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CLUB GOLF CART STORAGE POLICY

Golf Australia and Golf NSW are urging clubs and facilities to review their storage policies after a spate of fires in cart sheds around the country over recent years. 

The proposed policy recommends that all clubs and facilities cease to allow on-site charging of batteries for walk-behind carts.

Last week, the Brisbane Golf Club lost its clubhouse to a fire started by a lithium battery, while Eastern Golf Club in Melbourne recently lost its clubhouse to a fire that started in the cart area, although the cause has not yet been identified definitively.

The Lakes Golf Club and Manly Golf Club in Sydney both suffered significant losses in April and August 2022 because of clubhouse fires subsequently found to be started by lithium batteries left under the buildings by members for charging.

A template policy provided by Golf Australia and Golf NSW is attached for your use as a guide should you consider adjusting/creating a golf cart storage policy.

Template – Golf Cart Storage Policy