Welcome to the first of Golfshake’s 2022 Winter Golf Buying Guides where we round up the best items and gear that you should consider buying to support your golf over the winter.
While things like clubs are good all-year round, it’s no secret that as the temperatures drop and the elements rage, summer polos, caps and airy golf shoes aren’t always the best equipment: it’s well worth the investment to get proper winter apparel, including as a bare minimum, waterproofs (both clothes and shoes) and windcheaters.
But don’t limit yourself: golf gear manufacturers are a creative bunch and there are many more handy winter golf items besides the obvious ones, including winter wheels, winter gloves and bag covers, which you should really consider investing in.
In this article, we round up some of the best winter golf gloves available now. When searching for the ideal glove you should be on the look-out for a strong, ideally water-repellent outer layer, a warm interior, good grip and flexibility. Price, of course, is another factor, but if you can afford it, performance should be prioritised: the glove is your only point of contact with the club after all!
Featuring a microfibre suede palm and a specially made quick dry knit material back, the SRX rain glove gives excellent grip in wet conditions and dries quickly after being exposed to a rain shower. The dry knit backing also helps make the glove breathable and flexible.
Golfers who wish to avoid buying specific summer and winter gloves may opt for the All Weather SRX which gives comfortable fit and durability whatever the conditions. The glove is dual-layered with cabretta leather and synthetic leather for the feel of a conventional glove with the hardiness of a winter glove. There is a microfibre suede and cabretta leather palm for secure grip.
The Lewis from Galvin Green is a cold weather glove designed to help your game thrive in the elements. By combining 100% polyester with a PU membrane and a cabretta leather palm, the glove offers a combination feel, flexibility and durability for the winter months.
Technically advanced performance fleece back for optimum warmth. Taction3 APL Leather maximises water and perspiration resistance while providing exceptional grip performance and durability.
Water resistant micro-suede SureGrip Autosuede palm helps keep hands dry and warm with a soft feel, consistent fit and secure grip during cool weather conditions. Features weather-shield stretch knit cuff with warm+ and windproof fleece keeps the warm in and cold out.
The autosuede knit palm provides an unmatched grip in wet conditions, with QuikDry knit material to ensure quick-drying comfort.
Keeping you always ready for wet weather, these gloves repel rain without losing breathability, so your hands stay dry but not sweaty. This is thanks to UA Storm technology on the top of the hand. A textured palm provides comfort and playability in wet conditions.
ColdGear infrared is a special, soft print on the inside that holds in body heat, without adding weight or bulk. These gloves feature Water-resistant 3-layer bonded exterior fabric for lightweight durability, ColdGear infrared, knit fleece fabric finger gussets for added stretch & mobility and extended ribbed cuffs for added coverage & warmth.
Synthetic “leather” pair of gloves designed to grip and perform in the toughest weather conditions. A hard-wearing palm with added traction delivers maximum grip in the rain, while the Velcro tab closure, microfibre stretch panels and strategically placed elastane deliver the perfect fit and flexibility.
Pair of gloves designed to offer excellent thermal protection and optimised playability in the coldest conditions. Features a double knitted ribbed cuff and fleece fabric on the back of the hand to retain warmth. A slip and wear resistant palm delivers maximum grip and an elasticated tab closure and strategically placed elastane provide enhanced flexibility and fit.
These winter gloves carry a synthetic leather palm which improves grip over a conventional glove in wet conditions. Like Callaway’s Thermal Mitts these have Opti Therm fleece lining as well as an Opti Shield microfiber exterior which repels water and provides wind protection.
The StormGrip gloves provide grip, warmth and comfort whatever the conditions. As well as a Durable Water Repellent coating to wick off water, these gloves include a suede palm and synthetic back for maximum grip in wet conditions.