Sunburnt kids and silly ideas
David writes, "Golfers face an elevated risk of developing all sorts of skin trouble -- especially golfers who, like me, grew up in the sunburn era, when kids were pretty much expected to broil away the top few layers of their epidermis every summer. Most of the sun-related products that people used in those days were intended not to prevent damage caused by solar radiation but to exacerbate it. My pals and I used to bet Cokes on who could peel off the largest intact sheet of stomach skin."
Given the perils of paying the price in later years due to over exposure from the sun perhaps I should be grateful that I grew up in Scotland
Land of the rising sun damage
"Living in what has been called the melanoma capital of the world, Aucklanders face a 5.7% chance of developing skin cancer. Although the city's climate encourages outdoor activities, in summer UV intensities are high due to the low ozone and clean air, and because the earth is closer to the sun. People with fair skin are particularly susceptible to being harmed by the sun's radiation."
The above is from the Encyclopaedia of New Zealand
The sweet smell of Golfersskin
David testifies to just how much he and his wife like the product.
"Last month, one of the guys on the Sunday Morning Group’s annual buddies trip to Atlantic City told me about a sunscreen that, he said, was created specifically for golfers. It's from New Zealand, and it's used by large and growing number of tour pros and caddies. It's called GolfersSkin, and it’s terrific: it’s sweat-proof, and it isn't greasy, and it doesn't stain golf shirts, and (according to my wife) it "smells like fine coconut cologne.”
Here's the link to David and to Golfersskin
Quote of the Day
"As we wrap up the final major of the year in men's golf, we are very proud that all 4 majors were won by players that rely on our Golfersskin sunscreen products each time they tee it up."
- Golfersskin General Manager Ben Steward sounding like the sunscreen equivalent of the Titleist Pro V1 given that, "nearly 3900 players (74+%) have teed it up trusting their skin health to Golfersskin sunscreen products."
Footnote about the product
"Paraben free, paba free, and nanoparticle free Golfersskin powerfully nourishes your skin with moisturizing Aloe Vera and world-renowned UMF 18 Manuka Honey. Unique to New Zealand and touted for it's remarkable anti-bacterial and antioxidant benefits, Manuka Honey fights free radicals and assists the body's ability to hydrate while soothing and improving your skin."