Sunglasses and putting?

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  • BY#99BY#99 Members Posts: 321 ✭✭
    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.
  • RainShadowRainShadow Tucson AZ (for now)Members Posts: 3,682 ✭✭
    Nope ! No sunglasses while putting, or full shots.

    Wear them in between, though. Keeps the dust out and block wind.
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  • dhartmann34dhartmann34 Members Posts: 669 ✭✭
    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.
  • Yanki01Yanki01 TEXASMembers Posts: 6,041 ✭✭
    Oakley Flak 2.0 with Prizm Golf and I wear them for every shot - no issues for me.
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  • bodhi555bodhi555 Members Posts: 745 ✭✭
    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...



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  • jokerusnjokerusn nice shoes Northern NJClubWRX Posts: 4,690 ClubWRX
    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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  • arbitragearbitrage Members Posts: 857 ✭✭
    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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  • PepperturboPepperturbo Midwest and SouthwestMembers Posts: 15,431 ✭✭
    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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  • Petunia SprinklePetunia Sprinkle Future King of France Unregistered Posts: 5,362 ✭✭


    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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  • golfzobgolfzob Members Posts: 251 ✭✭
    Oakley flak XLJ’s with Golf prizm lenses...all round every round. They’re perfect
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  • Carl Spackler3Carl Spackler3 Members Posts: 924 ✭✭
    I wear good Costas to play and take them off to putt
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  • tocinotocino Members Posts: 2,263 ✭✭
    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.
  • Mike_CMike_C Members Posts: 1,441 ✭✭
    myphed1 wrote:


    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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  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, CanadaMembers Posts: 7,721 ✭✭
    edited Jul 13, 2018 #45
    Always wear sunglasses for UV protection. Eyes are more important than my golf scores! image/blind.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':blind:' />
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  • mjbaker80mjbaker80 Members Posts: 615 ✭✭
    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.
  • Qqq123xxQqq123xx I wake up take a few steps and am in a haze the rest of the day. Members Posts: 6,213 ✭✭
    I always wear sunglasses golfing and putting. Actually anytime outside the sunglasses are on.
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  • warrio17warrio17 Members Posts: 371 ✭✭
    edited Jul 13, 2018 #48
    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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  • A.PrinceyA.Princey Major Hacker Members Posts: 2,156 ✭✭
    edited Jul 14, 2018 #49
    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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  • dieker5dieker5 Members Posts: 82 ✭✭
    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.
  • WdwfreakWdwfreak Golf Pro - Wisconsin Members Posts: 1,030 ✭✭
    Oakley Radars with Chrome iridium. I like no color change, in other words keeping with grey color, reds and others can distort colors and I don't like that. Other big rule is never any polarization.



    I also have found the change from flak 2.0s to radar EVs has been really good, I have a big face and head and the extra vision they bring with it they have been really good
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  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC ClubWRX Posts: 2,196 ClubWRX
    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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  • Jaygolf37Jaygolf37 All Go. No Quit. Members Posts: 646 ✭✭
    bodhi555 wrote:


    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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