Popticals NYDEF® Golf sunglasses unlock a new dimension of visual information to enhance your performance and help drive down your scores.
Whether you’re new to wearing sunglasses during golf or have cycled through numerous pairs in the past, with Popticals NYDEF® Golf your eyes first will feel a wave of relaxation as you eliminate squinting and are shielded from wind and dust.
As you acclimate to the sunglasses, additional benefits will become clear as subtle details on the fairways and greens–previously unnoticed–will reveal themselves.
In this article, we'll share invaluable tips from world-renowned putting coach Dr. Craig Farnsworth, aka The Putt Doctor, on harnessing these newfound benefits to elevate your golf game.
Popticals NYDEF® Golf sunglasses, with global optics leader Zeiss Vision, will immediately give your eyes the break they need from sun, wind and dust while you are on the course. Wearing them will be the first step in improving your game from a visual perspective.
“Golfers need to be visually alert for a long period of time to play better and more consistent golf. I call that visual endurance. It is more apt to occur when people wear golf-specific sunglasses, and Popticals elevate that whole category of golf eyewear.”
To maximize visual endurance, it is essential that golfers wear their Popticals sunglasses for the entire time they are on the golf course. Popticals then become a critical part of golfers’ overall approach to a round. Additional components of an approach that optimizes visual endurance include:
Hydration and Nutrition
Proper hydration and nutrition play a crucial role in maintaining visual endurance on the golf course. Dehydration can contribute to eye fatigue, so make sure to drink enough water, and avoid alcohol or other dehydrating beverages, such as those heavy in caffeine, throughout your round.
Additionally, include snacks rich in antioxidants, like fruits and nuts, to support overall eye health.
Keeping your body well-nourished and hydrated can positively impact your visual stamina and overall performance. A good rule of thumb is to drink something on every tee and make sure to eat something at least every three holes.
Strategic Visual Breaks
Incorporate intentional breaks during your rounds to give your eyes a chance to rest. Between each shot, pause for a moment, close your eyes, and take a deep breath. This brief visual break can help alleviate eye strain and enhance focus.
Additionally, when walking between holes or waiting for your turn, shift your focus to distant objects or the horizon. This practice helps relax eye muscles that might be fatigued from intense concentration on your ball and golf course details.
These visual breaks, paired with the relaxation that comes from proper eyewear, will keep you visually and mentally fresh for all eighteen holes.
Popticals NYDEF® GOLF Sunglasses' state-of-the-art optics and violet lenses will enhance your depth perception, allowing you to discern subtle details like slopes, grass height, valleys, and the distance between fairway bunkers.
To leverage this information effectively, take a moment to analyze the fairway slope and adjacent hazards before selecting a club or deciding on a shot shape. The once constant green expanse now appears segmented, eliminating any surprises.
Beyond providing a clearer view of the golf course's true features, reduced eye fatigue and glare contribute to easier shot tracking. This enhanced visibility enables you to precisely monitor the trajectory of your shots.
After giving your eyes a few minutes to adjust to the sunglasses, you will start to notice nuances that you likely have never seen before.
Most notably, on the greens, you will start to see darker and lighter patches where, without Popticals, it appeared as one saturated color.
Utilizing this new information might at first be confusing but Dr. Farnsworth gives some clarity on the issue:
“The darker the area, the more the grass is growing back into the area where you are standing, which means you are putting uphill. Conversely, lighter sections signify slight downhill.”
Utilizing this newfound knowledge in your green reading not only aids in fine-tuning the speed of your putts by discerning uphill or downhill slopes and assists in gauging the break. Dr. Farnsworth advises assessing putts from a side perspective upon reaching the green to capture insights into length, gradient, and potential break.
When observing from the side, the Popticals NYDEF® Golf lenses enhance your ability to discern subtle variations in light and dark tones, enabling you to better identify the direction of the slope that influences the break.
A lighter shade of grass viewed from the side indicates that the putt will break away from you, whereas a darker hue suggests that, when observed from the side, the putt will break toward you.