Peter McCloy had been working at Turnberry as a starter in the run0up to the 2009 Open, attempting to fix a net before he fell, plummeting over three metres to the ground below. He was then taken to hospital, where he was diagnosed to a fracture to one of his shoulder bones, necessitating surgery to repair the damage, his personal injury lawyers said, which has prompted the 64 year old to make a personal injury compensation claim at the Court of Session, with his lawyers claiming the club had neglected its duty of care by allowing him to climb up the ladder unaided, adding that the surgical procedure left the former footballer with restricted movement and scars.
However, club executives have stated that the £50,000 compensation claim is excessive, claiming that the retired goalkeeper had been informed not to work by himself. McCloy had been asked to remedy the net, which was on the first tee of the Kintyre Course, with coworker Jacky Rodgers.
Richard Hall, the club’s resident golf pro, had requested both workers to get a ladder, but Mr Rodgers left the Rangers legend after doing so, leaving him carrying on by himself, but he plunged to the ground after the metal frame slipped.
However, Mr McCloy’s employers have disputed his claim, stating that the incident was caused by him completely, or was materially contributed to by him when he chose to go up the ladder without it being footed. The legal action is scheduled for four days in September of next year at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.