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  • September 02, 2020 4 min read

    Most golfers wear a glove on one hand - on the left hand if you are a right-handed golfer, and on the right hand if you are a left-handed hitter. A few golfers will wear two gloves, but a single glove is normal. The next question is, are you wearing the right size golf glove? It’s estimated that nearly 50% of golfers are wearing the wrong glove size.

    For a proper fit, the golf glove should fit snugly, so keep this in mind when measuring your hand. Also, remember when determining your perfect size that the glove will loosen as you wear it. Because there isn't a general golf glove sizing chart for all golf gloves, use the specific golf glove sizing chart below for Bender Golf Gloves when shopping online.

    How to Measure Your Hand for a Golf Glove Sizing

    Follow these instructions to know what size golf glove will fit you best:

    1 - Hold one end of a ruler or tape measure at the spot where your wrist meets your hand.

    2 - Hold the ruler or tape measure so that the other end is lined up with the top of your middle finger.

    3 - Note the measurement of the distance between your wrist and the top of your middle finger.

    4 - Compare your measurement to the size chart for Bender Golf Gloves.

    5 - Note your size. Ladies' sizes are small, medium, and large. Men's sizes are small, medium, medium-large, large, extra large, and double extra large. Most junior golf gloves will fall under the women's sizes.


     Fitting Measurement (inches)
    Recommended Glove Size Middle Finger Hand Length Palm Width
    Women's S (Youth M) 2.9 - 3.1 7.0 - 7.2 6.75 - 7
    Women's M (Youth L)
    3.0 - 3.3 7.3 - 7.5 7 - 7.5
    Women's L
    3.1 - 3.4 7.4 - 7.6 7.5 - 7.75
    Men's S 3.2 - 3.5 7.2 - 7.4

    7.75 - 8

    Men's M 3.3 - 3.5 7.6 - 8.0 8 - 8.25
    Men's M/L 3.4 - 3.7 8.0 - 8.2 8.25 - 8.5
    Men's L 3.5 - 3.7 8.1 - 8.4 8.5 - 8.75
    Men's XL 3.7 - 3.9 8.3 - 8.6 8.75 - 9
    Men's XXL 3.7 - 3.9 8.5 - 8.8 9+

    How Tight Should a Golf Glove Be on Your Hand?

    Sometimes you find a glove that feels just right. Other times, you might not be so sure. To help you know how tight a golf glove should be, keep in mind that it should fit like a second skin on your hand. That means no bunching or excess material anywhere, especially at your fingertips. If the fingers are too long, try a size smaller.

    In addition to fitting snugly all over your hand, you still want a little room for adjustment. Ideally, a glove will fit in the fingers and hand while leaving about a fourth of an inch of Velcro for further adjustment during your round.

    What If You Can’t Find the Right Fit Golf Glove?

    If you seem to be between glove sizes, try the smaller size first. This will keep you from having too much material getting in your way. If a glove size tends to fit your hand but is too long for your fingers, try a cadet glove.

    Cadet Size Golf Gloves

    If the dimensions of your hands don’t quite fit regular golf glove sizing in any size you try, then a cadet glove might be best. Cadet gloves are essentially men’s sized golf gloves with shorter fingers. Cadet gloves can also be made for wider hands, so they can be perfect for golfers with relatively wide hands and shorter fingers.

    Playing in Wet/Cold Conditions

    Golfing in adverse conditions like wet weather or playing in the cold can be challenging. Fortunately, there are gloves specifically designed for these conditions. You still want the right golf glove sizing that is as tight as a golf glove should be. For the right kind of glove, look for golf gloves that are made specifically for wet or cold conditions. Wet weather gloves tend to be waterproof to keep your hands dry, and they are typically made with material that grips well when wet, like a type of suede.

    Cold weather gloves tend to offer more insulation, particularly in the fingers and at the wrist to keep the cold out. The trick is finding a glove that keeps you warm without affecting your feel for the game. Note the plural use of gloves. In wet or cold conditions, it can be advisable to use gloves on both hands.

    Gloves for Humid/Sweaty Conditions

    On the other end of the weather spectrum, humid conditions can really affect your game as well. Instead of worrying about water on the outside of your gloves, you have to worry about the inside. In this case, you want to look for a golf glove that will help keep your hands dry. Mesh golf gloves are a great option because you get the airflow you need to keep your hands dry.

    Another key thing to look for is a glove made of natural material like real leather. Natural materials breathe better so you don’t wind up with a glove full of sweat.

    Golf Glove Care Tips

    Once you find the right golf gloves for you, you want them to last. Taking good care of them is key.

    • If golfing in wet or sweaty conditions, rotate gloves so you don’t put too much stress on one glove.
    • When you finish golfing, lay your glove out flat instead of stuffing it in a pocket.
    • If you need to clean your glove, wipe it gently with a moist cloth, but avoid getting the glove too wet.
    • Let your glove dry flat, and if you can, put it on before it dries completely to help keep just the right golf glove sizing.

    Find the Perfect Fit at Bender Gloves Today!

    Sizing is the most important part of selecting a golf glove, so before you choose your favorite color be sure to get your perfect fit!  If you have any more questions on sizing, just reach out to customer care at Bender Gloves for additional help!

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