A golf glove is optional, but most golfers wouldn’t take a swing without one. A glove on the target-side hand (the left hand for right-handed golfers) helps to provide a comfortable feel for the hand and keeps the golf club from slipping during a full swing.
Most golfers putt without a glove for added feel, and because there is little chance of the club slipping during the gentle stroke. Many gloves have a ball marker that detaches with a snap.
The reason we need a glove is to prevent the handle of the club twisting during the golf swing. It helps secure our grip without the need to apply extra pressure and assists in preventing blisters.
What to Look For:
- Leather gloves provide the most comfort; especially soft leather, which feels like a thin extra layer of skin. Synthetic leather is a less-expensive alternative but may not last as long.
- Golfing gloves come in a variety of sizes for men and women. The glove should fit snugly over your hand without any extra space at the fingertips. You can tighten the glove with an adjustable tab made of Velcro.
- You can select an all-weather glove if you play in humid and wet conditions. This is good for the golfer who plays in severe weather. These lightweight synthetic gloves allow your skin breathe and cling to your hands during wet weather.