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July 07, 2004

Hat or Visor? Here's how to decide.

My entire life I've been a fan of wearing the traditional baseball style hat when playing golf. I pretty much always labeled a guy wearing a visor as a sissy or a tennis player. As of late it seems that more and more golfers are wearing visors. What's going on here? Is there a visor revolution going on? I swear I never wore a visor until about 3 weeks ago when I was at a golf shop & said to myself "self, what the heck, go ahead and try on a visor and see what all the rage is about."


Caution: Wearing this visor may cause uncontrollable smiling.

Is a visor a hat with a hole in it? Is a hat a visor without a hole? These are the types of mysteries in life that I lose sleep over thinking about. What is the point of a visor? Surely bald men would not want to wear one. Is there an advantage to wearing a visor over a hat? Yes there is, but only for some of us. I like the feel of a visor and I have always prided myself on having really nice hair. So the big advantage of a visor is I can show off the hair on the top of my head, which luckily isn't balding like many of my friends. That being said, I, No Three Putts, am now a fan of the visor. Now when watching golf you will notice the golfers who are wearing visors and know exactly why they are wearing them. Golfers with a nice head of hair will wear visors, bald guys and guys with ugly hair will be wearing hats.

Something to think about: The great debate of whether to wear a hat or a visor is almost as mind boggling as whether donut holes are really created by making a hole in a donut or just a marketing ploy to get us to buy those delicious little things.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I usually wear a ball cap, but stumbled across a full brimmed hat that has mesh sides and a gore-tex top. Here in SW Okieland during the summer a wide brim is quite useful and the mesh allows the breeze through. Also, it's a tannish-gray color and has no logos on it so this function over form guy likes it.

Golf Grouch said...

Well, I've seen "Meek"elson with that idiotic smirk without a visor, so it must be something else...

Whataguy said...

Hey 10:44 Anonomous -
What's the brand of that hat? I've always been a visor man myself, but about 8 yrs ago they started disappearing from the pro shops. All you could find were baseball caps. So now I've got about 200 visors and 75 caps in my golf garage. But now that I'm older and worry alot about skin cancer, I've been trying to find the ultimate, small brimmed, ventilated, washable hat. Anybody got any suggestions?

JSAllison said...

I'll dig it out of the car and take a look, picked it up at a Cracker Barrel restaurant gift shop. Seems like a pretty generic kind of thing though it does have an adjustable elastic head band as well as a adjustable chin strap (tip: wear chin strap behind ears in windy conditions)

Anonymous said...

I quess the hair club for men worked for you Mr. No3put.

Anonymous said...

i suppose that you have taken up tennis now too then, Sam Malone.

Anonymous said...

visors are much sexier than hats.

hats are for the older, geeky crowd....

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