T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.
Oakley's golf-specific, G30 Iridium lens perfect for the course
Series: Golf Buzz
Published: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 | 10:17 a.m.
Most of the sunglasses worn by players on the PGA Tour are made by Oakley. And it's not just because the glasses look cool. Believe it or not, they can help your game.
Oakley's G30 Iridium lens promises to provide more detail, more definition and more depth perception so you can analyze the slope and see the smallest variations in grass grain.
Here's what Oakley has to say about the glasses, which are offered in the Flak Jacket XLJ style in the colors Polished Black and Polished White:
You’ll have the performance of razor-sharp vision that helps you avoid the bunkers and the rough, along with balanced light transmission that lets you read every nuance of the green and precisely gauge ball speed. World-class golfers consider Oakley eyewear to be essential equipment, so if you really want to improve your game, don’t stop at the right club. Get the right lens: Oakley G30 Iridium.
The golf environment challenges your vision in very specific ways. We engineered the G30 Iridium lens with precisely balanced light transmission to give you the best possible clarity, contrast and depth perception on the course. For us, lens tints are a science and an art, and every aspect of G30™ Iridium® was designed to maximize your vision for the game.
Think you know where the pin is? If you’re looking through ordinary sunglass lenses, you’re probably wrong. Inferior lenses can magnify what you see and fool your brain into thinking the hole is shifted from its true position. They can also corrupt clarity, and with all the eye fatigue, you may as well add a penalty stroke to every hole. We solved those problems with High Definition Optics (HDO).
Oakley HDO is a collection of patented technologies that ensure precise, accurate vision with razor-sharp clarity. We developed HDO for the world’s best athletes and for action sports where visual fidelity is the difference between going home with a medal and going home with a body cast. With HDO, you’ll see everything exactly where it is, and you’ll get the added benefits of unrivaled impact resistance and 100% UV filtering.
Oakley G30 Iridium is also available in a premium HDPolarized version that eliminates 99% of reflected glare.
The Flak Jacket XLJ frames provide superior comfort and -- aside from the enhanced details of the course you'll no doubt enjoy -- you won't even know you're wearing sunglasses.
To learn more aboout the Flak Jacket XLJ and the G30 Iridium lens, which retail for $150, click here.
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