There’s no doubt about how cool they look, but did you know that the best golf gloves also serve an important purpose? It’s no wonder you see all good players donning one.
According to an article by Golfweek, golf gloves may not be required but are certainly recommended for golfers of all levels.
Here are two main reasons why you’d want to put on your best golf gloves: grip, and blister and callous prevention.
Grip is the main reason and works because a golf glove is tackier and has more friction than skin. This helps prevent the club from turning when you’re making that all too-important shot.
“Golfers with loose grips may find gloves particularly useful. As weather can play a part in the game, specialty gloves may be used in unique situations (i.e. rain, cold weather) to improve the grip.”
But you’ll also want to protect your hand from blisters and callouses from repeated swinging. While wearing a glove will not eliminate the likelihood from that happening, it will certainly reduce the chances.
The best golf gloves
There are a variety of golf gloves that you can choose from but Deemples’ favourite is most likely the Zero Friction Men’s Compression-Fit Synthetic Golf Glove.
We love the Zero Friction not only because of its versatility but because it’s very welcoming to those who may not be too familiar with the world of golf gloves.
The glove fits almost all size and is perfect for golfers who can’t seem to find the right size for their hand or don’t know what size hand they have to start with.
The glove is constructed entirely of synthetic material with a palm patch for added durability and Lycra for breathability.
Wrapped around the forefinger is a synthetic patch which goes the extra mile in providing a better grip. It also comes in 13 different colours and all of them look awesome!
The two drawbacks are that it can be a very tight fit when putting it on or pulling it off and those with bigger hands might have a bit of a problem with the glove.
You know what they say about guys with big hands don’t you? That they miss out on the best golf gloves. Shame, really.
All-in the Zero Friction Men’s Compression-Fit Synthetic Golf Glove is definitely worth checking out.
Some of the notable mentions include the Bionic StableGrip Golf Glove and the Callaway Men’s Dawn Patrol Glove.
Bionic StableGrip Golf Glove
The Bionic StableGrip Golf Glove has a patented anatomical pad relief system which gives you excellent grip that doesn’t force you to grip your club so tightly. Naturally designed to conform to the shape of your hand, it feels almost like a second skin.
Unfortunately, the glove is a bit more expensive than average gloves. It would have been a case of “getting what you pay for” were it not for recent reports that the quality of the glove has been dropping. You’ll also notice that the first fit is a bit tight so you’ll have to break it in.
Callaway Dawn Patrol Golf Glove
We loved this glove too! The tackiness is excellent and it’s super comfortable. It’s made entirely out of leather and the perforations on the fingers, thumb and palm provide maximum breathability. The Opti-Fit design also provides you with the perfect fit and flexibility.
The drawbacks? The glove requires some breaking in and the sizes tend to run on the small side.
If you do end up getting one of these gloves or any other glove for that matter, don’t forget to put it to good use on the green. What?? Can’t find games? We’ll fix that! Join up at Deemples – a strong community of golfers – and get all the games you’ll ever want.