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Should I wear a glove?

daddymack

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Some guy told me that if you don't wear a glove, you are holding your club too tight.

I only use a glove if it's rained and my hands and grips are wet.

Does your club fly out of your hand if you don't have a glove on?
 

eclark53520

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I golfed for a while without a glove....now that i have worn one i wont go back to not wearing one. The control gain is immense.
 

xman1112

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I tried to hit some shots at the range without a glove on, just to see what it felt like; I think I had just read an article on Fred Couples or something. I'm glad I didn't try it on the course. I will never hit full shots without a glove, EVER! Like eclark says the control is amazing. And yes, there is potential for your club to fly out of your hand.

The only time I don't wear a glove is for shots right around the green, chipping and pitching, to allow better feel...and putting. For sand shots I will wear it since most sand shots require really holding onto the club...at least for me.
 

MIKE1218

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I go gloveless. My left hand is like sandpaper... Seems like I don't get as much feel on iron shots or wedge shots with a glove on.
 

MCDavis

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Well, Michael Jackson did....:D




Like xman, I don't play without one on full shots, but will chip/putt without one.
 

PingZing2

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I don't think I could play without one. I don't take mine off until the round is over.

The only thing I don't like is the tan arms with a glowing white left hand.
 

mddubya

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I wear one for everything except putting and delicate chip shots.



But the white hand does $uck. I had a guy in a store ask me what my handicap was. After I gave him a puzzled look, he held up his white hand and pointed to mine, :laugh:
 

FATC1TY

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The white hand is so funny. Especially the afternoon after the round when your arms are still dark.
 

Pa Jayhawk

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I go gloveless. My left hand is like sandpaper... Seems like I don't get as much feel on iron shots or wedge shots with a glove on.

I wear one for everything except putting and delicate chip shots.
I take mine off inside inside 60 yards for putting, chipping and pitching. My hands would be bleeding with cord grips. I tried it once or twice and just made me think more about easing the pain and less about focussing on the shot.
 

Clugnut

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No glove here, and no problems with it slipping. How slippery are your grips, guys?
 

MIKE1218

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I take mine off inside inside 60 yards for putting, chipping and pitching. My hands would be bleeding with cord grips. I tried it once or twice and just made me think more about easing the pain and less about focussing on the shot.

I play Lamkin Tour Black Cords on my irons. ;) Very rough cord compared to Tour Velvet Cords.
 

xman1112

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I use Golf Pride standard Tour Velvet grips and have them regripped before every season.
 

bryguy

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No glove for me. Much better feel and no problems with the club slipping at all. Played with one for several years, will never play with one again.​
 
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daddymack

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I don't know how you gain control, seems to me you have less feel with a glove. And what about the tip hanging off the tip of your fingers.
 

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