Webb Simpson’s victory at the US Open at Olympic Club was big news for Mr. Simpsons’ sponsors, many of whom ran congratulatory ads in golf magazines around the world. One brand that Mr. Simpson does not endorse, but is alleged to use, is golf sunscreen product Golfersskin. In addition to Webb Simpson, Masters champion Bubba Watson is also rumored to use Golfersskin, making the company two for two in majors this season.
Golfersskin does not pay any players to use its product and is therefore restricted from using player names in their promotion. However, according to Kevin Haglof of Golfersskin, five of the top nine players in the US Open used Golfersskin sunscreen. Also according to Mr. Haglof, seven of the top ten golfers in the world are using Golfersskin, including the number one player in the world.
Golfersskin is sunscreen that was developed specifically for golfers and is water resistant and sweat resistant. The product offers total UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection from the sun’s damaging rays while allowing players to grip the club without any oily residue.
Golfers also enjoy the moisturizing Aloe vera and UMF 18 Manuka Honey, which helps provide nutrients to the skin, while providing anti-bacterial and antioxidant benefits. The Manuka Honey helps assists the body’s ability to hydrate while soothing and improving skin.
Golfersskin products are made in New Zealand, home of the highest rate of skin cancer per capita in the world. The company is also a supporting sponsor of the Sun SafeTee® Program, which is the leader in sun protection education for golfers. Golfersskin sunscreen products are distributed at selectSun SafeTee educational outreach efforts focusing on skin protection awareness for golfers.