Golf Digest editors picks
2010 Hot List

Golden Gloves

April 2010
Yep, technology in gloves makes a difference. After calling in dozens of gloves, our Hot List judges evaluated them using four criteria: Performance, Innovation, Feel and Demand. They scrutinized the most minute aspects, including sizing options, relative thickness of individual sections, closure flexibility, depth of wrist cuff and even the positioning of internal tags. The gloves were also dipped in a synthetic sweat solution to see how they held up. Here are the final grades for over $15 and $15 and under.

Hot List gloves: CALLAWAY TOUR AUTHENTIC
Over $15

CALLAWAY TOUR AUTHENTIC

PRICE: $17
FEATURES: Cabretta leather covers the palm and top of the glove. Spandex sections on the third and fourth fingers help improve fit in the fingers that curl the most while gripping a club. There's also spandex across the knuckles for a greater range of motion.
callawaygolf.com
FOOTJOY SCIFLEX

FOOTJOY SCIFLEX

PRICE: $16
FEATURES: FootJoy uses multiple materials to optimize performance. They include cabretta leather in the palm and index finger; vented leather on the back; microfiber inserts on the second, third and fourth fingers to improve fit; and flexible Lycra across the knuckles.
footjoy.com
Hot List Gloves: FOOTJOY STASOF

* DEMAND

FOOTJOY STASOF

PRICE: $19
FEATURES: A classic glove (since 1980) that uses Pittards cabretta leather on the palm and top for durable softness. Water and perspiration technology within the leather helps the glove last longer. Lycra across the knuckles allows for flexibility and breathability.
footjoy.com
NIKE DRI-FIT TOUR TW

* PERFORMANCE

NIKE DRI-FIT TOUR TW

PRICE: $20
FEATURES: The glove is made of cabretta leather and Nike's Dri-Fit material. Gussets wick moisture and improve flexibility. A compression fabric in the closure tab customizes the fit for all hand types, and pre-curved fingers help the glove feel familiar right out of the package.
nikegolf.com
Hot List Gloves: TITLEIST PLAYERS-FLEX

* FEEL

TITLEIST PLAYERS-FLEX

PRICE: $21
FEATURES: Like Titleist's Players glove, the palm and top of the Players-Flex are made of thin cabretta leather for a soft feel and a reliable fit. The Players-Flex also has a satin net that runs along the knuckles and fingers to optimize fit, feel, flexibility and durability.
titleist.com
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