How to prevent your golf clubs from ever being stolen

Immobigolf - the new initiative supported by American Golf that is designed to protect golfers by deterring theft...

How to prevent your golf clubs from ever being stolen
How to prevent your golf clubs from ever being stolen

American Golf is proud to announce an industry wide collaboration that is aiming to make golf club theft a thing of the past.

Golf club theft in the UK is estimated at £10 million per annum.

Sadly, when golf clubs are stolen it is almost impossible to track them down and with Organised Crime heavily implicated in this growing problem, clubs stolen from individuals or retailers, often coming back into the marketplace through trade-ins and the second-hand club business. 

The new initiative, which is called Immobigolf, is designed to protect golfers by deterring theft, make repatriation of recovered items straight forward for the police and stop the trade in stolen golf clubs.

How to prevent your golf clubs from ever being stolen

All golfers need to do is register their golf clubs – for free – on using the unique serial number that Is etched just above the hosel on every single golf club.

This national database is already used by the Police to repatriate stolen goods. It will also used by retailers and traders to track the entire ownership history of any golf club listed, and when the system flags up a stolen item, will generate an immediate on the spot arrest.

In the event of an insurance claim the system also helps golfers and the insurance companies confirm ownership making the claim process as simple as possible.

Immobigolf has come about thanks to co-operation between a number of businesses all of whom were being affected by the staggering increase in golf club crime.  

How to prevent your golf clubs from ever being stolen

"Golf clubs are considered to be an easy target by criminals because there is an active second hand market and they are relativley high value," said American Golf's National Loss Prevention Manager John Mantle.

"Without a system in place to protect golfers we know that this sort of crime will escalate and when we met with Golfclubs4cash and Immobilise we realised that we could come together to ensure that all golfers are using this free system to protect their clubs.”

The Immobigolf system is extremely because retailers and traders have access to the database as a means to check the provenance of any golf clubs that they are offered.

The database will have a clear ownership history, which will protect the golfer from counterfeit and stolen products.

"Golfclubs4cash are very excited for the launch of the Immobigolf product," said Murray Winton of Golfclubs4cash.

"Being able to check & verify the source of our products will add great credibility to our business.  We are seen by thieves as an easy target to sell stolen merchandise to.  Using this software potentially puts an end to that. The software also helps install crucial customer confidence as they know the golf clubs they’ve bought from us have been checked and come from a reputable source."

For just £14.99, golfers can also buy an Immobigolf pack at American Golf that will give golfers the means to show potential thieves that their products are protected.

The pack includes identifier labels for golf clubs and bright deterrent markers that can be placed in car windows and on a golf bag.

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