The guys over at @GolfClubWankers would love to get a picture of a 70 year old, 20+ handicapper, wearing a flat bill hat and sporting this golf accessory. If you aren’t following them on Twitter you should be; always good for a laugh. While skin cancer is no laughing matter, I suspect most golfers would look to other solutions; which virtually guarantees I will end up seeing someone wearing these in the near future. Check out this invention:
The drawings come from a patent that recently issued as USPN 8,819,868 titled “Protective Ear Shades,” which describes the invention as:
Left and right ear shades that are removably connectable to the bottom of a baseball-style cap or headband of a hardhat and fit around the back, top, and front of the ears. The shades can be positioned to accommodate the wearer. Each ear shade includes a forked clip that receives the hat band between inner and outer tines. For relatively thick hat bands, such as those of baseball caps, the forked clip provides adequate resilient clamping force between the tines against the hat band to hold the ear shade in place. An optional removable clip fits around the top of the tines and resiliently connects near the bottom of the fork. Use of this optional removable clip allows the ear shade to be held in place on hats having hat bands that are too thin to be held in place solely by the clamping force of the fork tines.
Laugh all you want, but I bet these would sell if placed in the check-out aisle at the grocery store.