Stylish Sun Protection
By Diana Ragsdale
Summer has finally arrived. The warm temperatures and extended daylight hours give us ample opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities, especially golf. It also exposes us to the UV rays that carry the risk of the development of skin cancer. As a cancer survivor, I take this risk seriously and it is exciting to see that clothing producers and designers are making fashionable attire with sun protection.
I have purchased two brands of sun protection golf shirts: IBKUL and Jamie Sadock's Sunsense. Both of these brands are very stylish and I received a number of compliments on them. I wore them during the midday sun in very hot temperatures and they were both surprisingly cool. The fabrics are lightweight and they shield your skin from direct, intense sunlight.
These and other sun protection shirts and sleeves are available are the Covered Bridge pro shop, at golf stores that sell clothing (such as Golf Galaxy) and online. You may have noticed that many of our LPGA pro sisters are taking the steps to protect their skin and we should consider following their lead. If you would like to ask me about my experience with these shirts, I would be happy to share what I know.
Stay safe, stay cool and hit 'em long and straight.