The Best New Sunglasses For Golfers (by Jason Soctt Deegan)
What kind of golfer are you - sunglasses on or off?
I've always thought sunglasses were required apparel on the course. From the wraparounds made famous by David Duval to Phil Mickelson's current mirrored-lens aviators, what shades you wear can define your entire look on the course.
The best sunglasses could even help you play better, too. Certain lenses act to block out harmful UV rays and allow golfers to see contours in the fairways and greens that aren't visible to the naked eye.
Famous brands like Oakley and Maui Jim are never a bad choice, but I've discovered a few new brands recently that I'm enjoying wearing on and off the course. They're versatile and, best of all, more affordable than some other big brands.
Good shades don't have to break the bank. Tifosi, a leader in sports optics for two decades, is proof of that. Tifosi sells premium frames and high quality lenses without cutting into your tee time budget. The new Enliven Golf collection starts at just $39.95. Its color-capture lens technology helps to differentiate particular wavelengths of light that matter most for golfers – greens, blues and reds. By limiting overall brightness but turning up these particular colors, golfers are better able to read course contours and definition, even in low light conditions. The Vogel SL are the boldest style with large rimless, colored lenses. The Seek FC 2.0 and Crit styles are a bit more tradition sports-oriented frames. They're both personal favorites. Cost: $39.95-$49.95