Come winter, the golf bobble hat is one of the most important accessories in your bag. Arrive on the first tee without one and you may as well head back to the clubhouse and spend the day inside.
Yes, they really are that important. If you don’t own one, get it on your Christmas list, sharpish.
The good news is, unlike a lot of golf gear, a bobble hat won’t set you back too much. You can’t put a price on staying warm on the course, and it’s our noggin we need to look after, where so much of our body heat escapes.
If you’re in the market for one, or searching for a Christmas gift, here are the 11 best golf bobble hats on the market. It turns out that there are quite a lot of different styles and colours to choose from…
It would be boring if everyone looked the same out on the course, wouldn’t it? Here, we have a style that is a bit more daring, and with the reversible design, you can wear it your way. It’s wonderfully soft and quick-drying, plus it comes in some eye-catching colours: electric blue, black/steel and halo grey/versa red.
Ping Logo Bobble Hat, £19.99
It might be grey, but there’s nothing dull about this bobble hat, with the Ping embroidered logo and woven tab giving it a modern look. The Ping lettering is different and makes this bobble hat stand out more than most –but it works. A fashionable choice.
Galvin Green Lemmy, £40
This knitted bobble hat has a windproof lining around the ears, but it’s been designed with excellent breathability properties.
The stretch fabric also aids comfort, giving you optimum freedom of movement. You’d expect nothing less from Galvin. This bobble hat is available in navy, black and black/reflex.
This classic bobble hat is a favourite among Tour pros and club golfers. The tricolour knit with single-colour cuff makes for a smart look, and it features a Microfleece performance liner for enhanced comfort and warmth. Choose from black/white, navy/white, and grey/white.
Adidas Golf Statement Beanie, £19.95
The stripes on the cuff make this knitted beanie hat very easy on the eye, whilst the Adidas Badge of Sport creates a style statement. It’s a ‘sporty’ beanie, if there is such a thing. Meanwhile, a soft fleece lining ensures golfers stay warm and comfortable.
Cobra Reversible Beanie Hat, £16.99
Made from soft-feel acrylic, this reversible knit beanie features the striking snake logo, which will appeal to those golfers who like to be bolder with their fashion choices.
However, as it’s reversible, you can opt for a subtle look, too. It depends on your mood…
J.Lindeberg Pom Knit Stripe Hat, £29.99
Who doesn’t like a striped beanie? Designed with traditional ribbed cuff, top pom, and J.Lindeberg brand embroidery, this colourful hat will brighten up even the most miserable of winter days on the course.
Cashmere will cost you a bit extra, but, well, it’s cashmere. Plus, it features the Polo Bear on the centre front. It’s the perfect Christmas gift and one that any keen golfer would be delighted to receive. You won’t just wear this on the golf course, that’s for sure.
Glenmuir’s thermal-lined Ryder Cup bobble hat features the official logo, embroidered by its craftspeople in Lanark, Scotland. Available in black, ascot blue, light grey or navy, it’s one fine-looking bobble hat – and it’s super cosy.
It’ll evoke all those wonderful Ryder Cup memories, and perhaps even inspire you to play like the pros.
This is a reversible beanie with a difference. It also features a detachable pom, giving you the option to mix it up a little and change your look to go with different outfits. The script and Swoosh branding enhance its appearance.
These golf bobble hats are designed to provide style, comfort and warmth in even the most adverse weather conditions. They combine warming thermal insulation and quick moisture-wicking for highly effective temperature regulation – and they look fantastic.
The colour combinations work really well and include navy/royal blue, pewter/lime and autumn favourite, plum/red.
As well as topping up on your golf bobble hats collection, you need specialist golf insurance if you don’t have it already. This protects you if your equipment is lost, damaged, or stolen, or if you accidentally cause injury to another person or damage to third-party property.