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Kevin Stadler, had another strong finish 3T at the PGA Tour Pebble Beach Pro-Am, helping keep his eye on the ball, Lewi Kelp G12.
Nick O’Hern was atop the leaderboard after round 2, but couldn’t keep it rolling on the weekend. He was wearing Hard Kore JM10 C28.
Meanwhile, on the Ladies European Tour at the ISPA Handa Ladies New Zealand Open, Pernilla Lindberg, wearing Kaenon’s Burnet sunglass frame, improved her score each round to finish 9T and continue building momentum of top finishes.
Christina Kim finished 19T, wearing Eden Purple Haze. LPGA Tour kick’s off it’s first US Tournament later this month in Phoenix, then quickly moves to southern California in March.
Brian Gay Wins the Humana Challenge in Jetty
Wearing Jetty, Brian Gay won the Humana Challenge after a three-man playoff, in La Quinta, CA. Over the weekend, Gay wore the Kaenon for every shot, which provided complete glare reduction and harmful UV ray protection while remaining lightweight and comfortable.
“My whole game’s been about accuracy and short game,” Gay said in a post-win interview. Kaenon is pleased to be a part of Gay’s ability to achieve that accuracy.
This marks Gay’s fourth PGA TOUR title and moved him to No. 1 in the FedExCup standings. Gay began Sunday’s final round six strokes behind the leader at 16 under. His Sunday surge with a 9-under 63 resulted in the win.
When it comes to golf sunglasses, pros like Robert Allenby, Pat Perez, Christina Kim and Sophie Gustafson wear Kaenon polarized sunglasses due to the unmatched clarity, color representation and distortion-free vision that is only be found in Kaenon products. Kaenon’s California-designed and Italian hand-painted sunglass frames offer a fashionable alternative for performance eyewear and are quickly becoming the go-to sunglasses on golf courses around the world. Read more about why Kaenon polarized sunglasses, available in prescription, are good for golf here.
Kaenon Eden Helps Save Bode Miller’s Wife’s Eye
Morgan (Beck) Miller, recently had her eye saved by a pair of Kaenon Eden sunglasses. Following a golfing accident in which her husband, Olypic skiier Bode Miller, hit a ball that struck the sunglasses covering her left eye, Morgan tweeted a graphic image of the damage to her face (posted at the bottom of the post – not for the faint of heart) and also gave an unsolicited thank you to Kaenon, in the following messages:
(Warning: Linked image is graphic):
I’m not feeling so hot. Line drive to the face today with a golf ball from my darling husband.I still love instagr.am/p/TKWS0bJFhX/
— Morgan Miller (@MorganEBeck) December 13, 2012
— Morgan Miller (@MorganEBeck) December 13, 2012
Bode did the same from his account:
— Bode Miller (@MillerBode) December 13, 2012
Luckily, Miller’s 160 mph golf shot did not cause permanent damage to Beck’s eye. She’s now recovering well, and has been discharged from the hospital.
“While accidents like this are rare, it was for this exact reason that we set out to create the SR-91 lenses we did,” commented Kaenon’s CEO and co-founder Steve Rosenberg. “Athletes of all types require superior vision and clarity, but lightweight and high mass impact resistance are critical elements for safety. Can you imagine the very different results if Morgan was wearing a glass lens or anything except SR-91? We are so pleased that our impact resistant lens technology and our indestructible Kaenon frames and design did their job when required most. When Bode called me a few months ago to inquire about using Kaenon I was certainly excited to meet him and flattered he’d discovered our brand. During our afternoon together, with him and Morgan, I could have never imagined we’d be playing an integral role in saving’s Morgan’s sight – on the golf course – of all places. Our thoughts and best wishes for a full and speedy recovery go out to Morgan and can’t wait to see her blocking shots at the net again real soon.”
Posted: December 14th, 2012
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Kaenon Jetty in Golf Tips Magazine
Our Jetty sunglass was recently featured in Golf Tips Magazine. Read what they had to say about our sunglasses below:
“The slick, light and unisex Jetty shades from Kaenon feature tall temples and a rectangular shape. When we slipped these frames on, they blocked out mucho light and were easy on our eyes in the SoCal sun. We’ll chalk that up to the SR-91 polarized lenses, which have the optical clarity of glass, but the light weight and durability of a polycarbonate. As seen on Pat Perez and Sophie Gustafson. Told you they were unisexy. Kaenon.com”
Carl Pettersson wins RBC Heritage in Kaenon Prescription Sunglasses
Some people would say you can’t golf in polarized prescription sunglasses. However, wearing Jetty Black G28 with SR-91 prescription polarized lenses, Carl Pettersson dominated this weekend’s RBC Heritage Open, in Hilton Head, SC, winning by 5 shots. Carl began wearing Kaenon Polarized Rx in February, at the Northern Trust LA Open. This is Pettersson’s fifth PGA Tour win, and with it, he now sits fourth in the Fedex Cup points standings.
Carl Pettersson wears Kaenon Jetty Black Prescription sunglasses.
Sophie Gustafson Awarded the Ben Hogan Award
The LPGA’s Sophie Gustafson was presented with the Ben Hogan Award at Augusta National last week, prior to the Masters. Presented at the Golf Writers of America Awards dinner, Sophie was awarded this trophy that goes to the professional or contributor to golf who has overcome a substantial illness or injury. Sophie’s courage and work to overcome a serious speech stuttering problem was recognized.
See her inspiring acceptance speech below:
Carl Pettersson Wears Kaenon Sunglasses at Shell Houston Open
The PGA Tour’s Carl Pettersson just missed winning the Shell Houston Open while wearing Jetty Matte Black G28 Rx. He finished 2nd, one shot off the lead.
Tied for the lead after Round 1, never falling out of the top 3, Pettersson has multiple Tour wins to his credit and has been seen playing in Kaenon’s Rx products since early this year.
Kaenon on Display at The President’s Cup
This past weekend in Melbourne, Australia, The President’s Cup set top players, from the US and International fields, in one of the most celebrated golf tournaments of the year. US Team captain, Fred Couples, provided the American team with laid back, but spot-on leadership and decision making throughout the week. Wearing Klay Matte Black G12 Kaenon Polarized sunglasses, Couples navigated the 12-man team to victory, with Tiger Woods clinching the winning point on Sunday over the Greg Norman-led International Team.
Representing Kaenon on the International side, Robert Allenby had a great event, wearing the new Kaenon sunglass style, Hard Kore JM10 C50. While Allenby didn’t earn his way onto the team due to his yearly Tour points, Norman saw the value in bringing him on as one of his two Captain’s Picks, which proved to be a wise choice over the course of the Cup. Though they weren’t able to topple the Americans, Allenby and the team put up a good fight, falling short by 4 points by the week’s end.
Nick O’Hern Finishes 6th at Children’s Miracle Network Classic
Nick O’Hern, wearing Hard Kore in Black and White with C28 lenses, finished the official 2011 PGA Tour strong, placing 6th at the Children’s Miracle Network Classic. Held at Disney World in Orlando, FL, this tournament marked the end of the PGA Tour season and ushers in a wave of international play.
When it comes to men’s golf sunglasses, Nick O’Hern chooses Kaenon Polarized. At the core of every golf sunglass is the patented SR-91 polarized lens which offers unmatched clarity, free from the depth perception distortion caused by other sunglasses of lesser quality. For more information on why some polarized golf sunglasses are better than other, read the article, “Are Polarized Sunglasses Good for Golf?“
Nick O’Hern & Kevin Streelman Tie for 6th at McGladrey Classic
Fred Couples Wins AT&T Championship Wearing Kaenon Polarized Sunglasses
Wearing Kaenon Polarized sunglasses, Fred Couples won the AT&T Championship, shooting a six-under, round of 66 during the final round, marking the first seven-stroke victory on the Champions Tour this year. During his winning weekend, Couples wore the Kaenon Polarized Klay Matte Black G12 sunglass model which provided complete glare reduction and harmful UV ray protection while remaining lightweight, comfortable and fashionable.
“I haven’t had a seven-shot lead since ’92 or ’90 or whenever the heck it was,” said Couples in an interview on PGATour.com. “I probably may never ever get another one. It’s a weird feeling, and I was kind of unnerved (on the front side). But once we got to the back nine I played much better and I pulled away to a lead that was plenty.”
Couples recently began wearing Kaenon Polarized sunglasses during tournament play. He has had a standout year, winning the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship in August and, with this AT&T Champion win, has earned $957,753 in nine starts on the Champions Tour during 2011. Couples is also acting as the U.S. captain for The Presidents Cup set for next month in Australia.
When it comes to golf sunglasses, pros like Robert Allenby, Brian Gay, Pat Perez, Christina Kim and Sophie Gustafson wear Kaenon Polarized sunglasses due to the unmatched clarity, color representation and distortion-free vision that is only be found in Kaenon Polarized products. Kaenon Polarized’s California-designed and Italian hand-painted sunglass frames offer a fashionable alternative for performance eyewear and are quickly becoming the go-to sunglasses on golf courses around the world. Read more about why Kaenon Polarized sunglasses are good for golf here.
Robert Allenby Advances to Tour Championship
Wearing the new Hard Kore JM10 C50, Robert Allenby played well enough in the BMW Championship in Chicago, IL to advance to this weekend’s Tour Championship, the culmination of the Fedex Cup, in Atlanta, GA. With a total prize purse of $8 million, Allenby will face tough competition as he seeks to dethrone the defending champion Jim Furyk and out-shoot the rising stars.
Fred Couples Wears Kaenon Polarized Sunglasses in Senior Player’s Championship Win
It was Fred Couples who chose to bring Kaenon Polarized sunglasses along for the win at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship over the weekend at Westchester CC. Ending in a playoff against John Cook, Couples sank a three-foot birdie on the third playoff hole, to defeat Cook and secure his first Champions Tour major victory.
Couples wore the brand’s Klay frame style in Matte Black with G12 polarized lenses throughout the tournament. He recently discovered the brand and has enjoyed a friendly relationship with the company, though he’s not a paid endorser. His victory made him the third golfer in history to win both the PGA Tour Player’s Championship and the Champions Tour Player’s Championship, joining Jack Nicklaus and Raymond Floyd − the only other two to accomplish the same feat. Couples will also be leading the United States squad in this fall’s President’s Cup, to be played in Australia in November.
When it comes to golf sunglasses, pros like Robert Allenby, Brian Gay, Pat Perez, Kevin Streelman, Christina Kim, Sophie Gustafson and others wear Kaenon Polarized sunglasses due to the unmatched clarity, color representation and distortion-free vision that can only be found in Kaenon Polarized product. Kaenon Polarized has enjoyed victories at every professional tour level, on every major pro tour around the world.
Kaenon’s Lifestyle Performance sunglasses are designed in California, where the brand was founded and currently headquartered, and crafted in Italy. The brand’s unique and premium hand-painted sunglass frames offer a fashionable alternative for performance eyewear and are quickly becoming the go-to sunglasses on golf courses around the world. Read more about why Kaenon Polarized sunglasses are good for golf.
Off the golf course, it’s common to see Kaenon Polarized products on some of the greatest athletes and entertainers, world-wide.
Kaenon’s proprietary SR-91 polarized lens, available in varying lens tints and Light Transmission Levels, is standard throughout the entire Kaenon Polarized sunglass line and filters all harmful UV rays. All SR-91 polarized lenses are available in the most advanced prescription options for perfect vision during all outdoor activities. As the only company that authentically pioneered a new, non-compromising polarized lens that combines superior optical clarity, impact protection and glare reduction all in one ultra-lightweight material, Kaenon Polarized is excited to continue to expose the golf industry to its unique, premium product.
For more information on the sunglasses worn by Fred Couples, visit the Kaenon Polarized Klay sunglass page.
Sophie Gustafson Takes 3rd at Women’s British Open
Kaenon LPGA pro Sophie Gustafson made a strong run for a first place finish at the RICOH Women’s British Open in Scotland. With a final round score of 68, Sophie, who wears Sequence Gold C12, finished the tournament on a high note, but couldn’t quite catch the illusive Yani Tsang, who claimed her fifth major championship with the win.
Sophie finished the Open alone in third place at 11-under.
When it comes to women’s golf sunglasses, Sophie chooses Kaenon Polarized. At the core of every golf sunglass is the patented SR-91 polarized lens which offers unmatched clarity, free from the depth perception distortion caused by other sunglasses of lesser quality. For more information on why some polarized golf sunglasses are better than others, read the article, “Are Polarized Sunglasses Good for Golf?“
Pat Perez Finishes 2nd at Reno-Tahoe Open
Kaenon’s Pat Perez missed a PGA Tour victory by 1 shot, at the Reno-Tahoe Open in Reno, NV. Finishing second, playing in Jetty Titanium G12 and Matte Black G12, Pat chased the first place spot all weekend, ultimately falling short, but posting a noteworthy 14-under par by the end of the round on Sunday.
Also wearing Kaenon, Nick O’Hern played in Hard Kore Black C28 and led after day one, but ultimately finished 6th.
Let’s hope these two carry the momentum from this event to strong finishes at the PGA Championship in Georgia this weekend.
When it comes to golf sunglasses, Pat Perez, Nick O’Hern and other golf greats like Fred Couples wear Kaenon Polarized sunglasses due to the unmatched clarity, color representation and distortion-free vision that can only be found in Kaenon. Our patented SR-91 polarized lenses are quickly becoming the go-to sunglasses on golf courses around the world. Read more about why Kaenon Polarized sunglasses are good for golf here.
Robert Allenby Ties for 6th at AT&T National
“It was just on-line perfect all the way,” said Allenby in an interview on PGATour.com. “It landed perfect, just rolled up and then disappeared.” His 15th ace as a pro and his second one in Pennsylvania, Allenby finished out the tournament at 8 under.
Kaenon Polarized golf sunglasses continue to prove that polarized sunglasses are, in fact, good for golf. However, not all polarized lenses are created equally. Read more about the long standing myth on polarized golf sunglasses and how Kaenon Polarized chooses to rise above it.
Streelman Places Sixth at Travelers Championship
At the recent Travelers Championship, in Cromwell, CT, Kaenon golfer Kevin Streelman played in Burny Black G12. Kevin made ground to the top every day, cruising in at sixth with a final round 66.
Playing solid, consistent golf the past two months, Kevin has switched between different Kaenon frame styles, but ultimately relies on Kaenon as a key piece of golf equipment, as it allows him to see the course clearly and read the greens without distortion.
18 Questions with Kevin Streelman & Sophie Gustafson
Kaenon golfer Kevin Streelman can dominate on the golf course, but he can’t hammer in a nail? In a recent feature on PGATour.com, Coutney, Kevin’s wife of 3+ years, lets us in on the off-course Kevin Streelman, giving us a unique glimpse into the life of the PGA pro.
“1. He is an amazing musician. Even though his roots are the trombone in the high school band, he is awesome on the acoustic and electric guitar, especially when we jam (I’m on the drums).
2. He loves the Cubs, the Bears, Alabama football, Duke basketball, and my golf game (the last one is a lie … I just thought it sounded good).
3. He can’t hammer a nail in a wall to save his life. I do all the fix-its and “handyman” work at home.
4. He doesn’t read much, but he has probably read “Golf’s Sacred Journey” and “Extraordinary Golf” at least 20 times each.”
Click here to read the full story.
Sophie Gustafson had 18 questions of her own to answer. She sat down with LPGA.com for a quick round of Q&A. Though similar in to Kevin Streelman’s 18 in questioning, Sophie speaks in first person during this piece.
“1. Tell me something most people don’t know about you?
I figure skated until I was 13.
2. What would you like to do for a living if you are not a pro golfer?
3. If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be?
Obama, just to see what’s going on.
4. Is there anything you’re addicted to? Or can’t live without?
My Apple products: iPhone, iPad, MacBook.”
For the full set of 18 questions, read at LPGA.com.
Polarized Sunglasses – Are They Good For Golf?
For years the rumor mill has been hard at work in regard to golfing and polarized sunglasses. Many believe polarized sunglasses will negatively affect your golf game. Brands have claimed to fix the problem by creating “golf specific lens” but common sense says otherwise because, hey, there’s no such thing as “golf specific eyes,” are there?
Here at Kaenon Polarized, we’ve worked hard to put rumors to rest by cutting away the marketing spin and creating the most optically superior lenses the market has to offer. Proprietary SR-91 lenses from Kaenon Polarized have become a crucial piece of equipment for PGA and LPGA Tour golfers, allowing them to cut through glare, read fairways and greens, and knock strokes off every round played. Since everyone has a different set of eyes, we’ve created a wide variety of lens tints and Light Transmission levels, so every golfer can customize their polarized experience based on personal preference and need.
Myth: Polarized lenses are all the same
Reality: All polarized lenses are not created equal. Until the introduction of the Kaenon Polarized SR-91® lens material, consumers only had the choice between three lens materials, each with its own shortcomings:
1. Glass has excellent clarity and polarization efficiency. However, glass lenses were never intended to be used in performance applications as they are heavy and are likely to shatter upon impact.
2. CR-39 lenses are lighter weight than glass, but still shatter on impact. Consequently, CR-39 lenses are not recommended for performance activities.
3. Polycarbonate lenses, used widely for decades, have become the standard for “sport” eye-wear due to lightweight and impact-resistant properties. However, polycarbonate lenses sacrifice clarity and polarized efficiency. Due to the immense levels of heat and pressure involved in creating a polarized polycarbonate lens, they offer poor optical clarity, poor depth perception, inflexibility in lens tint/darkness levels, and tend to crack and split when drill-mounted to rimless frames. For this reason, polarized polycarbonate are, in fact, not good for golf.
Kaenon’s revolutionary SR-91 lens material was created out of necessity for a polarized lens free of compromise. By creating a new material, coupled with a new manufacturing process, Kaenon Polarized created an entirely new way of seeing the world through a polarized lens, unique to the brand. Whether it’s impact-protection, razor-sharp clarity, light weight, glare-elimination or scratch resistance, Kaenon’s SR-91 lenses feature all of the best lens qualities. That’s why our PGA and LPGA Tour players can be seen with their sunglasses over their eyes and not over the back of their heads.
However, a proprietary lens in only part of the Kaenon equation. Golf pros also look to Kaenon for:
For summer rounds on the course, as a gift for dad on Father’s Day, or any other time your eyes need the protection they deserve, why settle for anything less?
Streelman Surges at Memorial Tournament
During the fourth round of the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, PGA Tour regular, Kevin Streelman made an aggressive charge, shooting 6-under, ending the weekend at 8-under, overall. This strong effort during the last round landed Streelman, who wore Burnet, tied for seventh.
Sophie at the Sybase Match Play Championship
Playing in Sequence Gold C12, Kaenon LPGA golfer Sophie Gustafson made news over the weekend by dropping a 25-foot putt on 18 to knock out Michelle Wie during the Sybase Match Play Championship. Sophie excellent golf game took her to the quarterfinals, where she was defeated by Na Yeon Choi.
Pat Perez at the Wells Fargo Championship
Playing extremely well the past several weeks and alternating between G12 and G28 lenses in Jetty, depending on the sun conditions, Pat Perez made a strong charge for a PGA Tour victory at the Wells Fargo Championship last weekend.
Leading after the second round on Friday, Perez held strong and finished one shot off the lead after Saturday’s third round, even pulling out to lead a quarter of the way into the final round on Sunday. On 15, tied for the lead, Pat ran into trouble and stumbled through the final holes to finish tied for sixth.
Pat is playing great and still looking for that elusive tour win. Hang in there sports fans, Perez is a great player and the win is imminent.
Kaenon Ladies on the LPGA Tour
The ladies of the LPGA are out in full-force and Kaenon Polarized, the choice of many, made a strong appearance at the Kraft Nabisco Championship in Palm Springs, CA this last weekend.
Sophie Gustafson, in Sequence Gold, played herself into contention at the California desert event, the first women’s major championship of the year. While she ultimately couldn’t sustain the momentum needed for the win, she did end the weekend with a noteworthy top 20 finish.
Pernilla Lindberg and Christina Kim, could be seen playing in Pino, a Luxury Performance piece that is hot among female athletes both on and off the fairways and greens. We’re excited for the upcoming successes of the remaining year for all of the Kaenon women on the tour including low scores, luxurious style and premium sun protection due to superior golf sunglasses.
Solid Kaenon Finishes at the Shell Houston Open
The weekend before the Masters, Kaenon Polarized golfers Robert Allenby and Nick O’Hern showed that they have what it takes to contend throughout this remainder of this year, with top 10 and top 20 finishes, respectively.
After leading most of the first round of play, O’Hearn, in Hard Kore White, went into the Friday round second on the leader board. Unfortunately, his early surge was not sustained until the final round and he was unable to break into contention. Still a solid four rounds, O’Hern finished the tournament at 8 under.
Allenby, playing in Hard Kore Black, showed why he could easily be a contender this weekend at the Masters, with solid, consistent play, shooting a first round 68 and fourth round 69, leading him into his second top 10 finish already this year. Finishing tied with David Hern at -12, we’re excited to see how this momentum carries into this weekend.
Kaenon Showcased at Arnold Palmer Invitation
The Arnold Palmer Invitation held in Bay Hill, Florida brought out some of Kaenon’s best. The warm weather not only brought out a wide array of Kaenon sunglasses, but an even wider array of colorful clothing (see below). We’re just glad there was enough SR-91 out on the course to appreciate the bright wardrobe choices and the nice weather down in Florida. Between David Duvall, Nick O’ Hern, Kevin Streelman and Brian Gay, the Invitational got an eyeful of Kaenon style. Even Tiger Woods, paired with Pat Perez on Sunday, got a good glimpse at a pair of Jetty.
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