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I was an inactive participant in a conversation at the range last night about Polarized vs Non-Polarized Sunglasses. 

One gentlemen swore up and down that you should NEVER use Polarized Sunglasses for Golf. Another gentleman was just as animatedly defending the position that you should ONLY buy Polarized Sunglasses for golf or for anything else for that matter.

What do you all think Polarized vs Non-Polarized? 
Incidentally, I don't know if my sunglasses are polarized or not.

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Polarized lenses cut reflected glare.  That’s why they’re a favorite of drivers or anyone around the water.  Some golfers claim that they can read greens better with non-polarized lenses because they see the reflected sheen of any grain better.

I prefer polarized lenses simply because by reducing the reflected glare, they’re much easier on my eyes, which is why I wear sunglasses in the first place.  

Unfortunately, the Oakley Prizm lenses that I really like are not offered as polarized.   :-(

Edited by David in FL

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6 minutes ago, David in FL said:

Polarized lenses cut reflected glare.  That’s why they’re a favorite of drivers or anyone around the water.  Some golfers claim that they can read greens better with non-polarized lenses because they see the reflected sheen of any grain better.

I prefer polarized lenses simply because by reducing the reflected glare, they’re much easier on my eyes, which is why I wear sunglasses in the first place.  

Unfortunately, the Oakley Prizm lenses that I really like are not offered as polarized.   :-(

Yeah, you pretty much just summed up the argument these two guys were having.

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18 minutes ago, ChetlovesMer said:

Yeah, you pretty much just summed up the argument these two guys were having.

Most modern greens have very little grain.  Even on old-school Bermuda greens, like we still find down here on rare occasion, the grain grows predominantly downhill.  So “reading the grain” is less important than some people still believe.  
 

Of course, there are those that still insist that plumb bobbing helps, so...   ;-)

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1 hour ago, ChetlovesMer said:

Incidentally, I don't know if my sunglasses are polarized or not.

Geordi LaForge visor will help you with distance, awesome green reading, biological makeup of all the vegetation, record swing speed, club swing path, exact distance to and aim point, analyze the ball you are using and multitude of other NG Star Trekkie stuff...…… :banana:

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6 minutes ago, IowaGreg said:

Geordi LaForge visor will help you with distance, awesome green reading, biological makeup of all the vegetation, record swing speed, club swing path, exact distance to and aim point, analyze the ball you are using and multitude of other NG Star Trekkie stuff...…… :banana:

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Screw that!
I'm going full on 1979 Cylon Eye!!!!!

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The other difficulty with polarized lenses can be looking at your smartphone screen at certain angles.  Not a factor if you don't use a smartphone during the round, obviously.

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I always wondered why I putt really well at sunrise and also really well at sunset.  During midday sun, I cannot see the breaks for the life of me.

Maybe I need polar sunglasses?  I don't use sunglasses.

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