Here we take a run through the very best golf gloves on the market right now, gloves providing the ultimate in feel and fit.
Best Golf Gloves
Choosing the right golf glove could help you improve your game. The best golf gloves fit and feel perfect, enhance your hands contact with the club and therefore give you greater confidence to make the best swing you can.
A good golf glove is one of the best golf accessories you can invest in because after all, your hands are the only part of your body making contact with the club throughout the swing. Therefore it stands to reason that you need the best grip and feel available.
WATCH: The Golf Monthly team test 13 of the latest golf gloves and explain the pros and cons of each.
There are various options when it comes to golf gloves to suit different requirements. For those seeking the quality and feel trusted by top professionals, the premium leather offerings could be just the ticket. These gloves offer great comfort, breathability and unrivalled feel.
What then are the best golf gloves currently on offer? We’ve reviewed and tested them and have selected our favourites below to help you decide which will suit your requirements.
Whatever glove you are looking for, we have got you covered.
Best Golf Gloves
FootJoy HyperFLX Glove
+ Soft touch
– Thick seam on the palm noticeable at times
The idea behind the HyperFLX is to offer a blend of the soft feel and touch you would expect from a premium leather, tour-style glove with the durability and reliability of a more all-weather option.
The design of the HyperFLX features a Premium Cabretta Leather palm which seeks to provide a soft, comfortable feel along with excellent resistance to water and perspiration.
This has been combined with a Microvent material on the back of the hand as well as Powernet Mesh Knuckles. This precise placement of finer gauge elastic material is there to aid moisture control, fit consistency and breathability.
Overall, this is a great glove offering a blend of premium leather quality and technological innovation, it’s one of the best golf gloves out there.
Srixon Premium Cabretta Leather Glove
+ Soft Cabretta leather feel
+ Powerful grip and durability
– Limited stretch along knuckles
This flexible, comfortable, soft and durable glove offers the highest level of performance.
The high-quality leather delivers great feel and feedback from the golf club and it performs well in hot and humid conditions.
The impressive thing though is the durability of the leather. Usually, you would see the leather peeling on the most affected areas (thumb, palm, and fingers) after a while. However, after well over 1,000 shots, the glove is not marked/damaged in any way, just discolored.
For those seeking a high quality, high performance, simple leather glove – this is an excellent option.
Mizuno Elite Glove
Good Stretch Where Needed
+ Soft Cabretta leather palm
+ Durable upper
– Not full leather
The Mizuno Elite glove blends premium leather with high-tech synthetic fabrics to deliver both feel and durability.
The palm is soft Cabretta leather delivering exceptional feel and grip while the upper is made of a synthetic material that helps the glove maintain its shape and durability.
We found this glove to offer the best of both worlds, it’s built to last but it offers the feel you would expect from a premium product.
The FlexMesh material across the knuckles allows for great flexibility and freedom of movement. This is a very comfortable glove that performs well in most conditions.
Callaway Tour Authentic Glove
+ Sleek design
+ Tacky grip
– Not great in wetter weather
This glove has been developed with feedback from Callaway’s staff players. Fundamentally, it’s a premium Cabretta leather offering but the introduction of Callaway’s innovative Griptac greatly enhances the tackiness and grip it delivers.
We found this to be not only a comfortable glove but it offers tremendous feel and control on the grip.
The cuff of the glove is constructed from a moisture wicking material and the closure system has been cleverly designed to provide a neat and solid fit.
Strategically placed perforations mean the glove remains breathable in warmer conditions. Overall, this is a high performance, premium golf glove.
FootJoy StaSof Glove
Popular For A Reason
+ Superb feel and fit
+ Excellent grip
– Soft leather isn’t as durable as some materials
FootJoy has been making the premium all-leather StaSof 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 expect from high-end leather, helping you 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 overall, it’s a very comfortable glove to wear.
Although 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.
adidas Ultimate Leather Glove
Good Value Given Performance
+ Classic styling
+ Feels soft and premium
– Did scuff up on the palm after a few rounds
A new design for 2021, adidas has unveiled the Ultimate Leather glove.
The 100% premium cabretta leather offering feels and performs like a premium glove with a soft feel, comfortable fit and excellent grip. It feels slightly smaller than other premium models but we liked it during testing.
The durability was solid after five rounds but there were slight scuff marks on the palm at this point. That being said, most gloves we tested did the same so this is not a reason to be put off by this model.
No doubt it is in that higher bracket price point but well below some of the most expensive offerings, making it good value for what you get.
FootJoy Pure Touch Glove
+ 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. For more information on the range of FootJoy gloves out there, take a look at our guide on the best FootJoy golf gloves too.
Wilson Staff Model Glove
Smooth On The Skin
+ Soft, luxurious feel
+ Clean, premium look
– Excess material around the wrist looks untidy
The Wilson Staff Model is a premium golf glove which has been cut to tour-player specification for a precise fit and optimum feel, and is constructed from ultra-thin Cabretta leather.
The design features reversed thumb seam and pre-curved fingers, whilst a stretch enhanced mesh fabric insert ensures optimum fit and comfort. This stretch is important, because you do need that element of ‘give’ when you’re playing – and it’s just right.
In our testing we found it to be wonderfully soft and provides super grip and feel, which is precisely what you want from a glove.
Payntr X Glove
Solid In All Weathers
+ Buttery soft feel
+ Hydrophobic coating for good all-weather protection
– No ball marker attachment
This innovative glove from Payntr golf is designed to offer the best of two sides of glove performance – the feel of leather with protection from the weather.
It’s constructed from an ultra-thin Cabretta leather for a soft and buttery, Tour inspired feel and a precise fit.
But, with the incorporation of a hydrophobic coating, it also repels water and offers excellent grip in challenging weathers.
Other technologies include an ergonomically-designed closure tab, strategic x-shaped perforation patterns to maximise flexibility and moisture-wicking, stretch elastic on the back of the hand for enhanced comfort and fit.
Cobra Pur Tour Glove
+ Soft premium leather
+ Tailored cuff
– Not for wet weather golf
A model which received a five-star rating in a recent review, the Cobra Pur Tour glove offers a superb combination of fit and feel. Constructed from premium Cabretta leather, it’s super soft to the touch and it provides excellent, tacky grip.
As for fit, the Cobra Pur Tour glove is very true to size and, while it may be on the tighter side initially, it quickly stretches to ensure a firm and confident grip of the club.
It’s breathable in warmer weathers, our testing day was very hot indeed, and we found it to be one of the more durable premium leather gloves on the market.
Under Armour Medal Golf Glove
Stable And Grippy
+ Textured palm for enhanced grip
+ Lightweight and breathable
– Not the softest feel
This all-purpose glove is a good all-round, versatile option offering excellent durability and value for money.
The synthetic materials used are both comfortable and hard-wearing and will stand up to most weather conditions.
The textured palm offers excellent grip and a really nice tacky feel on the club.
It’s lightweight and fast drying and the stretch material across and between the knuckles delivers a great fit – that’s aided by the excellent, precise closure tab.
It’s a solid, lightweight everyday glove.
TaylorMade Tour Preferred Glove
Used By The Pro’s
+ Sleek design
+ High quality leather
– Limited breathing holes
This sleek and simple glove is the choice of TaylorMade’s top Tour players. It’s made from AAA Cabretta Soft Tech leather and it’s ultra-thin for maximum comfort and feel.
The leather delivers a wonderful tackiness that means grip on the club in excellent.
The contoured wrist band and Velcro closure tab provide a comfortable and snug fit. The wrist band is also moisture wicking to keep your hand dry and sweat free.
This is a great looking premium leather glove. We think it’s one of the best golf gloves on the market right now.
Titleist Players Glove
+ Classic styling
+ Premium leather
– Not waterproof
If you want to look like a professional on course, this could be the glove for you. One of the best golf gloves on the market for many years now, this Titleist Players design offers a classic, timeless style – one trusted by many of the world’s top players.
The glove is constructed from super thin, Cabretta leather for the ultimate in feel and touch. But it’s also durable thanks to satin reinforcements around the cuff and thumb.
The seams have been designed so as not to interfere with your grip on the club and the overall feel is excellent.
It’s breathable thanks to cleverly placed perforations and this will help to stop your hand becoming sweaty in warmer weather.
G/FORE Golf Glove
Best For Color Choice
+ Funky color options
+ Snug fit
– Not good in wet weather
As worn by Bubba Watson, the G/Fore premium leather glove will help you stand out on the fairways – there’s a tremendous range of colors to choose from.
But, it’s not just the looks that are worth commenting on. Constructed from AA Cabretta leather, it’s a very comfy glove offering an excellent and neat fit.
Its precision crafted and so highly durable as a result. The seams are well placed as are the perforations. It’s designed so the wearer shouldn’t notice it and can play without distraction.
We liked this model so much we also included it in our guide on the best golf gloves for women too, showing just how versatile it is.
Ping Tour Glove
+ Super soft feel
+ Pre curved fingers
– Not waterproof
The excellent Ping Tour glove is designed to deliver the ultimate soft feel and we think it does just that.
The premium Cabretta leather is enhanced by Ping’s Micro-Pur technology to offer great levels of comfort and feel.
The fingers are pre curved to improve the fit and grip on the club.
The glove features Pin’s SensorCool technology to help keep the hand cool and dry on hotter days.
Zoom Weather Style Glove
+ Superb, versatile fit
+ Excellent feel
– Not as much in the way of thermal qualities
Developed in conjunction with Austrian Tour pro Marcus Brier, Zoom gloves are one-size fits all and have been engineered to fit like a second skin.
With FLEXX-FIT technology, essentially a Lycra-style section on the back that incorporates a mix of flex zones to fit the contours of a golfer’s hand, it does just that.
The back of the glove is stretch Lycra while the palm is a highly durable all-weather material.
We like the fact that the glove’s structure is such that it doesn’t lose its shape, even when it gets wet. It’s a solid item of equipment.
How we tested the 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.
Additionally 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.
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.
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.
Material – The material will also be important too. 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.
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.
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