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OK to wear Prada sunglasses while golfing, or should I just pick up some Oakleys?

post #1 of 16
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I'm new to golfing, so please excuse me if this question sounds silly. Would wearing decent Prada sunglasses seem silly for golf? Should I just spring for some decent Oakleys? For the record, I cannot wear cheap sunglasses anymore...long story.
post #2 of 16
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Originally Posted by Roco32373 View Post

I'm new to golfing, so please excuse me if this question sounds silly. Would wearing decent Prada sunglasses seem silly for golf? Should I just spring for some decent Oakleys? For the record, I cannot wear cheap sunglasses anymore...long story.

As long as they don't mess with your vision in any way they should be fine. 

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Originally Posted by Roco32373 View Post

I'm new to golfing, so please excuse me if this question sounds silly. Would wearing decent Prada sunglasses seem silly for golf? Should I just spring for some decent Oakleys? For the record, I cannot wear cheap sunglasses anymore...long story.

Not sure why you can't wear cheap ones, but Maxx sunglasses are some of the best I have worn for golfing.  The clarity is amazing for an inexpensive pair of glasses.

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Not sure why you can't wear cheap ones, but Maxx sunglasses are some of the best I have worn for golfing.  The clarity is amazing for an inexpensive pair of glasses.

For what it's worth, I can't drink cheap beer anymore because of the aftermath.... :beer:

To the OP, you should wear whatever you can comfortably wear as long as it isn't impeding your vision at all. If you can see and you're comfortable, why not?

post #5 of 16
Is Prada that great of quality of sunglasses? I know that style wise they are on the ball but do the lenses perform? Just promise you won't wear white frames and it's cool...
post #6 of 16

When I think Prada......I think of that "Devil Wears Prada" movie with Anne Hathaway..................LOL......yes, I rent the occasional chick flicks for the wifey!!  A happy wife makes a happy husband!...if you know what I mean!

 

All that matters is that you see the ball fly clearly.    I have some $180 Oakleys with polarized lenses, and I don't like them for golf. I struggle to see the ball fly as it is, and I didn't think these lenses helped.  I wear the oakleys for everything else....driving, the beach, the amusement park trips..etc, etc.........But I bought much cheaper $100'ish non-polarized Under-Armour glasses with the orange lenses and I like them better on the golf course.  I'm sure Oakley has lenses that will work for me, but I wanted to try something different.  For me, I think non-polarized lenses help, because I wear 1 contact when I play golf.  Not sure...just a theory......LOL

 

Your eye-wear choice is based on personal experience...........what is best for one person is not for the other..............it's an individual choice.

post #7 of 16

I've owned and played with a few 'higher-end' glasses.  Oakley's appear to have the best lenses for golf.  Easily turns what you see in HD quality vision.  Could be why so many tour pros have a pair hanging on the back of their hats.

 

dave

post #8 of 16

I have lost so many sunglasses playing golf I just buy cheap ones.  Seems to work as well albeit not as fashionable.  But then I don't much care about fashionable, just functional. 

post #9 of 16

If the lens tint is appropriate for golf and they don't move around your face when you swing it doesn't matter who makes the frames.  I recognize Nike and Oakley sunglasses because of the logos but I wouldn't even notice if someone were wearing Prada or some other high end fashion brand.

post #10 of 16
Prada? Idk... I think I'd have to see them to make the call. Post a pic?
post #11 of 16

If that's what you want to wear, then wear them.  I wear cheap sunglasses, and they work for me.

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I think Oakley lenses are wildly overrated. Both Costa del Mar and Maui Jim are light years ahead in lens quality. That being said, as long as the sunglasses are comfortable and don't interfere with your swing, I don't think lens quality is really that important in golf, unless you just enjoy better quality. But it's certainly not like skiing, baseball, or driving where lenses can make a huge difference.

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Originally Posted by geauxforbroke View Post
 

I think Oakley lenses are wildly overrated. Both Costa del Mar and Maui Jim are light years ahead in lens quality. That being said, as long as the sunglasses are comfortable and don't interfere with your swing, I don't think lens quality is really that important in golf, unless you just enjoy better quality. But it's certainly not like skiing, baseball, or driving where lenses can make a huge difference.

 

I really liked the Maui Jim's over the Oakleys when I FIRST got them.  The lenses on the MJ's are really easily scratched.  Sadly, the lenses on my Maui's are trashed.  I've only had them two years.  The Oakley's are still in good shape.  Maybe the Oakley lenses are scratch-coated or something.  The Maui Jim's?  Not so much.

 

dave

post #14 of 16
Tifosi is my choice, their golf/tennis lens is great. I use their lightnight lens to drive and run in the dark. Affordable, durable and subdued designs. Tough too I beat the heck out of the Mast model and lenses are clean two years in.
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Originally Posted by Dave2512 View Post

Tifosi is my choice, their golf/tennis lens is great. I use their lightnight lens to drive and run in the dark. Affordable, durable and subdued designs. Tough too I beat the heck out of the Mast model and lenses are clean two years in.

 

 

Had a look at those, very nice, Except, you can't get an RX in Cali..:cry:

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Whether they are cheap or expensive is up to you and your budget.  I will say though that I've found it helpful to have a pair dedicated just for golf.  I think golf is pretty hard on them.  I get a lot of sunscreen on them and I'm also forever switching between having them on and putting them up on the brim of my hat when, for example, you move onto a shaded green and want to see the contour of the green better and that sort of thing.  I keep my metal framed, more fashionable sunglasses in my car for driving and have plastic framed, more sports oriented ones in my golf bag.  

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