Well, I have changed the grips a few times since then...
This is actually pretty interesting. I have wondered about glove or no glove myself. I have struggled to figure out which one I preferred. I have done it both ways. Sometimes I try both during a round. I practice all the time without a glove, but I find it hard to play a lot in the season without a glove. My hands are so sweaty at times, especially with the Tennessee humidity!
I've lived in different areas some humid and others dry. I discontinued gloves as a financial move about 10 years ago. I rarely practice (not bragging) because I don't have the temperment. I like to hit wedges and putt but my back can't handle the continued bending. My scoring improved because my mental outlook changed.
I wear a glove the entire time, even while putting, habit I've had since high school. The cord grips on my clubs back then would have torn up my hands (and did) so a glove was always a requirement. Plus, if you don't wear a glove then how do you get the super cool "golfer tan line" where one of your hands is pale and the other quite dark?
I've got the cycling tan lines too. Very distinct, sharp lines where the jersey and bibs always stop. I never wear gloves when cycling, even racing, but thats not brecause of tan lines, just because I don't like the way it feels.
I'm playing without a glove too. Started it a couple of months ago and kind of wonder what it is going to be like when hot weather gets here. I hope I will be able to hold onto the club.
I find it more comfortable to play without a glove and it seems great not to have to keep up with one! I was always leaving one at the house or in the truck!
My new instructor has changed up my grip and told me to lose the gloves, he claims you can't get a good feel for hand pressure with them on. I did my first range session today, and was surprised that at the end I didn't have any blisters. Not sure it will work well in the heat of the summer, but I'm giving gloveless a try.
So being a bogey golfer, while also being a full time student, I've recently become addicted to golf again, However, being on a budget i've skipped out on buying a golf glove so far this year.
After a weekend 5 hour practice session and daily 1 hr practice on my lunch breaks for a few weeks my hands-especially my left- got beat up.
Then my hands grew tougher and now I prefer to not wear a glove.
I've often felt that even terrible golfers, who only play occasionally, always blame it on their glove-that they HAVE to wear- and yet still complain when their club slips.
So Sand trappers I ask you.... Am I crazy? Rock goes no hat.
Can I go no glove?