Do You Carry a Golf Umbrella?

A golf umbrella is considered a must have for anyone who hits the links regularly. Of course I do not need to explain its uses, yet I am compelled to mention that I use the umbrella in the rain and during very hot days. It has many uses that may be some of you do not even realize. So, I thought I would mention a plethora of uses for this weather shield.

Playing in the Rain

In no particular order, here are the uses I have seen for an umbrella:

  • Protection from the rain
  • Protection from the sun
  • Hang your glove around the handle to dry when not in use
  • Hang your glove from the ribs when in use
  • Hang a towel from the ribs when in use
  • Hang your hat off the handle when not in use
  • A walking stick
  • Move branches when retrieving a golf ball
  • A pointing stick when picking a target down the fairway
  • Swatting bugs away

This list is not all encompassing, but ones that quickly came to me while writing. An umbrella is a useful piece of golf equipment that most golfers have in their bag. I like a large canopy umbrella because it covers my entire push cart and keeps me the driest.

I do not spend a great deal on an umbrella. I generally feel that all umbrellas are created equal and spending a princely sum is not worth the value. I could be wrong, but so far nothing has happened to change my mind.

I do not always carry my umbrella or even have it when using a cart (push or powered) I evaluate the day to determine if I need to bring it along. If there is even the slightest chance I will need my umbrella, I put it the bag. Better to be safe than sorry because I was caught a few times without one.

Back to my original question: do you carry and umbrella? Do you use it for more than keeping the rain off?

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!

6 thoughts on “Do You Carry a Golf Umbrella?

  1. It’s always in my car, but only taken out on the course if rain is due or if I’m walking with my push cart for shade. I also keep a rain suit and hat in my bag. They come in handy.

    Update on my house sale. I closed today on my house and my bid was accepted on the condo that offers free golf for the residents.

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  2. Jim,

    Great blog and it was a discussion that Michelle and I had when we moved to Australia. We always carry umbrellas, however they are used to keep the sun off of us as much as possible. We even purchased extenders to allow umbrellas to be on the cart for all rounds.

    Great discussion, Kirk

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