Best Kids Golf Gloves 2022

Check out the best gloves that will help junior golfers get the very most from their games

Best Kids Golf Gloves
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Best Kids Golf Gloves

Choosing a golf glove for a junior golfer can be a difficult task, but it is highly worth it. If you can find a glove that is comfortable and durable, it will help them improve their golf and therefore give them more enjoyment within the game at an early age. What's more, finding a glove with a good fit and feel will also help enhance their grip on the club and give them added confidence to make the best swings they can.

There are various options when it comes to kids golf gloves, with plenty of choices to suit different requirements. Some of the top manufacturers produce junior options that showcase technologies featured in adult gloves, whilst other kids golf gloves are specifically designed with youngsters in mind.

What then are the best kids golf gloves currently on offer? To help you out and narrow your search, we’ve reviewed them and have selected our favourites below to help you decide which will suit your child’s requirements.

Additionally, why not check out our best golf gloves (opens in new tab)guide here, or, if you are looking for gloves for a specific purpose, e.g. if it is wet, or you are playing in winter, then read our guides on the best wet weather golf gloves (opens in new tab), and the best golf gloves for winter (opens in new tab).

Best Kids Golf Gloves - Best Junior Golf Gloves

FootJoy Junior Glove

FootJoy Junior Glove

Recognised name

Reasons to buy

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Good grip 
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Simple closure system

Reasons to avoid

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Only available in one color

FootJoy is renowned for producing gloves of the very best quality and the FootJoy Junior Glove is no exception, with the company showcasing its innovation in terms of performance and durability. It’s a robust glove that is available in junior sizes S-L and it comes with stretch properties to accommodate growing hands. On top of that, the MicroTac Palm and patches offer a nice tacky grip, even in wet conditions, while the mesh sections over the knuckles and between the fingers allow for good freedom of movement.

Along with the mesh sections, there are also perforations on fingers and thumb, which help keep the hand cool, with the Velcro closure system being easily altered to produce the perfect fit.

The last notable feature is the ball marker attachment, which is a nice addition to one of the best kids golf gloves on the market. If you are a fan of FootJoy, Golf Monthly have also created a comprehensive guide on the best FootJoy golf gloves (opens in new tab) too.

Wilson Staff Fit All Junior Glove

Wilson Staff Fit All Junior Glove

Eye catching design

Reasons to buy

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Camo finish will appeal to kids 
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All weather

Reasons to avoid

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One size fits all but only to a point!

This glove really appeals to junior golfers with camouflage color options to suit boys and girls. As well as the eye-catching design, the palm is made of a soft, synthetic microfibre which offers great grip. Away from the palm of the glove and to the upper. This features a soft mesh fabric that provides excellent flexibility and comfort, as well as removing moisture from the hand to minimize distractions.

The Wilson Staff Fit All Junior Glove is a one-size fit that does feature a sturdy closure tab which is robust enough to take whatever the kids throw at it. Because of its smart design and look, we think this is one of the best-looking and performing kids golf gloves on the market.

Callaway X Junior Golf Glove

Callaway X Junior Golf Glove

All-weather performer

Reasons to buy

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Sleek design 
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Good all-weather performance

Reasons to avoid

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No ball marker attachment

This stylish-looking glove from Callaway will appeal to junior golfers who want to look like a proper player out on course. It’s an all-weather glove but it also offers exceptional fit and feel, with the construction predominantly made from a Japanese synthetic leather for excellent grip and durability. 

The X Junior Golf Glove also incorporates a four-way stretch synthetic that greatly enhances the glove’s flexibility and therefore comfort. Along with the flexibility and comfort, it is also reinforced by an adaptable closure system which allows for a precise fit. A nice touch is the stretch cuff which offers a snug fit and moisture-absorbing technology.

TaylorMade Junior Stratus Glove

TaylorMade Junior Stratus Glove

Recognised name

Reasons to buy

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Soft yet durable 
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Comfort from stretch material  

Reasons to avoid

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Not fully waterproof.

This functional glove delivers the technology of the Stratus series in junior sizes and is created from a durable synthetic material. As well as the material, the glove stretches for additional grip and comfort that means you can put your full focus into shots on the course.

The tackiness in the palm is excellent and the thin construction means feel is not compromised, with the material being moisture-wicking to prevent the hand sweating in warmer conditions. It will also prevent cracking and limit wear and tear. Mesh over the knuckles and perforations on the fingers increase comfort, with the Stratus giving superb all-round performance.

Inesis Kids Golf Glove

Inesis Kids Golf Glove

Value for money

Reasons to buy

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Good sizing options 
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Good value

Reasons to avoid

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Slightly basic closure system

The Inesis Kids golf glove is constructed from a selection of quality materials to deliver good levels of comfort and performance. Comprising of a goat’s leather patch on the heel of the palm, it is also constructed with a synthetic material that is used on the rest of the palm. This delivers good levels of grip which is a crucial aspect when it comes to swinging the golf club.

The use of elastane on the rear of the glove means the hand can move more freely, whilst also keeping the hand comfy throughout the round or practice session. Available in three sizing options: 4-6 years, 8-10 years and 12-14 years, this is a versatile and durable kids golf glove.

Zoom Weather Junior Golf Glove

Zoom Weather Junior Golf Glove

Excellent feel

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. Featuring FLEXX-FIT technology, which is 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 also really 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.

Slazenger Ikon Junior Golf Glove

Slazenger Ikon Junior Golf Glove

Good entry-level performer

Reasons to buy

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Classic look 
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Stretch fabric on knuckles

Reasons to avoid

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White only

The Slazenger Ikon is a good entry-level junior glove that offers decent grip, feel and all-round performance. There are junior sizes of S to XL and the touch-tape fastening at the wrist delivers a snug and comfortable fit. Featuring an elasticated cuff, the Ikon also has perforations in the fingers that keep the hands cool and breathable in extreme conditions. Overall, this is a pretty durable glove that offers superb value for money.

Srixon Junior Ball Marker All Weather Glove

Srixon Junior Ball Marker All Weather Glove

Durability

Reasons to buy

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Durable 
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Ballmarker is nice addition 

Reasons to avoid

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Left handed only

The Srixon Junior Ballmarker All Weather glove is a solid, durable and functional piece of kit that offers excellent feel, thanks to leather patches on the palm and thumb, while the synthetic leather upper delivers breathable comfort.

There are also Lycra inserts, which offer freedom of movement and comfort, whilst the ball-marker on the closure tab can be easily removed and replaced and doesn't affect the fit, which is excellent. Overall, this is a comfortable and sturdy glove that will function well in all but the very harshest weather conditions.

MKids Junior Golf Glove

MKids Junior Golf Glove

Flexibility for comfort

Reasons to buy

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Clear sizing options 
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Lycra inserts for increased flex

Reasons to avoid

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Water resistant but not waterproof

The great thing about the MKids range is the simple sizing – these gloves are color-coded with four options; Orange is S, Red is M, Green is L and Blue is XL. The gloves are water-resistant and offer solid grip, even when the weather turns, with the Lycra inserts allowing for good freedom of movement and, together with the Velcro fastener, providing a neat and comfortable fit.

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.

Related: Which Hand Do You Wear A Golf Glove On? (opens in new tab)

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

What is the advantage of wearing a golf glove?

The key reason for wearing a golf glove is grip. A golf glove is tackier than human skin, especially in hotter weather, and helps prevent the club from twisting in your hand through your swing. This means that the club head will keep on line to the target, thus limiting the amount of wayward shots. What's more, players who use a looser grip will benefit from using a glove because it creates more friction and gripping power with the club.

What hand should I wear my golf glove on

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.

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