Broken down by swing speed
When it comes to golf in Maryland, the state is perhaps best known for Congressional Country Club (a near-annual tour stop that’s hosted 3 U.S. Opens and a PGA Championship), but the Delmarva Peninsula (which includes parts of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia) is home to Ocean City; a bit of a poor man’s Myrtle Beach.
Not only does Maryland offer some of the best oceanside courses on the east coast, the state’s offers fantastic golf at a price to meet nearly any budget. Yes, we do have some resort courses on our list, but we also have an excellent municipal course with a sub-$50 price tag.
Our 2015 Most Wanted Budget Golf Glove Buyer’s Guide consists of gloves with a retail price below $19. When we looked at the totality of the gloves submitted for testing, we found that $19 is the point of separation between true tour-quality gloves and budget-oriented gloves.
The gloves in this list are ideal for the golfer looking for a bit more durability than we’d expected from a tour glove, as well as a good balance of proper fit, feel, comfort, grip and breathability.
The Oregon side of our list pays tribute to what, with all due respect to Pebble Beach, many would tell you is America’s premier golf destination. Given it’s popularity and reputation, it comes as no surprise that Bandon Dunes figures prominently in our rankings.
The most famous, or perhaps most infamous of the Washington courses is the venue that made the 2015 US Open as much about the course as the competition itself.
The gloves in this list are ideal for the golfer looking for the perfect fit coupled with amazing feel. Given that emphasis on feel…what you might call the connection with the club, our expectation is that the gloves on this list will be less durable and often less breathable than the majority of their more inexpensive counterparts.
To sum it up in a single word, our premium gloves are for golfers who want one thing from their glove: performance.
While the state’s golf reputation may not equal that of California, Florida, or the Carolinas, Texas is home to Nike’s Oven, Ben Hogan, UST, and, once upon a time, Adams Golf. Its roots in the game are strong.
As you’ll see on this list, the state is also home to some spectacular golf courses.
What are the qualities of a great game-improvement iron?
Distance? Accuracy? Forgiveness? We believe the best game-improvement irons offer an outstanding balance of the three – and their performance is consistent with every iron in the bag.
As it turns out, finding a set of irons that does exactly that is no easy task.