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 there is a greater chance you'll be able to make a much more confident, powerful and most importantly precise impact with the golf ball. From our experience, having a good golf glove that adequately fits your hand, is comfortable and ensures you're grip on the club is secure, is imperative. The right glove really can help improve your performance. At Golf Monthly, we have produced guides on the best golf gloves, the best wet weather golf gloves and the best winter golf gloves, all featuring some of the best gloves in the game. However, in this piece, we'll be taking a look at a selection of the best golf gloves for sweaty hands. 

When the temperature rises or the pressure intensifies, getting a golf glove that supplies ample ventilation and moisture-wicking qualities to your hands can seriously keep your game on track. If your hands get 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 designed with specific fabrics that help to wick away moisture and improve grip in humid conditions. We've set a few of them out below! 

Best Golf Gloves For Sweaty Hands

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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.

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 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.

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.

For more advice on the best gloves for golf, check out our best golf rain gloves, best footjoy golf gloves and best winter golf gloves.


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.

What hand should I wear my golf glove on?

That depends on what your stronger hand is. Traditionally to stop you from getting blisters on your leading hand, if you're a right-handed golfer, then you should wear your glove on your left hand. Left-handed players should do the opposite and wear their golf gloves on their right hand. Although there is no set rule on what hand you should wear your glove on, and you can even double up and put one on both! 

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Fergus Bisset
Contributing Editor

Fergus is Golf Monthly's resident expert on the history of the game and has written extensively on that subject. He 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 history section of "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?