It’s Just an Umbrella…NOT!

by | Nov 24, 2020 | Pro Shop

Umbrellas? What is so special about an umbrella.  An umbrella is just something that we use in case we get caught outside in the rain. It’s just one of those things you have in case you need it; you never really plan on using an umbrella. Most people don’t put a lot of thought into choosing an umbrella. In fact, most umbrellas are purchased out of necessity, when you don’t have one with you and it’s raining.

For golfers, your umbrella can prove to be invaluable, especially if you ever find yourself on the course during the middle of a downpour with no shelter in sight. That’s when you will be glad to have a real umbrella that was actually designed to protect you from the elements.

When one of the nation’s most trusted meteorologists, Rick Reichmuth, wasn’t able to find an umbrella that met his standards, he set out to design his own.

After years of research, sketching, testing and more testing, Weatherman was born. An umbrella that can stand up to extreme weather. The materials – from the hand-sewn panels to the fiberglass ribs – hold off 55-mph winds. Optional Bluetooth technology will track your Weatherman so you don’t lose it, and the Weatherman app makes sure you don’t leave it behind.

Weatherman is the only umbrella on the market to blend unmatched quality with smart technology and ingenious design. The free Weatherman app pairs with an optional Droplet Bluetooth tracker to detect the forecast, then reminds you when you need to take your Weatherman umbrella along. The tracker also ensures you always know where to find your umbrella and alerts you when you may have left it behind. Weatherman was named Best Umbrella in Golf Digest’s Editors’ Choice Awards in 2018, 2019 and 2020, and proudly serves as the Official Umbrella of the American Junior Golf Association, as well as the umbrella supplier of the U.S. Ryder Cup team, U.S. and International Solheim Cup Teams and U.S. and International Presidents Cup teams.

An Umbrella Fit for The King

If you said the Weatherman was Fit for a King, you’d be right…

Introducing the Weatherman x Arnold Palmer Collection, paying homage to the golf legend’s charismatic, colorful personality and brings his ubiquitous umbrella logo to life with six umbrellas in three new designs. Each of the designs, available in Weatherman’s Golf and Collapsible sizes, are shaped by the bold, colorful style that made Palmer “The King” on and off the golf course.

“We are honored to partner with Arnold Palmer Enterprises to deliver a collection of umbrellas that represent the personality and character of Arnold Palmer over his life and career,” said Tyler Kupper, Partner and Chief Revenue Officer at Weatherman. “The Weatherman and Arnold Palmer creative teams spent months perfecting designs that fully capture Mr. Palmer’s style, and we were excited to launch the capsule collection at Bay Hill during the 2020 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard.

“Arnold Palmer chose an umbrella logo to represent his brand, and so clearly the umbrella is an important part of our story,” said Cori Britt, Vice President of Strategic Affairs at Arnold Palmer Enterprises. “Weatherman umbrellas are a fantastic reflection of our commitment to quality and functionality, and we are very happy to be working with them.”

Made with Industrial-strength fiberglass to prevent breaking and inverting, and vented canopies withstand winds up to 55 mph. Water-repellent fabric keeps you dry and the UPF 50+ barrier protects you from the sun. A large mesh pocket offers handy storage, and a silicone-coated rib makes for a perfect place to hang your towel, so it doesn’t slip off.

If you are looking for the perfect gift for the golfer in your life (or yourself), the Weatherman represents the convergence of technology, engineering and state-of-the-art design. The result? The best umbrella ever created and possibly the best gift of the year.

Next time you find yourself on the back-nine in a downpour, you’ll be glad you have a Weatherman protecting you.


About the Author

<a href="" target="_self">Alan Darty</a>

Alan Darty

Alan is the founder and publisher of Golf One Media and the former publisher of eSouthernGOLF—a second-generation Florida native who loves all things Florida. You can usually find him with his wife, watching their two daughters coaching volleyball at Oviedo (FL) High School or Mississippi State University when he's not golfing, hunting, or fishing.