Golf Glove Reviews

Golf glove: Necessity, or just one more item that drives up the cost of the game?

Speaking literally, you obviously don’t need a glove to hold and swing a club. Fred Couples plays without a glove and he’s done just fine.

The fact is, though, that the vast majority of professional and avid amateur golfers prefer playing with a glove on their left hand (or their right, if they’re left-handed). One pro, Tommy Gainey, loves gloves so much he wears one on each hand. Hence, his nickname: “Two Gloves.”

It’s easy to understand why wearing a glove is the way to go. For starters, a glove provides an extra layer of security between hand and handle. If the top hand slips during the swing, even just a smidgeon, disaster can strike.

A glove also helps prevent blisters on the left hand; unlike the right hand, the left is in total contact with the club and more susceptible to friction. A glove keeps slippery moisture and grime from building up between hand and club, too.

Many golfers believe a glove inhibits their feel with the putter, so they go gloveless on the greens. Jack Nicklaus is among those who keeps his glove on to putt.

Golf Glove Facts & Figures

Most golf gloves are made from an extremely soft, thin leather called cabretta. It’s made from the skin of hair sheep (as opposed to sheep which grow wool). Gloves made from synthetic leather, and hybrids of real and synthetic materials, are increasingly popular.

Most glove makers offer sizes from small to extra-large, and sometimes even larger. You’ll also come across the word “cadet” attached to glove sizes. Cadet gloves have shorter fingers than regular gloves of the same size; e.g., a cadet medium glove has the same palm fit with shorter fingers than a standard medium.

Gloves are made for men and women, though men enjoy a wider range of choices. Likewise, there are more models for the left hand (right-handed golfers) than for the right. White or off-white colors (e.g., pearl) are by far the most popular, though some companies offer black, blue and multi-colored models.

While the majority of gloves come with an “all-weather” label, a few are made specifically for rainy, hot or cold conditions.

Golf shoe giant FootJoy is also the market leader in golf glove production. The company enjoys the largest representation among tour pros and is No. 1 in gloves sales. Other big names in the glove business include equipment makers Callaway, TaylorMade, Nike and Wilson.

As for pricing, new gloves range from less than $10 for value models up to $30 or more for premium versions. To help you decide whether the investment is worth it, reviews current models from the top brands. We provide basic info on each glove (material, sizes, colors, etc.) and offer our thoughts on its comfort, feel, gripping power and appearance.

Check out this page whenever you’re shopping for a new golf glove. We’ll keep it fresh with reviews of the latest offerings.

1.Asher Cooltech Birdy: Combo Glove Backs Up Bold Claim
2.Asher Death Grip: This Golf Glove Really Rocks
3.Asher Premium Collection: Fashionable and Functional
4.Bender Synthetic: Colorful Alternative Fits and Performs Well
5.Bionic Performance Grip: Great Glove for Problem Hands
6.Caddy Daddy Talon: Football-Inspired Glove Grabs Attention
7.Callaway Apex Tour: No Holes in this Glove’s Game
8.Callaway Dawn Patrol: Nothing Fancy or Flawed in Mid-Priced Glove
9.Callaway Fusion Pro Gloves Review
10.Callaway Opticolor Black and Blue Gloves Review
11.Callaway Tour Authentic Gloves Review
12.Callaway X Spann: No Pull Tab, No Problem
13.Callaway Xtreme 365 Glove Review
14.FootJoy Pure Touch Limited: A Golf Glove Fit for a King
15.FootJoy RainGrip: Great Investment for a Rainy Day
16.FootJoy SciFlex: Combo Golf Glove Offers Fine Fit, Durability
17.FootJoy SofJoy: A Tale of Two Leathers
18.FootJoy StaSof: Still a Great Glove After All These Years
19.FootJoy WeatherSof: Best-Selling Glove is a Solid Value
20.FootJoy WinterSof: Warm Gloves for Cold Days
21.G/FORE Collection: Color Us Impressed with Fashionable Glove
22.Hirzl Soffft Flex: Different Leather, Same Great Quality
23.Hirzl Trust Control: Big Value in Super-Premium Glove
24.Hirzl Trust Feel: Kangaroo Leather Glove Will Win You Over
25.LeviTee Golf Glove: Lighten Up with Serious Hand Relief
26.MG Golf DynaGrip Elite: Amazing Value in All-Cabretta Glove
27.Nike All-Weather II: Rain Gloves that Won’t Steal Your Feel
28.Nike Dri-Fit Tech: Golf Glove Blends Tradition with Technology
29.Ping Sensor Sport: Basic Glove, High-Level Performance
30.Srixon Cabretta Leather: Premium Quality in Value-Priced Glove
31.TaylorMade RIBBON Glove Review
32.TaylorMade Stratus Sport Glove Review
33.TaylorMade Targa: Solid Value All the Way Around
34.TaylorMade Tour Preferred Vivid Glove Review
35.TaylorMade Tour Preferred: Stylish Glove Offers High-End Performance
36.Titleist Perma-Soft: Excellent Choice in Mid-Priced Glove
37.Titleist Players: Thin-Skinned Glove Feels So Right
38.Wilson Staff Conform: A Winning Combo of Cabretta and Mesh
39.Wilson Staff FG Tour: Another Great Value from Resurgent Brand
40.Zero Friction Compression: One Size, Many Benefits