Golf is addicting, and if you’re like me, it takes more than a bit of cold air to keep me off the course. So when the weather is less than ideal or the forecast is calling for anything below 50 degrees, I dress appropriately and do all I can to be comfortable.
The best cold weather golf gloves will be made of the appropriate material, allow you to grip the club effectively, and allow you to still feel the ball coming off the club. If you sacrifice any of these, your golf game could suffer, so make sure you’re selecting the correct winter golf glove.
Whether you’re golfing early in the morning during the shoulder season, or you just live in a zone that doesn’t provide ideal heat, a pair of winter golf gloves can mean the difference between a comfortable outing, or an unpleasant experience.
A pair of cold weather golf gloves are not only ideal for comfort, but they’re practical too. If you can’t feel the ball strike, let alone your hands, you’re golfing kind of blind.
Fortunately, with the rapid pace of technology these days, you can get a pair of cold weather golf gloves that won’t impinge on your sense of touch too much, and provide some warmth.
Before I dive into what’s available on the market these days, I want to touch on the variety of material that makes up winter golf gloves these days. The material could influence your purchase decision, so it’s best to be well informed.
Types of Golf Gloves
A large portion of golf gloves is made of leather. Leather gloves are often high quality and offer enhanced durability. The type of leather can vary, but mainly golf gloves are made of tanned Cabretta. Which means they are primarily made from skin that grows hair vs fur.
These gloves are made from a mixture of leather, spandex, and satin. Golfers will choose these golf gloves for their comfort and breathability, which is great for golfing in heat. Not ideal for wintertime.
Thermal gloves are when you really start to get into the kind of gloves made for winter golf conditions. Thermal gloves are insulated with either cotton or other synthetic material commonly found in winter activity clothing. They are the go-to glove for winter golf.
Also, this will be another short and hopefully concise post about gloves. We all know what gloves are, and I don’t’ want to waste time pointing out small features that are inherent or common sense. So without further adieu, below is a list of the best winter golf gloves available today.
Best Cold Weather Golf Gloves
1) Callaway Thermal Grip – for me, warmth is more important than feel, but I’m very much an amateur golfer. These winter golf gloves by Callaway offer the warmth that is important to me. They have a fleece lining and a microfiber shield for wind and rain.
2) Nike Cold Weather Golf Gloves – you know Nike has a healthy research and development department, so whatever they put out is going to work. Again, I like the feature of a double layer of fleece on the back of the glove to keep my hand warm. A little less bulky than other winter golf gloves makes them capable of using your phone on the course too.
Footjoy (Editor’s Choice)
3) Footjoy RainGrip Golf Gloves – Footjoy has created a golf glove a little more usable during the wet season. And if you’ve ever had wet hands, they inevitably get cold. These are ideal for preventing your hands from getting wet in the first place. Customers are loving the grip on these. No need to be hesitant that the club will spin or move. Swing away with these!
HJ Winter (Budget Friendly)
4) HJ Winter Golf Glove – HJ Glove’s Winter Performance Pair is an excellent winter glove. The thermal fleece is soft and keeps the hands warm. The Cabretta leather palm is durable and soft. This winter glove provides an excellent grip. If comfort is on your list of needs, this could be the glove for you.
5) Cobra Golf Winter Mitts – if you know golf gear, you know that Cobra is going to offer a product that appeals to a certain customer. The Cobra golf mitt will protect your golf game from the elements and keep your hands warm on and off the course. These are ideal for those that just need to keep their hands warm between shots, and prefer to go glove less. However, the design does make them big enough to fit over a pair of golf gloves.
How to Know What Size of Winter Glove to Get
It’s estimated that nearly 50% of golfers are wearing the wrong glove size.
Most golfers wear a glove on one hand – on the left hand if you are a right-handed golfer, and on the right hand if you are a left-handed hitter. Some golfer do prefer to wear two gloves but a single glove is normal. The next question is, are you wearing the right size golf glove?
Follow these instructions to knowwhat size golf glove will fit you best:
1 – Hold one end of a ruler or tape measure at the spot where your wrist meets your hand.
2 – Hold the ruler or tape measure so that the other end is lined up with the top of your middle finger.
3 – Note the number of inches between your wrist and the top of your middle finger.
4 – Compare your measurement to the size chart.
5 – Note your size. Ladies’ sizes are small, medium, and large. Men’s sizes are small, medium, medium-large, large, extra-large, and double extra large. Most junior golf gloves will fall under the women’s sizes.
How Tight Should a Golf Glove Be?
According to one glove manufacturer, this is how you know the proper glove size. “Sometimes you find a glove that feels just right. Other times, you might not be so sure. To help you know how tight a golf glove should be, keep in mind that it should fit like a second skin on your hand. That means no bunching or excess material anywhere, especially at your fingertips. If the fingers are too long, try a size smaller.”
They go on to say, “In addition to fitting snugly all over your hand, you still want a little room for adjustment. Ideally, a glove will fit in the fingers and hand while leaving about a fourth of an inch of velcro for further adjustment during your round.”
Conclusion of Winter Golf Gloves
Sometimes the golf course is calling your name, and getting out there, even on a chilly day can feel great. Bringing a pair of winter golf gloves designed to help with the elements can make the day that much more enjoyable. Throw in some hand warmers and cup of hot coffee, and you’ll be on cloud 9 in no time. I hope you find this review short, concise, and informative. Swing away!