Katy Kraft Lim, an optometrist and self-proclaimed “budding athlete,” was hampered by the lack of choice when looking for women’s headwear for her running and training programs.
In an interview on the PGA Show 2022 in January, Lim said: “I would see this whole wall of hats, but for the women there would just be this little section limited to hot pink and purple. None of them worked for me, and they weren’t right for me anyway. I thought, ‘I’ll fix this.’ »
Lim is the founder and inventor of Vimhue, a successful women’s hat company that won the Top Buyers Choice award at the 2020 PGA Show. Her form-fitting ball caps with distinctive and convenient back slit options are in over 1,600 golf stores to date, with thousands more caps sold on Etsy.com and vimhue. com.
Lim researched details of female-specific head anatomy, drawing on sources such as the U.S. military. She modified the panels of the cap to fit the curve of the women’s head size. Lim also used cardboard and other materials to design the specific curve and length of the caps’ bills. She eventually got patents and has been extremely busy since she opened in 2019.
I asked Lim if she was still working as an optometrist. She laughed and said, “Oh my God, no! I quit 40 hours a week to work 80!
The back designs of the caps create easy opportunities to do a high, low ponytail, or a bun if desired. The lower edges come to the top of the ears but not above them. The brim of the cap is a face-flattering curve.
Sunglass temples fit easily inside as well. Given Lim’s professional background, that was normal.
The caps’ technical fabric offers UPF 50+ sun protection in 18 solid color options, and they retail for $29.
In addition to direct-to-consumer sales, the caps are available at PGA Tour supermarkets, WorldWide Golf websites and at Scheels All Sports in the Midwest. Green grass stores carrying the brand are found primarily in the Southwest, Midwest, Florida, and Georgia.
These plugs should have a ready market in the Cape Town area, and not just on golf courses. If you can excuse the pun, they’re also perfectly suited to be worn on the beach, trails, and boardwalks. Considering Lim’s Little Red Hen attitude, I think this could happen sooner rather than later.
Milton FD Tournament September 14
The 2022 Fundraising Golf Tournament supporting the Milton Fire Department is scheduled for Wednesday, September 14 at The Rookery Golf Course. Profits will be used to purchase new firefighting equipment.
Sponsorships, door prize donations and player overtures remain available. For more information, contact Paul Caras Sr. at 302-236-0100.
Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge Fall Outing Oct 7
Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge 2540 is hosting its fall golf outing on Friday, October 7 at Mulligan’s Pointe, near Georgetown. Proceeds support Sussex County veterans, such as financial aid for the Home of the Brave and Delaware Tech scholarships.
The lodge is looking for sponsors and players. For more information, email CapeElksGolf @icloud.com.
Results of local club competitions
The Rehoboth Beach CC Ladies 18-Hole group played their annual Solheim Cup match on August 3, mixing scramble, alternate shot and best ball from partner formats. The highlight of the day was Bailey Scheurer’s ninth ace, this time on the 5th hole.
Team Heron scored 278 points and included Scheurer, Suzanne Moore, Judy Shaw, Barb Collins, Peggy Roca, Gina Bergin, Lora Drewer, Kerry Lockwood, Pauline Porter and Carol Wetherhold.
The Osprey team scored 285 points and included Dale Lipnick, Robbie Robinson, Jeanne Allen, Trish Medd, Tina Brinsfield, Carole Ann Medd, Sally Fogarty, Cyndy Simeone, Marcy Saliba and Pat Beebe.
Mulligan’s Pointe Ladies played a Low Gross/Low Net match on August 2.
Sue Ahern took first place raw in the Premier League, with Diane Braver in second and Maxine Ansbach in third. Linda Kaufman won first in net, followed by Tammy Findlay in second and Retta Rose Frampton in third.
Kathy Hudak took first place raw in the Second Division, with Carmela Boyle in second and Janece Hausch in third. Donna Dolce won the first net, followed by Deb Manelski in second and Nancy Mawhinney in third.
The Kings Creek CC Ladies 9-Hole group played a Ts and Fs match on August 1. Only scores for holes whose numbers begin with a T or an F are used.
Marie Murray, Deb Chase, Trish Galioto and Annette Stellhorn won the raw category. Yona Zucker, Hope Lavachia and Cathy Larrabee were the top three in the first flight.
Lisa Gercenstein, Bernie Bell and Judy Rayner took home honors for the second flight. Patty Davis, Beth Cohen and Margaret Connors were the highest ranked in the third flight. Kathleen O’Connor, Maureen Gutenstein and Farah Engler finished in the money in the fourth flight.
The Kings Creek CC Ladies 18-Hole group played a 1, 1, 2 match on July 28, won by Judy Wetzel, Sheree Mixell, Marty Jaxheimer and Debbie Grant. Donna Deely, Carolyn Ortwein, Barbara Hines and Polly Donaldson took second place.