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How to choose the best golf glove?

Best Golf Glove-Overview

Using golf gloves is not mandatory and using a golf glove depends on each player. But practically all players use it, its major advantage is that the golf glove allows us to have a better grip (grip) of the club.

We are using during the game (it is usual not to use the glove when kicking to have a feeling of greater control / touch).

We always use the golf glove on the player’s dominant hand, that is: on the left hand, with right-handed players, and on the right hand, with left-handed players.

Best Golf Glove in Winter

We use only one glove, although in winter it is usual to wear a pair of gloves (a pair of winter gloves) that are warmer, have membranes to make them waterproof and keep hands warm.

I always wear a pair of gloves in winter, so during the game I have both hands warm.

It may seem trivial, but a glove that fits our hand and level of play is a vital element to get a good card and enjoy golf, whether you play golf in the rain , with a scorching sun, play golf in the wind, etc.

The basic premise is that it fits our hand as if it were a second skin, therefore not everything goes and wearing a glove that is too large is always an awful choice.

1.- Golf gloves by materials


There are two primary groups of materials in which we will find golf gloves made, and they are: synthetic gloves and leather gloves. I show approximate prices in each case, but the glove brand itself determines its price to a great extent.

1.1.- Golf gloves – leather.


Knowing nothing about golf, surely you already know that the leather ones are the most expensive and of the highest quality.


Callaway Golf Men's OptiColor Leather Glove

At the same time, it allows better perspiration of the hand and they are more comfortable.

1.1.1.- Best Golf Golve-Goat skin.


Goatskin gloves are the most expensive of all, with a price above 20 euros. They are thin and convey a better grip sensation and are treated to extend their life and impermeability.

1.1.2.-Best Golf Golve Cow skin


Cowhide gloves have a price range of 18 euros and their fundamental difference from kid gloves is that their skin is thicker, which makes many discards them for not “transmitting the touch of the stick well”.

But they are my favorites for their excellent value for money, they have all the treatments of a kid’s glove.

1.2.- Golf gloves – synthetic leather

The synthetic leather ones are the most used by beginner players because on the one hand they combine an excellent fit with significant resistance. You can find them for less than 10 euros and their appearance is near to that of a leather glove, since they have practically the same design.

2.- Choose the correct size


The ideal is to buy the glove after having tried it, but in case it is not possible the following size table can guide you.

golf glove

The measurement process is very simple, with a tape measure around the hand at the knuckles and the contour of your hand in that place will determine the size of the golf glove.

3.- According to your level of play


Your level of play is also something to consider when choosing golf gloves, just like when you choose golf balls , choose the putter, etc.

Therefore, if you are a player with a high handicap (beginner), the pressure you make when holding the stick requires you to opt for synthetic leather gloves.

Because the wear to which the glove is going is very high and you need resistant materials.

For players with a medium-low handicap (they practice regularly) the choice is a leather glove.

The major reason is that we do correctly the grip of the stick and with the right pressure, and at this level I also seek the most optimal contact with the stick.

4.- Final -advice


The golf glove remains wet after use, so avoid leaving it in the bag until the next use (which will most likely be in a few days) and do not store it folded. Stretch it to dry and once dry, it is preferable to keep it in the box that came when you bought it so they stretch it in your bag.

Buying without trying it beforehand can lead to it not fitting your hand properly, but if you always have the same size, it shouldn’t be a problem.

It is preferable that the golf glove is rather narrow (as it will give something with use) than it is wide and does not fit our hand. If it moves when executing the swing, it will penalize us in each hit.
Take breathability into account keep in mind that gloves that have perforations and areas with lycra are more breathable (keep this in mind especially if you opt for synthetic gloves).

To read –how to choose the ideal putter

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