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Oregon Woman Hit by Errant Golf Ball Sues Course

A California woman and her husband seek $900,000 in a lawsuit alleging she suffered serious injuries when struck by an errant golf ball while visiting the Oregon coast two summers ago. The suit filed last week in Portland says Joan …

Washington Commissioner Says Hole-in-One Insurance Scammer at It Again

It appears hole-in-one insurance scammer Kevin Kolenda has been at it again, according to detectives in Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s office. Kolenda was arrested on Monday in Norwalk, Conn., during a search of his residence. Kreidler’s detectives worked in …

Hole-In-One Golf Insurer: Guilty To 3 Felonies in Washington

A businessman accused of insuring golf tournament hole-in-one prizes then failing to pay plead guilty in a Washington court to two counts of selling insurance without a license and one count of first-degree theft. Kevin Kolenda, 55, of Norwalk, Conn., …

Sports Insurance Agency Expands into Golf Market

Sports Insurance Specialists, LLC,a Fort Wayne, Ind-based sports risk management firm, has expanded into the golf market. PGA Professional Chris Montaganohas been appointed director of golf and SIS has launched insurance coverage for golf courses (public and private), golf management …

‘Hole-in-Won’ Golf Tourney Insurer Charged With Not Paying Up

A Connecticut businessman who specializes in insurance for golf tournament hole-in-one prizes has been charged in Washington with multiple felonies after repeatedly failing to pay up. Kevin Kolenda, of Norwalk, Conn., was charged Wednesday in King County Superior Court, Wash. …

Beyond Golf: P-U-T-T-E-R’s the Name of the Game in E&S World

Golf could be called the go-to sport of the insurance industry, so it’s safe to assume that most insurance professionals know what a putter is – a tool for cursing and hurling to the ground after a missed shot, right? …

MJ Insurance Launches Golf Program

MJ Insurance has created a product for the golf industry that includes both insurance coverage and risk management. The company’s “Golf Program” offers a variety of coverages, which is important for the range of risks that golf courses face. These …

Travelers Tournament Raises $1 Million for Charity

The 2011 Travelers Championship will generate in excess of $1 million for charity, including commitments from Travelers, bringing the tournament’s total 2011 charitable contribution to an amount on par with the champion’s $1.08 million winnings. The announcement was made by …