單手vs.雙手,高爾夫手套究竟該怎麼戴?

One hand vs. two hands, how to wear golf gloves?

Wearing a hand: sensitivity & grip

In golf, most golfers only wear gloves on the club hand, while gloves are usually not used on the non-club hand. This is because the club hand requires more grip and anti-slip support, while the non-club hand's primary function is to assist in controlling balance and maintaining a grip on the club. Generally speaking, golf gloves are worn on the non-dominant hand (non-club hand). The club hand is usually your dominant hand, i.e. the right hand for right-handers and the left hand for left-handers.

  • If you are right-handed (right-handed): wear the glove with your left hand.
  • If you hold the club left-handed (left-handed): wear the glove on your right hand.

The purpose of wearing gloves on the grip hand is to provide additional grip and non-slip support because this hand is in direct contact with the grip, with the lead hand resting further on the handle than the lower hand, making it more susceptible to blisters and slippage during the swing. Wearing gloves can help prevent these problems and can also reduce tension and free up your hands. The lower hand rests more on the upper hand, and gloves are not necessary to maintain a good grip.

The non-grip hand (lower hand) is often left ungloved to ensure a more sensitive feel to the grip, which allows for better control of the force and direction of the grip.

Wear it on both hands : Protection & Consistency

Some golfers choose to wear two gloves, a practice known as "double-gloving." Advantages of wearing two gloves include:

  • Extra Grip and Non-Slip Support : Wearing gloves on both hands provides extra grip and non-slip support for both the gripping and non-gripping hands. This may help some golfers gain better grip control.
  • Consistent feel : Wearing two gloves creates a more consistent feel, making the grip feel more similar in both hands. This helps maintain consistent grip pressure and grip style.
  • Weather & Protection : In inclement weather, wearing two gloves can provide extra protection from rain or cold that affects the feel of your hands.

While some golfers prefer to wear gloves on both hands, this practice is not universal. Most pros and amateurs still choose to wear gloves only on the club hand. Wearing two gloves may affect the feel and sensitivity of the grip, so this approach is best for golfers who find this more comfortable and improves grip stability.

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Featured Q&A

Why do you need to wear gloves when playing golf?

The origins of golf gloves can be traced back to the early history of golf. The earliest golf gloves were designed to provide better grip and protect the player's hands.

In Scotland, the birthplace of golf, golfers often use sheepskin gloves. These gloves provide a better grip on the club and reduce friction on the hands. This is very important for playing golf in different weather conditions. In wet Scottish weather, maintaining a stable grip on the club is crucial.

  • Friction, control, and stability: Golf club handles are often made of metal, rubber, or other materials, and they can become relatively slippery, especially in humid or hot weather conditions. Wearing gloves can provide a better grip and help you hold the club more firmly, improving your swing control and stability.
  • Protection (Reduced Friction): The golf club swing creates some friction, which can lead to wear, blisters, or abrasions on your hands if you don’t wear gloves. Wearing gloves can reduce friction between your hands and club and protect your skin.
  • Provide comfort: Wearing gloves can provide a level of cushioning and support, making your hands feel more comfortable during your swing. This helps reduce the impact of the golf swing on the hand and reduces fatigue.
  • Prevent Sweat: In hot weather, your hands may sweat, which can lead to slippery hands and reduced grip. Golf gloves are often sweat-wicking, which can help absorb sweat and keep your hands dry, thus maintaining a better grip.
  • Fashion: Good-looking gloves show a golfer's confident style.

In short, wearing gloves can improve the golfer's control, comfort and protection, and is an important piece of equipment in the game of golf. Different golfers may choose different types of gloves to suit different weather conditions and personal preferences.

Can I play ball without gloves?

A: Yes.

Whether to wear gloves is a personal choice and can be decided based on personal preference and actual conditions.

Some golfers choose not to wear gloves because they prefer the feel of the club with their bare hands, or they think gloves will reduce their feel. In dry and mild weather conditions, some golfers may prefer not to wear gloves.

However, in wet or cold weather conditions, or when hands are prone to sweating, wearing gloves can provide better grip and protection. Gloves also reduce friction against the skin of your hands during the golf swing, reducing fatigue and discomfort.

Introduction to golf glove materials and types

Common golf gloves can be divided into several types according to their materials:

Top quality sheepskin gloves

  • lambskin gloves
  • Technical cloth gloves
  • Synthetic leather gloves
  • Traditional cloth gloves

In the following article, I will introduce the suitable use scenarios of various gloves, as well as their advantages and disadvantages.

Exploring the secrets of lambskin gloves: luxury, elegance, ultimate touch, the material grade is revealed!

The King of Materials: Technical Cloth: Golf Glove Material Revolution

Leather Battle: Can Synthetic Leather Gloves Really Replace Lambskin?

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It can be roughly subdivided according to function as follows:

  • Elastic gloves
  • rainy day gloves
  • Dispensing gloves
  • fingerless gloves
  • breathable gloves

Other special specifications are not described in detail here.

Lambskin gloves: luxury, elegance, ultimate touch, reveal the secret of material grade!

When you start to choose lambskin gloves as your daily gloves, it means that you have entered the ranks of senior golfers from the beginning. After you become proficient in the movements, you will have higher requirements for the details of clubs, gloves and other equipment. Make better use of your skills. There are many brands and styles of sheepskin gloves on the market, with prices ranging from 200 yuan to more than 2,000 yuan. How do you choose when the price difference is so big? The author roughly lists the factors that affect the quality of sheepskin:

  • Variety
  • Origin
  • parts
  • Post-processing technology
  • Cutting, stitching and sewing techniques

Among them, the variety, part, and post-processing technology are the factors that are easiest for the public to identify and have the greatest impact on the quality of sheepskin.

Different types of sheepskin, parts and post-processing techniques will cause great differences in the feeling of use. Inferior quality sheepskin may not be as comfortable as synthetic leather, and the cost and pricing will of course vary greatly!

Variety

  • Cabrettas: The top and most recognized sheepskin for sheepskin gloves comes from Cabrettas sheep. The name Cabrettas actually comes from the Spanish and Portuguese word for goat (goat). Cabretta sheep are small goats mainly found in South Africa. The leather of this sheep is very thin and soft, making it ideal for making leather goods that require flexibility and comfort, especially gloves. At present, the top styles of the world's top golf glove brands or the gloves launched by luxury brands also mostly use Cabrettas sheepskin (sheep leather) as raw materials.
  • Other breeds of sheep: Generally speaking, in terms of breed, if a glove brand uses non-Cabretta sheepskin, it will not specify the breed. For consumers, the quality difference of this kind of leather mainly comes from the selected parts and post-processing technology.

Origin

Cabretta goats are mainly distributed in areas such as South Africa, Ireland, and Australia, so these places have become the main producing areas of Cabretta leather. Cabretta leather from different regions may have slightly different characteristics and qualities, depending on the goat breed, diet and other environmental factors. Other sheepskin-producing regions such as China, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, etc., have extensive goat and sheep farming industries. Although these countries also produce high-quality sheepskins, they also produce large quantities of low-end and cheap sheepskins, which are usually used in mass production. cheap leather products. Low-end sheepskins in these areas are usually less expensive and not as good as high-end leathers.

  • South Africa: South Africa is one of the main production areas of Cabretta leather. The country's dry climate and large tracts of pasture make it an ideal location for lambskin production.
  • Ireland: Ireland is one of the main producers of Cabretta leather and is known for its rich grasslands and climate suitable for raising lambs. Irish lambskin generally has excellent texture and quality.
  • Australia: Australia’s sheepskin industry also produces high-quality sheepskins. Australian lambskin is renowned for its softness and durability.
  • New Zealand: New Zealand is also a major producer of sheepskin, especially famous for its Merino leather. These leathers are used in high-end clothing and other fine leather goods.
  • China: China is one of the largest sheepskin producers in the world. Sheepskin in China is used to make a variety of leather goods, including footwear, clothing, handbags and homewares.
  • India: India is also an important source of sheepskin, which is used to make a variety of leather goods, including shoes, gloves and clothing.
  • Argentina: Argentina is one of the largest sheepskin producers in South America and is famous for its high-quality sheep hides, especially the Cordeva region.
  • Turkey: Turkey produces many types of sheepskin that are used to make footwear, clothing, and other leather goods.

Parts & Cuts

  • Full-Grain Leather : the highest grade. The outermost layer of leather retains the natural texture and pores of sheepskin, making each piece of leather unique! Has excellent softness, durability and feel.
  • Top-Grain Leather : Full-grain leather that has been processed and ground. Smoother than full-grain leather, more consistent in appearance, softer and better to the touch, thinner than full-grain leather, and easier to break. The raw material of the PGA TOUR lambskin gloves that my company has sold well for many years is full-grain leather.
  • Split Leather : Made from the bottom or middle layer of sheepskin. High-end gloves do not use this piece of leather as gloves. Compared with full-grain leather/top layer leather, it is of poorer quality, less wear-resistant and less durable.

Post-processing technology

Excellent post-processing coupled with high-quality sheepskin can often achieve the effect of one plus one greater than two. And inferior sheepskin, after good post-processing, can also modify some defects to achieve softer, more durable and comfortable results. Effect. The leading sheepskin post-processing methods currently on the market are as follows:

  • Bench Cut: The standard cutting technology for high-quality leather. Bench Cut is used to cut sheepskin into suitable thickness for application in various products. The advantages compared with general cutting are as follows:
    • Appearance: Smooth, consistent thickness and flawless/ The thickness varies and there are concave and convex spots.
    • Touch: soft and comfortable/ rough and fine to the touch
    • Natural: retain the texture and color of the sheepskin/destroy the natural texture of the sheepskin
  • Non-directional surface treatment: First, the sheepskin may be washed and pre-treated to remove dirt, oil, and other impurities. Secondly, physical treatment methods will be applied to the sheepskin surface. Machined and shaped to ensure that not only is the texture uniform, but that the entire surface conforms to the desired properties.
    • Texture: Retain the original texture and characteristics of sheepskin without introducing artificial traces, making sheepskin more natural and original.
    • Softening: It does not damage the structure of sheepskin and maintains the softness of sheepskin.
    • Durability: Eliminates the natural pores and unevenness of the outermost layer of sheepskin, making it more resistant to wear and damage.
  • Graphite micro-gap treatment: The leather surface is coated or dipped in a liquid containing a graphite micro-gap agent, usually a water-based or organic solvent. This liquid contains tiny graphite particles or graphite compounds. The fine graphite particles or fine structures in the graphite micro-gap agent will penetrate into the fiber structure of the leather. Graphite micro-gap treatment has the following benefits for leather:
    • Tight: The graphite microstructure fills the tiny pores of the leather, making the leather tighter.
    • Softening: Reduces the hardness of leather and increases its softness and flexibility. Because the penetration of microstructure can help reduce the friction between fibers and make the leather softer.
    • Durability: Because the graphite micropore treatment fills the leather's tiny pores, it helps improve the leather's durability, making it more resistant to wear and tear.
    • Texture : Graphite micro-gap treatment does not damage the leather structure and can well retain the natural texture and color of the leather without introducing unnecessary changes to its appearance.
    • Environmentally friendly: The chemical dosage used is a small amount of graphite and no harmful substances will be introduced. 

Cutting, stitching and sewing techniques

  • Too thick : the point of using Cabretta sheepskin is lost. Because no matter how good the leather material is, you still can’t feel the feel of the club.
  • Hand shape : If the gloves are not cut according to the Oriental hand shape, the comfort of the gloves will also be reduced.
    • Asia/Europe and America
    • Palm length: shorter/longer
    • Finger length: shorter/longer
    • Palm width: wider / narrower
Of course, not all Asians have the same hand size as listed above, and not all Westerners have longer palms.
  • Stitching and splicing : In order to avoid affecting the feel and appearance, the stitching and leather splicing of golf gloves are mostly hidden on the inside of the glove. A good glove should prevent the wearer from feeling obvious traces of stitching, especially on the fingers and area. A small amount of risk. On the contrary, rough sewing and improper tailoring not only affect the comfort of wearing gloves, but also make the gloves more susceptible to damage.

In summary, today’s introduction to sheepskin ends here. Any questions and errors can be discussed and corrected with us through the dialog box at the bottom right of the web page. I also sincerely hope that all golf friends can find gloves that suit them, and their results can improve day by day.

PGA men's lambskin golf gloves , after years of development by the author's company and the support and efforts of overseas manufacturers, are one of the best-selling sheepskin gloves in the market. Currently, this type of glove is produced in South Africa after several iterations of materials and production technology. Cabretta sheepskin, full-grain leather has undergone surface non-directional treatment and fine graphite treatment to retain the natural leather texture while improving touch & friction strength. The thickness is moderate, and it is also recommended for friends who want to experience top-quality sheepskin gloves.

The King of Materials: Technical Cloth: Golf Glove Material Revolution

What is technical cloth?

Technical cloth (nano cloth) in the field of golf gloves mostly refers to microfiber synthetic leather (Microfiber Synthetic Leather), rather than nano cloth (Micro Fabric) traditionally used to make waterproof and water-repellent clothing. This leather is lightweight, durable and offers excellent feel and grip. Microfiber Synthetic Leather is a new type of fabric that uses tiny nanofibers to weave into a complete fabric (leather). The unique warp and weft texture of traditional textiles is almost invisible to the naked eye. However, at the same time, because the material uses advanced Breathable and water-permeable technology, so leather also retains the breathability advantages of traditional cloth.

New microfiber synthetic leather is currently only produced by a few companies with top-level leather synthesis technology, mostly in Japan and South Korea, so it is very rare on the market. The application of microfiber synthetic leather in the field of golf gloves has the following advantages:

  • Grip and Control : Nanofabric can be used in the palm of the glove to provide better grip and control of golf clubs. This nanomaterial provides better friction, making it easier for golfers to control the club.
  • Durability : Nanofabrics can