Which FootJoy Golf Glove Is The Best For You?

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Which FootJoy Golf Glove Is The Best For You?

It may seem counter-intuitive given their name, but FootJoy are top dogs when it comes to golf gloves. They’re also the number one name in golf shoes, less intrusive. Don’t you believe us? Just have a look around the next time you see golf on TV. So many of the top players will be wearing FootJoy golf gloves and shoes. So if it’s good enough for her, is it good enough for you, right?

Of course, the equipment worn by the pros comes at a higher price point that won’t appeal to many casual golfers, but the good news is that FootJoy doesn’t just cater to the top end of the market. In fact, the best-selling golf glove in the world is a FootJoy and it’s only a 10.

The price of the best golf gloves, whether from Footjoy or others, depends heavily on the material used. FootJoy’s premium offerings are made from the finest soft leather and feel amazing when you slide it onto your hand. They offer high performance but also need to be replaced much faster than a plastic glove, which is cheaper and more durable.

So this is the choice you have to make. You can opt for the luxury leather glove or a cheaper hybrid version that is partly leather and partly synthetic. There is little difference in terms of performance on the golf course as they all do the job to a good standard.

You may also want to consider special gloves for specific weather conditions. Some gloves are designed for the rainiest days, while others will keep you warm while playing in winter. Whatever your needs, FootJoy has the solution.

A golf glove is one of the most important – and perhaps most overlooked – elements of golf equipment. Having the right glove for the conditions you play in gives you the feeling of security you need to perform at your best. The good news is, whatever your level, whether you’re aspiring pro or Sunday hacker, FootJoy has you covered.

So without further ado, here is our literally “handy” guide to the best FootJoy golf gloves.

FootJoy StaSof golf glove

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The choice of the professional

Reasons to buy

+Popular with tour players+High quality soft leather

Reasons to avoid

Not as durable as synthetic material

Incredibly, Footjoy has been making this model since 1980 which, let’s face it, does the StaSof Royalty golf glove.

This is the most popular glove on the PGA Tour and it’s easy to see why. It is a high quality full leather glove that is incredibly soft and tight. It hugs your hand and hugs like a second skin.

The StaSof is made of special APL (Advanced Performance Leather) from Pittards of London and is said to retain its softness for longer and at the same time reduce the effect of perspiration.

A very thin line of PowerNet mesh runs along the knuckles so that the glove stretches with your grip without straining the leather too much, and this mesh also helps make it breathable. The small rows of holes on the front and back of the fingers and on the back of the thumb ensure additional breathability, so that your glove stays dry even on warm days.

Gripping the club is effortless with the StaSof, as it holds it securely even with very little pressure.

Leather gloves aren’t always the toughest, but the StaSof is impressively durable and you will get several rounds of it before thinking of replacing it. There are cheaper alternatives from Footjoy, but when it comes to the overall package, the StaSof leads the way.

Footjoy Rain Grip golf glove

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Unbeatable when wet

Reasons to buy

+Stylish look+Works great when wet

Reasons to avoid

You could be a fair weather golfer

While some leather gloves still work very well in wet weather, ideally you need a specialist for the work and the FootJoy Rain-Grip is just the thing when it comes to throwing yourself down.

The Rain-Grip consists of a water-absorbing micro-suede knit in the palm and fingers and also has QuickDry material on the back of the fingers so that it dries very quickly. This is a great advantage over leather gloves, which stay wet for the duration of your round and then have to be dried at room temperature so as not to lose their shape.

You won’t get the same feel as with a soft leather glove, but that’s to be expected. This glove is not designed for that, it should give you a secure hold on the racket when it is wet and it definitely does.

The Rain-Grip also has an easily accessible tea holder and a removable ball marker so that you don’t have to put wet hands in dry bags all the time. This glove generally makes golfing a bit easier in wet conditions.

This glove is also available as a pair, which not everyone will like as wearing two gloves while golfing is a pretty strange concept, but if you’re a golfer who doesn’t let gloomy weather put you off and comes out? No matter what, it might be worth trying the two-handed option.

Because of its low price (RRP: £ 12), this should be in the pocket of every golfer in case the sky opens up while you’re on the course.

FootJoy WeatherSof golf glove

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The best-selling golf glove in the world

Reasons to buy

+Great comfort and durability+Great value

Reasons to avoid

Not premium leather

The WeatherSof is the world’s best-selling golf glove, which is no surprise when you look at the quality for the price. For only 10 € this glove is great value for money as it gives you performance, feel and durability.

It doesn’t feel like an inexpensive glove when you put it on, and it certainly doesn’t work like a cheaper one. The reason for the low price is the material used. It’s not soft high-end leather, but made of FiberSof material, which is less expensive but more versatile and durable than leather. However, there are leather patches on the palm and the inside of the thumb.

So it doesn’t feel as soft or luxurious as the StaSof, for example, but it does its job in most conditions. As with most non-specialized rain gloves, it’s not ideal in the rain, but you can wear it in light drizzle without any ill effects.

Its versatility and price make it an ideal option for golfers who spend a lot of time on the driving range. You don’t want to wear out an expensive leather glove just while you practice, so the WeatherSof is the perfect solution as it is very durable and you won’t have to replace it for a while.

FootJoy HyperFLX golf glove

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A high quality all-rounder

Reasons to buy

+Excellent breathability and moisture transport+Soft feel and comfortable fit

Reasons to avoid

Hard-wearing for leather, but not as durable as synthetic

This is a chic looking glove that delivers on all fronts. You get tour-level performance and feel at a medium price.

Handcrafted from high quality Cabretta leather, the HyperFLX feels a lot like the StaSof when you put it on. The main difference between them is on the back of the glove, where the HyperFLX is made of a high-performance FiberSof material on the fingers and PowerNet mesh on the knuckles and back of the hand instead of leather.

The elastic cuff wicks away moisture to prevent sweat from your wrist penetrating the glove, while strategically placed perforations ensure excellent breathability.

FootJoy GTXtreme golf glove

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The cheapest option

Reasons to buy

+Magnetic ball marker+Exceptional grip

Reasons to avoid

Not as soft as some other gloves

The GTXtreme is possibly the most underrated offering from FootJoy. Its best features are its exceptional grip and impressive durability.

This glove withstands wet conditions well, while the high-tech design combination of FibreSof material and APL leather gives it a great feel without sacrificing flexibility.

Perforations on three fingers and on the thumb contribute to breathability and, like most other gloves in the FootJoy range, the GTXtreme also has moisture-wicking elastic bands in the wrist area.

The magnetic ball marker is a cool feature. Many gloves don’t have a ball marker at all, while others have a snap-on marker that is fiddly and awkward to put on and take off, but this one is easy to use and is also a good size. A very clever addition.

Available in men’s and women’s sizes.

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FootJoy Pure Touch golf glove

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Experience pure FEEL

Reasons to buy

+Feels amazing+Tailor-made

Reasons to avoid

Quite expensive but not durable

The Pure Touch is the premium luxury glove from FootJoy. Made from the softest Cabretta leather, the Pure Touch offers the perfect fit as it essentially just hugs your hand.

It’s highly breathable and will keep your hand cool even on the hottest days. It’s not the most practical option as it lacks the durability of some other FootJoy offerings, but it’s hands down the most luxurious.

FootJoy Spectrum golf glove

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Stand out from the crowd

Reasons to buy

+Sweat resistant+Available in a range of bright colors

Reasons to avoid

You might hate bright colors

The Spectrum is a premium offering made from Cabretta leather that has been specially tanned to withstand water and sweat while maintaining a soft feel.

The palm is made of leather while the back of the hand is made of microfiber and mesh, so you get a nice combination of softness, flexibility and breathability, all in a consistent fit.

However, the main reason you would choose to buy – or not buy – the Spectrum is because of the variety of bright colors, including red, hot pink, purple, sky blue, navy blue, orange, and pink, among others.

Available in men’s and women’s sizes.

FootJoy WinterSof golf glove

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Keep yourself warm and cozy in the dead of winter

Reasons to buy

+Excellent when wet+Extra warmth to keep your hands warm

Reasons to avoid

Not ideal on warm days

Many golfers close it for the winter, but for those who don’t, the WinterSof is definitely worth considering.

This glove has some similarities to the Rain-Grip glove, especially the palm made from auto-suede knit, which offers superior grip when wet.

The big difference is that the WinterSof has thermal properties thanks to the nylon construction and the weather protection foam fleece on the back of the glove, which keep your hands warm even on the coldest days.

The WinterSof are only sold in pairs, but the nice thing is that you can wear them off the golf course as well. They are ideal for running or other outdoor activities.

However, you will certainly not want to use them for golfing in warmer weather!

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