單手vs.雙手,高爾夫手套究竟該怎麼戴?

One hand vs. two hands, how to wear golf gloves?

ChangWilson

Wearing a hand: sensitivity & grip

In golf, most golfers only wear gloves on the club hand, while gloves are usually not used on the non-club hand. This is because the club hand requires more grip and anti-slip support, while the non-club hand's primary function is to assist in controlling balance and maintaining a grip on the club. Generally speaking, golf gloves are worn on the non-dominant hand (non-club hand). The club hand is usually your dominant hand, i.e. the right hand for right-handers and the left hand for left-handers.

  • If you are right-handed (right-handed): wear the glove with your left hand.
  • If you hold the club left-handed (left-handed): wear the glove on your right hand.

The purpose of wearing gloves on the grip hand is to provide additional grip and non-slip support because this hand is in direct contact with the grip, with the lead hand resting further on the handle than the lower hand, making it more susceptible to blisters and slippage during the swing. Wearing gloves can help prevent these problems and can also reduce tension and free up your hands. The lower hand rests more on the upper hand, and gloves are not necessary to maintain a good grip.

The non-grip hand (lower hand) is often left ungloved to ensure a more sensitive feel to the grip, which allows for better control of the force and direction of the grip.

Wear it on both hands : Protection & Consistency

Some golfers choose to wear two gloves, a practice known as "double-gloving." Advantages of wearing two gloves include:

  • Extra Grip and Non-Slip Support : Wearing gloves on both hands provides extra grip and non-slip support for both the gripping and non-gripping hands. This may help some golfers gain better grip control.
  • Consistent feel : Wearing two gloves creates a more consistent feel, making the grip feel more similar in both hands. This helps maintain consistent grip pressure and grip style.
  • Weather & Protection : In inclement weather, wearing two gloves can provide extra protection from rain or cold that affects the feel of your hands.

While some golfers prefer to wear gloves on both hands, this practice is not universal. Most pros and amateurs still choose to wear gloves only on the club hand. Wearing two gloves may affect the feel and sensitivity of the grip, so this approach is best for golfers who find this more comfortable and improves grip stability.

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Featured Q&A

Why do you need to wear gloves when playing golf?

The origins of golf gloves can be traced back to the early history of golf. The earliest golf gloves were designed to provide better grip and protect the player's hands.

In Scotland, the birthplace of golf, golfers often use sheepskin gloves. These gloves provide a better grip on the club and reduce friction on the hands. This is very important for playing golf in different weather conditions. In wet Scottish weather, maintaining a stable grip on the club is crucial.

  • Friction, control, and stability: Golf club handles are often made of metal, rubber, or other materials, and they can become relatively slippery, especially in humid or hot weather conditions. Wearing gloves can provide a better grip and help you hold the club more firmly, improving your swing control and stability.
  • Protection (Reduced Friction): The golf club swing creates some friction, which can lead to wear, blisters, or abrasions on your hands if you don’t wear gloves. Wearing gloves can reduce friction between your hands and club and protect your skin.
  • Provide comfort: Wearing gloves can provide a level of cushioning and support, making your hands feel more comfortable during your swing. This helps reduce the impact of the golf swing on the hand and reduces fatigue.
  • Prevent Sweat: In hot weather, your hands may sweat, which can lead to slippery hands and reduced grip. Golf gloves are often sweat-wicking, which can help absorb sweat and keep your hands dry, thus maintaining a better grip.
  • Fashion: Good-looking gloves show a golfer's confident style.

In short, wearing gloves can improve the golfer's control, comfort and protection, and is an important piece of equipment in the game of golf. Different golfers may choose different types of gloves to suit different weather conditions and personal preferences.

Can I play ball without gloves?

A: Yes.

Whether to wear gloves is a personal choice and can be decided based on personal preference and actual conditions.

Some golfers choose not to wear gloves because they prefer the feel of the club with their bare hands, or they think gloves will reduce their feel. In dry and mild weather conditions, some golfers may prefer not to wear gloves.

However, in wet or cold weather conditions, or when hands are prone to sweating, wearing gloves can provide better grip and protection. Gloves also reduce friction against the skin of your hands during the golf swing, reducing fatigue and discomfort.

Introduction to golf glove materials and types

Common golf gloves can be divided into several types according to their materials:

Top quality sheepskin gloves

  • lambskin gloves
  • Technical cloth gloves
  • Synthetic leather gloves
  • Traditional cloth gloves

In the following article, I will introduce the suitable use scenarios of various gloves, as well as their advantages and disadvantages.

Exploring the secrets of lambskin gloves: luxury, elegance, ultimate touch, the material grade is revealed!

The King of Materials: Technical Cloth: Golf Glove Material Revolution

Leather Battle: Can Synthetic Leather Gloves Really Replace Lambskin?

Timeless classics: the practical charm of traditional cloth gloves

The ultimate grip in the rain! A guide to gloves that embrace the elements

It can be roughly subdivided according to function as follows:

  • Elastic gloves
  • rainy day gloves
  • Dispensing gloves
  • fingerless gloves
  • breathable gloves

Other special specifications are not described in detail here.

Lambskin gloves: luxury, elegance, ultimate touch, reveal the secret of material grade!

When you start to choose lambskin gloves as your daily gloves, it means that you have entered the ranks of senior golfers from the beginning. After you become proficient in the movements, you will have higher requirements for the details of clubs, gloves and other equipment. Make better use of your skills. There are many brands and styles of sheepskin gloves on the market, with prices ranging from 200 yuan to more than 2,000 yuan. How do you choose when the price difference is so big? The author roughly lists the factors that affect the quality of sheepskin:

  • Variety
  • Origin
  • parts
  • Post-processing technology
  • Cutting, stitching and sewing techniques

Among them, the variety, part, and post-processing technology are the factors that are easiest for the public to identify and have the greatest impact on the quality of sheepskin.

Different types of sheepskin, parts and post-processing techniques will cause great differences in the feeling of use. Inferior quality sheepskin may not be as comfortable as synthetic leather, and the cost and pricing will of course vary greatly!

Variety

  • Cabrettas: The top and most recognized sheepskin for sheepskin gloves comes from Cabrettas sheep. The name Cabrettas actually comes from the Spanish and Portuguese word for goat (goat). Cabretta sheep are small goats mainly found in South Africa. The leather of this sheep is very thin and soft, making it ideal for making leather goods that require flexibility and comfort, especially gloves. At present, the top styles of the world's top golf glove brands or the gloves launched by luxury brands also mostly use Cabrettas sheepskin (sheep leather) as raw materials.
  • Other breeds of sheep: Generally speaking, in terms of breed, if a glove brand uses non-Cabretta sheepskin, it will not specify the breed. For consumers, the quality difference of this kind of leather mainly comes from the selected parts and post-processing technology.

Origin

Cabretta goats are mainly distributed in areas such as South Africa, Ireland, and Australia, so these places have become the main producing areas of Cabretta leather. Cabretta leather from different regions may have slightly different characteristics and qualities, depending on the goat breed, diet and other environmental factors. Other sheepskin-producing regions such as China, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, etc., have extensive goat and sheep farming industries. Although these countries also produce high-quality sheepskins, they also produce large quantities of low-end and cheap sheepskins, which are usually used in mass production. cheap leather products. Low-end sheepskins in these areas are usually less expensive and not as good as high-end leathers.

  • South Africa: South Africa is one of the main production areas of Cabretta leather. The country's dry climate and large tracts of pasture make it an ideal location for lambskin production.
  • Ireland: Ireland is one of the main producers of Cabretta leather and is known for its rich grasslands and climate suitable for raising lambs. Irish lambskin generally has excellent texture and quality.
  • Australia: Australia’s sheepskin industry also produces high-quality sheepskins. Australian lambskin is renowned for its softness and durability.
  • New Zealand: New Zealand is also a major producer of sheepskin, especially famous for its Merino leather. These leathers are used in high-end clothing and other fine leather goods.
  • China: China is one of the largest sheepskin producers in the world. Sheepskin in China is used to make a variety of leather goods, including footwear, clothing, handbags and homewares.
  • India: India is also an important source of sheepskin, which is used to make a variety of leather goods, including shoes, gloves and clothing.
  • Argentina: Argentina is one of the largest sheepskin producers in South America and is famous for its high-quality sheep hides, especially the Cordeva region.
  • Turkey: Turkey produces many types of sheepskin that are used to make footwear, clothing, and other leather goods.

Parts & Cuts

  • Full-Grain Leather : the highest grade. The outermost layer of leather retains the natural texture and pores of sheepskin, making each piece of leather unique! Has excellent softness, durability and feel.
  • Top-Grain Leather : Full-grain leather that has been processed and ground. Smoother than full-grain leather, more consistent in appearance, softer and better to the touch, thinner than full-grain leather, and easier to break. The raw material of the PGA TOUR lambskin gloves that my company has sold well for many years is full-grain leather.
  • Split Leather : Made from the bottom or middle layer of sheepskin. High-end gloves do not use this piece of leather as gloves. Compared with full-grain leather/top layer leather, it is of poorer quality, less wear-resistant and less durable.

Post-processing technology

Excellent post-processing coupled with high-quality sheepskin can often achieve the effect of one plus one greater than two. And inferior sheepskin, after good post-processing, can also modify some defects to achieve softer, more durable and comfortable results. Effect. The leading sheepskin post-processing methods currently on the market are as follows:

  • Bench Cut: The standard cutting technology for high-quality leather. Bench Cut is used to cut sheepskin into suitable thickness for application in various products. The advantages compared with general cutting are as follows:
    • Appearance: Smooth, consistent thickness and flawless/ The thickness varies and there are concave and convex spots.
    • Touch: soft and comfortable/ rough and fine to the touch
    • Natural: retain the texture and color of the sheepskin/destroy the natural texture of the sheepskin
  • Non-directional surface treatment: First, the sheepskin may be washed and pre-treated to remove dirt, oil, and other impurities. Secondly, physical treatment methods will be applied to the sheepskin surface. Machined and shaped to ensure that not only is the texture uniform, but that the entire surface conforms to the desired properties.
    • Texture: Retain the original texture and characteristics of sheepskin without introducing artificial traces, making sheepskin more natural and original.
    • Softening: It does not damage the structure of sheepskin and maintains the softness of sheepskin.
    • Durability: Eliminates the natural pores and unevenness of the outermost layer of sheepskin, making it more resistant to wear and damage.
  • Graphite micro-gap treatment: The leather surface is coated or dipped in a liquid containing a graphite micro-gap agent, usually a water-based or organic solvent. This liquid contains tiny graphite particles or graphite compounds. The fine graphite particles or fine structures in the graphite micro-gap agent will penetrate into the fiber structure of the leather. Graphite micro-gap treatment has the following benefits for leather:
    • Tight: The graphite microstructure fills the tiny pores of the leather, making the leather tighter.
    • Softening: Reduces the hardness of leather and increases its softness and flexibility. Because the penetration of microstructure can help reduce the friction between fibers and make the leather softer.
    • Durability: Because the graphite micropore treatment fills the leather's tiny pores, it helps improve the leather's durability, making it more resistant to wear and tear.
    • Texture : Graphite micro-gap treatment does not damage the leather structure and can well retain the natural texture and color of the leather without introducing unnecessary changes to its appearance.
    • Environmentally friendly: The chemical dosage used is a small amount of graphite and no harmful substances will be introduced. 

Cutting, stitching and sewing techniques

  • Too thick : the point of using Cabretta sheepskin is lost. Because no matter how good the leather material is, you still can’t feel the feel of the club.
  • Hand shape : If the gloves are not cut according to the Oriental hand shape, the comfort of the gloves will also be reduced.
    • Asia/Europe and America
    • Palm length: shorter/longer
    • Finger length: shorter/longer
    • Palm width: wider / narrower
Of course, not all Asians have the same hand size as listed above, and not all Westerners have longer palms.
  • Stitching and splicing : In order to avoid affecting the feel and appearance, the stitching and leather splicing of golf gloves are mostly hidden on the inside of the glove. A good glove should prevent the wearer from feeling obvious traces of stitching, especially on the fingers and area. A small amount of risk. On the contrary, rough sewing and improper tailoring not only affect the comfort of wearing gloves, but also make the gloves more susceptible to damage.

In summary, today’s introduction to sheepskin ends here. Any questions and errors can be discussed and corrected with us through the dialog box at the bottom right of the web page. I also sincerely hope that all golf friends can find gloves that suit them, and their results can improve day by day.

PGA men's lambskin golf gloves , after years of development by the author's company and the support and efforts of overseas manufacturers, are one of the best-selling sheepskin gloves in the market. Currently, this type of glove is produced in South Africa after several iterations of materials and production technology. Cabretta sheepskin, full-grain leather has undergone surface non-directional treatment and fine graphite treatment to retain the natural leather texture while improving touch & friction strength. The thickness is moderate, and it is also recommended for friends who want to experience top-quality sheepskin gloves.

The King of Materials: Technical Cloth: Golf Glove Material Revolution

What is technical cloth?

Technical cloth (nano cloth) in the field of golf gloves mostly refers to microfiber synthetic leather (Microfiber Synthetic Leather), rather than nano cloth (Micro Fabric) traditionally used to make waterproof and water-repellent clothing. This leather is lightweight, durable and offers excellent feel and grip. Microfiber Synthetic Leather is a new type of fabric that uses tiny nanofibers to weave into a complete fabric (leather). The unique warp and weft texture of traditional textiles is almost invisible to the naked eye. However, at the same time, because the material uses advanced Breathable and water-permeable technology, so leather also retains the breathability advantages of traditional cloth.

New microfiber synthetic leather is currently only produced by a few companies with top-level leather synthesis technology, mostly in Japan and South Korea, so it is very rare on the market. The application of microfiber synthetic leather in the field of golf gloves has the following advantages:

  • Grip and Control : Nanofabric can be used in the palm of the glove to provide better grip and control of golf clubs. This nanomaterial provides better friction, making it easier for golfers to control the club.
  • Durability : Nanofabrics can increase the durability of golf gloves, making them less likely to wear or break. This helps extend the life of the gloves and reduces the need to replace them frequently.
  • Breathability : Nanofabric can enhance the breathability of the gloves, helping to reduce palm sweat and discomfort. This is very important to keep your hands comfortable on the golf course.

Microfiber synthetic leather has very obvious advantages over traditional cloth in terms of performance, and consumers can feel the difference when they first wear it. At present, in countries and regions where golf is popular such as Japan and the United States, adding nano cloth to gloves has become a new popular trend. This is due to the fact that microfiber synthetic leather has higher performance as gloves, and also has a more delicate appearance, which can better highlight the performance of gloves. Golfer's taste.

Technical cloth VS traditional cloth

Compared with traditional fabrics, the characteristics of fiber synthetic leather are comprehensive improvements. Traditional fabrics are often unable to meet multiple pursuits at the same time in terms of the characteristics pursued by golf glove materials. For example:

performance

Nano cloth gloves

Traditional cloth gloves

rainy day gloves

Breathable

good

good

Difference

thickness

Thin

thick

thick

Hydrophilic

good

good

good

elasticity

good

good

Difference

touch

good

Difference

Difference

control

good

Difference

Difference

  • Traditional cloth gloves are limited in material and cannot provide elasticity, making it more difficult to fit the palm of your hand. Second, to increase friction and prevent wear and tear, the fabric cannot be made thin.
  • On rainy days, the gloves are non-slip when exposed to water, but because they are made of flannel, they are thicker, making them hot and stuffy to wear, and they are also difficult to stretch.

But new technology fabric support gloves don’t have such embarrassing problems. The thickness, elasticity, air permeability, friction resistance and other parameters of fiber synthetic leather can be controlled through technology. While meeting various performance requirements, it will not lose sight of one thing or the other. In other words, when comparing fiber synthetic leather VS traditional cloth, traditional cloth gloves may have one or two outstanding functional points in terms of single performance, but nano cloth can do better than traditional cloth in all-round functions.

performance fiber synthetic leather traditional cloth
thickness Thick or thin thicker
Breathability win
fit Fits with less gaps Rough and porous
elasticity Micro-elastic (approximately 1.3 times extension) No elasticity (approximately 1.1 times extension)
touch exquisite Rough
Wear-resistant flat flat
weather resistant flat flat
Wash with water All are acceptable All are acceptable
cost high Low

In summary, fiber synthetic leather applications can vary depending on the glove design and required performance characteristics. By introducing fiber synthetic leather technology into golf gloves, golfers' hitting performance can be improved, providing better comfort and protection, making golf more enjoyable.

Currently, there are two main products in the PGA TOUR golf glove product series that apply nanocloth technology. They are:

The first ( PGA Korean version of nano cloth men's golf gloves (player grade) ) gloves are equipped with ultra-large area nano cloth, providing ultimate comfort for players who have high requirements for feel and control. At the same time, the leather is thinner, which is very popular for control performance. Players with extremely demanding requirements are welcome, but because the gloves are deliberately made thin, if the force is applied in the wrong way, the gloves may be damaged easily, so if you are not sure about the swing action, it is recommended to choose carefully.

The second type ( PGA Men's Golf Elastic Cloth Anti-Slip Gloves ) supplements the first type of gloves, adding an elastic cloth design so that the gloves can fit more hand shapes. At the same time, the use of elastic cloth allows the gloves to have a higher fault tolerance rate, making them suitable for both entry-level and professional-level gloves.

Leather Battle: Can Synthetic Leather Gloves Really Replace Lambskin?

With the continuous innovation of synthetic leather manufacturing technology, the trend of synthetic leather replacing lambskin has emerged on the market in the past decade. However, many golfers who have used synthetic leather gloves have reported results and we can find that the evaluation is very two-level. Why are synthetic leather gloves on the rise? And why are the reviews polarized? Can synthetic leather really replace lambskin gloves as an alternative to lambskin? In this issue, we try to demystify the above issues.

Advantages of synthetic leather gloves PU

The rise of golf synthetic leather gloves can be said to be a product that combines technology and functionality. Traditional golf gloves usually use natural leather, but in recent years, technological advancements in synthetic leather materials have led people to look for more advanced solutions in golf gloves.

The synthetic leather material used in most golf synthetic leather gloves is synthetic polyurethane (PU), which can come in different thicknesses and textures to imitate the appearance and texture of natural leather. These synthetic materials are resistant to wear and tear. At the same time, the price is low, and it once became a good substitute for sheepskin gloves.

Why do synthetic leather gloves have polarizing reviews?

Good PU leather can indeed achieve the performance advantages of imitating genuine leather. However, the synthesis of PU is unstable. Synthetic materials such as PU are artificial materials. Therefore, factors such as synthesis formula, manufacturing process, quality control, and technology have a great impact on cost and quality. Wrong formula, manufacturing process, and storage conditions will have a great impact. Glove life.

1. Lifespan issue

The lifespan of general PU leather is between 1-5 years, while the lifespan of inferior PU may be less than one year. Most environmentally friendly synthetic materials have a fixed service life. After the service life is exceeded, the leather will gradually weather and erode. Consumers are often unable to determine how long the leather has been stored in the brand's warehouse or factory before getting it. Therefore, when choosing synthetic leather gloves, it is best to choose a brand with good sales volume and high market share in the local market. This product has a high turnover rate. It is not easy to buy products made of materials that are about to deteriorate.

Therefore, some consumers buy old stock goods, which causes the leather of the gloves to start to weather after a short period of use, and the leather is easily torn. In severe cases, leather crumbs will gradually begin to fall off. This is the main reason why synthetic leather has a bad reputation.

2. Production technical issues

Secondly, the leather synthesized by different formulas and production conditions also has differences in touch, hardness, elasticity and strength. Except for a small amount of synthetic leather used to make golf gloves, it is mainly used for the production of general bag products. Generally, bag products have lower requirements for leather than golf gloves. Therefore, it is difficult to achieve the expected good results if non-top-grade synthetic leather is used to produce golf gloves.

3. Summary

In view of the above reasons, the popularity of synthetic leather gloves has not yet replaced lambskin in the hearts of many senior golfers. In order to make this type of gloves have a better touch, manufacturers will splice lambskin where the palm contacts the club face to achieve the same level of touch as sheepskin. At the same time, the cost of the gloves can be controlled to provide consumers with more affordable prices and high quality. An excellent enough product. This may not be a good plan.

Features of synthetic leather gloves

advantage

  • Low Price: Synthetic leather is generally less expensive, providing a more affordable option.
  • Easy Care: Synthetic leather gloves are generally easy to clean and maintain and don’t require much special care.
  • Variety: Synthetic leather comes in a variety of colors and design options to suit different style needs.

shortcoming

  • Feel: Synthetic leather gloves generally don’t offer the same feel and sensitivity as lambskin gloves.
  • Breathability: Synthetic leather may not breathe as well as lambskin, which may cause sweaty or uncomfortable hands.
  • Texture: While synthetic leather has the advantage of being durable, it may not be as good as the texture and quality of natural leather in some aspects.
  • Quality control: Not every manufacturer produces synthetic leather that can meet good quality standards, and there are issues such as the length of inventory storage. Consumers need to choose more carefully.

GoPlayer synthetic leather products

Currently, there are two products in GoPlayer's glove series partially made of synthetic leather:

Both gloves use lambskin on the palm of the glove to improve the feel of use. At the same time, elastic fabric is wrapped around the finger joints to make the gloves fit the palm better and increase breathability.

Timeless classics: the pragmatic charm of traditional cloth gloves

Generally, fabrics used in gloves such as microfiber cloth, hydrophilic cloth , and rainy gloves can be classified into this category. Traditional cloth gloves have become the most popular type of glove among hitters on the driving range due to their exceptional durability. There is an interesting rule in the industry that higher-end gloves tend to be less durable. After all, higher-end gloves pursue control and touch. The gloves are thinner and are more easily damaged than strong cloth gloves.

Traditional cloth has almost no durability issues. Except for the common loosening and breakage of the sutures, cloth gloves have almost no breakage problems. For people who practice frequently, this is undoubtedly very attractive. During practice, the frequency of strikes is extremely high. Players pay more attention to the protective effect of gloves on the hands, and can temporarily put aside other requirements.

Advantages of cloth gloves Disadvantages of cloth gloves
Durable and wear-resistant Not good in hand
Affordable price Weak control
Water absorbent and hydrophilic Poor elasticity
Breathability

Improvement direction

In order to give cloth gloves more functions, or to strengthen specific functions to make them more suitable for use in specific situations, manufacturers often optimize cloth gloves in the following ways:

  • Elasticity: Elastic gloves have become a very popular product on the market. Elastic fabric makes it easier for hitters with special hand types to find gloves that suit them. The improvement in elasticity makes it suitable for more hand types.
  • Breathability: Generally speaking, gloves made of traditional cloth have good breathability. However, in order to enhance this performance, some glove brands add breathable mesh to enhance breathability. The disadvantage is that the elasticity and coverage are slightly insufficient.
  • Anti-slip: Enhance the anti-slip effect by adding silicone or other high-friction substances to the surface of the gloves.
  • Rainy days: Generally speaking, as long as the gloves are made of traditional cloth, they have a certain degree of water absorption and water content. After the water molecules come into contact with the gloves, they are absorbed by the material, and the water molecules do not stay on the contact surface between the gloves and the club. , it will not slip when swinging, and still retains the original friction of the cloth. This kind of glove can be used well in rainy days, but the shortcomings are also obvious. The breathability of traditional cloth gloves decreases sharply after absorbing too much moisture, and the palms will be worn for a long time. It feels hot and humid when worn. There are specific styles of gloves on the market that use thicker flannel to enhance their performance in rainy days, which can hold more moisture and make them special gloves for rainy days.

We won’t go into details about other special types of gloves, such as fingerless gloves, decorative gloves, etc. If you find new types of gloves on the market or find shortcomings in the article, you can also leave us a message in the message box in the lower right corner. , we can discuss and promote each other together!

At present, GoPlayer has also launched two traditional cloth gloves, which are currently the most common gloves in practice fields in Taiwan:

Both gloves use first-generation silicone to cover the palm of the hand to enhance the friction of the user's swing. In addition, the ultra-fine fabric itself has good friction. The combination of the two achieves a good anti-slip effect. If you are interested in our gloves, you are welcome to inquire at major distribution points across the province, or purchase through the official flagship stores of major e-commerce platforms. We provide a 7-day no-questions-asked return service for any product (except sanitary products). Thank you for your support! (PS PGA TOUR products do not currently provide online sales services, please forgive me!)

The ultimate grip in the rain! A guide to gloves that embrace the elements

In the golf world, when the weather is unpredictable, grip stability becomes the key to success or failure. This article will take you to explore how golfers can make good use of advanced waterproof glove technology on rainy days to challenge the ultimate grip, allowing you to compete on the course in the rain. Wear appropriate gloves, hold the key to victory, and let us meet the challenges of the new era of golf together!

The culprit of sliders: water film

Rainy days or excessive sweating on the palms cause moisture to adhere to the surface of the gloves, forming a thin film of water molecules. The formation of a water film usually results in a reduction in surface friction. When water molecules form a thin film on the surface, it forms a smooth layer between the surfaces of the object, making the surface of the object relatively smooth and reducing the friction between the surfaces.

The main reasons for this phenomenon are the polarity and surface tension of water molecules. Water molecules are polar molecules, so they form a film when in contact with a surface and tend to form a relatively flat layer. This phenomenon can occur on a variety of surfaces, including solid surfaces, liquid surfaces, or something in between.

On the golf course, this can result in reduced friction between the club and the grip, making the club's hand feel slippery and the grip less stable. This is especially common in wet weather, as rain or moisture can form a film of water between the grip and hand.

To combat this, some golfers may choose to use grips with waterproof or hydrophobic properties, or use specially designed golf gloves on rainy days to increase the stability of their grip.

How to avoid water film?

To avoid or reduce the formation of water films, especially on golf courses, consider the following methods:

  • Use rainy-weather golf gloves: Some golf gloves are designed for wet weather and are waterproof or quick-drying, which can reduce the chance of your hands getting wet from rain while providing a better grip. The main design ideas of rainy day golf gloves are as follows:
    • Hydrophobic repel: Make it difficult for water molecules to adhere to the surface of objects.
    • Fill the pores: Let part of the water fill the grooves or pores, break up the water film on the surface of the club as much as possible, and reduce the moisture on the contact surface of the club.
    • Material absorption: Water-containing materials, such as traditional fabrics and nanofabrics, can absorb moisture into the material, enter the material, and quickly drain away moisture. Keep the club contact surface free of water film

Different materials can correspond to different above-mentioned properties:

    • Hydrophobic materials: silicone, mesh, lambskin with special hydrophobic treatment, synthetic leather designed to be hydrophobic or waterproof
    • Water-absorbent material: traditional cloth, nano cloth, flannel cloth (highest water content)

Therefore, players can roughly understand which gloves are suitable for rainy days and which ones are not suitable through the material.

PS In addition to changing the matching of gloves, there are other ways to avoid slipping:

  • Choose waterproof or hydrophobic grips: Some golf grips have waterproof or hydrophobic properties that reduce the chance of water forming a film on the surface of the grip. This type of grip usually uses a special synthetic material that helps improve grip stability.
  • Keep your grips and hands dry: Use a towel or absorbent material to wipe your grips and hands regularly to make sure they stay relatively dry. This helps reduce the likelihood of water forming a film on the surface of the grip.
  • Switch to well-maintained grips: Making sure your grips are in good condition will not only help improve grip stability but also help reduce moisture penetration. Check the grip for damage or wear and replace it in time.
  • Control Grip Pressure: Avoid holding the grip with excessive force, as this may cause your hands to sweat and increase the chance of moisture forming a film on the surface of the grip.

The combination of the above methods can effectively reduce the formation of water film, improve the stability of the grip, and allow golfers to better cope with the challenges of the course in wet weather.

Types of gloves necessary for rainy days

When playing golf on a rainy day, the golf course is wet and the grip becomes slippery, so it is important to choose golf gloves suitable for wet weather. Here are some types of golf gloves for rainy days:

  • Gloves made of water-containing fiber materials: such as traditional cloth & nano cloth gloves, which can absorb moisture well and discharge it. Avoid loss of friction on the glove surface!
  • Quick-drying gloves: Some gloves use quick-drying technology to remove moisture from the hands more quickly and keep the hands relatively dry. This is very useful when playing in the rain.
  • Short-finger gloves: Short-finger gloves may be more popular in wet weather because they allow the hands to breathe more easily while protecting the palms from rain.

When choosing suitable gloves, in addition to considering waterproof performance, you should also pay attention to the grip and comfort of the gloves. Make sure the gloves provide adequate grip without interfering with the feel of the stick. It’s best to try the glove on before actually playing to make sure it performs to your individual needs.

Glove recommendation: Ultimate grip

Taking our current products as an example, the following five gloves are good choices in rainy days:

The above three gloves use a large area of ​​microfiber synthetic leather. The leather is ultra-thin and breathable. The material is the same as traditional cloth gloves. The fibers still retain friction after being soaked in water on rainy days and will not slip due to water droplets.

The two traditional cloth gloves above use a combination of traditional cloth + silica gel. Traditional cloth is naturally suitable for use on rainy days, and silica gel is distributed in an array on the palm, which can enhance daily grip.

Size Guide! Choose the right gloves and wear them more comfortably!

Confirming your golf glove size is an important step in ensuring comfort and performance. Here are some suggested steps:

  • Measure the length of your hand (most important) : Using a tape measure or string, measure the distance from the tip of your middle finger to your wrist. Measure the straight-line distance. When measuring, keep your fingers and wrists flat and do not bend them. Usually this step is the most important, because Asian hands are usually more consistent (thickness and width are the same). Whether the glove fits the hand mainly depends on whether the length of the glove is too short or too long.

  • Measuring the circumference of the palm: Most Asian hand shapes are not very different. When choosing gloves, you do not need to consider the impact of the thickness of the palm and fingers on comfort. However, if the gloves are cut using European, American or non-Asian standard molds, then This needs to be taken into account. To measure the circumference of your hand, use a tape measure or string wrapped around the widest part of your hand, usually between the base of your fingers and the palm of your hand. Don't pull too tight or too loose when measuring.

  • Reference the size chart: Different brands of golf gloves may have slightly different sizing standards, so after measuring your palm, refer to the size chart provided by the manufacturer. These tables typically pair palm circumferences with corresponding glove sizes.
  • Consider glove material: Different glove materials may have different elasticities and adaptability. Some gloves may feel more compact in the same size, while others may be looser
  • Try on: If possible, try on the gloves before purchasing. Golfers can go to the store to actually wear them to more accurately confirm whether the gloves fit properly. The glove should fit snugly around the hand, but not be too tight or too loose, and there should be no space between the tip of either finger and the top of the glove.

Generally speaking, the elasticity of different materials ranges from large to small:


Summarize

The best way is to combine hand size measurements with the size reference provided by the brand, and make the most suitable choice based on personal preferences and playing style. make sure:

  • Making a fist is easier
    • Too tight may affect hand flexibility
    • If you are too loose, you may lose your sense of control.
  • The fingers of the glove should be able to wrap around your fingers completely, but not be too long. If the fingers of the glove are too long, it may affect the feel when gripping the club.
acceptable Unacceptable
Fingers are loose but no excess fabric Fingers are loose and there is excess fabric on any finger
Fingers are tight but does not affect fist making Fingers are tight and it is difficult or uncomfortable to make a fist

One hand vs. two hands, how to wear golf gloves?

Wearing a hand: sensitivity & grip

In golf, most golfers only wear gloves on the club hand, while gloves are usually not used on the non-club hand. This is because the club hand requires more grip and anti-slip support, while the non-club hand's primary function is to assist in controlling balance and maintaining a grip on the club. Generally speaking, golf gloves are worn on the non-dominant hand (non-club hand). The club hand is usually your dominant hand, i.e. the right hand for right-handers and the left hand for left-handers.

  • If you are right-handed (right-handed): wear the glove with your left hand.
  • If you hold the club left-handed (left-handed): wear the glove on your right hand.

The purpose of wearing gloves on the grip hand is to provide additional grip and non-slip support because this hand is in direct contact with the grip, with the lead hand resting further on the handle than the lower hand, making it more susceptible to blisters and slippage during the swing. Wearing gloves can help prevent these problems and can also reduce tension and free up your hands. The lower hand rests more on the upper hand, and gloves are not necessary to maintain a good grip.

The non-grip hand (lower hand) is often left ungloved to ensure a more sensitive feel to the grip, which allows for better control of the force and direction of the grip.

Wear it on both hands : Protection & Consistency

Some golfers choose to wear two gloves, a practice known as "double-gloving." Advantages of wearing two gloves include:

  • Extra Grip and Non-Slip Support : Wearing gloves on both hands provides extra grip and non-slip support for both the gripping and non-gripping hands. This may help some golfers gain better grip control.
  • Consistent feel : Wearing two gloves creates a more consistent feel, making the grip feel more similar in both hands. This helps maintain consistent grip pressure and grip style.
  • Weather & Protection : In inclement weather, wearing two gloves can provide extra protection from rain or cold that affects the feel of your hands.

While some golfers prefer to wear gloves on both hands, this practice is not universal. Most pros and amateurs still choose to wear gloves only on the club hand. Wearing two gloves may affect the feel and sensitivity of the grip, so this approach is best for golfers who find this more comfortable and improves grip stability.

Are thinner gloves better?

Golf glove selection often comes down to personal preference and the golfer's grip needs. Thinner gloves generally provide better feel and sensitivity, allowing golfers to more easily feel subtle changes in their grip, which can help provide more accurate grip control.

However, the thickness of the glove is also related to the slip resistance and durability the glove provides. Thinner gloves may be less slip-resistant and may wear out more easily over extended use. Conversely, thicker gloves may offer better durability and slip resistance, but may reduce some feel.

A golfer's personal preference plays a key role in glove selection. Some golfers prefer thinner gloves because they value feel and sensitivity, while others may prefer thicker gloves because they value slip resistance and durability.

Your best bet is to try gloves of different thicknesses to see which feels better for your grip style and comfort level. At the same time, it is also important to pay attention to the quality and construction materials of the gloves to ensure their performance and durability.

Gloves are not worn casually! A few tricks to extend the life of your gloves!

The correct way to put on and take off golf gloves ensures comfort and a long life.

Glove life

The lifespan of a new golf glove can vary depending on frequency of use, playing habits, and care for it. Generally speaking, the following are some reference indicators:

  • Frequency of use: If you play golf regularly, your gloves will wear out faster. Professional golfers may need to change their gloves every week , while amateur golfers may need to change their gloves every one to two months.
  • Playing Environment: Gloves may become worn more quickly when playing in humid or rainy weather, as moisture may accelerate leather wear.
  • Hitting Technique: Some experts may use more fingers when gripping the club, which may shorten the life of the glove. Proper grip technique and rotation can help slow down glove wear.
  • How to care for your gloves: Regular cleaning of your gloves, avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun, and trying not to leave your gloves in your golf bag when not in use will help extend the life of your gloves.

Overall, the lifespan of a glove can range from a few weeks to a few months. When you start to feel that your gloves are losing their original elasticity, their anti-slip effect is weakening, or they are showing obvious wear and tear, it’s time to consider replacing them. Keeping your gloves in good condition will help extend their lifespan while ensuring you have a better grip on the course.

Putting on and taking off golf gloves

  • Check the gloves: Make sure the gloves are clean and undamaged.
  • Find the right glove: Golf gloves usually come in left- and right-handed versions, so choose the right one based on whether you're left- or right-handed.
  • Sliding the glove in: Gently slide your fingers into the finger grooves of the glove, making sure that the contact surface between the fingers and the glove fits perfectly.

  • Tighten the wrist strap: If the glove has an adjustment strap, gently tighten it so that the glove fits your wrist, but do not pull it too tight to avoid affecting blood circulation.

  • Take off gloves:
  • Gently pinch your fingertips: Pinch the glove at the end of the finger groove to avoid pulling on the glove and causing damage.
  • Pull off with your other hand: Use your other hand to gently pull the glove off at the wrist, avoiding excessive force, especially if the glove is wet, to avoid damaging the glove or skin.

Tips and tricks

  • Avoid pulling too hard: Do not pull too hard on the gloves as this may damage the material. For details, in the next section we will mention the situation where gloves are damaged due to incorrect pulling!
  • Avoid wearing gloves for long periods of time: When not playing ball, try to avoid wearing gloves for long periods of time to prevent the gloves from losing their elasticity.
  • Keep them clean: Clean your gloves regularly with mild soap and water and let them air dry.
  • Proper donning and doffing will help ensure the comfort and functionality of your golf gloves while extending their lifespan.

Abnormal damage to gloves!

In the current glove manufacturing process, sewing is an unavoidable process, but the use of sutures also causes some problems. Due to sewing, there are holes caused by stitches on the complete leather and cloth surfaces, and the sewing holes are usually regular straight lines or shapes. This will cause the tight stitches to damage the leather and cloth when the gloves are pulled hard. The fabric creates sharp cuts that ultimately make the glove more susceptible to damage.

PS In recent years, some manufacturers have tried to use glue instead of sewing, but the results are very unsatisfactory! Because the glue is affected by hot and cold environments, the chemical properties of the glue will change, causing problems such as softening and leakage, and the glue will lose its stickiness after being left for a long time. Therefore, after suffering from the painful experience, now mainstream gloves have changed back to traditional gloves. Sewing and patchwork craftsmanship.

Gloves usually have the following seams:

  • Velcro material joint on back of hand
  • The joint between the palm and the back of the hand on the side of the wrist
  • The edge of the fingers, the joint between the palm and the back of the hand

Golf gloves of normal quality will not easily break or be damaged unless you pull the gloves deliberately and follow the proper putting on and taking off procedures. Therefore, golfers can use them with peace of mind without worrying about the gloves being too fragile. But golf gloves are sports consumables after all, and it is normal for them to get damaged after being used for a long time.

Precautions for wearing

parts mistake correct
Palm area Pull hard on one side of the fabric at the wrist Pull the fabric evenly along the wrist so that the palm of the hand enters the glove
Finger area Pull hard on one side of the fabric at the wrist Hold the fingers of both hands tightly so that the glove fits each finger

PS If each finger cannot fit the glove, choose a smaller size glove.

How to properly care for gloves?

Proper care of your golf gloves can extend their life, comfort and grip. Here are some recommended golf glove care tips:

  • Wear appropriately: When putting on gloves, make sure they fit properly and are not too tight or too loose. The right size helps reduce glove wear and ensures optimal grip.
  • Avoid getting wet: Avoid exposing gloves to moisture or rain. Moisture may cause the glove to deform, lose elasticity, and affect the feel of the glove. On rainy days or on wet courts, consider using waterproof or quick-drying gloves.
  • Regular cleaning: Use a damp cloth to gently wipe down the gloves regularly, especially after use on the court. This removes dust, sweat, and other grime, keeping the gloves clean.
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure: Prolonged exposure to the sun can cause the leather of your gloves to harden and lose its elasticity. When gloves are not in use, it is best to store them in a cool place away from direct sunlight.
  • Used interchangeably: If you play golf regularly, it is recommended to own multiple pairs of gloves and rotate them, as this will help slow down the wear and tear of your gloves. Rotating the gloves also gives them more time to dry and regain their elasticity.
  • Avoid using chemicals: Avoid contact of gloves with grease, chemicals, or excessively abrasive surfaces. This may have an adverse effect on the texture and color of the glove.
  • Maintain shape when stored: When the gloves are not in use, clubs can be placed in the fingers of the gloves to maintain the shape of the gloves and prevent deformation.
  • Regular replacement: Gloves are the most easily worn part of golf equipment. Depending on the frequency of use, regular replacement of gloves is an important step to ensure a good grip.

    With these tips, golfers can ensure their golf gloves stay in top condition, providing long-lasting hold and comfort.

    Prohibitions on Different Gloves

    Glove material type Drying method Wash with water exposure
    lambskin gloves Air dry naturally Do not wash Do not expose to the sun for long periods of time
    Synthetic leather gloves Air dry naturally Do not wash Do not expose to the sun for long periods of time
    Nano cloth gloves Natural air drying or dehydration Hand wash is preferred Can be exposed to sunlight
    Traditional cloth gloves Natural air drying