Sun UV Protection on Golf Courses
Shadys Is Your Top Defense From Harmful UV Rays In Your Golf Car
Whether cruising around your golf car community, village or on the golf course choose Shadys to protect you from the harmful UV rays which can severely damage your skin, cause premature aging, and even skin cancer.
“It is important that golfers look beyond just sunscreen to protect themselves out on the golf course. A product like Shadys is a nice addition to a sun protection strategy”.
President The Sun SafeTee Program
Shadys uses SunTex 90 which provides up to 90% UV protection and blocks up to 90% of the sun’s heat rays so you and your seat stay cool and protected.
With Shadys your golf car is really COOLER!
SunTex significantly reduces both UV and solar heat gain. The fabric is GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certified for low-emitting products and materials. SunTex is also infused with Microban antimicrobial protection and works continuously to inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew that can cause stains, odors and product deterioration.
With SunTex installed, up to 90% of the sun’s heat and glare is reflected, absorbed and dissipated before it strikes.
• Infused with Microban® antimicrobial
• GREENGUARD® certified
• Protects against fading and sun rot
• Provides daytime privacy
• Lets in soft light and breezes
• Reduces glare
Composition: 31% Polyester, 69% Vinyl on Polyester
Mesh Weight: 17.2 (oz/yd2)
Fabric Thickness (in): .039
Openness Factor: Approximately 10%
UV Blockage: Approximately 90%
Breaking Strength (lb): 480 Warp, 340 Fill
Stiffness (mg.): 400 Warp, 310 Fill
Get the Facts on SKIN CANCER & some PREVENTION TIPS from SHADYS
Golfers Are Especially At Risk for Skin Cancer
The first thing you should know is that we all are at risk of developing skin cancer, regardless of race or skin tone. Yet some of us are more at risk than others, and this includes frequent golfers. Why are golfers especially at risk of developing skin cancer? Here’s why:
- Tee Times: Most people tee off between 10:00 a.m. and 2 p.m., which coincidentally is when the sun’s rays are at their strongest. Opt for an early morning or late afternoon tee time instead. It may also save you a few dollars on green fees to tee off at a later time also.
- Length of the Game: A typical game of 18 holes will take about 4 hours or so. A busier course will leave you outdoors for much longer, being exposed to harmful UV rays.
- Little to No Shade: Yes, golf courses are professionally landscaped with beautiful trees and foliage, but chances are you aren’t hanging out underneath it while you are golfing. If you can, try to rest under shade while you wait your turn.
What You Should Be Wearing to Play Golf
Ideally, you should be wearing long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. However, this may not be practical in warm weather climates. When you can’t keep covered, remember to use sunscreen, even on cloudy days. Apply sunscreen to exposed skin, including areas that are often neglected — the hands, ears, and the back of the neck. Golf sandals are becoming increasingly popular, so don’t forget to apply sunscreen to your feet if you choose to wear them.
Sun-protective clothing is also available at sporting goods retailers and at many golf pro shops. The fabric used in sun-protective clothing works like sunscreen, allowing only a limited amount of UV rays to penetrate the fabric. It provides excellent protection and is recommended by several cancer organizations. Popular brands include Coolibar and Solumbra.
A hat or visor isn’t just for keeping the sun out of your eyes; it’s also for keeping the sun’s harmful rays off your face. Choose a hat or visor with a five-inch brim so it is long enough to provide adequate protection. A golf umbrella is another item that most golfers keep in the bag, but often forget about. An umbrella is a great way to get much-needed shade on those long, sunny days on the green.
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