Guide - choosing your golf glove

Choosing a golf glove is easy and difficult at the same time. If you make some smart choices, your golf glove could be a better fit and last longer.

  1.  Choice of materials
  2.  The correct fit
  3.  Take care of your glove
  4.  Your way of playing golf
  5.  Leather thickness

Golf glove or not? Cabretta or synthetic leather?

The only thing between you and a good grip of your club is a premium golf glove. And a bad grip can slip and create one bad swing. As most golfers know, one bad swing can transform a good round into a bad one. The grip of your club is vital to good golf. So next you´re getting a new golf glove, spend some time and energy to find a glove that suits your style of play and course conditions.

New golf players

For all the golf players who are new to the game, you golf glove should be on your weak side. Thats the hand placed on the top of you club. So if you swing from right, you glove should be on your left hand. Partially because the bottom hand doesn't have as much contact with the club as the top hand does. That makes the bottom hand more subject for the club to slip or twist.

For golfers who plays 1-2 a week approximately consumes between 4-8 gloves per season. This is affected by a lot of different factors but as a standard rule, take care of the glove and it will last longer and take care of your golf game.

The only thing between you and a good grip of your club is a premium golf glove. And a bad grip can slip and create one bad swing. As most golfers know, one bad swing can transform a good round into a bad one. The grip of your club is vital to good golf. So next you´re getting a new golf glove, spend some time and energy to find a glove that suits your style of play and course conditions.

New golf players

For all the golf players who are new to the game, you golf glove should be on your weak side. Thats the hand placed on the top of you club. So if you swing from right, you glove should be on your left hand. Partially because the bottom hand doesn't have as much contact with the club as the top hand does. That makes the bottom hand more subject for the club to slip or twist.

For golfers who plays 1-2 a week approximately consumes between 4-8 gloves per season. This is affected by a lot of different factors but as a standard rule, take care of the glove and it will last longer and take care of your golf game.

 

Choice of material

A golf glove comes in a lot of different shapes, forms and material. Most gloves are made from leather but leather also comes in different options and quality. The best golf gloves are made from cabretta leather that creates the best possible grip on the club. Cabretta is a common name in the USA for South American sheep hair (not wool fur) and sometimes made from similar hairy sheep from other countries, e.g. from East and West Africa. It´s the best choice of material but at the same time the most sensitive to weather and moist. Golf gloves in authentic cabretta leather is a bit more pricy and will need more attention to maintain its good grip and shape.

For players who has sweaty hands or play golf in the rain, it's a good idea to have a back up glove in the bag made from synthetic leather or similar. Synthetic leather cant replace the same quality of grip as cabretta leather but it will hold of rain a moist much better. For hot summer days, another option is to use a thicker glove that wont dry out as easy.

A few pointers!

5 simples advice to make your way through the golf glove jungle.

1. Choose your materials

As stated, the best golf gloves is made from grade AAA quality cabretta leather as the it provides a optimal grip of your golf club. However, its sensitive to water that dries the leather and deteriorates its features. When playing in moist/rainy conditions, choose a thicker leather glove or a golf glove made from synthetic leather.

2. The correct fit

A golf glove should have a tight fit, no loose parts, almost like a second skinn. Without exaggerating, the leather might burst or crack in the seams or sensitive spots if the fit is too tight. Cracks rarely has anything to do with quality. It's often a problem with dried out leather or carelessly handling of the glove.
If you are having trouble putting on your golf glove there is a high risk you will stretch the leather and make it fragile to tares and cracks.

3. Take care of you golf glove

To make the golf glove last longer, make sure to take care of it. If its stored level and dry, it will last more rounds. The most important part is to keep it from getting moist. Avoid to much direct sunlight while not playing, it will increase the risk of drying tout the leather.

4. Your style of play

A golf gloves life-span and endurance also is determined by your grip and by your style play. For those who has a very firm (strong) grip will wear more on the palm on the opposite side of your thumb. A golf glove with reinforced palms is a good option for these kind of players.
A golfer with a normal to loose grip will be benefited from a grade AAA cabretta leather glove with as much grip as possible. The wear will most like not be as an important factor as your glove will have more endurance.

5. Leather thickness

Different leather thickness is dependent on production and leather processing. While processing cabretta leather its compressed to desired thickness and sewed accordingly. Thinner leather means more feel and premium golf gloves is as thin as possible.

A few pointers!

5 simples advice to make your way through the golf glove jungle.

1. Choose your materials

As stated, the best golf gloves is made from grade AAA quality cabretta leather as the it provides a optimal grip of your golf club. However, its sensitive to water that dries the leather and deteriorates its features. When playing in moist/rainy conditions, choose a thicker leather glove or a golf glove made from synthetic leather.

2. The correct fit

A golf glove should have a tight fit, no loose parts, almost like a second skinn. Without exaggerating, the leather might burst or crack in the seams or sensitive spots if the fit is too tight. Cracks rarely has anything to do with quality. It's often a problem with dried out leather or carelessly handling of the glove.
If you are having trouble putting on your golf glove there is a high risk you will stretch the leather and make it fragile to tares and cracks.

3. Take care of you golf glove

To make the golf glove last longer, make sure to take care of it. If its stored level and dry, it will last more rounds. The most important part is to keep it from getting moist. Avoid to much direct sunlight while not playing, it will increase the risk of drying tout the leather.

4. Your style of play

A golf gloves life-span and endurance also is determined by your grip and by your style play. For those who has a very firm (strong) grip will wear more on the palm on the opposite side of your thumb. A golf glove with reinforced palms is a good option for these kind of players.
A golfer with a normal to loose grip will be benefited from a grade AAA cabretta leather glove with as much grip as possible. The wear will most like not be as an important factor as your glove will have more endurance.

5. Leather thickness

Different leather thickness is dependent on production and leather processing. While processing cabretta leather its compressed to desired thickness and sewed accordingly. Thinner leather means more feel and premium golf gloves is as thin as possible.

Stripe golf gloves

Grip and feel is vital to perform at your best and lower your score. That applies to all golfers world wide regardless of hcp. Stripe Golf has the tools for that layer between your hand and clubs. Stripe golf gloves is made from finest cabretta leather and are available in 4 models.

Golf glove No.1 - A high quality premium glove in the best and thinnest possible cabretta leather.

Golf glove No.2 - As premuim leather as glove No.1. Stitching on the outside of the palm and with a slightly longer wrist cover

Golf glove No.3 - Everyday glove and perfect for days of training and range sessions. Thicker cabretta leather for extra endurance.

Golf glove No.4 - Made from grade AAA cabretta leather. Thin golf glove with reinforced palm for players with a firm / strong grip.

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