Dating as far back as the 1600s, Panama Hats
originated in Ecuador and are still the most popular golf headgear, worn by the likes of Bob Murphy, Tom Kite, and Greg Norman. Michael Jordan buys his favorite, the Outback Panama (below), from The Village Hat Shop in San Diego ($54, 888-847-4287, www.villagehatshop.com
). So when you take to the greens this season, make sure you golf in style by sporting a Panama hat of your own.
The Biltmore Crushable Golf Hat — you can pack it in a suitcase or shove it in your golf bag, and it springs back to its original shape — hails from Herrington ($40, 800-903-2878, www.herringtoncatalog.com
). There are also the popular Gambler Panama and Colonial Panama lids from Vizcaya Hat in Ecuador ($150-$160, www.vizcayahat.com