The glove, it's such a fixture in golf. The overwhelming majority of people who play golf, do so while wearing one white glove.
The single white glove in golf is so common you probably don't even notice it any more than a headcover on a driver--it's only noticeable when you see someone without one.
On any hot northeast summer day, I can sweat through mine pretty quick, quite the nuisance. What to do? I tried the rotating multiple gloves thing, but that's a major pain in the ass. And anyways getting all soaked with sweat really does a number on fine cabretta leather--the glove's never the same after that.
The other day, rather than wage another losing battle with a sweaty glove I said "screw it" and tried something radical: barehanded golf.
And what do you know everything turned out just fine. Clubs didn't go flying, I swung it pretty much normal and there was no chafing or heinous wear and tear. Plus the extra feel of the club, you can't knock that. (Especially for someone who might be having a bit of a grip crisis.) In short, playing sans glove did not seem all that different.
|Pavin: won US Open, eschews gloves|
|In 2009 another US Open was won with bare hands.|
So what gives?
Searching the internet I discovered this helpful page from Golfsmith.com titled "The History of the Golfing Glove":