Oh yes, that wonderful feeling of slipping on a fresh golf glove – it’s up there with flicking open a new sleeve of balls. A glove is not just a glove – it connects the club to your hands, so it pays to know the features and benefits of the model you choose. Here’s a selection of the best golf gloves on the market in 2020.
FootJoy StaSof Glove, £22
The FootJoy StaSof is the number one glove on tour. It provides excellent grip, moisture management and, with Advanced Performance Leather by Pittards of England, it’s designed to retain its softness for longer.
For many golfers, there’s no point in shopping around – it’s such a reliable performer. At £22, it’s at the upper end of the pricing scale, but considering its durability you’re getting great value.
Beaver Original Glove, £18.49
Many golfers won’t be familiar with this German brand, but its gloves and accessories are hard to miss when you’re out on the fairways.
The Beaver Original Glove has been designed to fit like a second skin. Hand-made from premium cabretta leather, it boasts a simple yet stylish design.
Traditional white not your thing? There are two more colour options for those golfers seeking something more bold: cognac and pink.
PING Tour Glove, £18
The same SensorCool technology that features in the brand’s clothing also delivers super comfort in the Tour Glove.
Finger vents and perforations optimise breathability, whilst the Velcro tab means you can adjust this glove to your perfect fit.
Meanwhile, the pre-curved fingers mean you’ll benefit from that natural fit and feel – which is exactly what golfers demand.
Mizuno Elite Glove, £17
Featuring a soft cabretta leather palm and durable synthetic upper, Mizuno’s Elite Glove offers total comfort and breathability. FlexMesh also improves the fit and feel by boosting the glove’s flexibility.
Callaway Tour Authentic Glove, £19.95
Grip is one of the key considerations when buying a golf glove. Callaway clearly had this consideration in mind when it developed its Tour Authentic Glove.
Its Griptac technology is said to increase tackiness by 20% – a major plus. That’s why it’s a popular choice with the world’s best golfers.
FootJoy Pro FLX, £18
Another feature-packed offering in FootJoy’s extensive line-up, the Pro FLX ticks all the boxes: breathability, comfort, water resistance and feel.
The white/red, white/blue and pearl colourways offer an appealing splash of colour, too.
Under Armour’s Fit technology guarantees comfort, which is further enhanced with a built-in closure tab for a customised fit.
The cabretta leather offers a soft feel, while the Premium Grip system gives users the control they need on every shot.
G/Fore Glove, £25
Coloured gloves are in, and no one does colour options quite like G/FORE. Azure, blossom, lavender – it’s like choosing paint for your bedroom. And they’re refreshed each season, too. Who knew buying a golf glove could be so exciting?
Crafted with premium cabretta leather and offering a snug fit, this glove is popular on the professional scene, with players such as Jonas Blixt enjoying the fresh style. Therefore, it’s worth the £25 investment.
Galvin Green Lewis Interface-1 Thermal Glove, £38 (pair)
As with Glenmuir’s MacWet Glove (below), you’re not going to wear these on warm, sunny days. However, when the temperature dips, they’re a super option to have in the bag.
Unlike winter mitts, these don’t have to be taken off to play a shot. This means your hands will stay warm and you’ll retain the feel in your fingers.
Featuring leather palms for added grip and a fleece design for insulation, they’re an option definitely worth considering in addition to a ‘regular’ golf glove.
This traditional-looking glove will retain comfort, feel and grip no matter the weather.
A thin skin ensures that no material will crumple up and interfere with your grip, while a reinforced cuff and thumb prevents wearing. As such, you’ll get a good number of rounds out of it before having to reinvest.
This lightweight glove is made especially for wet weather conditions. The material provides super grip, while maintaining feel.
For serious golfers, having a glove for those wet days on the course is crucial – and they don’t come much better than Glenmuir’s MacWet Climatec.
TaylorMade Tour Preferred Glove, £18.99
The number one choice for many of the brand’s tour professionals, the Tour Preferred Glove is as soft as they come.
The ultra-thin all-leather construction delivers superior feel, while the contoured wrist band ensures comfort.
HIRZL Trust Hybrid Plus+ Glove, £22.99
Like other manufacturers on this list, Swiss brand HIRZL has looked to brighten up the golf glove market with a range of coloured products.
HIRZL designs gloves for a number of sports, including biking and equestrian – so it understands the importance of grip.
Kangaroo leather, Grippp technology and an airtech mesh all combine to make this an extremely comfortable and high-performing product.