How to wear golf gloves?

Answered by Willie Powers

When it comes to wearing golf gloves, there is a specific method that golfers follow. The general rule is that if you are right-handed and have a right-handed golf swing, you wear the glove on your left hand. On the other hand, if you are left-handed and have a left-handed golf swing, you wear the glove on your right hand.

The reason behind this practice is to provide better grip and control on the golf club. The hand that is in direct contact with the club needs the extra grip and protection that a golf glove provides. By wearing the glove on the non-dominant hand, it allows the dominant hand to have a more natural feel and touch on the club.

To wear a golf glove properly, follow these steps:

1. Make sure you have the correct hand orientation for your golf glove. The packaging will clearly indicate whether it is for the left hand or right hand.

2. Start by sliding your fingers into the glove. Ensure that each finger is properly aligned and fits comfortably within the designated finger slots. The glove should fit snugly but not be too tight or restrictive.

3. Pull the glove up over your hand, ensuring that it covers your palm completely. The glove should extend just past your wrist, providing ample coverage for your hand.

4. Secure the closure or fastening mechanism of the glove. Most golf gloves have a Velcro strap or a snap button to tighten around the wrist. Adjust it to your desired level of comfort and tightness.

5. Take a moment to flex and move your fingers within the glove to ensure that you have full range of motion. It is important to have a good feel of the club and be able to grip it comfortably.

6. Repeat the process for the other hand if you are wearing gloves on both hands. Remember to use the appropriate glove for each hand, depending on your hand orientation and golf swing.

It is worth noting that some golfers may choose to only wear a glove on one hand, typically the non-dominant hand. This is a personal preference and may vary from golfer to golfer. Some golfers find that wearing a glove on both hands can restrict their feel and touch on the club.

Additionally, it is important to take care of your golf gloves to ensure their longevity. Store them in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight. Avoid exposing them to excessive moisture or heat as this can cause damage to the materials. Regularly clean and dry your gloves to remove any dirt or sweat buildup.

Wearing a golf glove is an essential part of the game for many golfers. By following the accepted practice of wearing the glove on the non-dominant hand, it allows for better grip and control on the golf club. Remember to choose the correct hand orientation when purchasing golf gloves, and take care of them to ensure their durability. Happy golfing!