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Wearing holes in my golf gloves

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I'm wearing holes in my golf gloves (Footjoy) on the fleshy part of my hand (left) about midway between the base of my pinky finger and the outside of my wrist. My gloves only remain usable for about two rounds before they split wide open. I can see signs of abrasion on a new glove after 15-20 swings.

I'm always fighting a tendency to collapse my left arm just prior to impact, which allows my left wrist to collapse and produces duck hooks off the toe. I've recently been concentrating on maintaining a firm left arm through impact, keeping the left wrist flat or slightly bowed at impact. My shots have improved, but this glove thing is new, so I know I'm doing something wrong.

I've never had this problem before and I know these gloves aren't defective because I've worn holes in the last six I've purchased.

Any ideas of what I'm doing wrong? I can't help but think my grip must be defective, allowing the club to twist in my left hand during the swing.

Where should a golf glove show signs of wear or stress if the player is gripping the club properly?

Thank you
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are you gripping too tight?
on a scale of 1(weakest) to 10(strogest), what do you think your grip pressure is?

the same spot on my glove has turned black after 3 months but no way near wearing out a hole
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Someone said to grip your clubs as though you are holding a tub of tooth paste with the cap off and your grip pressure will not allow the paste to come out.

I saw on the golf channel with Lessons from the Pros, I think it was Brad Faxon who had you grip the club and he would pull the club from you and see how loose your arms were when he moved your club up and down. If you were holding too tight he could feel it and the your arms would not be nice and loose.
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Loosening your grip or re-gripping the club at the top of your backswing may cause this. I have a fairly loose grip with consistent pressure. I will eventually get discoloration and slight wear in the same area, but I've never worn a hole in a glove.
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If your wearing holes in the glove at that spot you need to grip down on the grip about 1/2" to 1 ". Your palm should not be hanging over the end of the club, It will not help to hit the ball farther if you grip over the end. A proper grip will also give you better control of the club during the swing.
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If your wearing holes in the glove at that spot you need to grip down on the grip about 1/2" to 1 ". Your palm should not be hanging over the end of the club, It will not help to hit the ball farther if you grip over the end. A proper grip will also give you better control of the club during the swing.

This sounds like reasonable advice. I also wear holes in my gloves near the bottom of my palms opposite my thumb (albeit after prolonged use - I'm cheap!), and I do tend to grip the club with the butt of the shaft hitting about right there.

Hmmmmm....
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Thanks for your replies.

My subjective assessment of grip pressure would be 3.5-4 on a 10 point scale. I really don't put a death grip on the club because I've learned my distance and accuracy are much better with light grip pressure. But I may be letting it get too loose at the top and then re-gripping as I start down, as Fried Egg suggested, allowing the grip to slide around and act like sandpaper on the glove.

I have short fingers so I buy small gloves because I don't like any loose glove hanging off the ends of my fingers, but the small gloves do fit awfully tight. Maybe I'd be better served with a medium-sized glove.

And you're right golfchief, I grip the club at the very end (thinking this will create a wider arc and more clubhead speed) with part of the left hand actually extending past the butt of the club. I'll move my hands down the club 1/2-1 inch. That may be the primary cause of the problem.

Thanks again
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Perhaps since women seem to have skinnier, shorter fingers you should try a women's glove. Just a suggestion..
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I have short fingers so I buy small gloves because I don't like any loose glove hanging off the ends of my fingers, but the small gloves do fit awfully tight. Maybe I'd be better served with a medium-sized glove.

I also have short fingers and buy my gloves in cadet size., Have you tried the cadet size gloves? The only difference in a cadet model glove is the fingers are shorter.

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Thanks miney and golf chief.

I'm embarrassed to admit I've never known or thought to ask what "cadet" size meant. A medium glove in cadet size might be just the ticket.

I'll try on some women's gloves and see how they fit. I suspect women's gloves would be too small because my fingers, while short, aren't thin, but I'll try a few on and see how they feel.
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To bring back an old post...

I have a consistent wear pattern on the middle of my glove's left thumb, where the thumb contacts the grip. After a few round tears grow there.

I think I may be re-gripping at the top...and the right hand movement is causing friction in the left thumb. Any ideas?
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I wear out my gloves right at the heel of my left hand. My instructor said it's from re-gripping at the top and letting the club rub on that spot of the glove. It seems to be getting worse. I wore through my first "summer" glove in about 2 months. Then I wore through a winter glove in about 2 weeks. Now my new summer glove is about to wear through after about 2 rounds and 3 trips to the range.
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When was the last time the grips on your clubs were changed? Old grips will tear the blazes out of your gloves and hands.
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When was the last time the grips on your clubs were changed? Old grips will tear the blazes out of your gloves and hands.

I don't know. They are borrowed irons. The driver, putter and one wedge are brand spanking new. I'm not concerned about the grips at this point. I get new clubs this weekend! We'll see if they make a difference. Thanks for the tip, though.

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What kind of grips do you use? If you are using cord grips they will tear a glove up quicker then anything.
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