Best Golf Gloves 2024

Your hands are the only point of contact with the club, therefore it's crucial you have a glove which will perform. Here, we take a look at the best on the market

Best Golf Gloves
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A golf glove is one of the most under-appreciated pieces of golf equipment you can purchase, with the hands the only point of contact between you and the golf club. Not only do they help with grip, but they protect you from blisters, allow for confidence when addressing and striking the ball, as well as provide great feel through impact. A good golf glove is one of the best golf accessories you can invest in so, it stands to reason, that you purchase one that has style, durability and longevity because, although it may not seem it, it is an item which can improve your game without you even noticing.

What's more, there are a number of different options on the market that cater to a magnitude of different aspects. For those seeking the quality and feel trusted by top professionals, the premium leather offerings could be just the ticket as these gloves offer great comfort, breathability and unrivaled feel. Then, there are models from brands that perhaps aren't as recognized, with their offerings going for style and innovation. 

In this guide, we have taken a look at the very best golf gloves on the market, with brands like FootJoy, Titleist and adidas all featuring. Additionally, if you are looking for a specific type of golf glove, then we also recommend taking a look at some of our other guides, such as the best golf gloves for women, the best golf rain gloves or the best winter golf gloves

Best Golf Gloves

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How we test golf gloves

In terms of testing golf gloves we should say 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, in different conditions, because this often gave us great insight into things like durability, fit, quality and so on. 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.

What to look for in a golf glove

You may not think the golf glove is that important compared to other pieces of equipment however it really is, after all, it is the only part of the body that remains connected with the club throughout the swing. So what are the things 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 a 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 think about what you like to feel when wearing a golf glove and hoose accordingly.

3. Material 

The material will also be important too. The top premium leather models are designed to feel soft whilst also giving you a 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, 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

This is a big point to consider when buying a new golf glove especially if you're playing in warmer conditions where your hand can sweat and slip along the grip of the golf club. For that reason, you need to consider buying a golf glove that can keep your hand well-ventilated on the course. For more advice on the best golf gloves for breathability, check out our guide on the best golf gloves for sweaty hands.


Do golf gloves actually help?

The simple answer here is yes. Golf gloves provide grip and are tackier than normal gloves which allows the player be able to grip onto the golf club with more confidence and stability. If a player is not using a golf glove then the club may twist in their hands which could lead to errant shots. Golf gloves are also designed to be able to deal with sweat and wet conditions as well, both of which can have a detrimental impact on grip throughout the golf swing.

What glove should I wear for golf?

We would always recommend wearing a golf glove that has been designed for the game because this will ensure grip, stability and confidence. In terms of which hand, a golfer who plays right-handed will typically wear a golf glove on their left hand. The reason for this is; with a conventional grip, the left hand is placed at the top of the club and is the lead hand through the swing. It's essential that the left hand provides a firm attachment to the club. The opposite is true for left-handed players. 

Why do professional players take their golf gloves off to putt?

Pro golfers often take their gloves off to putt and sometimes chip as some feel it gives them greater control and feel on the putter and the wedge. That means you are more able to hit dinky shots and judge the speed of the ball better. 



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Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.

One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Ping i230 4-UW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x

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