Do You Need to Wear a Golf Glove?
To many, wearing one golf glove appears to just be a golf tradition - and one that doesn't seem to make too much sense. Although wearing a golf glove is completely optional and mainly comes down to personal preference, the decision is typically made based on the role that both hands play in the golf swing. A glove adds protection for your hands and provides additional grip to secure the clubs in your hand.
So why not wear two golf gloves? We're here to answer that question and more, and to provide some additional context into why golfers only wear one glove.
How Do Both Hands Contribute to the Golf Swing?
The majority of golfers are right-handed, with left-handed golfers making up only roughly 10 perfect of the population. If you're a right handed golfer, the left hand (known as the lead hand) curls around the grip and is the hand that actively holds the golf club. The left hand is responsible for creating the force and acceleration that's exerted onto the ball from your swing. The right hand shapes your shot and guides the club rather than providing the power.
Being that the left hand is the one that requires the most grip and the right hand gives you feedback and helps with the feel of the shot, most golfers opt for only wearing a glove on their lead hand.