By now you’ve probably seen or heard the news. No drones, no coolers, and no reclining lawn chairs allowed at Quail Hollow for the PGA Championships. (Well, there goes our weekend. — Just kidding!) Despite the rules, there’s still plenty of wiggle room for creature comforts to take along as you tag along with the pros. While you’re in the neighborhood, you can pop in to see us at Jesse Brown’s and get geared-up for golf!
Seems like tournament week is either the warmest week of the summer — or the wettest. Don’t try to weather the jungle-like days on the links with your old, plastic-coated or “water resistant” jacket, or (gasp!) a tacky emergency poncho! A real raincoat that’s waterproof AND breathable will make even the longest, wettest days more tolerable.
Hats and Caps:
Yes, we love us a Carolina Panthers or UNC cap, too, but if and when the sun shines on the SouthPark area, you’ll want the kind of coverage a wide-brim Tilley Endurables hat can provide. Trust us on this one. And if you’ve got to go with the cap, we get it. Check out a new Patagonia low trucker cap. You won’t have to retire that Panthers’ cap. It’ll be football season soon enough.
Those big, armchair models you take to the beach won’t cut it at Quail Hollow. Actually, they won’t even let them past the door. The good news is, there are quite a few options that are much lighter, easier to carry, and can give you more than a comfortable moment off your feet.
Sorry, Billy Gibbons, but cheap sunglasses just won’t cut it. (Bonus points if you get that reference.) Sunglasses — particularly those with polarized lenses — will not only make it easier to see out there, but also cut down on overall eye fatigue no matter what your outdoor pursuit. Seriously, Look it up.
SPF shirts and tops:
Sunscreen is a must, for sure, and you can double-down on the sun protection effort with lightweight, breathable fabrics that are up to SPF 50. Yes, those colorful Columbia PFG shirts you like so much for travel, fishing, and such are also a perfect match for spectating in cool comfort!
And here’s the straight dope on what you can — and can’t bring — when you’re headed over to the tournament. Enjoy, and we’ll see you here at Jesse Brown’s no matter what the season.