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Squamous is a real thing, it will kill you graveyard dead.
I never heard of it until my Dad was diagnosed with it. Wasn’t a good time.


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Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr   
5 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr       
7 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr      
5 hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous R2     
Irons; Mizuno JPX 923HM 7-GW Recoil 460 F2
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10 hours ago, Rickp said:

Squamous is a real thing, it will kill you graveyard dead.
I never heard of it until my Dad was diagnosed with it. Wasn’t a good time.


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There is one person in each generation in my family that is redheaded, fair-skinned, and prone to burning.

My grandfather worked in the sun his whole life, and he got to make MONTHLY visits to the dermatologist as a result.

My mother was much more careful, but it still got her. She has now had two separate surgeries for a Squamous cell carcinoma that metastasized into her Parotid Gland (the largest of the Salivary glands) and a round of radiation. In the second surgery they had to take out the facial nerve, so she looks like she had a stoke. No control of right side of face.

Now I'm next, followed by my daughter. You better believe I'm wearing a good hat and using sunscreen, but that hasn't always been the case. I used to hate both, so I too will pay the price.

My daughter has watched all this and I hope she has learned something, but my co-workers have also seen all this happen and heard me talk about it and see the holes and scars on me and they still cook themselves.

Friends, I know you love this game as much as I do or you wouldn't be watching this forum and reading my drivel, but please please take care of yourselves. Hats on and sunscreen on.

I am also a Histologist: I am the guy that receives your skin cancers and cuts them up and preps them for the Pathologist to make his diagnosis. If you don'e take car of yourselves we will be happy to bill you for our services. 

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  • driver: Ping G410 plus
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There is one person in each generation in my family that is redheaded, fair-skinned, and prone to burning.
My grandfather worked in the sun his whole life, and he got to make MONTHLY visits to the dermatologist as a result.
My mother was much more careful, but it still got her. She has now had two separate surgeries for a Squamous cell carcinoma that metastasized into her Parotid Gland (the largest of the Salivary glands) and a round of radiation. In the second surgery they had to take out the facial nerve, so she looks like she had a stoke. No control of right side of face.
Now I'm next, followed by my daughter. You better believe I'm wearing a good hat and using sunscreen, but that hasn't always been the case. I used to hate both, so I too will pay the price.
My daughter has watched all this and I hope she has learned something, but my co-workers have also seen all this happen and heard me talk about it and see the holes and scars on me and they still cook themselves.
Friends, I know you love this game as much as I do or you wouldn't be watching this forum and reading my drivel, but please please take care of yourselves. Hats on and sunscreen on.
I am also a Histologist: I am the guy that receives your skin cancers and cuts them up and preps them for the Pathologist to make his diagnosis. If you don'e take car of yourselves we will be happy to bill you for our services. 

When my Dad was being moved from Yale New Haven Hospice the Docs rounded you our daughters and me and told us we have the same fair skin problem and take precautions.
Our daughters listened good and they make sure the Gkids are well protected.


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Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr   
5 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr       
7 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr      
5 hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous R2     
Irons; Mizuno JPX 923HM 7-GW Recoil 460 F2
Wedges; Titleist S9 54*, Mizuno SW 56*

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I’ve never understood the open weave hats like some in this thread, but I’m trying to protect my head, ears, neck from the sun when I wear a hat.

I used to be a Tilley advocate, and any wide brimmed hat is good for golf when it’s calm. But when the wind is up, a floppy brim is a problem. I bought a Shelta Hat for boating, now it’s the only hat I wear for boating or golf - because of the no-flop brim. Comes in several styles and colors. Cheaper than a Tilley. https://www.sheltahats.com

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3 hours ago, Middler said:

I’ve never understood the open weave hats like some in this thread, but I’m trying to protect my head, ears, neck from the sun when I wear a hat.

I used to be a Tilley advocate, and any wide brimmed hat is good for golf when it’s calm. But when the wind is up, a floppy brim is a problem. I bought a Shelta Hat for boating, now it’s the only hat I wear for boating or golf - because of the no-flop brim. Comes in several styles and colors. Cheaper than a Tilley. https://www.sheltahats.com

I am a fan of the Shelta Seahawk, which is my go to golf/outdoors hat. very comfortable and provides good protection. also have two smaller hats for short trips outside. this is the one!

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  • driver: Ping G410 plus
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  • hybrid: Cobra F8
  • irons: Ping G400 4-gw
  • wedges: Ping G400 U 50, Cleveland RTX4 56, Zipcore 60
  • putter: Evnroll ER2
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The Osprey is interesting.


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Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr   
5 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr       
7 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr      
5 hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous R2     
Irons; Mizuno JPX 923HM 7-GW Recoil 460 F2
Wedges; Titleist S9 54*, Mizuno SW 56*

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I have the Titleist bucket hat ... It is amazing how much cooler you feel in the hot weather !!! 

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Golf In the morning, Golf at Noon and Golf in the Evening !!

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I’ve never understood the open weave hats like some in this thread, but I’m trying to protect my head, ears, neck from the sun when I wear a hat.
I used to be a Tilley advocate, and any wide brimmed hat is good for golf when it’s calm. But when the wind is up, a floppy brim is a problem. I bought a Shelta Hat for boating, now it’s the only hat I wear for boating or golf - because of the no-flop brim. Comes in several styles and colors. Cheaper than a Tilley. https://www.sheltahats.com
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I got one of these. I put a Ping patch on it to give it a little more cred. And I cut off the dork cord. I like it a lot.

I have a full head of hair, so my only wish is that it had even more venting.


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2 hours ago, Dr Strangelove said:


I got one of these. I put a Ping patch on it to give it a little more cred. And I cut off the dork cord. I like it a lot.

I have a full head of hair, so my only wish is that it had even more venting.

 

The cord on Shelta hats is removable (see graphic post #45), so you can take it off or on as needed. No need to cut it off.

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  • Titleist TSR2 16.5º HZRDUS Red 60 6.0 & TSR2 21º HZRDUS Black 4G 70 6.0 w Lamkin UTx Midsize
  • Mizuno JPX900 Forged 4-GW, S18 56.10, S18 60.06 w MCC+4 Midsize
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I had ordered a second Melin brand hat, and there was a mix-up. Within two days I had the correct hat, and then yesterday I received a box from them. 2 new hats, a small bag, and a hand written note from their Marketing Manager, Cameron, apologizing, and offering 2 more hats just for the mess-up.
They didn’t have to do that. Cameron also sent me a 40% coupon code to my email for future use in a purchase.
When folks “get it”, it’s worthy of sharing!
Melin hats.
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Driver: Honma TR 460 8.5*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 S, 45 1/4"; Ping G425 LST, Fujikura Speeder TR 661 S, 45 1/2"

hybrids: Cobra King Tec 17* and 21*, both with Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105 X

Irons:  Srixon ZX5 4-6, ZX7 7-PW, UST Mamiya Recoil F4, +1”

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I had ordered a second Melin brand hat, and there was a mix-up. Within two days I had the correct hat, and then yesterday I received a box from them. 2 new hats, a small bag, and a hand written note from their Marketing Manager, Cameron, apologizing, and offering 2 more hats just for the mess-up.
They didn’t have to do that. Cameron also sent me a 40% coupon code to my email for future use in a purchase.
When folks “get it”, it’s worthy of sharing!
Melin hats.
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Worth the $?

I was considering one.
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anything mesh in the back and fitted for me!

had a Nike RZN for a very long time and is now starting to break down and may be time to put out to pasture (looked 2 years ago for another but doesn’t seem like Nike makes them anymore) 

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Digging my new PING Floater hat.

Floppy rope hat. Wife says I look like a hipster. My response was the international “you’re number one” sign, but over just one....

Whoops.



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Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr   
5 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr       
7 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr      
5 hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous R2     
Irons; Mizuno JPX 923HM 7-GW Recoil 460 F2
Wedges; Titleist S9 54*, Mizuno SW 56*

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Kangol 507 is all I wear anymore hat-wise. On course or off they look great.


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I will say Rick. I’m seriously considering a PING Greens Keeper hat.

Please NO


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Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr   
5 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr       
7 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr      
5 hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous R2     
Irons; Mizuno JPX 923HM 7-GW Recoil 460 F2
Wedges; Titleist S9 54*, Mizuno SW 56*

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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