro-Captain Challenge which is one of our best events, bringing together our members and their club professionals. Golfplan is a very welcome addition to our family of sponsors and we look forward to a successful relationship.”

The event’s finale will be held at the truly remarkable PGA Sultan Course, which tests the very best of golfers with its par 71, 6,477-metre challenge. Created by David Jones and the European Golf Design, it is seamlessly blended into the local forest environment, without sacrificing any of its competitive level.

On the exciting new era introduced with this partnership, Roger Harvey, Managing Director of Golfplan, commented: “We are delighted to be the sponsors of the PGA Pro-Captain Challenge. With the backing and financial strength of Canopius, we are firmly committed to growing the Golfplan brand.

This sponsorship is an ideal step in establishing closer relationships with golf professionals and club members to ensure that our superior insurance products are readily available to match our golfing customers’ needs.”

Golfing – the secret of youth?

Golfplan offers a range of discounts off their golf insurance premiums for families
Golfplan offers a range of discounts off their golf insurance premiums for families

Golfplan offers a range of discounts off their golf insurance premiums for families, and if that isn’t enough of an incentive, playing with younger people could actually be one of the secrets to keeping young!

Research by a healthcare provider of 1,000 over 50s found that playing games with younger relatives, and even better, beating them, was listed amongst the top reasons for feeling and staying young.

In the survey, age – related sentiments featured several times, with the average person claiming their youth secrets made them feel 18 years younger than they actually are. Other ‘secrets’ included spending time with grandchildren and catching the eye of someone younger as major reasons to feel more alive – both of which might be achieved on the golf course!

Amongst other secrets to feeling youthful, people listed using social media; eating chocolate; dancing; flirting with a stranger and drinking lots of water. And the research company’s spokesperson added that it wasn’t just a question of feeling young but included being content with life and making time to do the things that make you happy.

So make yourself time to play golf and be content in the knowledge that you’re safely covered against the unexpected by taking out your golf insurance with Golfplan. It’s no secret that their products have been trusted by golfers for over 25 years as they are the only golf insurers to be partners with the PGA.