Now that many golfers are getting back out onto the course, they are spending much more time in the direct sunlight. Many golfers assume that if they are wearing long sleeves, pants, and a hat they are fully protected from the sun. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. It is important to ensure that when you are on the course, you are taking all necessary precautions to protect yourself from the sun and avoid any types of skin cancer. Because golfers are in the sun for such extended periods of time, they are at a high risk for developing skin care if they do not protect themselves. Here are some important things to keep in mind to protect your skin while out on the course:


Apply sunscreen.

It is so important that you don’t forget about sunscreen as you are getting ready for a day of golf. Apply your sunscreen 15 minutes before you go outside and be sure to bring some along so that you can reapply it throughout the day.

Find sunglasses that have UV protection.

This is important to protect the skin around your eyes, as well as your eyes themselves! By wearing sunglasses with UV protection, you are ensuring that your eyes will not be strained by the brightness of the sun.

Dress appropriately.

If possible, pair your pullover and pants with a hat. Although these items
will not completely protect you from the sun, it is a great way to avoid a sunburn as best you
can. Look for apparel that incorporates UV protection, and even cooling technology if you are
golfing on a warmer day. To stay on the safe side and on top of your health, schedule an annual dermatologist appointment to check out any spots on your skin. And, if you notice any spots are changing, growing or have uneven diameters, be sure to call your dermatologist as soon as possible!