Homemade armour for the sun
▶ 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.