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This Hat Is No Sweat

by Jeff Skinner

Every now and then a new gadget or innovation comes along in golf that really makes a difference in golf. The Big Bertha Driver changed the face of drivers, both figuratively and literally. The Pro V1 changed the entire golf ball market. Hybrid clubs started an entire new market for club companies. I usually take awhile to change to something new in the market. I’m an old dog and new tricks don’t come so easy. However, that doesn’t mean I can’t realize when something is good or may have real value.
I was given a new hat the other day that may be worth a try. It is from the people at Ahead Inc. and it is called the Dri-Look Cap. It’s advertised as “…the first breathable, cotton cap to hide sweat.” It is endorsed by PGA Tour pro Jason Gore and designed to “…block perspiration so you don’t have that unsightly sweat patch on your cap!” If Jason Gore and I have anything in common it’s that we both give our hats and shirts a real test when it comes to sweating. Two things I am guaranteed to do on a golf course: shoot over par and sweat like Secretariat running the Kentucky Derby. That’s the way it is, bogeys and sweat soaked hats. I tried the new Dri-Look Cap and it worked very well. After eighteen holes on a warm day and a few really good sweats, the outside of the hat showed no signs of sweat. The inside of the hat was soaked but the outside looked dry as can be. This hat works as advertised. Any of my other hats would have been soaked through and stained. I was very impressed and have made this hat my regular golfing hat. Now if the guys at Ahead could make a hat that guarantees some birdies, I’d be all set.

Hat after 18 holes

Hat after 18 holes

Inside is soaked after 18 holes

Inside is soaked after 18 holes

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