If you haven't played a round of golf while wearing a golf glove, you should consider it. It can provide a better feel for the club during drives and approach shots. Golfers wear a golf glove on their non-dominate hand for a variety of reasons. Trying one out will give you a different grip on the club, and may even improve your swing!
The main reason a golfer wears a glove is to improve his or her grip on the golf club.. When you tee off without a golf glove, your hands may slip ever so slightly on the club and alter your shot. The leather palm side of a golf glove will stick better to the rubber or leather grip of your clubs, helping you keep the club firmly in your hands. This is especially true when Cabretta Leather is used.
Putting is a type of golf stroke that requires the most personal touch. Try removing your golf glove before putting. Because you aren't swinging your putter as hard as your other clubs, the grip benefits of a golf glove aren't as necessary. Another reason to take the glove off during putting is to work on your "golfer's tan" on your hand!
When shopping for a golf glove, look for fit before fashion. It's easy to get caught up in a clip-on ball marker, slot for a tee, or even material that can be washed in the dishwasher...but that's not the benefit of a golf glove. It is the single point of contact on every swing and you want to choose the perfect fit.
Playing with a golf glove that is too tight or too loose can hinder your swing, and negatively impact your game. When trying on a glove, select one that is snug but still loose enough to allow normal hand movement and comfort.
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