Winter Golf Gloves | 4 of the Best for 2021

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So, you've risen to the challenge and proven that you aren't just a 'fair-weather' golfer? If you will keep those new-found golf skills razor-sharp, it makes sense to keep your swing ticking over in winter. But to keep a firm grip on your club relies on a little extra help, especially in bad weather. I'm going to show you some great solutions and ideas for the best winter golf gloves, so you can get a good grasp when buying (and swinging).

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⭐️ In a Rush to Get Out Playing?

My choice for the best winter golf gloves has to be the Galvin Green Lewis gloves. They absolutely shone out of all the pairs I tried. They offered an amazing grip and performed well even when I soaked them through.

The fact that they are windproof only adds to their appeal. The thickness gave a great feel. If you are spoiled for choice or aren’t sure, check them out, you won’t be disappointed.

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The Best Winter Golf Gloves 2021

So you’ve reached the next level in your game and are looking for a great set of intermediate golf clubs to keep you advancing.

It can be really daunting when you are looking to change your clubs. If you play regularly, you’ll want something that you can have utter confidence in.

The very last thing that you want to do is splash out on a golf club set only to find that it wasn’t what you thought or that isn’t as good as your old set. I get it. You’re comfortable.

Let me ask you a question. Do you think Neil Armstrong felt comfortable when he went to the moon?

This is one of those times where you might find yourself outside of your comfort zone, but provided that you choose the right set, the ‘bedding in’ period should be minimal, and you’ll be able to march on with your progress.

⛳️ - Do Rain Gloves Work?

Abso-frickin-lately! Unlike a regular golf glove, winter golf gloves actually perform better when they get wet. Depending on what type of material you opt for, some will only work when they are wet!

⛳️ - How do You Dry Wet Golf Gloves?

Listen, there are things you can do, and there are things you can’t. Drying a golf glove isn’t what it’s about. Even the slightest hint of moisture is going to make your grips smoother than a silk snake at a slide party.

The better option is to have a standard ‘dry’ glove… Aka, a normal golf club. And a set of ‘slicks’ tucked away and ready to go when the weather gods decide that they just don’t like you.

Anyway, check these out.

Editor’s #1 Choice
Footjoy Wintersof Golf Glove

1. Footjoy Wintersof Golf Glove

Alright, so it's cold and damp. You are going to be looking for two things: Warmth and grip. I'm pleased to announce that the FootJoy wintersof has both.

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2. Under Armour Coldgear Golf Gloves

I've got no doubt you'll have heard of Under Armour. When it comes to making customized sportswear, they are a pretty big deal. These gloves are no exception.

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3. Galvin Green Lewis Winter Golf Gloves

Galvin Green has been around for years manufacturing golf attire that looks good and works in the wettest of conditions. If the gloves are anything like their rain suits, then you should expect big things.

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4. Bionic AquaGrip Wet Weather Glove

Ah, I was just about to invest in Galvin Green's set then these came along! What to do? Straight out of the pack, these winter golf gloves look great. This winter golf glove  articulated lycra sections over the knuckles to allow your hands to stretch and flex.

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Alright, so it's cold and damp. You are going to be looking for two things: Warmth and grip. I'm pleased to announce that the FootJoy wintersof has both.

You'll notice they come in a pair. This is great as you will want both hands to be warm. The pair is constructed from structured non-woven nylon. This means fewer holes and, therefore, dryer hands. There is a windproof micro fleece incorporated into the interior, which definitely cuts down on the windchill.

As fit goes, they are pretty true to size. The material is ever so slightly stretchy, giving you just the right amount of room without becoming too loose. The stretch knit cuff ensures that they stay tight to your wrists, so not even a hint of cold air will penetrate.

No more stinging fingers when you thin it? Yes, Please!

I LIKE

  • Great looks
  • Great fit
  • Very warm and windproof

I DONT

  • They are just a little thick and bulky

I've got no doubt you'll have heard of Under Armour. When it comes to making customized sportswear, they are a pretty big deal. These gloves are no exception.

First, let's talk warmth. The top section of each glove is lined with a 'ColdGear' infrared lining. This is designed to reflect the heat from your hand back into the glove. And it does work.

When it comes to grip, they are also pretty good. Under Armour has gone for a more natural approach, with soft leather being their palm liner of choice. It is certainly comfortable and does provide a good grip. The only thing I didn't like was that it wasn't quite as grippy as some of the more synthetic gloves.

I LIKE

  • An established sportswear brand.
  • Great warmth
  • Low profile and thin
  • Good all weather grip

I DONT

  • The leather is nice, but it can still get a little slippy if your grips are really wet.

Galvin Green has been around for years manufacturing golf attire that looks good and works in the wettest of conditions. If the gloves are anything like their rain suits, then you should expect big things.

I'm pleased to say that these winter golf gloves shine.

If these golf gloves were in the military, they'd be Delta Force. Seriously, I love them. They are stretchy, and provided you get the size right, they will fit perfectly with no slack or give whatsoever.

The fabric is completely breathable, so your hands stay non-clammy. They are also windproof and waterproof.

You may have noticed I complained about the bulk of other gloves above. These gloves feature Interface technology in the fabric designed to reduce weight and bulk without sacrificing quality…. Or warmth.

They are super grippy too! On my wet grips, they suddenly felt rather tacky.  Just what you want for a wet day.

I LIKE

  • Great fit
  • Lightweight
  • Windproof, warm, and waterproof
  • Supremely grippy

I DONT

  • I'm not going to search for minor flaws… These gloves rock!

Ah, I was just about to invest in Galvin Green's set then these came along!

What to do?

Straight out of the pack, these winter golf gloves look great. This winter golf glove  articulated lycra sections over the knuckles to allow your hands to stretch and flex.

The suede microfiber permeates the entire glove. It gives an amazing grip in wet weather and is a little more hard-wearing than your usual golf glove leather.

The glove also features a patented pad system. This ensures an even grip with no bunching in folded areas, making your grip more stable and consistent.

One thing I really like is the exterior lining of the pointer finger. If you have an interlocking grip, it can get a little busy down there. Fortunately, this minimizes bulk in contact areas.

I LIKE

  • A great looking glove
  • They provide amazing grip
  • Supremely comfortable

I DONT

  • They aren't 100% waterproof
  • This is a singular glove, they aren’t sold in pairs

Cold Weather Golf Gloves | Buying Guide

So, you’ve hit it thin and only just regained the feeling in your fingers? Trust me, I know the feeling… Or lack of it…

Winter golf gloves are a great solution. Here is what you need to think about before you pick up a pair.

Fit

Fit is supremely important when talking about a good winter golf glove. With golf clubs, the palms of your hands are the only point of contact. The more contact, the better the grip. It’s that simple.

While it might seem more comfortable, larger gloves will bunch when gripped against the club. Each area where there is a bunch or fold means your hand isn’t in contact.

Remember that as things get wet, they can get a little looser and stretchier too! So it is best to choose a size that fits really snug.  

Material

Material is supremely important. It affects nearly every other characteristic of the glove. From a warmth point of view, the material is key. It also will affect the level of grip in wet conditions.

I’m going to say something controversial here. When it comes to wet weather winter gloves, I don’t like leather. Here’s why…

First, I think that synthetic winter gloves give a far superior grip. Second, they are much more durable. If you’ve ever discovered an old golf glove in the bottom of your bag, you’ll have noticed that it was in bad shape. You simply don’t get this level of degradation with synthetic gloves.

Thickness

To keep your hands warm a thick glove is better. Unfortunately, this is a double-edged sword. There’s a reason why we don’t all go around playing in ski gloves. The thicker the glove, the harder it is to grip the club.

Conversely, the thinner the glove, the colder your hands will be. So what’s the answer?

It’s all about balance. When buying new winter golf gloves, I tend to loom for inherent technology that minimizes heat loss. A prime example is the Galvin Green golf gloves above. They are thin but contain material ‘baked in’ to reduce wind chill and insulate. This kind of technology is an ideal solution to reduce bulk while also keeping your hands warm.

Comfort

Now I know I said that bigger isn’t better when it comes to sizing, but comfort is also important. If it’s raining for your round, you’ll be keeping the gloves on… All-day. If you are like me, when I wear something for the day, I want it to be comfortable.

Things that aid this (apart from choosing the right fit) are things like stretchy material, elasticated wrists, and the ability to fine-tune the glove, like, say, a Velcro patch at the back.

Price

Let’s be real. When I want to buy golf gloves, I want to keep my hands warm and dry, not feel like I am financing a Guatemalan revolution. We golfers like to keep the costs down where we can.

Your choice of winter golf gloves doesn’t need to break the bank. At the end of the day, they are warm, grippy gloves, and that’s it. Pick a pair that are in budget, but also make sure you don’t cheap out for the sake of a few bucks, your game (and hands) will thank you)

⛳️ Frequently Asked Questions ️

Here are a few things I get asked all the time about winter golf gloves.

Yes, they most definitely are. The best winter golf gloves will give you two things that are vital to an enjoyable round. They offer a better grip and better warmth. When playing golf in the winter, these are two things that you simply can't do without.

It is completely legal to wear two gloves while playing golf. Why else would they be sold in pairs? If you look at Tom Gainey, he always wears two (but that said, he used to be a former baseball player). Two gloves (especially in the wet) will allow you to maintain even pressure, which is vital for keeping your golf swing consistent)

This is a matter of personal preference (and if it is really cold, you might want to keep winter golf gloves on). Most pros remove their glove as it allows them to get a better feel. Being inch-perfect doesn't matter so much on longer shots. When putting that extra inch or foot can make all the difference to your score. You can read more about feel when putting just here.

In summer, it's purely about grip… In winter, the main advantage is grip and warmth. Try playing a round with gloves and without. See which you score better in.

Final thoughts…

The standout from my selection above has to be the Galvin Green Lewis Winter golf gloves. They offered everything I wanted, a great grip, warmth, and were really comfortable.

The gloves in my review were all great, and just as there are different grips and hand sizes, each golfer may find they prefer one over the other. Anyway, it’s time to get playing. Have you got your umbrella?

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