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#31 mac4pres

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 09:50 PM

View PostHit, on 13 May 2018 - 01:58 PM, said:

View Postmac4pres, on 13 May 2018 - 08:44 AM, said:

Never used to putt with glasses on but bought a pair of the oakley prizm golf lenses and now I don't even think about it. I actually played 2 rounds without taking my glasses off to putt before I even realized I wasn't taking them off. I don't think they make it easier to read the green but they don't hurt either.

I wear the same and keep them on when putting.  I find myself squinting if I take them off.  Great lenses.

There are rounds I don't wear them at all.  But once on they stay on.

The only down fall with them is the course looks significantly more brown with them on. Often my partners will mention how good the greens look and I'll have to remove my glasses to see what they see. The Oakley's prizm lenses definitely makes the dry spots stand out.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:20 AM

I too like many others will take off the glasses on the putting greens. I keep them on all other times. Just seems like it is harder to see the greens with glasses on. Never had an issue of falling- just put on my hat while on the greens.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:47 AM

Nope !  No sunglasses while putting, or full shots.
Wear them in between, though. Keeps the dust out and block wind.
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:51 AM

I can putt with or without sunglasses.... (2 pairs of Reks - Gray and Yellow lenses. They're awesome).... but if the light isn't bright enough, I do have trouble seeing the line with them on. All depends on the shade of the lenses. I do love the yellow lenses as well, ESPECIALLY when it's darker out.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 10:16 AM

Oakley Flak 2.0 with Prizm Golf and I wear them for every shot - no issues for me.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 11:29 AM

Always leave mine on if I'm wearing them - haven't really noticed a difference on or off - however, I've been at my club for 25 years so probably don't look at putts quite as closely as I should...

Wore my Oakley Feedback with Polarised lenses yesterday, finished with 29 putts. Missed a tiddler on the 2nd but that wasn't the glasees' fault, unless they can make my right hand take over and pull the putt left.
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 11:53 AM

I used to wear non-prescription glasses all the time when it was sunny.  Then my eyes god bad enough to not see where the ball went and switched to Rx lenses.  Took some getting used to but I don't have any trouble at any point in the round anymore.  Putting was the biggest issue and that was mostly from the Rx not the sunglasses.
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 12:23 PM

I always took my glasses off when putting, but recently got fitted with prescription distance glass w/transition (turns dark brown).  If I take them off for putting my vision would get blurry so I just leave them on.
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 12:31 PM

My sunglasses are Oakley Half-Jacket SLJ frames. Lenses are sports performance for flat to medium light.  Rose base with a subtle Iridium® coating to improve contrast and depth perception in blues and greens.
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 12:56 PM

View PostPepperturbo, on 14 May 2018 - 12:31 PM, said:

My sunglasses are Oakley Half-Jacket SLJ frames. Lenses are sports performance for flat to medium light.  Rose base with a subtle Iridium® coating to improve contrast and depth perception in blues and greens.
Light Transmission: 30% Conditions: changing conditions Protection Index: 2 Neutral / Contrast: Contrast expressly for reading grain and greens.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:04 PM

Oakley flak XLJ’s with Golf prizm lenses...all round every round.  They’re perfect
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:49 PM

I wear good Costas to play and take them off to putt
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:55 PM

I usually keep them on the whole time I play unless it gets overcast, then my oakleys get put on the back of my head. Never really noticed a difference reading putts either way.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:32 PM

View Postmyphed1, on 13 May 2018 - 03:26 PM, said:

I have prescription Bolle sunglasses that I have to wear. I can’t wear contacts here in AZ, too dry. My Rx sunglasses have to be perfect though, I’ve had the same eye doctor for 10+ years and they know my priority is being able to play golf and see well. If an updated prescription comes back a little off they will remake the lenses until they are perfect. I’ve used transitions lenses with success as well. The super wrapped/curved lenses aren’t easy to get right so I stay away from those.

If I may ask, what model of Bolle sunglasses do you have?  I'm thinking of getting some new prescription sunglasses, and there are a couple of Bolle models I might consider.
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 11:30 AM

Always wear sunglasses for UV protection. Eyes are more important than my golf scores! :blind:

Edited by Golf64, 13 July 2018 - 11:31 AM.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 02:09 PM

Funny to see this topic go up.....very timely for me!

I VERY rarely play in sunglasses.  This week, I forgot my cap and pulled out my golf-specific Oakleys.  I typically average around 1 three putt for round.  I swear I three putted 4 times, once with a long eagle try....it had never really dawned on me that after 30 years of golfing with my eyes, this might be messing with me more than I thought.  Obviously, I can't prove it was the glasses, but, surely possible...

I have to say, after that round, I'd be hard pressed to wear sunglasses during a round where I care about my score.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 03:22 PM

I always wear sunglasses golfing and putting. Actually anytime outside the sunglasses are on.
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 03:41 PM

I use Okaley's Golf lens. I wear them all times except when I putt. I feel my green reading suffers, I tend to see more break than there is.. IDK I do LOVE these lens at all other times.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 11:47 PM

I know as we age, our pupils are less efficient/capable of filtering the correct amount of light, and eventually this can cause pain, headaches, vision loss, etc. However, I subscribe to the notion that they're unnecessary until they become so, just like lip balm. I see so many people wean into a particular creature comfort and eventually find themselves completely unable to function without it, case and point, lip balm. I can count on one hand how many times I've waxed up my mouth, pshaw. Pamper the body too much and soon enough you'll weaken it. Rant over.

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 08:11 AM

The Oakley flak xl with golf prizm lenses r the only sunglasses I can wear. Always hated wearing sunglasses golfing until I found these and now hate not wearing them when it’s getting to dark or forget them.


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Posted 14 July 2018 - 10:53 AM

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 08:06 AM

Bought prescription sunglasses designed for outdoor sports and they work great. More of subtle lens color, not very dark, and I don’t take them off. I don’t have a strong prescription but they make a major difference.
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Posted 15 July 2018 - 08:11 AM

View Postbodhi555, on 14 May 2018 - 11:29 AM, said:

Always leave mine on if I'm wearing them - haven't really noticed a difference on or off - however, I've been at my club for 25 years so probably don't look at putts quite as closely as I should...

Wore my Oakley Feedback with Polarised lenses yesterday, finished with 29 putts. Missed a tiddler on the 2nd but that wasn't the glasees' fault, unless they can make my right hand take over and pull the putt left.

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