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Does anyone want to share their expertise about their sunglasses they wear on the course.  Golf lens vs. black lens, etc..  Polarized or non-polarized? What they like or dislike about their golf shades.  I'm looking for a good pair for the course and the truck which may mean getting two different pairs.  Currently looking at Oakley's Prism or G30 lens.

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Oakley Prism's. I've worn a lot of sunglasses (and buy new ones at an alarming rate due to cycling). Of everything I've worn over the years, there is nothing currently on the market that is superior to the Prisms. There is nothing really even close IMO.


Dru - Owner, President & Janitor, Druware Software Designs

RH 18.0 Handicap in soggy Georgia 

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* 3W Hogan GS52 ( HZRDUS Smoke Black X-Stiff ) 
* 5W 18* Tailor-made AeroBurner ( Stock Stiff )
* 4I-AW @ Hogan Ft Worth
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i personally am wearing the Oakley g30 lenses. They take a lot of the green hue out of the fairway and specifically the green. This really has allowed me to see the changes and breaks on the green. I love em!


Driver:  :nike-small:  Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK 70g Stiff

Fairway Wood: :nike-small: Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK 60g Stiff
Hybrids:   :nike-small: Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK Stiff

Irons:    :taylormade-small: R-11s KBS Stiff. 

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  Cleveland 588 Rotax  56*

               Some no name 60* I got at Goodwill for $5

Putter::  :ping-small: MGS Ketsch Special Edition   

Ball: :bridgestone-small: :e7, normally. If not, whatever I found while looking for mine in the Tall Grass
Bag :Birdies for the Brave Org.14 Desert Camo 

Shoes : Oakley Cipher 2

                 Addidas Adizero One Wd

                 Nike Lunar Control

                 6 other pair "just in case"

 

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I have a pair of Columbia Holsten Flats. They are prescription and polarized. I love them. They wrap around and have a snug enough fit, that I don't have to worry about them adjusting during the golf swing.

 

http://www.coolframes.com/glasses/columbia-sportswear-eyewear/holsten-flats-unisex-mens-womens-designer-sunglasses.html

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I have worn WylieX sunglasses with prescription lenses for over three years.....They are terrific.  I have progressive lenses and the Wylie's are slightly curved so they do not cause any probs when i am putting and they block the sun from the sides very well.  I recommend them to anyone....Rx or regular.

 

http://www.wileyx.com/index.aspx


Driver: Cobra King F8 w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3W(14.5*) & 5W(18.5*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Hybrids: Tour Edge CBX 119 4H(22*)  with Project X Evenflo regular shaft Irons: Wilson Staff D7 5 - PW w/Recoil 460 regular shafts Wedges: Cobra King F8 GW(50*) SW(54*) LW(58*) Putter: 33" Tommy Armour Impact No. 3 mallet putter Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

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Any Oakley with the G30 lens. You won't find a better golf lens, period


In The Bag
Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.

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Oakley Prizm's   Honorable mention: Costa Del Mar blackfins.....


Driver:   :taylormade-small: M3 Tensei CK Pro Blue
3-Metal:: :callaway-small: GBB EPIC, FujiKura Pro Green

5-Metal:  :cobra-small: F-7, FujiKura Pro

Irons:   :mizuno-small: MP-18 SC, KBS Tour 120

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:   RTX-3  52 - 56 - 60
Putter:  EVN-Roll ER-5

Ball :  :bridgestone-small: Tour B XS

Range Finder:  Busnnell Tour-X,  Garmin S20 

 

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I'm currently wearing Rayban model 4057. Black frames and dark  polarized lenses. Mine are also bifocal. These were not all that expensive and that's why I bought them. $120. Of course I paid a little more for the lenses but not a lot.

http://www.ray-ban.com/usa/sunglasses/RB4057-rb4057-black/805289077022

 

Believe it or not I used to wear some of those HD Vision sunglasses like you've seen on TV. I found they fit right over my regular glasses. I liked them and they were only $9.95 at Walgreens.

 

I always wanted to wear some of those cool sunglasses like Duval or Stenson but in a prescription they are... OUCH.


My Sun Mountain bag currently includes:   TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 771CSI 5i - PW and TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png PFC Micro Tour-c 52°, 56°, 60 wedges

                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

                                                                                :edel-golf-1: Willimette w/GolfPride Contour

 

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Oakley Prizm's Honorable mention: Costa Del Mar blackfins.....

My only thing with Costas are they flatten everything too much, especially if you're like me and prefer the green mirror 580g lens


In The Bag
Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.

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My only thing with Costas are they flatten everything too much, especially if you're like me and prefer the green mirror 580g lens

 

Agree.  I have a pair of PERMITs with 580G blue mirrors but those only come on when I am on the water fishing for redfish.....


Driver:   :taylormade-small: M3 Tensei CK Pro Blue
3-Metal:: :callaway-small: GBB EPIC, FujiKura Pro Green

5-Metal:  :cobra-small: F-7, FujiKura Pro

Irons:   :mizuno-small: MP-18 SC, KBS Tour 120

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:   RTX-3  52 - 56 - 60
Putter:  EVN-Roll ER-5

Ball :  :bridgestone-small: Tour B XS

Range Finder:  Busnnell Tour-X,  Garmin S20 

 

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Sorry, when I answered this initially, I was on the phone and I hate typing on it.

 

The longer version, it took several arguments with my optho to get me to wear a polarized lens for anything. I hate the way they interact with other polarized surfaces, which there are far more than you realize. Windshields on cars, face shields on helmets, LCD screens, etc. I eventually learned to just deal with it, because it is better for your eyes, and mine are not the greatest to star with.

 

So I started trying out many many sunglasses.  Tifosi, Bolle, Oakley, Maui Jim, Ray Ban, SPY++, POC, Optic Nerve, and a few smaller brands are al sitting in a drawer somewhere. I've tried different tints, transitions, photo chromatics, you name it, I have probably tried it.

 

The last couple of years, it's been Bolle or Oakley's, in amber or blue, polarized.  If you think about the sports I engage in, golf, cycling and running, they all have a common theme. Lots of time in the sun, sweat, and a need to see clearly in varying light conditions.

 

My go to for the previous years was the Oakley Half Jacket w/ Bronze Polarized, and they worked great for most conditions, but, I never really 'loved' the color variations on lush turf. Enter the Half Jacket with the Iridium Polarized.  Loved them, but still had issues with the polarization (particularly my watch).

 

Earlier this year, an Oakley rep let me borrow a pair of Racing Jackets with the then unreleased Prism lenses. It was a very crisp and bright winter day, and a great bike ride that day. By the time I got back to the shop, I was ready to order a pair.  I've had them for about 3 months now, and I wear them for everything, including rising/fading light ( though I have some true ambers for low light, I don't find I need them ). Out on the road, they are fantastic, all the benefits of polarized, none of the downsides. and for clarity and crispness? I have never seen anything better, and that includes the one pair of golf specifics that I have owned.  The Bolle with the Photo V2 Golf lenses. 

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Dru - Owner, President & Janitor, Druware Software Designs

RH 18.0 Handicap in soggy Georgia 

WITB
* 1W 10.5* @ Hogan GS53 ( HZRDUS Smoke Black X-Stiff )
* 3W Hogan GS52 ( HZRDUS Smoke Black X-Stiff ) 
* 5W 18* Tailor-made AeroBurner ( Stock Stiff )
* 4I-AW @ Hogan Ft Worth
* 56 @ Cleveland RTX
* 60 @ Hogan Equalizer
* Carbon Ringo 1/4
* Snell MTB-X

 

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Oakley Prism lenses are Oakley G30's lenses on steroids....  It is by far the best lense they have EVER put out.

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Driver:   :taylormade-small: M3 Tensei CK Pro Blue
3-Metal:: :callaway-small: GBB EPIC, FujiKura Pro Green

5-Metal:  :cobra-small: F-7, FujiKura Pro

Irons:   :mizuno-small: MP-18 SC, KBS Tour 120

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:   RTX-3  52 - 56 - 60
Putter:  EVN-Roll ER-5

Ball :  :bridgestone-small: Tour B XS

Range Finder:  Busnnell Tour-X,  Garmin S20 

 

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What sunglasses? :D


In the bag:
:taylormade-small: M5 Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Fairway: Sub 70 939X 15° Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
:755178188_TourEdge: CBX 119 19° hybrid Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
:bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 4-GW UST Mamiya Recoil 680 F4
:cleveland-small: Smartsole S
:yes-small: Tracy
Bag: 
:Ogio: Alpha Convoy 514
Balls::Snell: MTB-X

Cart: :CaddyTek: CaddyLite ONE Ver. 8

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Great replies everyone.  I currently own the Bolle Ransom, which I really like.  I have a big head and they fit well on my face.  However, it looks like I need to be looking into the Prism lens by Oakley.  They sound like they are the top of the line.  Thanks to all for the replies.

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The Wylie X sunglasses are worn exclusively by the military Special Ops......check them out.

 

http://www.wileyx.com/index.aspx


Driver: Cobra King F8 w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3W(14.5*) & 5W(18.5*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Hybrids: Tour Edge CBX 119 4H(22*)  with Project X Evenflo regular shaft Irons: Wilson Staff D7 5 - PW w/Recoil 460 regular shafts Wedges: Cobra King F8 GW(50*) SW(54*) LW(58*) Putter: 33" Tommy Armour Impact No. 3 mallet putter Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

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I would like to give a shout out to Rudy Project. I have not owned any of the others mentioned here. I have tried them in the store but nothing felt or worked better than my current Rudy's. I started wearing them racing in my younger days and when they started a golf line, made the transition.

 

 

 

 

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I usually stay with a polarized lens. And the way I go through sunglasses, they are usually from the $10 rack.


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What's In The Bag:

Driver:  Tour Edge Golf EX9 10 degrees, UST Mamiya ATTAS COOOL Stiff Flex
Hybrid:  Tour Edge Golf Exotics EX9 #3 Hybrid, UST MAMIYA RECOIL 670 F4 Stiff Flex
Irons:
:benhogan-small: Ft. Worth 15 Irons, 23, 27, 31, 35, 39, 43, 47 KBS Tour 90 S-Flex Shaft
Wedges:
:benhogan-small: TK 15 Wedges, 51, 55, 59. KBS Tour 90 S-Flex Shaft
Putter: Buzelli Golf STA-1, Standard Loft/Lie
Ball:  Snell Golf My Tour Ball 

 

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I wear Oakley polarized lenses for everyday use. For golf, I wear the Flak Jacket XLJ with the G30 lenses. Polarized don't work as well for golf. I want to change to the Prizm lenses soon as they seem really clear.


Driver: Callaway XR16 Pro 9.0*. (Oban Kiyoshi Purple 65)

FW: Cobra F9 3W (MC Diamana RF 60)
Hybrid: Callaway Apex 4H (MR - Kuro Kage 80 HY)
Irons: Callaway XR Steelhead 5I - AW (Project X 6.0 Steel)
Wedges: Callaway MD3 54* Standard; PM Grind 58* (Project X 5.5 Steel)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Select Newport (35")
Ball: Bridgestone B330-RX, Callaway Chrome Soft, Titleist Pro-V1, Whatever is in the Weeds
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I've got 4 different Oakley golf glasses... 3 of which have interchangeable lens... Haven't found a set of Prizm lens that fit any of them.... Bummer


In The Bag
Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.

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I've got 4 different Oakley golf glasses... 3 of which have interchangeable lens... Haven't found a set of Prizm lens that fit any of them.... Bummer

 

once you see through them, you'll hand over your credit card.....


Driver:   :taylormade-small: M3 Tensei CK Pro Blue
3-Metal:: :callaway-small: GBB EPIC, FujiKura Pro Green

5-Metal:  :cobra-small: F-7, FujiKura Pro

Irons:   :mizuno-small: MP-18 SC, KBS Tour 120

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:   RTX-3  52 - 56 - 60
Putter:  EVN-Roll ER-5

Ball :  :bridgestone-small: Tour B XS

Range Finder:  Busnnell Tour-X,  Garmin S20 

 

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