Glove performance??

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I have never worn a glove to play. I just figured if I keep my grips fresh I am fine. I have never really felt like i needed more traction, or that I would benefit from a glove.

But, I have recently gotten curious. Does anyone know of any kind of research or articles regarding the benefit or lack there of in wearing a glove?

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Driver: Callaway Epic SubZero 3D 9*, Fujikura Ventus 7X
3 iron Cobra King Utility Aldila Rouge 90 X flex
4-PW Mizuno MP-18 MB Aldila RIP SLT Tour 115X Flex
WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX4: 52, 58, 64
PUTTER; Kronos release long neck
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  • DFS PFDDFS PFD  1468WRX Points: 666Handicap: 1.8Members Posts: 1,468 Platinum Tees
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    Unaware of any real research, but my hands certainly thank me for wearing a glove. (yet they still crack/bleed from dry conditions)

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    On -, @DFS PFD said:

    Unaware of any real research, but my hands certainly thank me for wearing a glove. (yet they still crack/bleed from dry conditions)

    I searched and couldn't really find anything above anecdotal opinions.

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    Driver: Callaway Epic SubZero 3D 9*, Fujikura Ventus 7X
    3 iron Cobra King Utility Aldila Rouge 90 X flex
    4-PW Mizuno MP-18 MB Aldila RIP SLT Tour 115X Flex
    WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX4: 52, 58, 64
    PUTTER; Kronos release long neck
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  • Stuart_GStuart_G New Hampshire 24627WRX Points: 1,378Members Posts: 24,627 Titanium Tees
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    I doubt you will find anything. In normal conditions, It's largely going to come down to what is more comfortable for the player. May see some differences in more abnormal conditions - particularly wet - either due to rain or sweat. Only a guess, but I'd think that mainly has to due with the fact that live skin is already (relatively) moist compared to dead skin/leather - so can't handle the additional moisture as well and still keep the same level of friction. Synthetics could potentially have the edge in those cases as well.

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    On -, @Stuart_G said:

    I doubt you will find anything. In normal conditions, It's largely going to come down to what is more comfortable for the player. May see some differences in more abnormal conditions - particularly wet - either due to rain or sweat. Only a guess, but I'd think that mainly has to due with the fact that live skin is already (relatively) moist compared to dead skin/leather - so can't handle the additional moisture as well and still keep the same level of friction. Synthetics could potentially have the edge in those cases as well.

    thats kinda what I thought as well.

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    Driver: Callaway Epic SubZero 3D 9*, Fujikura Ventus 7X
    3 iron Cobra King Utility Aldila Rouge 90 X flex
    4-PW Mizuno MP-18 MB Aldila RIP SLT Tour 115X Flex
    WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX4: 52, 58, 64
    PUTTER; Kronos release long neck
    BALL; 2019 ProV1 yellow/Snell MTB-X yellow
  • DooZDooZ  184WRX Points: 82Members Posts: 184 Fairways
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    Nothing scientific, but my hands have a tendency to sweat. A glove instills more confidence in my swing because I feel I don't have to have as much grip pressure.

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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff Montreal 29345WRX Points: 2,243Handicap: 0.0Members Posts: 29,345 Titanium Tees
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    I've played a lot without a glove, and a lot with a glove. I'm unaware of any scholarly articles, it's probably not something that university students (where a lot of research comes from!) will choose to study

    I think on a nice day, like 18-20C (basically if you live in San Diego), not to hot or cold....never rains etc....You probably won't gain much

    as soon as you start sweating though, or get a bit of rain. I find it makes a pretty big difference. I use gloves most rounds, unless the weather is perfect

    type of grip matters a lot too. A really tacky one like the tour velvets, a glove may matter less

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    On -, @MtlJeff said:

    I've played a lot without a glove, and a lot with a glove. I'm unaware of any scholarly articles, it's probably not something that university students (where a lot of research comes from!) will choose to study

    I think on a nice day, like 18-20C (basically if you live in San Diego), not to hot or cold....never rains etc....You probably won't gain much

    as soon as you start sweating though, or get a bit of rain. I find it makes a pretty big difference. I use gloves most rounds, unless the weather is perfect

    type of grip matters a lot too. A really tacky one like the tour velvets, a glove may matter less

    I didnt think any Universities would publish any articles on this. But I thought that maybe one of the companies that produce gloves might. Or maybe one of the golf rags that sit on selves at the air port, even if it was just marketing. I cant really find anything though. I agree completely with your assessment.

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    Driver: Callaway Epic SubZero 3D 9*, Fujikura Ventus 7X
    3 iron Cobra King Utility Aldila Rouge 90 X flex
    4-PW Mizuno MP-18 MB Aldila RIP SLT Tour 115X Flex
    WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX4: 52, 58, 64
    PUTTER; Kronos release long neck
    BALL; 2019 ProV1 yellow/Snell MTB-X yellow
  • MtlJeffMtlJeff Montreal 29345WRX Points: 2,243Handicap: 0.0Members Posts: 29,345 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    On -, @MtlJeff said:

    I've played a lot without a glove, and a lot with a glove. I'm unaware of any scholarly articles, it's probably not something that university students (where a lot of research comes from!) will choose to study

    I think on a nice day, like 18-20C (basically if you live in San Diego), not to hot or cold....never rains etc....You probably won't gain much

    as soon as you start sweating though, or get a bit of rain. I find it makes a pretty big difference. I use gloves most rounds, unless the weather is perfect

    type of grip matters a lot too. A really tacky one like the tour velvets, a glove may matter less

    I didnt think any Universities would publish any articles on this. But I thought that maybe one of the companies that produce gloves might. Or maybe one of the golf rags that sit on selves at the air port, even if it was just marketing. I cant really find anything though. I agree completely with your assessment.

    I figured that's what you meant I was just being a bit , whatever the word is. At the end of the day probably no real reason to study this unless you're a glove company and any research they did would be full of bias LoL

    It would be really tough to study grip too, like performance benefits. Maybe go out on a wet day and study dispersion patterns. Tough thing to study I think.

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    Callaway Epic Subzero 14 w/Matrix Black Tie 80
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    Ping G410 4-SW w/DG 300
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    agreed. I knew you were channeling your inner sardonic self.

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    Driver: Callaway Epic SubZero 3D 9*, Fujikura Ventus 7X
    3 iron Cobra King Utility Aldila Rouge 90 X flex
    4-PW Mizuno MP-18 MB Aldila RIP SLT Tour 115X Flex
    WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX4: 52, 58, 64
    PUTTER; Kronos release long neck
    BALL; 2019 ProV1 yellow/Snell MTB-X yellow
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    The other day I forgot my glove and hit like ****&! So there is your evidence.

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    Are you talking about GI gloves, SGI gloves or regular gloves? get a more forgiving glove if you want to improve by 5 shots a side

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    On -, @tsecor said:

    Are you talking about GI gloves, SGI gloves or regular gloves? get a more forgiving glove if you want to improve by 5 shots a side

    Well I did a search for tour issue gloves and didn't really get any results. So now I have to consider synthetic or leather.... I am guessing synthetic last longer, but leather feel softer right?

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    Driver: Callaway Epic SubZero 3D 9*, Fujikura Ventus 7X
    3 iron Cobra King Utility Aldila Rouge 90 X flex
    4-PW Mizuno MP-18 MB Aldila RIP SLT Tour 115X Flex
    WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX4: 52, 58, 64
    PUTTER; Kronos release long neck
    BALL; 2019 ProV1 yellow/Snell MTB-X yellow
  • tsecortsecor Loading........  4577WRX Points: 447Members Posts: 4,577 Titanium Tees
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    TBH. Mizuno makes some decent gloves the real feel of leather with breathability and they last quite a while 14.99 too >

    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    On -, @tsecor said:

    Are you talking about GI gloves, SGI gloves or regular gloves? get a more forgiving glove if you want to improve by 5 shots a side

    Well I did a search for tour issue gloves and didn't really get any results. So now I have to consider synthetic or leather.... I am guessing synthetic last longer, but leather feel softer right?

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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff Montreal 29345WRX Points: 2,243Handicap: 0.0Members Posts: 29,345 Titanium Tees
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    Oh man I completely forgot that....yeah gotta go leather or some sort of close replica

    I have some Callaway "tour" leather gloves that have lasted me a while.

    I have some synthetic Taylormade ones that aren't much better than just using my hands

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    glove adds tackiness to grip so you won't death grip it. death

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  • PlayfromtheBrainPlayfromtheBrain  204WRX Points: 91Members Posts: 204 Fairways
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    Here in the Southeast, I have never been able to get away with playing without a glove, but I do sweat pretty easy.

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    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    On -, @tsecor said:

    Are you talking about GI gloves, SGI gloves or regular gloves? get a more forgiving glove if you want to improve by 5 shots a side

    Well I did a search for tour issue gloves and didn't really get any results. So now I have to consider synthetic or leather.... I am guessing synthetic last longer, but leather feel softer right?

    At the very least the palm side needs to be leather. The synthetic gloves with the synthetic palm almost feel slimy with the slightest perspiration. Rain gloves are the only synthetic gloves worth using especially in the summer when you sweat a lot or of course when it rains.

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  • LaymanMLaymanM Cincinnati, OH 2211WRX Points: 302Handicap: 7Members Posts: 2,211 Platinum Tees
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    The only grips I could play without a glove would be Winn. My hand would take a beating and that just isn't gonna happen. Have enough calluses already lol

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    I love the Mizuno gloves, but their durability isn't the best.

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  • backhillbackhill  114WRX Points: 70Members Posts: 114 Fairways
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    Fred Couples, the George Clooney of golf, doesn't wear a glove. So you don't need one probably either. Bonus no tan lines.

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    On -, @backhill said:

    Fred Couples, the George Clooney of golf, doesn't wear a glove. So you don't need one probably either. Bonus no tan lines.

    he is pretty much the only one. So there must be something to it....Right?? Or is it just generally **** see **** do.

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    Driver: Callaway Epic SubZero 3D 9*, Fujikura Ventus 7X
    3 iron Cobra King Utility Aldila Rouge 90 X flex
    4-PW Mizuno MP-18 MB Aldila RIP SLT Tour 115X Flex
    WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX4: 52, 58, 64
    PUTTER; Kronos release long neck
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  • NickJNickJ  88WRX Points: 50Members Posts: 88 Fairways
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    Glove performance is a key for me. Even a slightly worn glove causes issues for me, especially with the driver.

    That's with cord grips and I don't feel as if I grip the club un-naturally "hard". I warm up without a glove and a lot of my range time is without a glove. But full swings are night and day difference with and w/out a glove.

    If I can't confidently hold on to the club, then my arms/hands end up behind my body. Even a millisecond makes a difference.

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  • jpdxjpdx  1806WRX Points: 173Members Posts: 1,806 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    I have never worn a glove to play. I just figured if I keep my grips fresh I am fine. I have never really felt like i needed more traction, or that I would benefit from a glove.

    But, I have recently gotten curious. Does anyone know of any kind of research or articles regarding the benefit or lack there of in wearing a glove?

    I've never seen actual research or articles. I feel like it's up to the individual to decide if there is a benefit of any kind. some people's hands sweat more, get dry easier, mentally have better grip so they don't death grip, play in different environments etc... why not pick up a pack of Costco gloves for $5 a piece and try it out. you might like it, you might not, and it's a cheap experiment...

    I for one like a glove for full swings. shots that require more touch I prefer without a glove. fwiw

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    On -, @QuigleyDU said:

    On -, @backhill said:

    Fred Couples, the George Clooney of golf, doesn't wear a glove. So you don't need one probably either. Bonus no tan lines.

    he is pretty much the only one. So there must be something to it....Right?? Or is it just generally **** see **** do.

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    On -, @GolfChannel said:

    I love the Mizuno gloves, but their durability isn't the best.

    Just another opinion, I find that the leather Mizuno glove is the best that I have found. And one reason is that again, for me they last longer than any other. Prior to this my go to was always Titleist.

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    On -, @moosehead222 said:

    On -, @GolfChannel said:

    I love the Mizuno gloves, but their durability isn't the best.

    Just another opinion, I find that the leather Mizuno glove is the best that I have found. And one reason is that again, for me they last longer than any other. Prior to this my go to was always Titleist.

    Which model? I use the Mizuno Elite.

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    3 Wood: Titleist TS2 w/HZRDUS Smoke
    Hybrid: Titleist 718 H2 w/Atmos Blue TS 
    Irons: Ping iBlade Nippon AWT 2.0 Stiff
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 50, 54, and 58
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  • jwhite86jwhite86  802WRX Points: 270Handicap: 12ClubWRX Posts: 802 ClubWRX
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    I don't care for wearing a glove... I switched to leather grips for this season hoping to avoid wearing a glove when it's hot & humid

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