Golf gloves provide a strong and stable grip in differentiating weather conditions to help players achieve better shots on the greens. Wearing golf gloves can be a huge benefit for everyone’s individual game and shouldn’t be taken lightly.
This useful buying guide will give you plenty of information about golf gloves and what to look out for when deciding whether to pick up a pair at OnlineGolf.
How to wear a golf glove
The correct way to wear a golf glove is on the lead hand (this is the hand at the top of the grip). For golfers who are right-handed they will require a left-handed glove, and for left-handed golfers, a right-handed glove should be chosen. The reason behind this is that for many golfers their lead hand is the weaker of the two.
Finding the right fit
You should always make sure to wear a golf glove which fits correctly. Wearing a glove that is too big will make the golf club twist in the baggy excess of material and reduce the effectiveness the glove has on the grip. It can also lead to the glove rubbing and wearing out quicker, especially in the thumb and pad areas.
When choosing a golf glove, always make sure the fitting is as snug as possible because over time they will begin to stretch. Tour players literally have to pull their gloves off when finishing up a round, so when you first pull on the glove you should only be able to pull the tab halfway across, which will then allow for the glove to let up and become easier with time.
Choosing golf gloves
Right now the market is rich with golf gloves available for male, female and junior golfers. There are golf gloves for dry, wet and overcast weather conditions so players can switch things up and never have to miss a game. And wearing a golf glove is going to help instil confidence in your game; below is a brief rundown of the various gloves we have available and their uses on the golf course.
A leather golf glove is tough, durable and offers excellent grip for every swing type. A glove that is made from Cabretta leather – the skins of sheep which have hair instead of wool – will perform to a higher standard than most other gloves and come highly recommended.
Cabretta leather is produced around the world, in areas such as India, China, South America and Africa. It has a very fine grain and strong fibre network which helps promote incredible strength, suppleness and softness of touch. It also has a natural elasticity which helps the glove to slide onto the hand and fit snugly. Leather gloves give the best possible grip in dry conditions but are not as effective in damp weather – they can become slippery and somewhat “greasy.”
A selection of the best leather golf gloves available include the Titleist PermaSoft Glove, GOLFINO Ladies Floral Print Glove, Srixon Cabretta Leather Glove, Grip-Par Leather Training Glove and Bridgestone Golf Tour Premium Cabretta Glove.
All-weather golf gloves promote high performance standards in any condition. All-weather golf gloves are made from synthetic material that adds strength to key areas of the hand which are starting to show wear and tear, whilst offering snug fit that suits the majority of players. And if a golf glove can perform in sun, snow, rain and wind, then it’s got to be a popular choice for the golf course.
Gloomy weather might call for you to pull on a rain glove before hitting the greens, and for good reason. Performing well in wet and damp conditions, a rain glove will keep hands entirely protected from the elements with built-in synthetic materials which doesn’t allow any seepage of perspiration to get into the glove and onto the hands. A rain glove does, however, falter somewhat in warmer weather, where it becomes more a burden than a help and should be left at home when the sun is shining.
The FootJoy RainGrip Xtreme Glove, Mizuno Golf RainFit Glove, Bionic AquaGrip Glove, Srixon Rain Grip Glove Pair and FootJoy RainGrip Bonus Pack are all good rain glove options available now at OnlineGolf.
Winter golf gloves are made from man-made materials to keep hands warm and protected from cold weather. They are able to hold in warmth during a game and will assure fingers remain dry and toasty warm.
A great selection of winter golf gloves include the FootJoy WinterSof Gloves, Under Armour ColdGear Gloves, Callaway Golf Thermal Mittens, Online Golf Winter Mitts and Motocaddy Deluxe Trolley Mittens .
We have a great range of golf gloves available from OnlineGolf, so get shopping with us today!
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