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I am in a dilemma, what should I get?

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  1. 1. What should I buy?!

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In another effort to waste time here....

I want, don't need, but want both of these. I can only get one for now. I want the anser 5 TR putter or a new pair of maui jim sunnies.

Opinions are well welcomed and one may make enough sense to commit to either one. I already putt with a saber tooth putter and have some sunglasses so neither one is a requirement. I just can't pull the trigger. They are in the ball park of each other $$ wise.

Give me some reasons!! :-P

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I've never understood expensive sunglasses, so I vote for the putter.  My sunglasses (that I pretty much only wear when driving or maybe to the beach) are usually Target $10 specials.

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I have never owned expensive sunglasses (lose them/break them too often) and never understood why someone would spend so much on them until my uncle got a pair of Maui Jims. I must admit, they were impressive and somewhat made me change my opinion. I would still vote putter just because I don't trust myself with expensive shades, but if you have the money you can't go wrong either way.

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The putter will last a LOT longer.  My Maui Jim's.....probably the 5th pair I've owned, have a scratch in the right lens that's driving me crazy.  Pair number 6, coming up.

Get the putter.....

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The putter will last a LOT longer.  My Maui Jim's.....probably the 5th pair I've owned, have a scratch in the right lens that's driving me crazy.  Pair number 6, coming up. Get the putter.....

Can you swap out the lenses?

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Oh gosh let me tell you about expensive sunglasses.  I've lost more than a couple pairs.  Beach, lake, pool, etc.  One time I fell asleep in a chair at a school building in between classes clutching my backpack that held all kinds of samples and important lab paperwork, not to mention my laptop.  No one was getting that freakin backpack!  Guess what they did get when I was asleep?  Someone walked by and plucked the $180 Costas from the top of my head.  So I am now a proponent of a) not falling asleep in public and b) rocking the $30 polarized body glove sunglasses from Academy.  And they rock.

So get the putter AND the ($30) glasses!

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Can you swap out the lenses?

Yeah, I will, but it's still a $100 bill.....

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The putter will last a LOT longer.  My Maui Jim's.....probably the 5th pair I've owned, have a scratch in the right lens that's driving me crazy.  Pair number 6, coming up.

Get the putter.....


Lifetime warranty. For 60 clams they will replace the lenses.

I rarely lose things fyi. I still have had a pair of Revos that were left in my office in 2003. I have cheapo sunglasses sunglasses that are 3 years old. So the possibility of losing them doesn't bother me.

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I think the putter will help lower your score, though depending on the lenses color, it may help you read the green better. It just depends on what you want more, haha. If anything, sacrifice both and get The Putting Prescription.

That book is amazing.

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Lifetime warranty. For 60 clams they will replace the lenses.

I rarely lose things fyi. I still have had a pair of Revos that were left in my office in 2003. I have cheapo sunglasses sunglasses that are 3 years old. So the possibility of losing them doesn't bother me.

I wish I had that ability.  If there is one thing I can lose, it's a pair of sunglasses.  I envy you sir.

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I vote golf lessons.:-D It's the only one of the three that will lower your scores.
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I think the putter will help lower your score, though depending on the lenses color, it may help you read the green better. It just depends on what you want more, haha. If anything, sacrifice both and get [URL=http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode;=ur2&camp;=1789&creative;=9325&tag;=thesandtrap-20&location;=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FThe-Putting-Prescription-Doctors-Proven%2Fdp%2F0470371013%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%3Fie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1397513229%26sr%3D8-1%26keywords%3Dthe%2Bputting%2Bprescription]The Putting Prescription.[/URL] That book is amazing.

I probably could use the book but it won't cost me a putter or sunglasses to get it.

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Lifetime warranty. For 60 clams they will replace the lenses.

I rarely lose things fyi. I still have had a pair of Revos that were left in my office in 2003. I have cheapo sunglasses sunglasses that are 3 years old. So the possibility of losing them doesn't bother me.

2 year warranty.  Doesn't cover scratches.

Lens replacement, plus shipping, plus $10 processing fee = $100ish.

Some of their glasses aren't terribly robust in construction.  They will scratch, they break more than I'd like to admit, and even if you don't "lose" them, I've had them "walk away" from a restaurant, bar, or other gathering spot.

I'm not trying to dissuade you, because they're great glasses and I like mine, but the putter will last longer and won't break if you sit on it accidentally.  BTW, it's amazing how hard it is to break or lose cheap items, or those that you didn't actually pay for, and how easy it is to do the same to expensive ones. ;-)

If it's not an issue of $'s, buy both! :beer:

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Originally Posted by TJBam

Guess what they did get when I was asleep?  Someone walked by and plucked the $180 Costas from the top of my head.  So I am now a proponent of a) not falling asleep in public and b) rocking the $30 polarized body glove sunglasses from Academy.  And they rock.

Stealing sunglasses off a sleeping man’s head. That’s just wrong.
The recommendation on the Body Glove polarized looks like a good call. Appears to be a good pair of sunglasses for the price.

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I have loved MJs (especially the rose tint) and still have a pair, but they are heavy (being glass). Two or three years ago I picked up some Suncloud (acrylic) glasses at REI for less than 40 or 50. So light, and I believe the new (decent quality) acrylics don't scratch nearly as easily as the old days. Mine don't have a scratch on them yet. Save some dough, skip the MJs and play with your putter.

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I have loved MJs (especially the rose tint) and still have a pair, but they are heavy (being glass). Two or three years ago I picked up some Suncloud (acrylic) glasses at REI for less than 40 or 50. So light, and I believe the new (decent quality) acrylics don't scratch nearly as easily as the old days. Mine don't have a scratch on them yet. Save some dough, skip the MJs and play with your putter.


The rose colored MJs are pretty light weight now. Idk if there was a change since you bought them or if it is a different style.

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