Men’s Golf Gloves FAQs
Golf gloves serve many useful purposes that can help hone your skills. While not required, golf gloves can help you improve your game in several ways. Reasons to invest in a pair of golf gloves for men include:
- Grip: When you swing your golf club, there’s friction between your hand and your grip as you follow through the motion. Often, warmer temperatures and moisture from sweat or rain can cause you to lose your grip, which affects your swing. Golf gloves are designed to prevent your club from twisting and turning in your hand, so you can maintain a strong grip.
- Protection: Because of the friction that occurs between your hand and the club’s grip when you swing, blisters and calluses can form on your palms. Golf gloves serve as a protective barrier by adding a layer of padding between your hands and the golf club.
- Comfort: Golf gloves for men also offer your hands and fingers an additional source of comfort, especially in cooler temperatures or climates when they are more likely to get cold.
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In order to ensure you have a strong swing, you want a men’s golf glove that fits correctly. The first step in choosing a golf glove is determining what hand needs a glove. In most cases, golfers only wear one glove on their lead hand, which is often their dominant hand. For example, a right-handed golfer will wear a men’s left-handed golf glove, while a left-handed golfer will wear a right-handed golf glove
From there, you want to assess the size of your hand and fingers. While your golf glove size is based on the measurements of your palm circumference and middle finger length, men’s golf gloves come in both regular and cadet fits. The best fit for you depends on the proportion between your hand and finger measurements. Cadet golf gloves are designed for golfers with shorter, wider fingers.
Refer to a golf glove fit and sizing guide to learn more about how to determine your recommended golf glove size and fit.