Nobody loves and respects the umbrella more than the citizens of the United Kingdom. Throughout their lives they become familiar with two words; cloudy and soggy. And all great innovations in the umbrella universe usually begin in Great Britain or Scotland. It’s rare when during a British Open, that they don’t pull the ’bumbershoots” and “toppers” at some point. Yes golf, which got it’s birth in the land of the Scotch. Since golfers over there can’t pick and choose the days they play, in that, if you wait for good weather, you might be waiting awhile. And it was soon figured out that old classic black umbrella, preferred by nine out of ten evil nannies, was not up to the job for a round on the sea-side links. Hence, the birth of the golf umbrella. And as the game became more popular on television, the promotional U.K. golf umbrella soon found it’s way onto golfer’s bags and also carried by everyone in the massive galleries that follow their favorite players.
As any citizen of the U.K. can tell you, the weather can change in an instant, whether whipping up over the Irish Sea or the Atlantic Ocean. And often with the pounding rain comes the wind. It wasn’t a rare site to see one of these “kites in waiting” be ripped from the holder’s hand and go spinning off in the sky. That brought on the next beneficial feature; the vented golf umbrella. While no promotional umbrellas U.K. umbrella yet has been made that can withstand gale force winds, the vents in the golf umbrella can help a bit.
Hip and Quirky
Being the masters of the umbrella, all the fashionable, hip, styles of umbrellas come from “over the pond” as well. How about the ultra cool see-through bubble umbrella that Twiggy used to stroll under. Or the sleek black umbrella used in the show “Avengers”. this clever umbrella had more uses than just keeping the detectives dry.