Technically, a pair of sunglasses isn’t really regarded as essential golf equipment. But the lack of sunglasses—or the wrong pair—can have a truly detrimental effect on your game and your health.
If it’s sunny and you don’t have good sunglasses, you won’t be able to track the golf ball or read the greens properly, and you’ll end up with eye strain. You risk damaging your eyes without the right lens to block the UV rays. And if it doesn’t look right on your face, you just look silly out on the course.
But don’t worry, as we have you covered the next time that you’re lucky enough to play at the Augusta National. Here are terrific golf sunglasses in various styles that should fit any type of face shape:
This is probably the most popular type of golf sunglasses right now. That’s because you can use them for any kind of sports activity, including biking and jogging.
The wider frame curves around the face, and that keeps light from hitting your eyes at all angles as you take your swing. Get a semi-rimless frame, so you get clear peripheral vision and a good view when you’re looking down to putt.
This works well for just about any face shape—it simply makes you look sporty! Try the following:
- Oakley Flax 2.0 XL
- Revo Annika 2 Drive
This type works well for both square and oval faces. And it doesn’t hurt that the recent Top Gun: Maverickmovie was a hit, and Tom Cruise rocked these shades.
Again, this is a versatile type that works for all occasions, and it works for the golf course too. And you can continue wearing it while you’re off the golf course and exploring the other parts of the Winged Foot Country Club!
Try these pairs:
- Ray-Ban Aviator Classic
- Roka Phantom Titanium
These seem similar to ski glasses, and they’re becoming more popular in recent years. It offers the greatest face coverage from harmful UV rays, and they’re great for celebs trying to play golf incognito.
These larger glasses are great for larger faces. Go with a more angular shield if you have a round face. If you have a square face, pick a rimless shield instead.
This frame shape is great for those who have round, oblong, or oval faces. The angles of the frame nicely offset the curves of the face. A large square frame is best for circular faces. And if you have a longer face, you’ll want a narrow rectangular frame that isn’t wider than your face.
Consider these sunglasses:
- Maui Jim Pokowai Arch
- Electric JJF Knoxville Sport
Round or Clubmaster
These rounded, top-heavy sunglasses flatter most face shapes, though they’re especially fitting for diamond, triangular, and oval faces. These sunglasses are bolder on the upper part of the frame, and that broadens and complements smaller jawlines.
This features a retro look that was trendy way back in the 1950s, but it’s a look that never really went away.
Go with these shades:
- Ray-Ban Clubmaster Flash
- Persol PO3281S
Find the right frame for your face shape, and give yourself the clear vision and eye protection you need for golf!