How Do I Buy a Golf Glove?

By Matthew Fortuna
Golf gloves can be an important for your swing grip, if they are of good quality and fit properly.
Golf gloves can be an important for your swing grip, if they are of good quality and fit properly.

Golf gloves are usually considered an important piece of equipment to golfers that choose to wear them. Typically worn only on one hand, the golf glove offers extra grip and consistency, and can be used for nearly every shot on the course, except putts. While golf gloves are technically optional, many golfers think of them as vital to both their golf game and style. Buying the right golf glove comes down to finding the right fit, the right size and the right comfort for you and your hand.

Try on gloves until you find a size that meets your comfort. The glove should be snug enough around your fingers to be form fitting, but it shouldn't feel tight or restricting.

Be sure you can close the glove around your wrist without feeling restricted. The glove should extend just above the bone of the wrist and close comfortably without flaring out.

Be sure you can comfortably flex and move all of your fingers and your wrist.

Pick up a club and make sure the padding of the fingers is in the right position. Hold your club with the first segment of your fingers on each hand, as you would in a normal golf grip, and be sure the padding supports the area holding the club.

Loosen your grip and make sure you can hold the club lightly without the club slipping out.

Practice different swings. You should be able to enjoy a comfortable swing without any friction, slipping or discomfort on your fingers.

About the Author

Matthew Fortuna is a full-time freelance writer with a journalism degree from Wayne State University, living in the Detroit metropolitan area. He has written about a wide range of topics across varying publications, including Demand Studios, wiseGEEK.com and Suite101.com, among others. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Wayne State University.

Photo Credits

  • White Golf Glove image by Sydney van Rensburg from Fotolia.com
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