Survey shows what Broch golfers find most annoying


Specialist golf insurance provider “Golfplan” have recently conducted a survey which shows what attributed local golfers find most annoying while playing.

The golfer who claims to know it all has been ranked the most frustrating to play a round of golf with by Fraserburgh golfers.

They are not the only one to cause upset on the course, with a fifth of Fraserburgh golfers saying those that cannot control their anger frustrates them too (20 per cent). 22 per cent of local men are particularly put off by noisy golfers who talk or cough while they try and focus on their shot, opposed to a fifth of women; they find those that sulk an annoyance.

Fraserburgh are also aggravated with certain behaviour on the course, one in 12 admitting the golfer that spends most of the game collecting balls, known as the ‘ball finder’ a nuisance.

13 per cent said the psych golfer gives them a headache and puts them off their game.

The regions as a whole are annoyed too, with 25 per cent of North West golfers have declared they avoid the waggler golfer who takes too many practice swings, and a sixth of Fraserburgh golfers can’t stand the master putter, who thinks he’s taking part in a pro tournament.

Fraserburgh male golfers also reveal slow play to be the most annoying behaviour on the fairways (54 per cent), and it seems as you age this increases with 40 per cent of 16-24 year old golfers getting irritated compared to over half (52 per cent) of golfers aged 55+.

Bad weather bothers local women, with a third disappointed when rain or snow calls off play (34 per cent) while 16 per cent of men get frustrated when mobile phones interrupt their game. Welsh and North East golfers would like the greens improved with half admitting the quality of the courses infuriate them.

Ian Campbell, Distribution Manager UK Specialty Division at Golfplan, said:

“Fraserburgh golfers told us they spend on average £1,153 a year on golf, but 38% admitted to not insuring their equipment. Although you can’t always control the frustrations on the course, you can ensure you’re not left frustrated by lost, damaged or stolen golf items.”

Fraserburgh golfers spend an average of £1,153 on golf a year, but only 25 per cent actually take out golf insurance.

Women closely follow spending an average of £1,277.89 a year, although they are more cautious with 61 per cent insuring their equipment.

500 amateur UK golfers were surveyed on 19th November 2014 by Censuswide.