Sentry to offer commercial insurance to golf courses later this year – InsuranceNewsNet

Sentinel insurance announced that later this year it will begin offering commercial insurance products to golf courses. The set of customizable covers will help support 18-hole public, semi-private and country club courses.

We realized how closely the game of golf aligns with our values, as well as our business activities.

Founded in 1904, Sentry is one of the largest and most financially secure mutual insurance groups in the United States. He is also the owner and operator of SentryWorld, Wisconsin’s first destination golf course, which opened in 1982 as part of a sports complex that includes indoor tennis courts, banquet space, restaurants and a new 64-room boutique hotel . At the heart of the 200-acre property is the championship course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.

In 2023, SentryWorld will host one of the most prestigious golf events in the world, the 43rd US Senior Open. This is the third United States Golf Association (USGA) championship to be played at SentryWorld.

“We realized how the game of golf aligns with our values, as well as our business activities,” said Pete McPartland, Chairman, President and CEO of Sentry. “In addition to owning and operating our own world-class course, we have invested heavily in golf. Offering golf course insurance is a natural extension of our involvement in the game.”

Sentry’s commitment to golf
Sentry’s deep ties to the game of golf include being the official insurance partner of the USGA, and the presenting sponsor of its handicap system, GHIN. The company is also the title sponsor of the winners-only PGA TOUR Sentry Tournament of Champions in Maui until 2030. As trustee of first teeSentry helps teach economically disadvantaged children how to play golf and in the process learns valuable life lessons that the game can teach.

Protection against the unique risks of golf courses
In addition to standard commercial coverage, Sentry will offer specialized insurance to protect against unique golf course risks. Coverage options will include:

  • Alcohol liability
  • Professional liability of golf and tennis pros
  • Trees, shrubs and ground cover
  • Coverage of pesticide, herbicide and fertilizer spreaders
  • Business income, including additional expenses
  • Cyber ​​responsibility
  • Equipment failure

Sentry will provide insurance coverage through its direct sales team and independent agents.

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About Sentry
Sentry Insurance is part of one of the largest and most financially secure mutual insurance groups in the United States, holding an A+ (superior) financial strength rating from AM Best, current as of June 2021. To see for rating information. Sentry and its subsidiaries sell property and casualty insurance, life insurance, annuities and retirement programs for businesses and individuals nationwide. Based in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Sentry employs more than 4,300 associates across the country. See the full list of underwriting companies at

Michael C. Ford