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How to choose the best golf umbrella

How do you choose the best golf umbrella? There are at least six critical characteristics to look for. We’ve recommended the 62″ Windbrella as the best of the best for many years. In fact, I still use the same Windbrella as when I wrote my first article and video on this subject. This article uses images from two promotional product umbrella’s that I’ve had for 10 years. The private label umbrella is a back up for my kids. It has a few broken parts and you’ll see why as we compare umbrella quality. Both of these would retail for over $35.

6 elements to look for:

  1. Construction- choose fiberglass
  2. Double canopy- won’t blow inside out
  3. Closing Grip- your hand should be able to fit on the closing mechanism without overhang, a primary cause of pinch accidents.
  4. Handle- A wider diameter grip is easier to hold for longer periods.
  5. Warranty- lifetime manufacturer
  6. Auto-open- handsfree is a must

Tips to help you discern differences between brands:

Size: 62″ is the most popular size for any level golfer from amateur to professional. A pro golfer who huddles under the umbrella with his caddy may opt for the 68″ umbrella when the weather is expected to be blustery and horrible. The 62″ covers the typical golfer need, covering you and your bag. There’s plenty of room for someone else to join you. The 68 inch is harder to find and due to it’s added size, may be just a bit more than you really need.

Double Canopy– I wouldn’t bother buying one without this if you have any kind of windy conditions where you golf. The right double canopy construction will prevent the umbrella from blowing inside out, and sometimes also helps prevent it from blowing away if you set it down while taking your swing. Not all umbrella’s with a double canopy construction perform the same.  I have two units. They look pretty similar, they feel almost the same, but they perform WAY differently. For example, the ‘backup’ unit that someone gave me, and I loan to others on occasion, has some minor broken elements even though it’s hardly ever used. Look for the umbrella with fewer parts on the double canopy. Look at the two below. The extra parts on the top umbrella are all to make up for what it lacks in durable construction.

golf umbrella red and white
I wish I had a photo of the double canopy umbrella that literally broke into pieces on a gusty day. Alas, I tossed the pieces into the next trash can. It looked something like this red and white umbrella, but with a double canopy.

golf umbrella private label

windbrella golf umbrella double canopy sturdy

umbrella canopy top
Double canopy top on private label umbrella.
62 inch windbrella double canopy top
62" Windbrella double canopy top

Warranty– A Lifetime warranty is offered on the best. If it doesn’t have one, why not?

Pinchless closing– Who hasn’t gotten pinched in their lifetime? While many brands tout how theirs works, I’ve tried them. A top reason I choose Windbrella ® over the Gustbuster® is this very feature. Image below is Windbrella and Private Label. Your whole hand should be able to cover whatever you grasp to close the umbrella. Cheaper umbrella’s your hand will cover the grip and a whole lot more.

golf umbrella-inside construction
Private label golf umbrella-unknown manufacturer.

windbrella 62 golf umbrella inside

Am I prejudice about umbrella brands? Yes, I am. I’ve tried lots of them. I’ve had my hand pinched to the point of drawing blood. I’ve watched an umbrella get decimated by strong gust of wind, in Florida no less. I tried one popular brand with a nice wooden handle. It weighed so much, I was tired of it just testing it indoors. When given a choice, people will jokingly argue over who gets the Windbrella and who gets the other brand.

As a promotional product, it’s a great executive gift. Add your logo free with any purchase of 24 or more.  You can order this as a private label brand for your company too.

The 62″ Windbrella is made in black, burgundy, hunter and tan, red and white, red and black checkerboard, black and white checkerboard, navy, black and tan, hunter, white, burgundy and tan, navy and white,  royal blue and white,  and UV solarteck.

Click here to buy the Windbrella 62″ Golf umbrella

Windbrella custom umbrella catalog

The Windbrella custom umbrella catalog is updated and ready for immediate download. Windbrella makes the best golf umbrella and gift umbrella in our opinion;  the others just don’t measure up. The 62″ golf umbrella with pinchless auto open and close is a BEST SELLER.

This link has been updated to the current year catalog, whether 2016, 2017 or beyond.
windbrella umbrella catalog

Windbrella Umbrella Catalog

We recommend this brand most frequently because they are simply the best umbrella’s of all the brands I’ve ever looked at and carried.  They even make umbrella’s for other companies, including CEO golf shop, that sell under their brand name. You can find a cheaper umbrella. You can find other umbrella’s that claim to be the best. But you’ll be hard pressed to find one that is truly better.

I don’t know every style in every brand. I’m very familiar with the 62 inch and 68 inch oversize golf umbrella’s. I golf and I also like a big umbrella for walking into places with more than one person. There are 2 major performance benefits:

1. Performance and durability- I used during pre-hurricane weather and it held up like a champ. My first umbrella is now 9 years old and virtually like new despite everyone in th the family wanting to use the Windbrella over any other brand in our home.

2. Quality-  Even the logo imprinting has lasted 9 years. When’s the last time you gave a gift that advertised  your company for 9 years?! How’d you like to have  your name associated with something so great that  people fight (jokingly) over to use because they like it so much?

3. Easy to open and close. Getting pinched is simply not an option, unlike other supposedly pinchless designs.

What is delivery time on 68″ custom logo umbrella’s?

The 68″ golf umbrella with logo imprinting can be ready in 3-5 business days. The 68″ umbrella by Windbrella is the 2nd most popular golf umbrella for executive gifts. We highly recommend advance ordering 2-3 months in advance for quantity purchases for this unit to ensure the color and quantity you want are available.

In general, this size golf umbrella is a custom order; typically only hunter green and burgundy may be in stock for immediate orders. The 62″ custom golf umbrella by Windbrella is our biggest seller and more colors are available for immediate purchase.

Specifications: SKU WBGOLF68. Colors: black, navy, burgundy, burgundy cream, hunter/cream, black/tan, red/white, navy/white, black/white, 24 unit minimum for FREE screen imprinting. black/red check black/white check are custom order only with a 144 unit minimum.
Custom color of your choice: – 144 unit minimum, includes branding on label and screen imprinting.

Production time: The standard turnaround is 2 days for a proof once we receive your art file. Upon approval, production averages 5 business days. Rush orders may be placed at no additional cost, if time permits.

Shipping costs: Clients may provided their own UPS account for billing. Otherwise, for estimating purposes, we suggest you use $25 base cost plus $1 per unit for shipping ground from zip code 33064 Florida.