I Tried It: These Maui Jim sunglasses were the perfect on-course accesory

Maui Jim Anuenue

Maui Jim's Anuenue is stylish off the course and functional on it.

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For most of my life, I eschewed sunglasses while playing, but as soon as I wore a pair during a round for the first time, I was hooked. Now, sunglasses are an essential piece of equipment for me, and I love finding new pairs that function well both on and off the course.

Sporty frames that tend to be popular for golfers aren’t particularly flattering on me — I prefer oversize, fashion-forward shapes. That’s all well and good off the course, but finding a pair that ticks that box and also functions well on the course can be difficult.

Former favorites of mine off the course have been heavy on the nose bridge, leaving a mark while I played, or required constant readjusting. And if I have a hat on, the temples can cause an ear ache if the fit isn’t right.

That’s why I was thrilled to find Maui Jim’s Anuenue. Not only did the glasses have a cool, cat-eye style frame, they were as light as air, with an adjustable rubber nose grip that helped the glasses stay put through 18 holes on a blustery day in Scottsdale. I barely noticed I was wearing them, and the lenses provided an ultra-clear view on what was an otherwise gray, cloudy day.

Maui Jim Anuenue sunglasses

Anuenue’s frame takes inspiration from a rainbow’s multicolored arches for a slightly curved square silhouette. Paired with MauiPure® lenses, this style guarantees clear, vibrant views in a lightweight and versatile nylon frame.

If the Anuenue’s style isn’t your jam, Maui Jim has an array of other golf-specific models, all of which offer features that golfers will love: high-contrast, polarized lenses and super lightweight frames. Check out the entire collection for men and women here.

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As a four-year member of Columbia’s inaugural class of female varsity golfers, Jessica can out-birdie everyone on the masthead. She can out-hustle them in the office, too, where she’s primarily responsible for producing both print and online features, and overseeing major special projects, such as GOLF’s inaugural Style Is­sue, which debuted in February 2018. Her origi­nal interview series, “A Round With,” debuted in November of 2015, and appeared in both in the magazine and in video form on GOLF.com.