by Sarah J.F. Braley | July 01, 2010
Solumbra  shirt


Sporty sun block. Shirts made by Solumbra block more than 97 percent of both UVA and UVB rays and offer 30 SPF protection. A long-sleeve polo version is available for $60. (800) 882-7860;






Drymax socksAbsorbing idea. Drymax golf socks aim to make your feet feel less sweaty. They're available in a number of styles at most sporting goods stores, priced at $8 to $10 a pair.





CoppertoneLotion notion. Coppertone Sport sunscreen now offers antioxidants and is "ultrasweatproof," which helps keep the lotion out of your eyes. Sold at drugstores nationwide for about $9.99; try to buy in bulk.






Tin cup stencilsMarked ball.
For anyone who has ever lost a ball on a golf course, the Tin Cup allows you to mark your balls with symbols such as a martini glass, a shark or a flamingo, starting at $17.95 each. Company logos can be produced for a fee. (888) 984-6287;






Superman headcover(Super)hero worship. Is one of your VIPs a Superman or Batman fan? Creative Covers for Golf offers club covers depicting the Man of Steel and the Caped Crusader, as well as Wonder Woman, the Hulk and others ($34.99 each). Call the company for event pricing. (888) 228-5001;











Straight Down the Middle coverThe tau of tee. The humorous new book from Josh Karp called Straight Down the Middle (Chronicle Books) examines the author's spiritual relationship with the game. Available from for about $17.