Sunglasses have become a must have for many golfers wanting to protect their eyes from harmful UV rays both on and off the course. But what if you could do just that, look good doing it and enhance your view of the world too? Welcome to the unique world of Maui Jim!
Maui Jim sunglasses were created on the beautiful Hawaiian island of well....Maui, to provide a clearer, crisper and more defined view of the world at the same time as protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays. The PolarizedPlus2® lens technology provides brilliant color so every detail is crisper and cleaner, without glare or harmful UV. This technology is unique to Maui Jim and it really does make all the difference, I just wish I had mine when I visited the island earlier this year. The frames come in a variety of great designs for both men and women, with the various lens options available, each providing a unique and different view of the world. You can see the difference instantly when you put them on, with colours, clarity and sharpness being enhanced dramatically. The packaging is also brilliant and reminiscent of the beautiful Hawaiian island. All models come with a strong protective case (which can be clipped to your bag) and cleaning cloth, so you can take good care of these amazing glasses.
On The Course
On the course we took a closer look at the Sugar Beach frames with natural grey lenses. They look great, feel brilliant, protect your eyes from the sun and the colours you see are amazing to say the least. However they are not just great for the course, I have used them for driving, the beach and every day use with equally impressive results! Maui Jims are extremely lightweight in design and fit your face almost perfectly, with most models incorporating an MJ Sport frame, which means they are designed not to move around or fall off your face. When you put them on the lightweight and thin frame is almost unnoticeable, yet tough and durable at the same time, which is great for the course and everyday use too.
Many golfers often choose sport frames or golf specific sunglasses to play in, as they are designed to provide protection from the UV rays and anti-glare. However with the modern game changing, many golfers are now opting to wear sunglasses that are a little more stylish, rather than just sporty, and the Maui Jim range provide the best of both worlds. They deliver brilliant sun protection, enhanced colours and visuals plus look great at the same time. They are not the traditional sport option, but one that will appeal to many golfers, as they provide the stability and comfort of a sport frame but the style and look of designer sunglasses. For me sport sunglasses can sometimes feel a little out of place, but the style and design of the Maui Jims really appealed to me. You can look good on the course, whilst protecting your eyes, then use them for everyday use too, which in a place with a lot of sun is extremely useful.
Something you certainly notice when you put on a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses is the difference in the colours, clarity and sharpness, it is like looking at the world in HD. The course becomes more defined instantly, and they are brilliant at reducing all glare, especially from the club. They enhance your view of the course dramatically, and certainly bring out the best colours, features and undulations. The colours look much more vibrant, interesting and clear, which in my opinion is always a great way to see any golf course. First and foremost sunglasses need to protect your eyes from the sun, so why not have some that do this extremely well, but also make your life a little brighter and more exciting too? The PolarizedPlus2® lenses that are unique to Maui Jim certainly provide great sun protection, and as I have previously suffered with migraines after too much golf in the sun they really helped.
One thing that frustrated me previously when wearing sunglasses on the course, was that I could really feel that they were on my face, the sunlight can still come through the side or underneath the lenses, they can be chunky and heavy or move around when I addressed the ball. The Maui Jims do not do this at all, they stayed on my face perfectly and don't move around, the lightweight MJ Sport frames mean that they hold your face in the correct place without any adjustment needed.
Maui Jims are the perfect combination of style, functionality and design all rolled into one whilst adding a little bit of Maui magic. They do exactly what they need to do by blocking out harmful UV rays, but also enhance your view of the world. Many sports stars and celebrities including Ernie Els trust Maui Jim and its easy to see why. If you are looking for a some sunglasses that give that extra wow factor at the same time as looking and feeling amazing, I strongly recommend Maui Jim!
UV PROTECTION 10/10
STYLE & DESIGN 9.5/10
Don't just take my word for it, visit the Maui Jim website or search #MAUIFILTER on Instagram for an insight into the world of Maui Jim. We will also be posting some pictures of the various courses we review, through the eyes of our Maui Jim glasses on Instagram so keep a look out.