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This thread rocks! I got mild sun sickness after a long round last week (while wearing spf 50 no less). I seem to get zapped once or twice a year and wind up with a pounding headache after the round despite hydrating and wearing spf 50. I was planning on switching from a ball cap to a wide brim style hat as a result, many good recommendations here!

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9 minutes ago, Grit Golf said:

This thread rocks! I got mild sun sickness after a long round last week (while wearing spf 50 no less). I seem to get zapped once or twice a year and wind up with a pounding headache after the round despite hydrating and wearing spf 50. I was planning on switching from a ball cap to a wide brim style hat as a result, many good recommendations here!

SPF only helps with sun damage to the skin, but not with avoiding heat-related exhaustion or worse. That is a whole body issue. Hat helps, but more look to hydration or to clothing or towels that cool with evaporation. Don’t forget electrolytes when hydration. 

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1 hour ago, Rchang said:

SPF only helps with sun damage to the skin, but not with avoiding heat-related exhaustion or worse. That is a whole body issue. Hat helps, but more look to hydration or to clothing or towels that cool with evaporation. Don’t forget electrolytes when hydration. 

I just bought these electrolyte packets called liquid iv from Costco, I'm going to give that a try. The cooling towels are a good tip. I'm trying to be smarter about it.

I'm half considering the rash guard/under armour type fisherman's shirts as well, bit I don't know if that would help or hurt w the heat?

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11 minutes ago, Grit Golf said:
I just bought these electrolyte packets called liquid iv from Costco, I'm going to give that a try. The cooling towels are a good tip. I'm trying to be smarter about it.
I'm half considering the rash guard/under armour type fisherman's shirts as well, bit I don't know if that would help or hurt w the heat?

Would be interested to hear your experience with the liquid IV. I've heard of them in use for other sports applications. Summer golf in AZ gets HOT! Electrolyte replacement is crucial.

I've been making my own electrolyte concoction for a while. Played in 112° yesterday and this seemed to keep me mostly balanced. I still have calf and toe cramps though come night time.

1 gallon drinking water
4 T honey
2 T apple cider vinegar
2 T Morton's lite salt (see sodium and potassium)

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I've always been just a flat brim cap kinda guy until all this cancer talk! 😱

Seriously though, it's been on my list for a while now to start being a lot safer under the sun. I was, and still am that guy that never wears sunscreen because I don't burn. That's the first thing to change this year. I've been thinking about moving to a bucket hat for a bit more protection. I wanted to try the Greg Norman, but I do not think I can pull that off. 🤣

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Here are a couple pics I took yesterday of the Melin hat. These hats are more expensive because of the materials used to make them, and it’s turning-out to be well worth the price!

FYI, they make normal 6 panel caps too. This hat is in the Hydro series that’s built to take sweat, and water. Here’s the link

 

https://www.melinbrand.com

 

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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”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

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All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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I pulled the trigger on the Shelta Seahawk (recommended in this thread) my wife is HORRIFIED by how dorky it looks - so I’m pretty sure it’s now my favorite hat.

 

I chipped around for a few hours in 85* weather and the brim has made a big difference for my pasty skin. I think I’m going to do an unofficial review on it!

 

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I pulled the trigger on the Shelta Seahawk (recommended in this thread) my wife is HORRIFIED by how dorky it looks - so I’m pretty sure it’s now my favorite hat.
 
I chipped around for a few hours in 85* weather and the brim has made a big difference for my pasty skin. I think I’m going to do an unofficial review on it!
 

If SWMBO doesn’t approve then it’s probably what you want
It looks like it will work great and keep the effects of the sun off your head, ears.


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On 5/31/2020 at 2:51 PM, Grit Golf said:

I just bought these electrolyte packets called liquid iv from Costco, I'm going to give that a try. The cooling towels are a good tip. I'm trying to be smarter about it.

I'm half considering the rash guard/under armour type fisherman's shirts as well, bit I don't know if that would help or hurt w the heat?

I have bought two of the Magellan long sleeve fisherman shirts at academy. They are 30 spf/upf. They are moisture wicking, so you don’t have a soaking wet shirt during your round. I dont feel hotter in them, but playing in long sleeves took some getting used to. 

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  • hybrid: Cobra F8
  • irons: Ping G400 4-gw
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On 4/28/2020 at 9:00 PM, ElChapo305 said:

In case anyone is looking for some deals, Outlandusa has Tilley Hats on sale here: https://www.outlandusa.com/m/tilley/shop?sort=best

I picked up a Grey Tilley Paddler for myself.

Also really like this nike dry-fit bucket dri-fit-golf-bucket-hat-mCXDhR.jpg

 

Yup, I have this same hat and it's excellent in the heat. Love the fabric as it feels like it's going to be much easier to soak out salt stains than a normal hat.


I also really like the baseball cap version as well. Found them on nordstrom rack for sub $20

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Callaway epic flash sz 5 wood 17 degree tensi AV blue X

Mizuno CLK 19 degree tensi av blue X

Callaway x forged 16 4-pw Project x 6.0 +.75

Vokey SM7 black 50/54/58 Project x 6.0 flighted +.5 length 

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On 6/17/2020 at 2:10 PM, Flip4000 said:

Yup, I have this same hat and it's excellent in the heat. Love the fabric as it feels like it's going to be much easier to soak out salt stains than a normal hat.


I also really like the baseball cap version as well. Found them on nordstrom rack for sub $20

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I really like that hat!

:titleist-small: Driver, TSi1 10* Stiff Flex

:taylormade-small: 3 Wood, SLDR  HL 17*  R Flex

:taylormade-small: 5 Wood, SLDR 19* R Flex

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, F6 22.5* R Flex

:Sub70: 939x 5 hybrid

:Sub70: Irons, 699 Pro's S Flex (6 - AW)

:Sub70:  JB Wedge 56*

:cleveland-small: Wedge, CBX 60*

:odyssey-small: Putter, Marksman Fang 35"

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On 8/12/2020 at 8:39 PM, SlowNLow said:

Need lots of width in the backswing to wear that hat.

This is my Putting hat,,,,,,,

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On 6/17/2020 at 2:10 PM, Flip4000 said:

Yup, I have this same hat and it's excellent in the heat. Love the fabric as it feels like it's going to be much easier to soak out salt stains than a normal hat.


I also really like the baseball cap version as well. Found them on nordstrom rack for sub $20

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I found that hat in Academy Sports on Saturday for $20.00. Played in it today and it was really comfortable.

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:titleist-small: Driver, TSi1 10* Stiff Flex

:taylormade-small: 3 Wood, SLDR  HL 17*  R Flex

:taylormade-small: 5 Wood, SLDR 19* R Flex

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, F6 22.5* R Flex

:Sub70: 939x 5 hybrid

:Sub70: Irons, 699 Pro's S Flex (6 - AW)

:Sub70:  JB Wedge 56*

:cleveland-small: Wedge, CBX 60*

:odyssey-small: Putter, Marksman Fang 35"

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Classic ball caps, I have about 25 in different colors.

Take Dead Aim

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Fairway: Titleist 917 F3 15*

Hybrid: Adams Idea Pro Boxer Gold 18*

Irons: Titleist 714CB 4-PW

Wedges: Vokey SM5 & SM6 50/54/58

Putter: SeeMore X2 Costa del Mar

Ball: Srixon Z-Star

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Seriously looking at a full brim hat for sun protection purposes.

:cobra-small: Fly Z+ UST Proforce V2 Black

Golfsmith Jet Stream 3W UST Proforce V2

:titelist-small: 915 H3 Diamana Red

:titelist-small: 915 H4 Diamana Red

:benhogan-small: Apex Edge Pro Apex 4

:titelist-small: Vokey SM6 50F/54S/58S

:bettinardi-small: Ben Hogan BHB5/:cleveland-small: Huntington Beach 11S

:titelist-small: Pro V1x

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I tried the Titleist Aussie a couple months ago but didn't like it.  I found it to be too big and floppy and it was kind of hot.  The mesh version would probably be fine though.

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Woods: Tommy Armour Atomic 10.5* 

Hybrid: Mizuno MP Fli-Hi 3H

Irons: Mizuno T-Zoid True 5, 7 and 9-irons

Wedge: Mizuno S18 54* and Top Flite chipper

Putter: Mizuno Bettinardi A-02

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