Masters weekend has arrived and this puts us right in the heart of golf season, both for playing and watching. The first major of the year is always exciting for golf fans, and it also usually marks a shift in the weather for those who have waited patiently for the temperatures to rise. It's an excellent time to pick up some new gear for the season, and everybody needs the right hat to hit the links!
The most popular headwear, both on the PGA Tour and at the local track, is the simple baseball cap branded with names like Titleist, Taylor Made, and Callaway. At hats.com, we'd much rather see golfers in more distinctive, stylish golf hatsinstead of the walking-billboard look.
You can go traditional with a solid-color or select a style with a unique pattern. These brimmed hats provide some sun protection while making a fashion statement. Bailey of Hollywood, Country Gentleman, and Goorin Brothersare go-to brands if you're looking for Fedoras and Trilbies.
If you're more concerned with function over fashion, you should consider performance hats with an ample brim. Tilley makes very high quality outdoor hats that are breathable while still offering top notch sun protection. They'll also stand up to the abuse that comes with playing long rounds without having to be replaced frequently. If you need a little more ventilation, you might want to look at straw hats with a wide brim. You may give up some sun protection, depending on the type of weave used to make the hat, but you'll still get some blockage while allowing a lot of air to get to your head. Country Gentleman and Bailey of Hollywoodmake some excellent straw hats.
The most classic, recognizable look for golfers is the traditional cap. There are several variations to choose from based on your style preferences and what style will flatter your look. We recommend checking out our Face Shape Guide to help determine what might be best for you. Caps are the most comfortable way to get a little protection from the elements while attaining a level of distinct style. Kangol, Bailey of Hollywood, Country Gentleman, and Borsalino are great brands to shop.
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