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Sunglasses - do you use them on the course ?


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#61 gioguy21

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:21 AM

i've started wearing them more and more -- i got a really bad eye infection last year getting some pollen in my eye. tear ducts got blocked in my right eye - crazy painful. started wearing them since, especially if it's windy.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:54 AM

View PostDrainey15, on 12 June 2018 - 12:35 AM, said:

I only wear sunglasses on the back of my hat so everybody knows I’m a big deal.

I never understood how that worked.  I place my sunglasses on the brim of my hat when I'm not wearing them.  I tried doing that backwards upside down thing and it just felt totally awkward.  I always felt I would lose them that way.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 12:51 PM

View Postvaca22, on 13 June 2018 - 11:54 AM, said:

View PostDrainey15, on 12 June 2018 - 12:35 AM, said:

I only wear sunglasses on the back of my hat so everybody knows Iím a big deal.

I never understood how that worked.  I place my sunglasses on the brim of my hat when I'm not wearing them.  I tried doing that backwards upside down thing and it just felt totally awkward.  I always felt I would lose them that way.
Wearing them on the back of your hat is the ultimate poser move. Only reason pros do it is to not block the logo of a sponsor.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 12:59 PM

View PostBlackDiamondPar5, on 13 June 2018 - 12:51 PM, said:

View Postvaca22, on 13 June 2018 - 11:54 AM, said:

View PostDrainey15, on 12 June 2018 - 12:35 AM, said:

I only wear sunglasses on the back of my hat so everybody knows I'm a big deal.

I never understood how that worked.  I place my sunglasses on the brim of my hat when I'm not wearing them.  I tried doing that backwards upside down thing and it just felt totally awkward.  I always felt I would lose them that way.
Wearing them on the back of your hat is the ultimate poser move. Only reason pros do it is to not block the logo of a sponsor.

I NEVER thought of that.  Makes perfect sense.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 01:05 PM

View Postvaca22, on 13 June 2018 - 12:59 PM, said:

View PostBlackDiamondPar5, on 13 June 2018 - 12:51 PM, said:

View Postvaca22, on 13 June 2018 - 11:54 AM, said:

View PostDrainey15, on 12 June 2018 - 12:35 AM, said:

I only wear sunglasses on the back of my hat so everybody knows I'm a big deal.

I never understood how that worked.  I place my sunglasses on the brim of my hat when I'm not wearing them.  I tried doing that backwards upside down thing and it just felt totally awkward.  I always felt I would lose them that way.
Wearing them on the back of your hat is the ultimate poser move. Only reason pros do it is to not block the logo of a sponsor.

I NEVER thought of that.  Makes perfect sense.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 02:03 PM

Growing up I never wore sunglasses.  On the golf course, off the course, it didn't matter.  Never wore them.

Then I developed a pterygium.  Which sucks, is annoying and causes a lot of discomfort.  So now I ALWAYS wear sunglasses when outside.

I wear more of a wraparound sunglass on the golf course and while doing active stuff outside (biking, hiking, running, etc.).  I don't wear polarized on the golf course.  I did find a noticeable difference while reading greens.  I found myself constantly lifting the polarized glasses up to see the contours of the green.  You know when you look at greens and you can see the contours by seeing a part of green which looks lighter (white almost) than the another part?  You know that spot is downhill and the green is running that way.  Well with polarized lenses, you don't see any of that.  When looking at the greens, unless the breaks were obvious, everything looked kind of the same.  With unpolarized lenses, you still get the reflections of sun off the grass and you it helps differ.  For whatever it's worth, my eye doc was a huge golfer and he also recommended unpolarized lenses for golf.

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 11:07 PM

View PostBlackDiamondPar5, on 13 June 2018 - 12:51 PM, said:

View Postvaca22, on 13 June 2018 - 11:54 AM, said:

View PostDrainey15, on 12 June 2018 - 12:35 AM, said:

I only wear sunglasses on the back of my hat so everybody knows Iím a big deal.

I never understood how that worked.  I place my sunglasses on the brim of my hat when I'm not wearing them.  I tried doing that backwards upside down thing and it just felt totally awkward.  I always felt I would lose them that way.
Wearing them on the back of your hat is the ultimate poser move. Only reason pros do it is to not block the logo of a sponsor.

What if the sun is behind you?

Edited by Drainey15, 16 June 2018 - 11:12 PM.


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Posted 17 June 2018 - 07:47 AM

View PostSilverBullets, on 13 June 2018 - 02:03 PM, said:

Growing up I never wore sunglasses.  On the golf course, off the course, it didn't matter.  Never wore them.

Then I developed a pterygium.  Which sucks, is annoying and causes a lot of discomfort.  So now I ALWAYS wear sunglasses when outside.

I wear more of a wraparound sunglass on the golf course and while doing active stuff outside (biking, hiking, running, etc.).  I don't wear polarized on the golf course.  I did find a noticeable difference while reading greens.  I found myself constantly lifting the polarized glasses up to see the contours of the green.  You know when you look at greens and you can see the contours by seeing a part of green which looks lighter (white almost) than the another part?  You know that spot is downhill and the green is running that way.  Well with polarized lenses, you don't see any of that.  When looking at the greens, unless the breaks were obvious, everything looked kind of the same.  With unpolarized lenses, you still get the reflections of sun off the grass and you it helps differ.  For whatever it's worth, my eye doc was a huge golfer and he also recommended unpolarized lenses for golf.

Outside of golf, I only wear polarized lenses.

I did the same with my glasses for golf with polarized.  I could tell the same thing that it flattened the look of things.
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Posted 17 June 2018 - 07:59 AM

No, they seem to screw with my perception of the shot.

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 11:07 PM

I've worn Oakley shades for a long time.  The current "prizm" lenses work well in the sunshine, with UV protection but not too dark to see the contours.  The enhanced colors make it slightly easier to read greens, but not significantly.  The main thing is being able to play a round of golf without squinting due to the bright light.  I think it lessens the tension around your face, and it pays off by the time you get to the finishing holes.  I think I'm on my third set of lenses in my Flak Jacket frames, which fit me well and don't fall oiff.

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Posted Yesterday, 01:46 AM

View Postwacky wombat, on 12 June 2018 - 10:33 AM, said:

Started wearing Oakley's Golf PRIZM line last year, and now I never go on a course without them, even when it rains.

While they protect your eyes, they also do an incredible job at making your ball more conspicuous when you're in the rough (by darkening the grass, and enhancing the color of the ball); makes the ball much easier to find. The lenses also display many of the contours in a green you can't see with the naked eye.

I highly recommend them.

Here's a sample link to a pair: https://www.oakley.c...nt=888392332349

Iím digging the new style too. They fit a bit easier under the hat brim and also without the ear socks they slide under your hat and over the ear much smoother.

Edited by Foofighters, Yesterday, 01:47 AM.


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Posted Yesterday, 02:03 AM

View PostSocrates, on 08 June 2018 - 10:57 PM, said:

Just have to say, youíve got to be foolish to not wear good sunglasses at all times while playing.   You only get one pair of eyes and youíve got to protect them.  I didnít start wearing sunglasses early enough and now Iíve got issues with halos at night.  Totally avoidable if I had started wearing them early on.

Yep. Me too.

Also have pinguecula. Never thought ďwhite eyeball envyĒ was a thing, but I certainly do.

Totally avoidable with sunglasses and the sun is only getting brighter.

Use sunglasses folks.

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Posted Yesterday, 08:17 AM

Remember when David Duval wore sunglasses and the cognoscenti called him foolish?

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Posted Yesterday, 08:39 AM

View PostBig Ben, on 08 June 2018 - 02:55 PM, said:

I think good sunglasses are very important to protect your eyes. Think about how much you are looking up! I would recommend Oakleys with no rim along the bottom of the frame. Staple golfers glasses! My personal fav's Fast Jackets which are discontinued. I have three or four sets of lenses for all lighting conditions.

I too love the Fast jackets.  I wish they would bring them back!!
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Posted Yesterday, 08:44 AM

View Post118811, on 10 June 2018 - 09:08 PM, said:

Living on Oahu I always wear sunglasses...till I hit or putt.
Have never been able to get comfortable over the ball in them!
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Posted Yesterday, 10:23 AM

Oakley Crossrange XL Golf Prizm user... Only time I take them off on the course is to check out the cart girl... Zing!

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