The game of golf has very specialized equipment. From your clubs and your bag, right down to the type of tees and balls you use. The right equipment will really make or break your game.
One piece of equipment that tends to get over looked is a good pair of golf sunglasses.
When you think about it, the majority of your game may be spent looking up into the sky, tracking your ball in flight. If you don’t have the proper eye protection, not only will this be harder, but you may also cause damage to your eyes. This is why it is so imperative to make sure whatever pair of sunglasses you take with you out on the links are rated for 100% UVA and UVB protection.
Protecting your eyes is only part of the picture. You also need to make sure they are the appropriate type depending on the weather conditions.
For example, on bright sunny days you may want to opt for darker tinted lenses. Even mirrored and polarized lenses would suffice, as they could help to give you that extra advantage over your group.
On darker, overcast days light tinted lenses, say grey or amber, will help cut down on glare. Furthermore, we all know that even if it is overcast you can still get a sunburn. The same holds true with your eyes being exposed to the damaging effects of ultraviolet rays. Even though the low light on overcast day may not affect your eyes visually, you still run they risk of damaging them physically.
A pair of sunglasses will help protect your eyes.
When it comes to choosing the tint of your lenses, as previously mentioned, the weather will dictate your choice.
Top Golf Sunglasses:
Brown, copper, and dark amber
The darker tinted lenses are able to block a significant amount of blue light. What this means to the average golfer, is that they will have improved contrast, specifically against blue skies and green grass, which is perfect for any golfer.
Grey lenses are another great choice for any golfer because they will help to reduce the amount of light while keeping colors true, which can be quite beneficial when trying to spot the pin.
Green lenses are similar to those of grey, in that they help to reduce the severity of the light while keeping colors true. Where green differs from grey however is in its ability to slightly increase contrast, which can prove very helpful when looking for a lost ball in the rough.
Red, amber, and rose
These rose-colored sunglasses can be a great way to heighten contrast on both cloudy and sunny days. What’s more, red and rose colored lenses can help your short game by accentuating the green, helping you to better read the breaks. The only downfall to these lenses is that they tend to distort colors.
Remember, whichever lense color or style of sports sunglasses you choose, the number one feature you need to look for is UV protection, making sure that the sunglasses protect up to 100% for both UVA and UVB rays.