Millions of American golfers will hit the links this summer, not knowing the dangers that lurk afoot.
The truth is that golf courses are the sites of tens of thousands of injuries a year to visitors and employees alike. Based on various estimates from around the industry, it’s reasonable to expect about 50,000 injuries a year at American golf courses.
Golf courses share some similarities with theme parks – both are massive properties with a healthy mix of visitors and employees who do everything from customer service, maintenance, restaurant services, to wedding receptions.
The thing that separates golf industry employees from their colleagues in other industries is that many love to play the game. And if their day job helps them play more rounds per year, those employees seem to have a stronger-than-average desire to return to work.