Stock your golf bag: The 5 best sunscreens for golfers

the best sunscreens for golfers

Make sure your bag is stocked with one of these.

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Golfers don’t like blocks. But healthcare experts recognize their value. Blocks help protect against the damaging effects of ultraviolet rays, minimizing blotchiness, wrinkling and burning. They can even help reduce the risk of skin cancer.

We’re speaking, of course, about sunblocks. Here are five worth keeping in your bag.

Skinnies Sungel SPF 30

Many sunscreens are composed of up to 50 percent water, sometimes more. Water does nothing to protect against the sun. Skinnies Sungel has no H20. As its name suggests, it’s a concentrated gel, so it stays on your skin longer than some water-diluted sunscreens. Plus, as the brand boasts, a little bit of it goes a long way.

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Skinnies Sungel SPF 30

$32
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Neutrogena Sport Face, SPF 70+

Infused with a medley of electrolytes that help nourish skin, this sweat-and-water-resistant sunscreen has all of the broad-spectrum safeguards you could ask for. It’s also oil-free and non-greasy, so you won’t lose your grip.

Neutrogena Sport Face, SPF 70+

$10.07
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All Good Mineral Sport Sunscreen SPF 30

Not that you plan on leaving dry land, but it’s still nice to know that your sunscreen is made with reef-safe ingredients. Good for the environment, All Good is also good for your body. It uses non-nano zinc oxide, which forms a protective barrier against the sun without absorbing into your skin. Another eco-conscious note: All Good can be bought in bulk and refilled in the same container when you run out.

All Good Mineral Sport Sunscreen SPF 30

$18
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Native Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

Unless you earn a living as a mime, you don’t want to go around looking like one. Native offers 100-percent zinc-oxide safeguards in a non-greasy formula that rubs in easily. Ideal lightweight, unscented protection from the sun.

Native Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

$16
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Bravo Sierra SPF 30

Goes on light, stays on long. Bravo Sierra is fragrance-free, cruelty-free and reef-friendly. Developed through field-testing on active members of the U.S. military, it stands up to rugged, sun-bleached conditions. Five percent of proceeds from its sales goes toward a nonprofit supporting military service members, veterans and their families.

Bravo Sierra SPF 30

$13
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A golf, food and travel writer, Josh Sens has been a GOLF Magazine contributor since 2004 and now contributes across all of GOLF’s platforms. His work has been anthologized in The Best American Sportswriting. He is also the co-author, with Sammy Hagar, of Are We Having Any Fun Yet: the Cooking and Partying Handbook.