Hats. Let’s discuss them.

The Kentucky Derby is good for a lot of things, but nothing—not even the race itself—is as important as Where's Waldo-ing through the throngs of people and identifying the best headwear.

It’s an art. You want to have fun with it and be as ridiculous as you can be, within reason of course. It harkens back to Halloween parades in elementary school: Show off, do a twirl, impress the fans. Picking the perfect hat for the Derby isn’t a want, it’s a need.

Unfortunately, unless you’re Wes Welker, you most likely will never go to the Kentucky Derby live. However, since you’re reading this on Golf Digest, there’s a very good chance that you’ll be going to a golf course this weekend. So, live a little. Wear a ridiculous/awe-inspiring hat and impress your friends and enemies alike.