Home­made ar­mour for the sun

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - The Golf Life -

▶ Golf is ex­pen­sive enough, so if you don’t want to pay the ad­di­tional cost of spe­cial cloth­ing de­signed to block the sun’s ul­tra­vi­o­let rays (UPF cloth­ing), here are some tips to get the most out of your wardrobe.

1 Tech fab­rics like Ly­cra, ny­lon and polyester of­fer more pro­tec­tion than cot­ton. 2 If you buy a cot­ton or cot­ton-blend shirt, wash it mul­ti­ple times be­fore wear­ing so it shrinks. This re­duces the space be­tween the fi­bres, making it harder for the sun’s rays to get through. 3 Shiny ma­te­ri­als such as rayon do the best job of re­flect­ing the sun’s rays, and matte ma­te­ri­als ab­sorb more UV ra­di­a­tion. 4 Denser ma­te­ri­als like cor­duroy are great for sun pro­tec­tion. Does your course al­low denim? Even bet­ter.

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