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Best FootJoy Golf Gloves
Getting the best golf gloves for you can seriously enhance your on-course performance. There’s nothing worse than a glove that pinches or slips, nor one that only lasts for a round or two before becoming misshapen or losing its gripping power. But FootJoy has long been at the forefront of glove technology and design and produces a fine selection of products that can help the requirements of a range of golfers.
If you want gloves that the top professionals use and trust, then the premium leather offerings might be best for you. For those after more durability, synthetic fabrics could be the way forward. In challenging conditions, all-weather, rain and winter gloves could be game-changers. Thankfully, FootJoy offers gloves in each of those categories and the company continues to lead the way in glove design and innovation.
But what are the best FootJoy golf gloves currently on offer? We’ve reviewed and tested them and have selected our favorites below to help you decide which will suit your requirements. Also check out our generic guides too on the best golf rain gloves, best winter golf gloves and the best kids golf gloves.
Best FootJoy Golf Gloves
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Hand: Left, Right
+ Superb feel and fit
+ Excellent grip
- Soft leather isn’t as durable as some materials
FootJoy has been making the premium all-leather StaSof golf glove since 1980 and it remains the company’s most popular glove among tour players. Constructed from TactionLT Advanced Performance leather, it feels fantastic against your skin and it delivers that hint of natural tackiness you'd expect from high-end leather, helping to maintain a strong grip on the club.
Breathing holes on the front and back of the fingers help keep your hand cool, while the PowerNet mesh across the knuckles adds to the glove’s flexibility. The Velcro closure tab is slightly angled to work with the shape of the hand and helps to make this a very comfortable glove to wear. While leather won’t last like some synthetic fabrics, the StaSof is impressively durable and we found it will continue to perform after a number of rounds and practice sessions.
Read our full FootJoy StaSof Glove Review
Hand: Sold as pair
+ Superb performance
+ Kept our hands warm and dry
- Only available in one color
Perhaps one of the best winter golf gloves are the Stasof Winter gloves because of the combination of premium feel and warmth. The soft Cabretta leather on the palm and fingers is super soft. Add to that an upper of thermally engineered fleece and the result is a seriously classy pair of gloves that don’t disappoint in freezing conditions. Their Taction3 APL leather is also very effective at maintaining grip even in sleety or wet conditions.
What really sets them apart is the versatility as well. These gloves are perfect for driving on cold mornings and going out on a cold night. They are stylish and practical making them a firm favorite of ours. In testing we also found that we can, after the leather of the glove softened further, touch screens on devices or phones, meaning you won't need to take them off to check your distance to the pin.
Read our full FootJoy Stasof Winter Gloves Review
Hand: Left, Right
+ Lightweight and breathable
- Not as durable as some synthetic models
Constructed from premium CabrettaSof leather, this is a nice feeling glove that offers great aeration to your hands. With its technical construction, it is also highly flexible and breathable and ensures your hand doesn't get too sweaty in warmer conditions. The leather palm offers that nice tacky grip you'd expect from a leather glove and it’s pretty durable to boot. On the back of the glove, a high-performance FiberSof material allows for excellent flexibility and enhanced comfort whilst the PowerNet mesh helps with movement.
Although the fit is neat, it certainly doesn’t feel constrictive and you can move your fingers freely. Perforations have been strategically placed to allow for good breathability while the elastic cuff is moisture-wicking to further enhance fit and comfort. But if you do suffer from sweatier hands in hotter climates, make sure to check out our best golf gloves for sweaty hands guide.
Read our full FootJoy HyperFLX Glove Review
+ Ultimate in feel
+ Tailored fit
- Not the most durable
This is FootJoy’s most luxurious glove. Made from extremely soft Cabretta leather, it’s supremely supple and feels like a second skin on the hand. The specially treated leather moulds to your hand and, together with the strategically placed, targeted elastic, the fit is second to none.
Strategic perforations mean the glove is breathable and will keep your hand cool in warm weather. The FootJoy Pure Touch feels great, looks great, and offers exceptional fit and feel. Put simply, it’s one of the best golf gloves out there and is featured on our best golf gloves guide.
Additionally if you are a FootJoy fan be sure to check out our guide on the best FootJoy golf shoes as well because the brand makes some of the best in the business.
Hand: Left, Right
+ Excellent durability and versatility
+ Value for money is fantastic
- Not as comfortable as premium all-leather gloves
This is FootJoy’s top-selling glove, and it’s actually the number 1 selling glove in world golf and is one of the best golf gloves currently on the market. It’s a superb hybrid glove designed for durability and performance in changing weather conditions. A combination of fabrics deliver optimum grip and comfort. The palm is FiberSof with leather sections to increase feel, while the back of the glove has PowerNet mesh across the knuckles for greater flexibility.
The ComforTab closure system adjusts nicely to guarantee a snug fit and the overall construction is such that this is a glove built to last. The FootJoy WeatherSof comfy and breathable and will repel water unless you face a real deluge.
Read our full FootJoy WeatherSof Golf Glove review
Hand: Left, Right
+ Fantastic grip when wet
+ Comfortable and secure
- Won’t keep your hands warm
The FootJoy RainGrip glove showcases the company’s expertise when it comes to weather protection - it’s one of the best golf rain gloves out there. The autosuede knit palm provides tremendous grip in the wet. In fact, the wetter it gets, the better the grip. We found that, if you’re playing in the rain, it’s a good idea to get the palm of the RainGrip a little wet before you even start to maximize grip.
It’s very comfortable for a wet weather glove, lightweight and neat fitting with stretch properties meaning it hugs the hand nicely. The QuikDry knit fabric has been designed to not only dry off quickly but is also very breathable and flexible. The ball marker is a nice feature and actually comes in very useful on wet days. The FootJoy RainGrip is available either as a single glove or a pair.
Read our full FootJoy RainGrip Gloves review
How we test golf gloves
In terms of testing golf gloves, our process is similar to all the other golf gear reviews we produce in that manufacturers cannot pay for a good review and we tell it how we see it. We seek to try and be as comprehensive as possible in testing and reviewing the product which means we have used it over a number of rounds and in different conditions, because this gives us great insight into things like durability, fit, quality and so on. If you want to find out more about our testing methodology, take a look at our guide on how Golf Monthly tests products here.
We should say that everyone in the Golf Monthly team are golfers at a variety of levels which we feel gives an honesty and integrity to the reviews we produce. Golf apparel testing is headed up by Golf Monthly Senior Staff Writer Sam Tremlett, who is ably assisted by Technical Editor Joel Tadman and Digital Editor Neil Tappin
What to consider when purchasing a golf glove
Some golfers underestimate how important a golf glove can be to help you play better. Comfort aside, a glove can really help improve the grip and therefore the control you can have with your clubs, ultimately helping you to hit better more consistent shots around the course. But getting the right glove for you can sometimes be a difficult task.
As you will have seen from the FootJoy gloves above, modern golf gloves come with a wide variety of technical features that can be quite overwhelming when you are looking to choose a glove that is right for you. But what things do you need to think about when looking into purchasing a new golf glove? Well below are some factors and pieces of advice to consider.
For the beginners out there, a golfer who plays right-handed will typically wear a golf glove on their left hand. This is because the left hand is the lead hand in the swing provided the player has a conventional grip. Golfers who play left-handed typically wear a glove on their right hand.
We can hear you asking how should a glove fit? Well the golf glove should feel like a second skin with no excess material either across the palm of the hand or at the end of the fingers. Make sure there’s a snug fit across the palm and there’s no loose material at the end of the fingers. But you also don’t want a glove to be so tight that it feels like it’s cutting off the blood supply. You should be able to stretch your fingers and make a ball with your fist without the glove pulling or over-stretching.
Next up, know what type of glove you want. You may be after premium leather model which will perform totally differently to a synthetic, or even a wet weather model. These do different things and more importantly feel different so have a think about what you like to feel when wearing a golf glove and choose accordingly.
The top premium leather models are designed to feel soft whilst also giving you good feel of the grip during the swing. They are essentially designed to be like a second skin. Some gloves also have synthetic parts on them which are designed to offer more stretch especially along the knuckles. These synthetic gloves also might be more durable than the leather designs. Finally the wet weather gloves are more about protection than feel. The material on most all-weather models offers more grip the wetter they get so if you play in an area with a lot of rain, definitely consider a model designed to deal with it.
Particularly if you're playing in warmer climates, having a glove that provides ample breathability to your hand can really help improve the grip you get on the club. While our guide on the best golf gloves for sweaty hands lists a variety of gloves that provide excellent breathability to your hand.
Also it is worth considering how much you want to spend on a golf glove because as this guide shoes there are models at different price points. Additionally, outside of FootJoy there are loads of brands that make gloves with varying prices so be aware of your budget before pulling the trigger on a purchase.
Do golfers wear gloves for every shot?
Not necessarily. It depends on preference. A lot of professional golfers take their gloves off when they putt as it gives them better feel with the putter in hand. Plus it also prevents them from getting a bad suntan lines where the glove would have been. e
Why do golfers only wear one glove?
Most players only wear one glove as wearing two gloves may interfere with their grip and reduce the feel they get on the club. That being said, some professionals will wear two gloves when it is raining to help provide better grip and stop their hands from slipping on the club.
Do golf gloves actually help?
Golf gloves provide more grip on the club than your hand will. That means the more grip you get on the club, the better control you'll have over the shots you play.
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A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly.
Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes.
He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.
Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel.
He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask.
Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five.
Sam's What's In The Bag:
Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees)
Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5
Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond
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