The Three Best Golf Gloves
By Mick Travis
, last updated November 23, 2011
A good pair of golf gloves can make a perceptible difference in the quality of your game, and the three best golf gloves are all as well made as they are affordable. The Zero Restriction Rain Leather Glove, the Nomis All Weather Golf Glove, and the Etonic G Sok Ultimate are among the most highly rated golf gloves available, and all of them are priced under $30. Shoppers should bear in mind that a superior golf glove is meant to prevent the club from moving too much during a swing, prevent blisters from forming, and wick away perspiration to prevent slippage and chafing. When shopping for golf gloves, you'll want to make sure that the glove fits tightly without being uncomfortable, as a loosely fitting glove will offer little to no support when gripping and swinging.
All golf glove prices quoted are accurate as of November 2011.
Zero Restriction Rain Leather Glove
The first rate Zero Restriction Rain Leather Gloves are manufactured by Red Lion, a small golf apparel company based in Pennsylvania. One of the key features of the Zero Restriction Rain Leather Glove is the patented, perforated DiamondGrip leather palms, which are designed to keep water away from the palm area. The leather palms are also designed to stay just sticky enough during a rainfall to grip a golf club securely without slipping. An adjustable cinch tab makes it easy to get the glove to fit snugly, as do the articulated flex point inserts. Prices for the Zero Restriction Rain Leather Glove range from $20 to $25.
Nomis All Weather Golf Glove
Australian company Nomis Sports is the manufacturer behind the exemplary Nomis All Weather Golf Gloves. These gloves are unusual in that they're made from soft but strong kangaroo leather, and are intelligently designed to include mesh on the back and finger areas to promote breathability and prevent perspiration buildup. The palm of the Nomis All Weather Golf Glove is made of treated leather which responds to water by increasing gripping ability, and which responds to perspiration in the palm area by channeling it out through the mesh areas. Pre curved glove fingers and a one strap fastener make the glove easy to get on and quick to adapt to the curve of the hand. Prices for the Nomis All Weather Golf Glove range from $20 to $25.
Etonic G Sok Ultimate
From Massachusetts based company Etonic Worldwide comes this well regarded pair of golf gloves, made of 100% Abyssinian Cabretta leather. The thumb area of the Etonic G Sok Ultimate golf glove is reinforced with lycra to provide a less constricted movement during swinging, and to keep the hand free of perspiration by way of proper ventilation. Further moisture control is provided through a perspiration absorbing wristband, which serves to keep the glove firmly in place while playing. Additional ventilation occurs courtesy of the microfiber glove backing, and the rolled index finger of the gloves helps to prevent the discomfort that comes with twisted glove seams. Prices for the Etonic G Sok Ultimate gloves range from $15 to $20.