Best Of: 8 cool pairs of sunglasses to wear on or off the golf course

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The best sunglasses for on or off the golf course

As Phil Mickelson has proven in recent years, sunglasses can actually serve a dual purpose on the golf course. Not only can modern lenses provide visual protection that helps golfers see and play better, but they can boost your cool factor, too. While some high-tech sunglasses can look a bit too athletic, the styles we’ve chosen can seamlessly transfer from the course to a day party.  Below, we highlight eight pairs of shades that provide high-tech performance and don’t skimp on the cool factor.

1) Oakley Frogskins Lite

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Oakley Frogskins Lite

The Oakley Frogskins Lite design was based off of sports and pop-culture to evoke a true lifestyle feel. They feature a semi-rimless frame design and Oakley’s performance technology.
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2) Nike Maverick S Polarized

Nike Maverick S Polarized

With polarized lenses made to reduce glare, these tortoise-framed sunglasses are built with temple cushioning and ventilation to keep you cool for hours. They have flexible arms, a small-fit frame and a nose bridge that prevents fogging.

3) Maui Jim Kawika

Maui Jim Kawika

These classic polarized sunglasses are built with scratch and shatter resistence, and these lenses have Maui Jim’s highest available light reduction for rich colors and sharpest contrast.

4) Tifosi Swank SL Woodgrain

Tifosi Swank SL Woodgrain

With rimless lenses, the Swank SL is made with a no-slip fit that’s perfect for the course. They have light and durable nylon frames, polarized polycarbonate lenses and offer UV ray protection.

5) Peakvision AV1

Peakvision AV1

These aviator-style sunglasses have front pieces made from premium nickel and silver alloy, and the temple portions are injected with TR-90 for lightweight comfort. They have Zero-Distortion optics and Dual-Zone lenses for clear and sharp vision in lighting extremes.

6) Smith Emerge

Smith Emerge

Smith’s ChromePop polarized lenses help reduce glare and enhance color contrast. They’re smudge/moisture resistant, and have an anti-reflective coating to reduce eye strain.

7) Roka Oslo

Roka Oslo

Named after the Norwegian capital city of Oslo, these modern Scandinavian designs have no-slip Geko pads, fingerprint and sweat resistance, and they have polarized lenses to help reduce glare.

8) Sundog Eyewear Razor

Sundog Eyewear Razor

With Monel Nickel-free frames and flexible Rilsan temple portions, these Sundog Razor sunglasses provide 100 percent UVA/UVB filtration up to 400 nm. They also have universal fit nose pads.

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