Sunglasses: Styles to match your tastes
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
The marketplace for golf sunglasses is intensely competitive, resulting in many high-quality choices for golfers.
Today’s golf sunglasses are lightweight and can be adjusted for a personal fit. In addition, modern lenses (many of which are interchangeable) boast superb quality.
Golfers are advised to evaluate sunglasses carefully before buying them. With polarized lenses, GPS devices and cell phones often appear black and cannot be seen accurately.
Furthermore, players should judge their ability to see clearly in all directions while wearing sunglasses. They should pay particular attention to peripheral vision, which generally is thought to be important during the golf swing.
The skinny: Lenses can be changed for different light conditions. Sport wrap design helps protect the face. Includes integrated cam-action hinges for a secure fit.
The skinny: This sport performance frame is made of extra-light, breakproof SPX material. Lenses can be changed with the Quick-Change Lens System.
Callaway Diablo Edge
The skinny: Magnesium alloy frame with three-quarter rimless lenses, featuring Neox NX9 technology for visual acuity and protection.
The skinny: Spotlighting what Peak Vision calls Zero-Distortion lens technology. Wraparound coverage, constructed of a lightweight, durable magnesium/aluminum alloy.
Native Eyewear The Larimer
The skinny: These lightweight durable Rhyno-Tuff Air Frames have a venting system to eliminate fogging. Lenses are available in an assortment of colors and shades and are offered in a Polarized or Polarized Reflex.
Cost: MSRP $139 (Polarized); $159 (Polarized Reflex)
Sundog Signature Series H
The skinny: Worn by Hunter Mahan, these sunglasses feature the unique Mela-Lens technology. These lenses provide UVA/UVB protection and reduce glare.