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Do you golf with sunglasses?


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Poll: Do you play with sunglasses? (1034 member(s) have cast votes)

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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#361 dstnlandry

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:54 PM

Never take my costas off outside, really suprised to see that there arent more costa owners. They are hands down the best polarized glasses I have ever worn plus their scratch protection is amazing.


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#362 Rusty88

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:18 PM

I always wear glasses. To me the oakleys I didn't like. I use rudy project rydons with the golf photochromatic lenses. Surprisingly it works great teeing off at 7am to the middle of that. Very very light weight and I feel it makes the greens easier to read. Although they cost a fair bit.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:52 AM

Maui Jim for years. All the time. Got hooked on rose lens way back when sunclouds were all that back in the late 80s. Broke many pair and the service desk in peoria new me very well.

The last pair broke last summer and went with Kaenon Jetty in Tabacco with the c30 i think is the rose lens.

Took a bit gettkng to use to. And they do fog up from time to time. But what a great lens. I put the maui jim back up pair on when its cloudy as the kaenons are pretty dark.

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#364 manhattan01

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

I have a pair of oakley's I wear pretty much anytime I'm out and it's sunny on and off the course (they're not a sports model).  I have a prescription in them so without them on the course, I'm blind.  Now what I really want is a pair of Rx, polarized, transition lenses.  :)

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:17 AM

Always wear..even at night (80's joke)
Usually oakleys but like anything that is form fitting. Hate golfing with them on the hat (seem to worry about them coming off), so I either where them or leave in the bag (depending on sun) The good lenses seem to help tracking even in less sun.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:13 AM

I used to wear my oakleys all the time on the course. It was sometime over the summer that I decided to stop wearing them during play. If it's particularly sunny I'll usually wear them in between shots and that's about it. On the contrary, off the course they're basically glued to my face lol.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:57 AM

Tried wearing sunglasses while hitting shots, just cannot get used to it.  Maybe I just haven't found the right frames, but they are just too distracting.  Wear Ray Bans in between shots.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:07 PM

I go through phases, I'll wear sunglasses all the time for a few weeks and then not wear them for a few more. I have a couple pair of Raybans for casual purposes and a pair of Oakley's with a few different lenses that I wear while playing.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:05 PM

I just wish my oakleys didn't distort depth perception.  Anyone have recommendations for that?
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:23 PM

Yes....helps prevent cataracts from UV exposure.

Have been wearing Oakleys, going to try  a new prescription distance glasses, and prescription polarized sunglasses when needed.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:10 PM

I try to, but have yet to really get used to them during shots.  I also can't stand to constantly put them on and take them off between shots.  Either I try to wear them tee to green (off when putting) or I don't wear them at all.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:19 AM

Maui Jim's with prescription or contacts with my non prescription pair.  The problem I have is if I wear my contacts, I usually find a way to get dust or something in my eye and then it bothers me the rest of the round.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:33 AM

Flak Jackets with G30 lenses.  They have great contrast and they stay put on your head.  The main benefit is that you can read greens or line up shots with your eyes wide open instead of squinting.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:45 AM

Have to wear sunglasses. I struggle with migraines and the sun tends to trigger them. So usually when I go outside, I have sunglasses on.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:28 PM

Didn't used to   Now almost always.

Kaenon Hard Core currently.  A little on the heavy side, but fit my big head.

Also don't like a frame in my field of vision, so limited options.


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:35 PM

My eyes don't work well with dark lenses for golf due to poor depth perception.

I have found that the G30 lenses are fantastic for allowing me to still have depth perception and see slopes.

They also work well in just about every light condition.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:40 PM

i play with sunglasses most of the time.
however, i need to take them off before/when i putt.
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:34 PM

I play in them most of the time.  The sun really bothers my eyes when it's too bright out plus polarized lenses takes care of any glare & I'm not straining my eyes.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:50 PM

I play with my everyday Spy Optic with RX lenses.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:19 PM

I have to wear prescription lenses to play and I got a pair of Oakley Fives with script polarized lenses. I've found it easier to read greens wearing those than just my plain glasses. I prefer to wear those now even if it's a cloudy day.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:24 PM

Had sundogs which were very light and which I loved but they didn't last a whole season. Now I wear my frogskins (oekley). Not as light but sturdy and sitting perfectly.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:30 AM

The sunglasses I use which are PeakVision dont really mess up my game. I mostly keep them on until I have to hit my drives and take them off. Putting they work great for seeing subtle breaks in the green. Any other brands ya'll recommend?

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:25 PM

Sometimes I feel like I loose my depth perception when playing with sunglasses.  Other times I feel like I can play better with my Oakleys on.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:26 PM

Tifosi.  Non-polarized shades are best for golf.  In the market for Oakleys.
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:33 PM

Rx polarized Oakley Split Jackets for me. Best pair of sunglasses Ive ever owned, even wear them off the course. Im blind without it, and it helps me see my ball better with the color tones. I have color deficiency so any help I can get, the better.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:43 PM

View PostJason Bolt, on 28 February 2013 - 11:25 PM, said:

Sometimes I feel like I loose my depth perception when playing with sunglasses.  Other times I feel like I can play better with my Oakleys on.

I feel this way too. I would say 75% of the time I use sunglasses. It's stupid not to. I mainly take them off while putting. Oakleys all the way!
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:25 PM

I have always played in them and the g30 is amazing due to amount of light it lets in.  I don't understand the depth perception issue...NEVER have I noticed that with oakley.  I shoot the flag with laser and hit the shot....have worn them so long..even in flat light...that I feel it enhances my play.  Polarized is great for water and driving...but having m frame means no field of vision problem either.  Most good lenses enhance any type of light and eliminate haze and glare.  Better for my contacts as well.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:27 PM

I've usually golfed with my normal everyday sunglasses, but this past year they weren't as stable on my head so I'll probably get a cheap pair for golf only.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 11:15 PM

Yes, sun too bright without them here in the SW.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 02:38 AM

I'm an Oakley guy, but I need prescription lenses which makes getting a pair of sunglasses freakin' expensive.  Good lenses are just as much or more than the frames.  Sure sunglasses look cool, can help you read greens and keep pollen/insects out of your eyes, but the biggest reason to wear them is to protect your eyes.  Imagine if you didn't wear them and you squint for hours at a time, everytime you're on the course or on the range.  That's not good for your vision long term.  Think of it along the lines of wearing sunscreen on your skin or earplugs at concerts/clubs.  Protect ya self!


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