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2018 PREMIUM GOLF GLOVE BUYER’S GUIDE

A properly fitting golf glove (for those that wear them) is nearly as important as properly fitted clubs. Our hands are different. Some of us have wider palms or shorter fingers. Those details matter when choosing not only the right glove, but a properly sized glove as well. Characteristics of premium gloves include a full Cabretta leather design with minimal use of secondary materials. These gloves are designed for golfers who want a glove that leaves little between the hand and the club while still providing an excellent grip. It should come as no surprise that the best premium golf gloves are the ones you see the pros playing on Sunday.

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The process of buying anything in today’s time has become stressful and time-consuming. We want to help solve that problem for you. The MyGolfSpy mission is simple: create the world’s most objective and comprehensive testing in the industry. We feel the best reviews are those that help you make the right choices and help you get the most out of your time and money.

One key to our testing protocols is testing products head-to-head. We select the top products from each category and put the products through detailed head-to-head testing. We test both in the lab and in the field. We score each product across a range of weighted categories. We then rank the products and explain why, and give awards to the best performing products in the category.

This year we approached our premium golf glove testing with more critical scoring and improved protocols. This was based on an intensive look at the market and feedback from consumers just like you. Several key findings from that research influenced the glove testing process for 2017.

For a comprehensive premium glove test, the norms – feel, comfort, fit, and grip – are always considered. In addition, this year we examined the glove’s material dispersion, seam comfort, wrist design, strap efficiency, and leather quality. We also received multiple units from every test participant in order to test the consistency of sizing and build for each submission.

THE METRICS

We’re always fine-tuning the process to make sure we’re collecting the best data possible. Continuing that trend we’ve updated and refined this year’s analysis to bring you the best buying advice possible.

2018 Premium Gloves Features Chart

NameSizesCadetMaterialColorsHand
Asher Golf Premium CollectionS-XXLNCabretta-Leather4R/L
Footjoy Pure Touch LimtedS-XXLYCabretta-Leather1R/L
Footjoy StaSofS-XXLYAdvanced Performance Leather2R/L
HJ Glove Solite Pro XS-XXLYPremium Cabretta Leather6R/L
MG Dyna Grip EliteS-XXLYAll-Cabretta Leather1R/L
Mizuno ProS-XXLYPremium Cabretta Leather1R/L
Ping TourS-XXLYPerforated Leather1R/L
Srixon CabrettaS-XLYCabretta-Leather1R/L
Titleist PlayersS-XLYCabretta-Leather1R/L
Under Armour Spieth TourS-XXLYCabretta-Leather1R/L
Vice PureS-XLNPure Lamb Leather1R/L
Wilson FG TourS-XLYCabretta-Leather1R/L

 

We put in hours of testing utilizing data-driven protocols to test new metrics.

Over the course of the test, testers hit balls wearing each glove. For each glove testers hit eight shots, and provided scoring feedback during and some after the test. To limit bias, we paid careful attention to the phrasing of the questions as well as the timing of when particular questions were asked.

There were opportunities for breaks in the test both in an attempt to limit sweat and tester fatigue.

Fit (35 points) – A detailed examination of how the glove fits. We examined every glove’s fit on every tester’s hand to look for things like excess leather in the palm, pinching around the fingers, and tapering design of the wrist. Think of this category like the “design” category of the glove guide. The best gloves in the fit category mold snuggly to the hand. We also tested consistency for all entries to ensure a company can provide consistent sizing from glove to glove. You may want to note, we did deem the fit category to be the most important.

Comfort (15 points) – Score is based on whether there are any design flaws in the glove that could impede comfort. This includes things like abrasive material, poor stitching, or long fingers. Questions for this category were asked while the tester was hitting, as comfort is especially important during a shot. While playing, it’s imperative that your glove feel like there’s nothing there.

Feel (25 points) – Typically there’s a lot of ambiguity regarding the definition of feel, but for our purposes, it’s how the glove performs during the swing. Was it easy to ‘feel’ the club throughout the swing? Did the glove help or hinder your ability to hit a good shot? What we tended to find was that lots of gloves did well here, while some missed the mark entirely.

Grip (25 points) – Does the tester feel like their connection to the club is adequate? Does the club move around in the tester’s hand during the swing? A good score in this category really indicates that there are no issues. Gloves that performed poorly in this category generally performed poorly overall.

Final grades were awarded based on total scores. Best Overall is our highest overall scoring premium golf glove, and awards are awarded to the top five gloves. In addition, more specific Best in Class recognitions are awarded to gloves in certain categories (like grip, feel, comfort and fit) that push the industry envelope.

THE BEST PREMIUM GLOVES IN 2018

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2018 Premium Gloves Results

NamePriceFit (35)Comfort (15)Feel (25)Grip (25)Total
Ping Tour$27.001st1st1st1st97
Titleist Players$25.002nd2nd5th2nd93.5
Vice Pure$19.954th2nd3rd2nd93
Footjoy Pure Touch Limited$30.005th4th1st2nd92.5
Srixon Cabretta$14.993rd5th3rd5th92
MG Dyna Grip Elite$6.995th5th5th5th90.5
Footjoy StaSof$25.007th5th5th5th89
Under Armour Spieth Tour$24.998th8th10th5th85
Asher Golf Premium Collection$16.509th10th11th9th82
Wilson FG Tour$18.9911th8th8th11th78
HJ Glove Solite$10.9910th10th9th12th76.5
Mizuno Pro$20.0012th12th12th10th74.5

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      Mitch

      5 years ago

      I’ve been using the MG Dyna Grip Elite golf gloves for a long time now, typically I’m a medium in other gloves, but I’ve been buying smalls in the MG gloves and they’re tight initially but after they stretch just a little they fit perfect (typically after 1 round or 1 range session). Would be awesome if My Golf Spy could get some of these gloves branded with the spy logo!

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      Steve

      5 years ago

      Mitch, I agree. I normally wear large, buy medium with MG. Snug for one or two holes, then perfect. Normally get half a season per golf. I have had the Velcro stop sticking on a couple, so I only get third of a season out of it. I have been wearing MG brand for over 10 years. Will keep buying. Great to hear so many people using small company goods. I love the Cambridge putter as well.

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      MIGregB

      5 years ago

      Never tried the reviewed Ping or Titlist models but I’m currently using the Vice. They’re the best I’ve personally used. Lasts a long time & fits me well. However I’ve had 4 of the MG’s (2 different purchases over a couple years) & the Velcro stopped working after just a few rounds on all of them. No clue how that can happen. Never had the problem on any others, cheap or expensive.

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      Divot

      5 years ago

      You should have put some weighting into affordability as well. The PING and Titleist gloves are also over $30 a glove. I am not going to spend that kind of money on something that may last me 5-10 rounds in the heat and humidity of summer

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      Emery

      5 years ago

      Read my post, it can save you a lot of money.

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      ~j~

      5 years ago

      I could say the same for golfballs…

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      Emery

      5 years ago

      Tried all three gloves (and more) after last years glove test and settled on the Titleist being best. Ping was thick but didn’t last longer, the MG was OK and wore out a little faster than the Ping or Titleist. The Titleist was thin enough for feel and held up as good as any other. If you gloves from Dick’s, get the glove warranty and only pay $4 per glove after that……FYI

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      Steve S

      5 years ago

      How do you get that Dick’s warranty? Sounds like a great idea.

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      Emery

      5 years ago

      Just ask for the glove warranty at checkout. It will cost you @$4 additional on the first glove, then just $4 each time thereafter to warranty replace ($0) and start the new warranty ($4) on the new glove. You can use most of their coupons and REWARDS to buy the first glove and I honestly didn’t pay anything for the first glove.

      Raymond CHASTEL

      5 years ago

      I play the PING TOUR golf gloves since several years on both hands (I need to protect them from the sun :I had surgery performed on several fingers to remove ulgly carcinomias )They fit well, are comfortable and durable ,and transmit feel..I keep them on when putting and chipping

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      KEVIN LESHKO

      5 years ago

      I would to give a shout out to Bionic gloves. Very good feel and durability. This is my first choice.

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      Ping Apologist #9

      6 years ago

      Snapped up 2-pairs of the PING tour gloves not long after this review and…well…WOW! Slightly thick, but damn! Great glove and well worth the coin. I have about 8 rounds and several range sessions on my first and really there is hardly any wear (some light scuffing on the extreme right of the heel- RH golfer, LH glove). Other than the accumulation of dirt and dark wear to the leather of the inner fingers and palm, totally unscathed! True to fit and very comfy! Love this glove! Thanks as always MSG! This is a winner!

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      Greybomber43

      6 years ago

      Mg glove is a little bigger in the fingers but a great glove for the money. Good wear qualities

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      Gary

      6 years ago

      MG Dynagrip Elite for me, I feel it’s as good as any I’ve used(and much better than most), and stupid cheap.
      I had 2 Srixon Gloves last year, and I thought they were pretty poor…Luv their 565’s and Z-Stars though!

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      Mike

      6 years ago

      Gary your dead right on the Srixon gloves, they are bloody awful, fit tight to start with, like I take a ML then after 2 games they’d stretched to large, which makes the glove move when gripping, so I went back to Mizuno gloves, they keep their shape, and feel soft, can get 2 pairs for £15 bargain

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      Clay Rouse

      6 years ago

      It doesn’t look like you tested any Bionic gloves. My hands don’t have a pad on the little finger side of the palms. The built in pad in the Bionic gloves allow me to grip the club in my fingers.

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      Scott

      6 years ago

      Where can u buy a ping glove? Can’t find them
      Anywhere

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      Harry Nodwell

      6 years ago

      There is a link within the top 3 (buy button) and also in the results chart. All you have to do is click the name and it will take you to the product

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      mackdaddy

      6 years ago

      I have not been able to find a glove that fits me for over 5 years. I had a glove from a company in Australia made from kangaroo leather I found on ebay. I wear a size 20 ring and needed a 2x cadet with very big palms. I have not been able to find a glove that fits me since they went out of business. I use Winn oversize Dri-Tec wrap grips and don’t need a glove anymore.

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      Tony

      6 years ago

      Every season I buy a couple of Kakadu Gloves (shipped to the US from Australia). These kangaroo leather gloves are far better in overall performance to what I use to buy in the US. Just bought 3 pair $77. AUS including shipping.

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      Sean

      6 years ago

      I got the 3-pack of Vice gloves, bringing the price down to $15 each. Last Friday I just got a hole on the left side of my left palm—it was a small one that I finished the round with but threw the glove out after as it got a bit larger by 18.

      I played about 12 rounds with it, though I do have a very firm grip and a high swing speed (110+). What are our thoughts about 12 rounds with a glove?

      Also, has anyone played the Palm glove? Got a few tropical looks that are pretty neat. Not sure if they are higher end or lower end though.

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      Phillip

      6 years ago

      Had a buddy introduce me to MG gloves about 3 years ago. Not sure why anyone would buy another glove after trying an MG. It’s the same quality for 1/3 of the price of other gloves. Sure, you can nitpick anything if you want, but for the money, you can’t beat MG.

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      P.J.

      6 years ago

      Thanks for the insight’s. Seems like the MG is a no-brainer based upon value. If it hadn’t been for MGS reviews, I’d have never ordered them!
      Thanks MGS!

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      MyGolfSpy

      6 years ago

      Great performance for the price P.J that is for sure. Thank you so much for stopping by and reading the guide.

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      Tom Shepperd

      6 years ago

      It would have been nice to see how the Bionic glove compared with the others.

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      SV677

      6 years ago

      I have used MG gloves off and on for years and they are tops. I have had no issues and the fit is good. Being left-handed I like the fact I can always get what I want. Other gloves in the review may say they are available for either hand, but finding one for the left-handed golfer is next to impossible. Footjoy would be the next for availability, but none can match the value for the money.

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      JSilva

      6 years ago

      I’ve been using MG golf gloves for over 30 years. You can not beat their quality, fit and pricing. At times I’ve used some top brand gloves and I found their gloves to be no better than MG. Also MG’s customer service is second to none.

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      Plaidjacket

      6 years ago

      I’ve been wearing the MG gloves forever it seems. Throughout this time I recall only once where a glove failed early due to a ripped out Velcro closure. I play the majority of my golf in a dry climate and sweating out a glove is a rare issue. Based on the cost of the above tested gloves I can’t see why anyone wouldn’t give these a try. The Elite is their thinnest glove and I like it the best. The basic DynaGrip is a good glove also but just a little thicker. As with any glove as long as you get a good fit these gloves should feel and perform as well or better than any of the expensive one in the this test. There have been times when I was “forced” to buy one of the expensive gloves named above and always cringed at having to do so knowing that an MG was just as good but only $7 bucks.

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      Jim

      6 years ago

      I switched to the Ping glove last year and am amazed how good it is compared to other gloves. It’s more comfortable, more durable and fits nicer too – at least for me. Gloves are gloves, but the Ping gloves are really a good product. Highly recommend.

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      Gregor

      6 years ago

      Been using Titleist, Taylormade, FootJoy all cabretta leather, but eventually found my ideal glove (best fit, feel), which is Mizuno Pro. Maybe durability is not the best one, but the comfort is outstanding.
      I am really surprised to see it scored last in the rank :/

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      Johnj

      6 years ago

      Basically, if you prefer thin gloves the Titleist Players is still king.

      If you don’t like thin material gloves, get the Ping Tour.

      The Pings do not fit as well as the Titleist in my experience. The Pings pinky finger always had a little space in the tip which would eventually get worse over a shot or two. Titleist fits and molds to your hand, Ping hasn’t figured that out yet.

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      808nation

      6 years ago

      Ping really hasn’t stuck my mind to be up there with Titleist gloves, but I guess I have to try it now. The Vice is nice ? Thank you !!!

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      steve hamer

      6 years ago

      look in a golf usa store they have some no name leather gloves at good prices

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      jemu

      6 years ago

      i use a XXIO glove from japan. best fit. great leather and i got in black and white. paid about $10usd in tokyo :) by far my favourite glove. will give the Ping and MG a try.

      which MG are people going for?

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      don

      6 years ago

      I loved the explanation on the scoring metrics. Agree or disagree with the points at least we fully understand where your coming from. Please make this a regular thing.

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      Rizzo

      6 years ago

      That vice glove is butter. Glad to see them get love.

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      Jim Nalepa

      6 years ago

      Srixon is a good glove and they have good deals every once in a while which makes them around $10 per glove. I will stop buying Mizunos due to the fact that their velcro closure is terrible. Maybe I got a bad batch but they keep popping on me. Titlelist are great but just don’t last very long.

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      Pkc

      6 years ago

      I love the way the ping glove looks and feels but for some reason Ping makes their gloves too short in the fingers for me. So I use Titleist or Under Armour gloves.

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      Ron-In-Colorado

      6 years ago

      The Callaway Glove from Costco – beats them all – 4 gloves for 25 bucks!
      Fits great – Durable Cabretta Leather With Lycra Inserts.

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      Bulldog

      6 years ago

      Plus 1 for Callaway from Costco, plus easy to return if they don’t fit.

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      JackB

      6 years ago

      Ditto! I play with both left and right. Fits and wears perfectly and I can’t see any difference between these and the premiums like the Footjoy I used to buy. Must be bought on-line though as my Costco’s don’t stock them.

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      David

      6 years ago

      100% agree. I tried the MG once based on some reviews and they fell apart pretty fast. The Callaway gloves at Costco do everything I want from a glove. They fit tight, they are sticky and seem to outlast the competition. Plus, they’re affordable.

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      C2

      6 years ago

      Absolutely agree about the MG, the best value for a quality leather glove. Been wearing them for years, absolutely the best deal in golf.

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      Steve

      6 years ago

      Totally agree on MG and notice very little difference between them and a high-end Titleist glove. No matter what I use I typically go through 4-6 gloves per season and can stomach spending $50 for the year instead of close to $150.

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      Michael

      6 years ago

      agreed i love the MG gloves best glove money can buy in my opinion.

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      R Baker

      6 years ago

      MG gloves are “good value” , however the one I’m using has stretched so much on the back the velcro “tab ” barely makes contact. The response from MG was it is supposed to stretch. Do not expect longevity for $7.

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      Michael

      6 years ago

      You complained to customer support over a $7 glove? Probably just overestimated your hand size to begin with.

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      D.A.

      6 years ago

      Tks for the info. I did not realize there is so many to choose from. I have never found a glove that really fit good. Four years back I quit playing with a glove. Took some time for the left hand to toughen up and had to wrap ring finger with tape between second and third knuckle but no tape needed now. Good grips on clubs = no glove. Try it. Spend your extra $$$$ on a cold one! BTW Fellas, when wearing a glove I always removed the glove to putt. That’s history.

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      Lynne

      6 years ago

      Try a Bionic Performance Pro glove. Has extra padding built in. No need for tape. You get caulouses because you don’t have support in the right places. The Performance Pro has great moisture management too.

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      Slacker

      6 years ago

      I used to have a bad habit of gripping the clubs really hard. When I was in my twenties, straight out of the army, I could only afford Top Flite gloves so I used to put MoSkin on all the hot spots on my hands and fingers and then cover it up with my $6 Top Flite globe. Worked well back then.

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      RGBogey

      6 years ago

      Excellent survey. How about a similar review on full synthetic gloves? There are many of us who are allergic or sensitive to chromium salt tanned leather or leather in general.

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      MyGolfSpy

      6 years ago

      The Performance Glove test which are gloves made up of more synthetic materials will be published next week!

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      Jerry

      6 years ago

      It’ll be interesting to see the synthetic test next week. I stopped using leather gloves when FJ came out with their WeatherSoft (?) synthetic glove. In my prime I was a scratch golfer and played years of am tourney golf but found leather inconsistent. Price is not the issue for me. In the Summer if you open a new leather glove it goes on tight and takes a few holes to fit right then on the next round can be affected by drying out. The Pro’s have baskets of gloves and some probably have body doubles to break in gloves but the FJ synthetic doesn’t wear out and nothing affects it. The feel and “Tack” are high and remain that way. I have been told by different pro shops that the FJ synthetic is the top selling glove nationwide. The glove also is great in wet weather and hot sweaty days. I cannot see going back to leather.

      chemclub

      6 years ago

      Glad to see MG on here and no surprise to see it rank so high. For the price, you cannot beat it. It is thin and the fit is great. I have noticed that the meaty part of the palm (pinky side) can get a little slick after a lot of use (we are talking 30+ rounds, and could just be how I grip/swing). That doesn’t mean I stopped using the glove either—just something I noticed. At $7 a glove, hardly a concern for me.

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      strokerAce

      6 years ago

      haven’t tried MG yet but at 7 bucks how can you go wrong!?!? … just FYI – the ‘buy’ link goes to cadet sizing. be careful if you wear regular.

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      Tom

      6 years ago

      I bought cadet but normally wear regular. Fit is good and leather is soft. A bit thin so worried it will stretch a bit but will play and see. Definitely well woth $7.

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