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On 6/16/2022 at 7:54 PM, GrumpyGolf said:

Yeah, as a hotel lifeguard in FL back in the 80's.  I would work weekends during from Nov thru April and all the Pasties and Lilies would make their annual migration from the cold confines of the north down to the land of Mickey for their winter retreat or their winter migration.  You could always tell the new arrivals by their pasty or lily white skin as they would come down to the pool to relax before the attraction trips began.  We would tell them all to please put on some skin protection but they would do one of two things.  The first group would say they don't need any, its December and only in the high 70s plus they never burn. They would look like lobsters by the time they went in.  The second group were the sun worshippers and instead of putting on sun block they would put sun tan lotion (or as we called it sun burn lotion) and they would just burn faster, kinds like putting oil in a skillet and turning up the heat.  Do you know how miserable it is to have to strap into a ride when it is pressing against your burn shoulders?

LOL  we call it cooking oil. And I always say now I know how Larry the Lobster feels. Yeah I quit trying to tell Tourons anything they know it all. Had a Touron remark the other day I had to be a local because of my tan. I told him well I am 1/2 Cherokee plus I am retired and play golf and hit balls most everyday.

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12 hours ago, ChuckZ said:

Personally I really Like the Titleist Aussie hats and have worn them for a number of years with good results.  The white ones do get a little dirty, but I just spray a little shout on them and put them in the top of the dishwasher and as they say, "shout it away".  Place them on a towel and let them dry.  Have them in grey, khaki, white/blue, white/aqua, white/black.  Picked up two of the new Charleston Aussie hats from this years line which are much lighter white/black and white/grey.  They also fit those who have a larger head better than the regular Aussie hats.  Here in Charleston, SC the heat index is already hitting over 110 these are a must.  Makes my dermatologist very happy and me too.  Here are the new ones I recently picked up.  

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Did not realize you are right down the road from me somme 75 miles or then again I may have forgotten it

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Driver ---- Callaway Big Bertha Alpha  Speeder 565 R flex---- 3 wood TM V-Steel Aldila 65G R Flex 15*--- 7 Wood TM V-Steel UST Pro Force 65 R flex 21*---- 9 wood TM V-Steel stock MAS Stiff shaft 24*---  Irons 4 thru 9 Mac Muirfield TT black label --- PW  Vokey SM-4 51* stock shaft--- SW Vokey SM 5 L grind 58* stock shaft--- Putter -- Rusty Scotty Santa Fe fluted Bulls Eye shaft---. Bag Old School Jones Original non stand

 

 

 

 

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After numerous trips to the dermatologist for pre-cancer and cancer tumor removals on my head, face, neck, ears, I switched to the full brimmed hat for golf and other outdoor activities. I also slather sun screen on exposed areas and just ordered sun sleeves from Foot Joy. The sun is wonderful but when it comes to melanoma it is not your friend. Yes, get some full brimmed hats and save your face and ears!!!!!

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I wear nothing but wide brim hats since I play 200 rounds a year and mostly in Arizona. My dermatologist says they help tremendously in protecting against skin cancer.

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3 hours ago, deikner said:

I wear nothing but wide brim hats since I play 200 rounds a year and mostly in Arizona. My dermatologist says they help tremendously in protecting against skin cancer.

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I just started playing again and at my age and with my complexion (just like yours), I'll be investing in a few biggies to keep the sun off my face and neck.  As a fashion choice, we could do worse I suppose...

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I wear army "Boonie" hats.  They are cool they breath and they shade the eyes, ears, nose and neck.  They also have the benefit of having a sweat band that raps around the entire head, so when one area is to damp to stop sweat from running down your face you can just turn it and it still looks the exact same. 

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Walking through Scheel’s today and saw a few if these sitting on the shelf in the golf section. Decided there was no time like the present and bought one. 

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On 6/18/2022 at 12:06 PM, Violinguy said:

I just started playing again and at my age and with my complexion (just like yours), I'll be investing in a few biggies to keep the sun off my face and neck.  As a fashion choice, we could do worse I suppose...

I came to embrace the "fashion aspect" but to be blunt and to the point fashion be dammed when it comes to protection. I do not want anyone whether he is a board certified surgeon or not cutting on me. I personally have not had any problems per say but mainly because of my long hair and dark complexion but I am not taking any chances. I know a lady down here that we have known for 20 years. She is what we call a "Sun Worshiper" in good weather she is on the beach period. She has not worked since we have known her. Her late husband left her pretty well off finincially. Now she is about my age (64) and she is having all kinds of skin cancer problems and some in the long run may be fatal. 

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Driver ---- Callaway Big Bertha Alpha  Speeder 565 R flex---- 3 wood TM V-Steel Aldila 65G R Flex 15*--- 7 Wood TM V-Steel UST Pro Force 65 R flex 21*---- 9 wood TM V-Steel stock MAS Stiff shaft 24*---  Irons 4 thru 9 Mac Muirfield TT black label --- PW  Vokey SM-4 51* stock shaft--- SW Vokey SM 5 L grind 58* stock shaft--- Putter -- Rusty Scotty Santa Fe fluted Bulls Eye shaft---. Bag Old School Jones Original non stand

 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, BIG STU said:

I came to embrace the "fashion aspect" 

but to be blunt and to the point fashion be dammed when it comes to protection. 

 

... Big'un I would posit there is a difference between "looking good" and looking "fashionable". Fashion comes and goes but looking good never goes out of style. And of course protection is more important than looking good. My legs aren't exactly pleasantly eye catching slathered in white zinc sun protection but I prefer looking like a Kabuki Golfer than taking a chance of skin cancer. 

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Driver:     :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 10.5* ... AD-IZ 6SR
Fairway:  :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 15/18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Utility:      :taylormade-small: UDi 18* ... Even Flow Black 85R
                 :taylormade-small: DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
Irons:        :cobra-small: 4-Pw MIM Tour ... Steelfiber i95R
Wedges:   :taylormade-small: MG3 50*/MG3 58* LB ... Steelfiber i95R
Putter:      :cleveland-small: Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
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8 minutes ago, EasyPutter said:

Of course a wide brim hat can look fashionable!

 

... Yes it can look fashionable. Unless it is out of fashion*. But it can always look good, especially if you don't care about fashion. 🤪

*"Fashion: The term implies a look defined by the fashion industry as that which is trending."

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Driver:     :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 10.5* ... AD-IZ 6SR
Fairway:  :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 15/18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Utility:      :taylormade-small: UDi 18* ... Even Flow Black 85R
                 :taylormade-small: DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
Irons:        :cobra-small: 4-Pw MIM Tour ... Steelfiber i95R
Wedges:   :taylormade-small: MG3 50*/MG3 58* LB ... Steelfiber i95R
Putter:      :cleveland-small: Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
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6 hours ago, chisag said:

 

... Yes it can look fashionable. Unless it is out of fashion*. But it can always look good, especially if you don't care about fashion. 🤪

*"Fashion: The term implies a look defined by the fashion industry as that which is trending."

That is funny you called me Big Un--- That is the name my neighbors in Gaffney SC pinned on me--- As far as fashion like everything else in life I do my own thing and could care less about the mainstream. We also have a term down here actually two of them having to do with the "beach lifestyle" One is "shabby chique" and the other one is a Pawleys Island thing called "arrogantly shabby".  I take credit on this end of the beach any how for starting the Tommy Bahama thing on the golf course. I know for a fact I was the first one on this end of the beach to wear Tommy Bahama or Jimmy Buffett shirts on the golf course. Now days at our course especially in the shootout there can be more than a dozen guys wearing that type shirt. Saturday I wore a Polo with our club's crest on it. Someone asked me about that and I sorta snarled at them that everyone copied me and I changed styles some. Yeah I do my own thing as to what ever I think of at the time. 

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11 hours ago, EasyPutter said:

I know, I didn't ensure I was using the right definition 😳 [I never learn]  but fashion is a fickle thing and so changeable - perhaps we could lead this fashion thing ourselves - generate a MGS forum in Member Community entitled Golf Fashion Trends for 2023 and forecast the golfer's wide brim hat as haute couture!  (and get rid of that nasty moniker "bucket hat")

Now I have heard them called 'fisherman's hats"------ I have also heard them called drunks at the racetrack hat----- In the 60s you could buy them around the racetrack with one's favorite kind of beer printed on them with the little tag kinda official like saying--- I am an alcoholic in case of emergency get me a insert favorite beer. Man I bet those would go over good in today's PC society

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Driver ---- Callaway Big Bertha Alpha  Speeder 565 R flex---- 3 wood TM V-Steel Aldila 65G R Flex 15*--- 7 Wood TM V-Steel UST Pro Force 65 R flex 21*---- 9 wood TM V-Steel stock MAS Stiff shaft 24*---  Irons 4 thru 9 Mac Muirfield TT black label --- PW  Vokey SM-4 51* stock shaft--- SW Vokey SM 5 L grind 58* stock shaft--- Putter -- Rusty Scotty Santa Fe fluted Bulls Eye shaft---. Bag Old School Jones Original non stand

 

 

 

 

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I wear a "sun hat" as they are sometimes called to cut the grass.  My wife says I look like her father when I wear it. 

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:callaway-small: BB Epic 10.5 turned down to 9.5. Stiff - Driver

:755178188_TourEdge: EX-9 3 & 5 hybrids, stiff

:Hogan: BH-5 irons, 4-PW, stiff

:vokey-small:SM6 56-degree SW, and 60-degree wedge

:ping-small: Zing Putter w/Winn NTP midsize grip

:srixon-small: Soft Feel golf ball

Wish list - Srixon ZX5 or 7 irons, Sub70 699 pro irons, Callaway Jaws gap wedge, Vokey gap wedge

 

 

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A large brimmed, formed and with open mesh on the upper portion is the hat of choice during hot months.  Very similar to those fishing hats.

 

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On 6/18/2022 at 9:30 AM, EasyPutter said:

I learned about dark colors and the sun a long time ago. When on the Outer Banks with the family Plymouth Fury II station wagon a perfect height then to lean on the hood and quickly removed arm for the searing heat - we immediately understood the frying an egg on it comment.  When years later had my own Volare station wagon in black and sun would go through the tinted glass heating interior to 127 (had a thermometer on the dash), then for privacy added limousine black tinting to everything except front door glass and windshield and interior temp never got over 107 again - limiting the sun getting past the dark surface kept things on the other side cooler.  Lesson applies to clothing too, any color t-shirt under a dark golf shirt is sufficient to make it cooler and any dark hat with an air space with airflow through it is also a cool hat.  That navy Stick&Hack logo Robertson's hat I posted has a top panel made of one thin layer of fabric that breathes and is one of the coolest hats I wear as it also shades face, ears and neck.  🙋‍♂️ now you know one person who wears a dark hat when it is 100* outside 😅 

2 of my big trucks were black. They were cab over flat top Internationals. They were a bear to keep cool in the summer especially down South. Usually had to put a A/C compressor every year. When the warranty ran out I said nuts to that. Now the windows were legally tinted too. I was at the house one day and the brain went off. Ended up taking the one I drove and masked the top off and sanded and repainted white. Man what a difference that made. I told the guy who was driving the other one and he said he would help me free of charge. We did that one and it made all the difference in the world. In SC all our school busses are safety yellow by law but if you look closely the tops are all painted white. On the trucks I kept those 2 more years and never put an A/C compressor on either one. LOL I had a little deal going there. Those trucks used a Tecumsea brand compressor which was what the Ford products used at the time. Same part number as an International compressor but the one for a Lincoln Continetal was $100 cheaper. I did replace 2 one on each truck after the warranty ran out but never replaced either one after my conversion

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Driver ---- Callaway Big Bertha Alpha  Speeder 565 R flex---- 3 wood TM V-Steel Aldila 65G R Flex 15*--- 7 Wood TM V-Steel UST Pro Force 65 R flex 21*---- 9 wood TM V-Steel stock MAS Stiff shaft 24*---  Irons 4 thru 9 Mac Muirfield TT black label --- PW  Vokey SM-4 51* stock shaft--- SW Vokey SM 5 L grind 58* stock shaft--- Putter -- Rusty Scotty Santa Fe fluted Bulls Eye shaft---. Bag Old School Jones Original non stand

 

 

 

 

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I always my Tilly or my wide brim Panama hat on the course during the summer.   I can drench the Tilly in cold water and then wear it, whereas the Panama couldn't handle all the water.  But it does have a really nice brim that keeps the sun off and is great when there's a nice sea breeze.

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My two cents worth. When my doctor of 25 years told me to start wearing a wide brim hat to slow down the cancer spots, i complied. That hits home. Everyone should where them. Sun screen helps some, but no sun is better. i wear my Titleist and Nike Wide brim hats all the time outside, even when i'm not golfing.

to those that think you look dorky, i say, rather look dorky than be dead.

 

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