Hi, my name is Ken.
I am a 72 year old, active, outdoorsy New Zealander.
Have had one melanoma removed, I searched the internet for long sleeved golf shirts and found the Solbari brand. I have bought two Solbari shirts for golf, the zip collared one for maximum protection and the traditional collar type for more relaxed situations. They are very comfortable to play in. A bonus besides the obvious sun protection is that they are warm on cooler days and cool on hot days; remarkable.
Pictured: in support of this last comment my photo shows me while travelling the Greek Islands in 36ºC temperatures; so great to have my Solbari shirts on holiday with me.
Thank you Ken for helping raise awareness for skin cancer, melanoma and skin conditions, and sharing your story with us and our Solbari Community.
The Solbari Team
Australia has one of the highest incidence rates of skin cancer in the World. By the age of 70, two in every three Australians are expected to have encountered issues with melanoma and non-melanoma related skin cancer.
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has reported that 780,000 skin cancers were diagnosed and treated in 2010 alone. The Australian Institute of Health & Welfare, estimate that around 14,000 Australians were diagnosed with Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer in 2017.
When watching a golf event it's noticeable how many professional golfers wear arm sleeves or sun sleeves. You may wonder, why do they wear them?
In our latest blog, we discuss how Adam Scott and Rory Sabattini have been affected by skin cancer and the attitude shared by Rory Mcilroy in regards to sunburn and sun protection.