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Gove joins Popticals’ pro staff


(ST. LOUIS, MO) – June 22, 2018 - Popticals, maker of compact performance eyewear, announced today that PGA and Tour Professional, Jeff Gove, has joined their Team of Staff Professionals for 2018.

Jeff Gove played college golf at Pepperdine University and turned pro in 1994. He played on the PGA TOUR in 2000, 2002, 2006–08, 2010, 2013 and 2018 and the Tour in 1995–99, 2001, 2003–05, 2009, 2010–12, and 2014-2018. He has three wins on the Tour and his best finishes on the PGA Tour were T-6th at the 2006 Booz Allen Classic and T-6th at the 2007 John Deere Classic. Jeff Gove has career earnings exceeding $1.7 million dollars.

"Since trying them I have replaced all of my other sunglass choices with the Popticals,” said Gove, “and the true image that comes from the lenses is great for golf and any of my outdoor activities.”



With industry-leading NYDEFTM GOLF nylon lenses, manufactured for Popticals by Carl Zeiss Vision, Popticals offer the same clarity as glass lenses while remaining 18% lighter than polycarbonate lenses used in most other sunglasses.

To keep their high-performance lenses safe when not in use, Popticals developed an innovative and patented new technology that allows for portable, safe storage. At the heart of their patented design is the FL2 Micro-Rail System®. Built into the frames, the FL2 Micro-Rail System’s® track and stainless steel components allow the lenses to slide in parallel to each other for compact storage. The glasses then fit inside a small, durable case that keeps them safe when not in use. This gives Popticals their unique portability while offering premium sports performance.


Entrepreneur and Popticals founder David Porter saw a problem: sports sunglasses have no easy and safe way to be carried around when not in use. The cases wrap-around sunglasses come with are too bulky, and without a case, they often end up broken or lost. So David did what he does best and invented a solution: a design that allowed wrap-around sunglasses to compact down to a small size.

Popticals was founded with a spirit for innovation and adventure. They build portable, premium sports sunglasses that provide high-performance eyewear when you need them, and a convenient, safe way to store them when you don’t.

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Joe Wieczorek
​​​​​​​The Media Group, Inc.
(847) 956-9090