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Do you golf with sunglasses?


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Do you play with sunglasses?

  1. No, it messes with my swing, depth perception, etc. (237 votes [22.92%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 22.92%

  2. Yes, but only sunglasses with high quality lenses (629 votes [60.83%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 60.83%

  3. Yes, I golf fine with any pair. (168 votes [16.25%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.25%

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#31 SOONERMAGIC

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 08:11 AM

Trying to get better about it, still cant get used to it.


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Posted 10 September 2010 - 08:30 AM

Oakley Flak Jackets G30 lens for me also
Got them for free:yahoo:
Not sure I would pay full rip  
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 09:02 AM

oakley only for myself been wearing them since mid 90s

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 09:12 AM

View Postburniemac, on 10 September 2010 - 09:02 AM, said:

oakley only for myself been wearing them since mid 90s
+1 - been wearing Oakley since the early 90's.  With contact lenses and terrible allergies they are a MUST for me.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 09:48 AM

Never wore sunglasses when playing.  Well...maybe I shouldn't go that far, but I never have them on when swinging, and I've maybe only had them on once or twice ever on the course.  Not sure why, I guess a hat works fine for me.  

I had a pair on the range one day, and realized my depth perception sucked a big one with them on.  They were polarized glasses (this was probably 10-12 years ago) and I'm sure that had something to do with it as well.  Since then, never thought about putting anything over the eyeballs on a course.  If it doesn't affect you at all, no reason not to.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 10:00 AM

It has gotten to the point that I am uncomfortable playing without sunglasses. I have gotten persimmon lens for low light conditions.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 10:04 AM

I wear sunglasses for the most part except for when I putt.  They come off once I get to the green.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 11:51 AM

Oakley Flak Jackets with the grey lens do just fine. I recently picked up a pair of Tifosi Scatto's with the amber golf tint. No frame at the top or bottom of the lens. I actually bought these for road biking, but used them when I played my last couple rounds. Very lightweight and comfortable.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 12:06 PM

Oakley Nanowire 4's with prescription DriveWear lenses… can't see without them.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 12:44 PM

Either Oakley Half Jacket, Oakley Flak Jacket or NYX Competition.  Depends upon the color of clothes I am wearing as to which sunglasses I wear.  :)   Have to be color cordinated.  :)



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Posted 10 September 2010 - 05:31 PM

Have Kaenon's and Oakley's for bright sunny days.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 05:47 PM

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I wear prescription Ray-Bans as well. I worry that Transitions would get dark at inappropriate times. You guys who have them, do they ever get real dark when you are inside a bright room, like an office or at a hospital?

IME, Transitions get dark just in the outdoors--IIRC, they respond only to UV rays.  i quit using Transitions because they were useless when driving; they would not get dark because the windshield filtered out UV rays.  i hated that.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 05:58 PM

Usually only play with Sunglasses if I'm drinking and not playing competively.



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Posted 10 September 2010 - 06:48 PM

View Postsk373, on 10 September 2010 - 05:47 PM, said:

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I wear prescription Ray-Bans as well. I worry that Transitions would get dark at inappropriate times. You guys who have them, do they ever get real dark when you are inside a bright room, like an office or at a hospital?

IME, Transitions get dark just in the outdoors--IIRC, they respond only to UV rays.  i quit using Transitions because they were useless when driving; they would not get dark because the windshield filtered out UV rays.  i hated that.

MOst transitions darken from UV rays, but not the new Drivewear Transitions, they respond to visible light and work behind glass.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 07:17 PM

I've tried every type of shades out there - and it doesn't feel good for me golfing.  I ALWAYS wear them driving, in my pool, playing with the kids, etc.  But on the course - they just don't feel right.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 07:18 PM

Oakley with the fire lenses, brings out the contrast on the green.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 07:32 PM

i can play with em on but i do fine with just a hat.  sundog are pretty nice for the price plus they come with a bigger bag/cleaner than oakleys

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 07:43 PM

I'll wear sunglasses on bright days, but always take them off to swing.  They're really distracting during the downswing, and they obstruct the view of my takeaway.  They make it hard to read greens, too.  I can never hold on to a pair of sunglasses for more than a few months.  They're always getting lost or broken (not just on the golf course, but I must have lost or broken half a dozen pairs just through golf), so I always use the cheapest ones I can find--usually from goodwill.  The nice part about cheap sunglasses is that you can just toss them on the ground during your shot or on the green.

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 04:00 PM

Prescription sunglasses as well.  Because I hate contacts.

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 06:19 PM

Would like to find a pair which doesn't interfere with my view of the ball, or force me to change my head angle. So far, no luck.


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Posted 11 September 2010 - 07:04 PM

Just got some Oakleys from a fellow WRXer and I love them way more than I thought I would.  Really helped when we played today with a 1pm tee time.  Didn't help with the 100 degree weather we had in Houston though!  Sometimes we get so much humidity they fog up!!

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 07:28 PM

Yes.  I only get one pair of eyes, so I intend to protect them.

Usually wear Mauis.  I prefer Kaenon lenses, but the Mauis are lighter weight and a less obtrusive frame.  So Mauis when I play golf, and a pair of Kaenons any other time I am out in the sun.
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Posted 11 September 2010 - 07:42 PM

Maui Jim Banyans with the HT lenses for me as well.  You can wear them till the sun goes down.  The brighten everything up and make the greens "greener" which seems to help as well.  The HT lense is for "high transmission" which is supposed to let something like 25% more light in without the harmful UVA/UVB rays.  So they work in bright sunlight or overcast, as well as early evening/morning light conditions.

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 02:37 PM

Oakley half jackets with high intensity persimmon or high intensity yellow lenses.
Makes the field of vision much more vivid than even the G30's

The G30 "pink" tints look too girly! :blind:

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 02:47 PM

I did... wore a nice pair of Oakley Flaks  till someone thought it would be classy to steal them off my cart when I went in for a hotdog =(


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Posted 15 September 2010 - 02:35 PM

Will wear them this time of year on occasion because I get terrible seasonal allergies and try to keep as much pollen, etc. out of my eyes as possible.  Have a decent pair of Nike sunglasses that don't distract me too much or give problems with depth perception.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 05:35 PM

Kaenon Hard Kore

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 09:32 PM

+1 Kaenon Hard Kore.  Large enough to not obstruct view.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 04:01 AM

I always wear glasses if its not raining or getting dark. I have used many brands Oakley, Rayban, Bolle, Sundog, Nike, Callaway, Tifosi, Adidas over the years. No problems with the "cheaper" Tifosis and Sundogs except no one stocks them around here.

My preference though is for the Adidas glasses. They seem to get very little traction on the boards but they are great to wear, with a range of models with many lense choices, the frames are great, super comforatble with adjustable vertical arm angles and nose-pieces. I do tend towards those in a rim less style as I dont like seeing the frame in my peripheral vision when addressing the ball, and try and steer away from polarised lenses as they do seem to reduce your depth perception. Great for seein fish in the water, not so hot for reading a subtley contoured green.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 01:37 PM

I've been wearing sunglasses for 25 years playing golf. The first 22 years with Oakley's. The last 3 with Callaway. On my second free replacement with them. There great for reading the greens. I wear them 100 % of the time on the course.


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