Despite what you might think, there’s actually a lot of difference between a golf umbrella and a regular umbrella, apart from just the obvious size difference.
The main difference is the materials a golf umbrella is made with, making it more protective and durable than a regular umbrella.
For example, the shaft on a golf umbrella is usually made from fibreglass, so it’s strong and lightweight. The umbrella panels are also usually made from layered material (rather than a single thin layer like a regular umbrella), which makes them more effective.
Like all your golf equipment, the cost of buying a golf umbrella will depend on the brand and design you choose.
That said, no golf umbrella is overly expensive, and you will typically pay between £45 and £30.
There’s no rule that says you can only take a golf umbrella on a course, but there’s something to be said for buying the right equipment to do the job.
As well as being lighter and more effective than a regular umbrella, the extra size of a golf umbrella means it makes an effective shield for your golf back when you’re taking your shot and is less likely to leave your equipment exposed the rain.
While your choice might come down to your favourite brand or design, there are some key features you should look for when buying a golf umbrella.
The main thing to consider is the size of the canopy. You want something big enough to keep you and your equipment dry but not so big you struggle to handle it.
You should also consider the umbrella's weight, as you’ll be carrying it around for a long time. Most golf umbrellas are made from fibreglass shafts, so are incredibly lightweight and easy to carry, but you should still check.
Finally, you should also check if your golf umbrella has any specific protection against UV rays. Remember, a golf umbrella isn’t just for a rainy day. It can stop you getting burnt on particularly hot days.
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