There are always some surprises when the PGA comes to Pinehurst. But if there’s anything we can count on it’s the unpredictability of the weather during the US Open! If you’re headed out to the tournament, expect to be treated to all that early summer has to offer: sun, clouds, sky-high humidity, a good chance of thundershowers – and that’s all before lunch. The US Open PGA and LPGA events are back-to-back weekends. Here’s how to gear up to go long!
You know the ABC rule, right? That means Anything But Cotton, and it couldn’t be more appropriate than when you’re hoofing it from tee to green at Pinehurst. Don’t show up at the 19th whole looking a sweaty mess! The fabric in the SPF 50 PFG Zero Rules Polo actually cools down as you heat up. In colors from conservative to kick-@$$!
Unless you’re still playing Little League – or coaching it – you need to step up your game in the hat department. A Tilley AirFlo hat is as at home on the links as it is on the beach, the barbecue – or anyplace where you want to play outside, and still play it safe in the sun.
Taking on a golf tournament means committing to some serious time on your feet. Take a load off anywhere you dang well please with the GCI Packseat Portable Stool. Folds and unfolds in an instant. Watch – and wait – in style! Travel smart, friends. One of the few personal items that’ll pass the muster of the USGA security, y’all.
If there’s any sure thing at the US Open at Pinehurts, it’s the fact that at some point, it’s going to rain. Unless you’re the Gorton’s Fisherman or Paddington Bear, you can kiss that yellow rain gear good-bye. The patented, packable, waterproof and breathable technology in the Patagonia Torrentshell is what you’re after.
Those dancing octopus pants may get some looks, but let’s be real. A better choice for marching 7,500 yards up and down Pinehurst is a lightweight, breathable pair of britches, like the Simms Guide Pants (or shorts!), or the Columbia Sportswear Silver Ridge Convertible Pants. And with a minimum SPF 30… you’ll make that octopus green with envy.