Best Golf Gloves For Sweaty Hands 2023

Check out the best golf gloves that will keep your hands dry and cool in testing, humid conditions

Best Golf Gloves For Sweaty Hands
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Best Golf Gloves For Sweaty Hands

A golf glove may only be a small part of your golf game, but it is also a rather crucial piece of equipment. Think about it, when you're swinging a golf club, there is only one part of your body that keeps in contact with the club at all times, that is your hands.

It is therefore crucial that you have confidence in your grip and feel of the club. If you do, then you can make a confident and positive swing at the ball. It really is that important that you find the right golf glove as it can significantly enhance your golfing performance.

At Golf Monthly, we have produced guides on the best golf gloves (opens in new tab), the best wet weather golf gloves and the best winter golf gloves. However, in this piece, we're taking a look at a selection of the best golf gloves for sweaty hands. 

When the temperature or the pressure rises, the right glove could help keep your game on track. If your hands are sweaty, then you need to make sure that grip and feel are maximised.

There are a number of golf gloves on the market that are specifically designed and feature fabrics to wick away moisture and improve grip in humid conditions. We check out the best below.

Best Golf Gloves For Sweaty Hands

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FootJoy GT Extreme Golf Glove


FootJoy GT Extreme Golf Glove

Best all round pick

Reasons to buy

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Great flex
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Breathable to reduce sweating

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. Combine those features with the perforations for extra breathability and you have a glove that counters humid conditions extremely well. It’s definitely one of the best golf gloves for sweaty hands.

We also 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.

A man adjusts the Under Armour Medal Glove strap

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Under Armour Medal Golf Glove

Top For Lightweight Performance

Reasons to buy

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Textured palm for enhanced grip
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Lightweight and breathable to help move sweat away

Reasons to avoid

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Not the softest feel

This all-purpose glove is a good all-round, versatile option offering excellent durability and value for money. Featuring synthetic materials, the Medal Golf Glove is extremely comfortable and hard-wearing, standing up to most weather conditions.

Constructed of a textured palm, which offers excellent grip and a nice tacky feel on the club, it still remains tacky even when the palms get sweaty, making it perfect for hot and humid conditions

Regarding performance, it is very lightweight and fast drying, with the stretch material across and between the knuckles delivering a great fit – that’s aided by the excellent, precise closure tab. Overall, it is a solid, lightweight everyday glove.

Bionic StableGrip 2.0 Golf Glove

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Industry-leading durability

Specifications

Material: Premium leather
Sizes: S-3XL (Cadet S-XL)

Reasons to buy

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industry leading durability
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Exceptional in hot, humid conditions

Reasons to avoid

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Thicker material won't appeal to all

In our testing, the new Bionic StableGrip 2.0 fared extremely well in the heat and humidity that's found throughout the summer months in the Southeast portion of the United States. Despite using this glove on some incredible hot and sticky days, our hands stayed surprisingly cool and dry, and we found no issues with being able to control the golf club.

Additionally, we would rate the StableGrip 2.0 as arguably the most durable golf glove on the market, and golfers can expect to get plenty of use out of this product, which holds up incredibly well after heavy use and can also be effectively machine washed. Additionally, Bionic excels in terms of the number of sizes it offers and the true, consistent fit that its gloves deliver.

The TaylorMade Stratus Soft Glove lying on the ground next to the packaging


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TaylorMade Custom Stratus Soft Glove

Best For Premium Performance

Reasons to buy

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Highly breathable to reduce sweat
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Sleek, stylish design

Reasons to avoid

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Not the best in rainy conditions

This latest offering from TaylorMade has been designed to deliver high levels of breathability and durability together with a good degree of touch and feel.

The back of the hand is constructed from a synthetic material with stretch properties for extra comfort. It’s also very breathable so excellent for allowing air to circulate, keeping the hand cool.

The palm is leather for great feel and tackiness, but the strategically placed micro perforations allow for maximum air flow – it’s ideal in hotter climates. In addition, the wristband has moisture wicking properties to further soak away the sweat.

All in all, the TaylorMade Custom Stratus Soft Glove is one of the very best golf gloves for sweaty hands.

The Srixon All Weather Glove whilst at shot set up


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Srixon All Weather Glove

Best In Tough Conditions

Reasons to buy

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Durable
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Good stretch properties

Reasons to avoid

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Less feel

This all-weather offering from Srixon is effective in warmer conditions as the synthetic leather construction wicks moisture from the skin to keep the hand cool and dry. Strategic perforations also aid with air flow.

Durable and tacky, it also performs in more challenging, wetter conditions, with the stretch qualities being delivered by the Lycra inserts. This means that the glove offers excellent fit and comfort, while the leather patches on palm and thumb help deliver good feel for an all-weather glove.

The closure tab allows for a precise and neat fit, while the fitted cuff also aids with overall comfort, making it an excellent all-round glove that works well in hotter conditions.

Someone gripping a golf club with a Duca Del Cosma Elte Pro Fontana Glove on

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Duca Del Cosma Elite Pro Fontana Glove

Premium Feel

Reasons to buy

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Premium feel
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Smart looks
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Features unique raised rubber detailing

Reasons to avoid

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Colour choice means it can be difficult to style with garments

The Duca del Cosma Fontana glove is a 100% premium cabretta leather model that looks and feels just how a quality golf glove should. It's soft, high quality and looks superb with an all-white finish and Duca del Cosma branding. 

The branding comes in the form of raised rubber detailing that adds to the premium feel, with a large number of holes providing superb breathability. As well as the premium feel, it fits the wearer's hand perfectly from the first time you slip the glove on.

Mizuno Elite Glove


Mizuno Elite Glove

Best For Blend Of Feel And Durability

Reasons to buy

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Soft Cabretta leather pal
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Durable, breathable upper

Reasons to avoid

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Not full leather

The Mizuno Elite glove blends premium leather with high-tech synthetic fabrics to deliver feel, durability and breathability.

The palm is made of a soft Cabretta leather that delivers 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. We also found the breathability to be excellent, keeping your hand cool in pressure situations.

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 Syntech Golf Glove


Callaway Syntech Golf Glove

Top For Durability

Reasons to buy

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All-weather performance
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Moisture wicking

Reasons to avoid

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Less feel than real leather

Callaway delivers a great blend of performance features in the Syntech glove, with its design offering a high degree of flexibility, breathability, durability and grip.

The synthetic leather palm also provides solid grip and that’s enhanced by the reinforced palm patches (also great for how long this glove will last.) On the back of the hand, a flex-stretch suede material offers great comfort and fit, which works together with the X-Spann panels making breathability excellent.

This glove is a very good choice for golfers who struggle with sweaty hands, as further moisture reduction and breathability comes through the perforations on fingers and thumb, plus the stretch cuff which has moisture absorbing properties.

Cobra Microgrip Flex Golf Glove


Cobra Microgrip Flex Golf Glove

Most Innovative

Reasons to buy

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High levels of breathability
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Durable

Reasons to avoid

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Won’t perform in wettest weathers

This is a great tech offering from Cobra, with the Microgrip Flex golf glove offering a heady blend of feel, durability and breathability.

For those who struggle with sweaty hands, the combination of synthetic fabrics and leather offer excellent air flow. The strategically placed perforations also help to keep the hand cool in warmer conditions.

The sheep leather palm and thumb inserts offer superb feel, but are also long lasting, while the Lycra inserts allow for great freedom of movement. Lastly, the form-fitted wrist band is moisture wicking and enhances fit and feel, while the closure tab is precise allowing for customised comfort.

Ping Sport Tech Golf Glove


Ping Sport Tech Golf Glove

Top For Moisture Wicking

Reasons to buy

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SensorCool tech for wicking away sweat
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Durable

Reasons to avoid

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Lower feel than a premium leather glove

This is a great all-round glove from Ping as it’s been designed to perform in a variety of conditions, from wetter weathers to warmer climates.

The synthetic leather and Lycra construction features Ping’s SensorCool technology, which has been specifically designed to enhance breathability and to wick away sweat. The material is also durable and the fit is comfortable, with the closure tab allowing for more precise fit requirements.

Zoom Weather glove, zoom golf glove, purple golf glove

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Best For Stand Out Styling

Reasons to buy

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Superb, versatile fit
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Excellent feel

Reasons to avoid

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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. It keeps moisture away from the skin making this one of the best golf gloves for sweaty hands.

We also 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 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. To find out more about how Golf Monthly test products (opens in new tab), click here.

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. 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.

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.

FAQs

Should golf gloves be tight or loose?

A proper fitting golf glove should fit like a second skin. This means that it is relatively tight across the palm and fingers, with no loose material. You should not have extra material at the top of your fingers, if you do, you may want to size down so that the fit is comfortable and not loose. 

How do I stop my hands from sweating when I play golf?

There are a number of ways to help keep your hands dry when playing golf, with one of the options being to look at your golf grips. If the grip has worn down then you are likely to grip them harder, thus causing your hands to warm up. Another way is to make sure you regularly wipe them on a towel. Whether it is before you hit your shot, or strolling down the fairway, it is a good way of making sure there is no moisture between your hands and the club.

Fergus Bisset
Contributing Editor

Fergus is a golf obsessive and 1-handicapper. Growing up in the North East of Scotland, golf runs through his veins and his passion for the sport was bolstered during 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?