From: glfnaz on 14 Jul 2007 13:14
"annika1980" <annika1980(a)aol.com> wrote in message
> On Jul 13, 9:43 am, Graham Waiffers <Neverm...(a)some.e.mail.org> wrote:
>> Fred Couples, Lee Janzen, Lucas Glover, Bob Estes, Lorena Ochoa, Becky
>> Iverson, just to name a few who seem to have achieved some success w/o a
>> glove. Oh yes, Graham Waiffers as well.
> Ben Hogan did OK without one as well.
As did Theodore Samuel Williams
From: ""R&B"" on 15 Jul 2007 02:19
>Alan Baker <alangbaker(a)telus.net> wrote:
>>One minor thing about using a glove is that I try to use it as a way to
>>start my pre-shot routine. Again, because I sweat a lot, I take off the
>>glove between shots, so when I get to my ball, I make putting it back on
>>a part of the routine that finishes with playing the stroke.
"Howard Brazee" <howard(a)brazee.net> wrote ...
> I use it because of perspiration problems too.
You may have "perspiration problems," Howard, but as far as I can tell, you
have more of a problem if you *don't* sweat like a pig when playing golf in
the south in the dog days of Summer. There'd be something wrong with you if
I don't know that I've ever seen a figure anywhere about the percentage of
golfers who do (versus don't) wear a glove when they're playing golf, but if
I had to hazard a guess, I'd guess the percentage of those who do is around
Fewer when putting. A lot fewer.
> But I understand the reason people like the ritual of removing the
> glove for putting and putting it back on at the tee. Ritual can help
> set our mind for the task at hand.
Personally, I sweat enough for any two of us in the heat of Summer in the
South, so you won't find me playing golf without a glove.
Except when I putt.
In fact, it gets so humid here, I usually have a dozen or more used (but
still usable) gloves attached to my golf bag for times when the one I've
been using gets too damp from a combination of my perspiration and the
humidity (there are days I'm not sure which one is worse). Besides, you
never know when you'll get caught out in a light drizzle (not enough to send
you in, but enough to get you and your clubs -- and grips -- plenty wet, for
sure) and having all those old gloves can come in really handy.
I can't even imagine playing golf in the rain without a glove.
But I guess people really do that.
From: ""R&B"" on 15 Jul 2007 02:20
"Frank Ketchum" <no-one(a)nowhere.com> wrote in message
> "Frank" <ktech(a)comcast.net> wrote in message
>> As a somewhat new golfer I have a question regarding golf gloves.
>> I never wear a glove as it makes me feel uncomfortable. My friends
>> claim that my game suffers because of the lack there of. I feel the glove
>>has very little to do with my mediocre play. How do you all feel about the
>> merit of gloves?
> Correct grip pressure is very important to a correct golf swing. The
> right amount is usually much less than you think. I find that when I
> don't wear a glove, I grip the club tighter to keep it from slipping
> around. Wearing a glove allows me to lighten my grip pressure and keep
> the club from slipping. That is the ONLY reason I wear one.
Bingo. We have a winner.
From: ""R&B"" on 15 Jul 2007 02:33
"Tom Yost" <tom(a)nospamme.com> wrote ...>
> I usually don't wear one except in the summer when i find my hands
Tom, if the only time your hands sweat is in the Summer, then you must be in
a part of the world where it never gets hot in the Spring and Fall, and
sometimes even in the Winter.
I wonder if the reason I've estimated the percentage of golfers who use a
glove is as high as 80 or 90 percent is because I've always lived in the
South since I started playing golf regularly. Down here, you just don't
find many people who play golf without a glove. Why? Because it's like a
steam bath, and everybody sweats. Mom, dad, grandpa, grandma, the kids, and
even the dogs. Everybody sweats in this heat. And even those who don't
sweat as much as the rest of us still get a slippery glaze on them from the
thick humidity. (These are not my favorite days in the South, but we do get
Heck, I've seen some people down here wear TWO gloves, one on each hand!
(Which I always thought was stupid, and a clear indication that they didn't
understand the concept of proper grip pressure; they wanna feel control in
their right hand, which is a swing-killer.)
From: John van der Pflum on 17 Jul 2007 09:09
On Fri, 13 Jul 2007 22:09:55 -0000, Chris Bellomy
>annika1980 <annika1980(a)aol.com> wrote:
>> On Jul 13, 9:43 am, Graham Waiffers <Neverm...(a)some.e.mail.org> wrote:
>>> Fred Couples, Lee Janzen, Lucas Glover, Bob Estes, Lorena Ochoa, Becky
>>> Iverson, just to name a few who seem to have achieved some success w/o a
>>> glove. Oh yes, Graham Waiffers as well.
>> Ben Hogan did OK without one as well.
>Slammin' Sammy did, too, IIRC.
What about Young Tom?
RSG Cincinnati July 13-15, 2007