Best FootJoy Golf Gloves 2022

We take a look at the best FootJoy golf gloves on the market right now

Best FootJoy Golf Gloves
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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 wet weather golf gloves (opens in new tab), best golf gloves for winter (opens in new tab) and the best kids golf gloves (opens in new tab).

Best FootJoy Golf Gloves

FootJoy StaSof Golf Glove


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Reasons to buy

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Superb feel and fit 
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Excellent grip
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Cool yellow detailing on FJ logo

Reasons to avoid

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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.

FootJoy HyperFLX Glove

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Reasons to buy

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Lightweight 
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Soft-touch
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Breathable 
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Tacky grip

Reasons to avoid

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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 CabrettaSof leather palm offers that nice tacky grip you would 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. The PowerNet mesh across the knuckles also 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 (opens in new tab) guide.

FootJoy Pure Touch Glove

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FootJoy Pure Touch Glove

Reasons to buy

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Ultimate in feel 
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Tailored fit 

Reasons to avoid

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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 (opens in new tab) guide.

Winter Golf gloves at their most luxurious

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Reasons to buy

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Stylish both on and off the course
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Superb performance 
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Kept our hands warm and dry
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Excellent fit

Reasons to avoid

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Costly 
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Only available in one color

Perhaps one of the best winter golf gloves (opens in new tab) 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. It feels soft, but also like it will hold up for many rounds.

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 in our winter setups. 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.

FootJoy Pro FLX Golf Glove


FootJoy Pro FLX Golf Glove

Reasons to buy

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Lightweight 
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Breathable

Reasons to avoid

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Sporty styling won’t suit all

The FootJoy Pro FLX Glove is one of the best FootJoy golf gloves on the market right now. Blending superb materials with technological innovation, it’s at the cutting edge of golf glove design. Constructed with feedback from top players, it features a soft TactionLT Cabretta leather palm for comfort, grip and feel. It is also laden with micro-perforations which help increase breathability.

On the back, Microvent FiberSof material has been cleverly placed to deliver further breathability and, above all, flexibility. We found this to be a supremely comfortable glove that moves well with the natural shape of the hand. The fit is excellent, and the combination of fabrics works well. It’s durable and well-constructed. The synthetic back of the glove means it retains its shape and fit nicely. As this is one of the best gloves for sweaty hands (opens in new tab) on this list, it’s well worth a trial run.

FootJoy Spectrum Golf Glove

FootJoy Spectrum Golf Glove

Reasons to buy

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Stand-out looks 
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Soft-touch with leather palm 
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Durable
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Comfortable

Reasons to avoid

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Not the best in wet weather

Available in a range of six bright colors, the FootJoy Spectrum glove is a great option for stylish golfers looking to match the color of their glove with their outfit. But this isn’t just a fashion item. With premium Cabretta leather on its palm and index finger, the grip is fabulous and the feel is soft and smooth.

High-performance FiberSof material along the back of the hand delivers a great fit, plus breathability and comfort. The 3D closure system also enhances the fit and easily achieved comfort. This is a stylish and funky glove that delivers both premium performance and a good level of durability - one of the best FootJoy gloves on the market right now.

FootJoy GT Extreme Golf Glove


FootJoy GT Extreme Golf Glove

Reasons to buy

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Great flex 
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Magnetic ball marker

Reasons to avoid

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Not as soft as the Cabretta models

This high-tech glove offers exceptional grip and durability. Constructed from a combination of FibreSof material and APL leather, it’s built to last but not at the expense of fit and feel. The clever use of moisture-wicking elastics helps to deliver a precise fit and the PowerNet mesh over knuckles and fingers greatly enhances flexibility.

Perforations offer breathability, while the combination fabrics will stand up well to rainfall. We like the touch of the magnetic ball marker on the back of the hand – it’s unobtrusive but easy to access, removing the need for fumbling in the pocket! Overall, the FootJoy GT Extreme glove is a good crossover option, delivering good fit and feel combined with durability and resilience. It is also available in women's sizes too which is why we included the GT Extreme in our best golf gloves for women (opens in new tab) guide too.

FootJoy WeatherSof Golf Glove


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Reasons to buy

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Very comfortable 
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Offers secure grip
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Excellent durability and versatility
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Value for money is fantastic.

Reasons to avoid

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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 (opens in new tab) currently on the market. Therefore we could not leave it off this best FootJoy golf gloves list, could we?

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 is FiberSof with 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, in which case you might like to consider FootJoy’s RainGrip – see below.

FootJoy RainGrip Golf Glove


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Reasons to buy

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Quick-drying 
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Available as a pair
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Fantastic grip when wet
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Comfortable and secure

Reasons to avoid

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Won’t keep your hands warm

The FootJoy RainGrip glove showcases the company’s expertise when it comes to producing innovative and functional products. It’s one of the best wet weather golf gloves (opens in new tab) 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, giving you one less reason to have to dig around in soggy pockets. The FootJoy RainGrip is available either as a single glove or a pair.

FootJoy WinterSof Golf Glove


FootJoy WinterSof Golf Glove

Reasons to buy

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Good grip in wet conditions 
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Thermal properties

Reasons to avoid

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Available in black only

If you’re looking at the best golf gloves for winter, you have to consider this option from FootJoy. At the forefront of innovation, FootJoy’s WinterSof gloves deliver on a number of levels.

Firstly, they feature the autosuede knit palm that appears on their RainGrip rain glove. This offers exceptional levels of grip in wetter conditions and will actually become more grippy the wetter it gets. Then, with a waterproof structured nylon construction and weather shield foam fleece on the back of the glove, they will help keep your hands warm and dry in poor weather.

Further warmth and comfort are delivered by the extended knit cuff which really helps keep out the wind and cold. In addition, these gloves are functional off the course as well as on. Given the grip and thermal qualities, and high-visibility piping on the back of the glove, they could be worn for running, cycling or other outdoor winter activities.

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 (opens in new tab).

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 (opens in new tab), who is ably assisted by Technical Editor Joel Tadman (opens in new tab) and Digital Editor Neil Tappin (opens in new tab)

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.

1. Which hand? 

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.

Related: Which Hand Do You Wear A Golf Glove On?

2. Type

First things first, 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 hoose acordingly.

3. Material

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.

4. Fit 

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.

5. Breathability

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 (opens in new tab) lists a variety of gloves that provide excellent breathability to your hand. 

FAQS

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. 

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 people wear only one glove to protect the hand that grips the club the tightest from blistering and ripped skin. They usually avoid wearing two gloves and it may interfere with their grip and they lose feel of the club unless it is raining when pros will commonly use two gloves.

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. 

Fergus is a golf obsessive and 1-handicapper. Growing up in the North East of Scotland, golf runs through his veins and it was concentrated by his time at St Andrews university studying history. He went on to earn a post graduate diploma from the London School of Journalism. Fergus has worked for Golf Monthly since 2004 and has written two books on the game; "Great Golf Debates" together with Jezz Ellwood of Golf Monthly and "The Ultimate Golf Book" together with Neil Tappin (also of Golf Monthly)... Fergus once shanked a ball from just over Granny Clark's Wynd on the 18th of the Old Course that struck the St Andrews Golf Club and rebounded into the Valley of Sin, from where he saved par. Who says there's no golfing god?