Have you asked yourself what size golf glove is the best for you? Look no further! This article will explain all you need to know to choose correctly.
If you’re playing a poor-fitting glove at the moment you will experience a massive difference when you find one that fits. Increased grip, less grip pressure, overall comfort – there are many benefits.
Let’s dive right into golf glove sizing – read on to learn more!
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What Size Golf Glove To Get?
If you’re using a glove, there’s a high possibility that you want something out of it. Why would you do it if not?
There are several benefits to using a golf glove, but it is imperative that it’s the right size!
With the right size golf glove you will be able to achieve:
- Increased grip
- Lower grip pressure needed
- Increased comfort levels
- Can make playing possible if you have arthritis
- Better resistance towards blisters
All the above is very desirable but you must do your homework to be able to get any of it.
This leads us to the next topic.
How Do I Know My Golf Glove Size?
There are several approaches to this. First of all, you’re probably playing with a glove right now. Consider a few things about it.
- How does it fit your hand?
- Are the fingers longer than they should be?
- Are the glove material getting work prematurely at some places?
- Is your grip good enough?
By thinking about these things and looking at your current glove, you should be able to figure out what your approximate glove size is.
Then there are a few other options. One is to measure your hand for the correct glove size.
How To Measure Your Hand For Golf Gloves
By measuring your hand you will get the best indication of the size, but it’s first when you actually put on the glove that you will feel if it’s the correct fit.
You can measure your hand in two general ways. It’s actually quite similar to the two ways to choose the correct golf grip.
The Simple And Visual Method To Choose The Right Golf Glove Size
This is a simple way, and it will yield you fine results, even though it’s so simple.
There are three things to keep in mind.
- Fit like a second skin
- Fingers should be snug – but not too tight
- Room to adjust the closure tab
Adhere to these simple guidelines and you’ll be all set. Check out the short video below for some good guidelines.
The Extensive Way Of Measuring The Correct Golf Glove Size
The more extensive way isn’t that extensive. It’s about measuring a few things and finding your match in a chart.
- You simply measure the circumference of your hand at the knuckles.
- And the length of your middle finger from the crease at your wrist.
Be sure to measure the correct hand! If you’re right-handed measure the left one and vice versa.
You will be able to follow the guidelines from the chart below – but if you’re looking into cadet size golf gloves, be sure to check out this article instead.
Remember that sizes vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. The below chart is a guideline. If you’re buying gloves from a major brand that has a website, be sure to check their size guide. Here’s an example of a Bionic golf glove size chart.
|Circumference – Hand
|Length – Middle Finger
|7 3/4 inches (19.7 cm)
|6 7/8 inches (17.5 cm)
|8 inches (20.3 cm)
|7 1/8 inches (18.1 cm)
|Medium / Large
|8 1/4 inches (21 cm)
|7 3/8 inches (18.7 cm)
|8 3/4 inches (22.2 cm)
|7 1/2 inches (19 cm)
|9 1/4 inches (23.5 cm)
|7 3/4 inches (19.7 cm)
|9 1/2 inches (24.1 cm)
|8 inches (20.3 cm)
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Cadet Size In Golf Gloves?
Cadet golf gloves are designed for golfers who have slightly different hands than regular. Fingers are shorter and palms are wider. This is the short and precise definition of cadet golf gloves.
Not all gloves come in cadet sizes, so availability may be limited. This makes it a little harder to find the right golf glove, but usually, most major brands carry cadet sizes.
Take a look at our article on cadet golf gloves, to learn more.
When Should I Replace My Golf Glove?
It all depends really, but the most precise answer would be:
Replace your golf glove when you feel that your grip is worse and you have to apply more grip pressure or otherwise feel uncomfortable in your hands.
If you’re not bothered by a hole in the glove and you’re budget-minded, don’t change until you find it embarrassing to play with teared up gloves 🙂
How Can I Make My Golf Glove Last Longer?
A nice trick is to have two or more gloves and rotate between them on your rounds. As gloves soak up sweat or moist they tend to wear more quickly. If you often change to a new and dry glove, all the gloves will get worn less.
Another thing to keep in mind is how you handle your glove. If you rip it off in one motion when you need to get it off, it will experience unnecessary wear. Instead, loosen one finger at the time and wait until the glove isn’t snug to your hand before gently removing it.
What Is The Best Golf Glove For The Money?
See this is a very individual topic. Many golfers are budget-minded and will look for maximum bang for the buck. Then there are the totally opposite segment who just wants maximum performance, no matter the cost.
Because it’s such an individual topic, we’ve put together our Ultimate Guide to Golf Gloves, for your convenience. We’ve reviewed many gloves for performance and quality, so it’s definitely worth a look.
All the best in your glove-finding-endeavors.