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This is a re-writing of this review because the first one never loaded onto the dooyoo website.
As you might have guessed I play a lot of golf, I'm a reasonable player who plays of 12, I love playing but as with virtually ever player whose not a professional have the occassional day when I wonder why I'm bothering. As a regular player I have over the last 20 years or so accumulated a huge range of pieces of golfing equipment which when I next go out to play will turn me into the new Tiger. One of those is the strange thing which is a golfing glove, I can remember my wife buying my first glove and finding it hard to understand as to why you buy only one glove not a pair. After laughing long and hard at her I soon set her straight it's because well, hmm its because that's what professional golfers do and therefore must be correct.
To be fair its because you want a glove for your dominant hand which when playing a short is best to have a very strong grip on the golf club handle. So most players play with a glvoe from tee to green and then take their glove off when putting because sensitivity rather than power is more important.
My golf glove has been for a while a Dunlop glove, the whole point of a golfing glove is a glove which imporives the grip on the handle of the club but isn't too thick to prevent the playing feeling the glove in his hands. This glove has a nice light feel, it has a graduated finger area which helps grip and a well padded palm which helps get a good grip on the club. The glove costs about £7, is made of leather and comes in either white or black with black flashes between the fingers. Mine is black and easy to wash if needed.
Golfing gloves aren't essential to play the game but in my opinion they perhaps improve your game by perhaps a shot or two in wet weather. The other fact to remmeber is that golfing gloves are too easy to lose, it's surprising how easy it is to lose if you place on the fairway play your shot, walk on and remember once you get to the next shot that you've left it 200 yards up the last fairway. You'd be surprised how hard it is to find on the fairway, especially if its white or cream.
So a useful item for golf and a nice cheap but practical gift for any golf widow.
Golf gloves allow the wearer to keep a good grip on their golf club throughout the swing - but why do golfer's only wear one of them? Well, it's because the golfer's left hand (for the right-handed player) is the dominant one, and therefore its grip on the club is uber-important.
It's a bargain!
There are many, many, golf gloves on the market, but the ones which are made by golf's premium manufacturers (Titleist, Ping, Calloway, etc) are often rather expensive items, retailing at over £10. That said, shop around among golf's second tier companies and there are some real bargains to be found - Dunlop's 'Tour Leather Glove' for example, sells for only £3.49 online - and for that price it represents decent value for money. When buying a glove, I usually recommend buying one which is a size smaller than your regular (non-golf) glove size - for example, if you're a large, then you may want to opt for the medium glove, as the fit should be skin tight.
Ready for golf?
Fastening via a velcro tab, the Dunlop Tour Glove will remain firmly on your hand until you want to take it off, as said velcro is pretty strong. Although dooyoo's picture shows the black version of the glove, it's also available in white for the same price - your choice of colour will perhaps depend on whether it matches the rest of your golfing outfit! In terms of its durability, the glove is made from leather and is generally hardwearing - I find that these particular Dunlop gloves will be perfectly useable for four or five months (depending on the amount of golf played), before an area on the palm begins to wear thin.
Wet Weather? Dry Weather? It's all good...
Designed as an all-weather glove, The Dunlop Tour is adequate in the wet - although having said that, I find that no matter what glove you're wearing, it's generally tricky to keep hold of a golf club if the conditions are really moist. Most importantly, the glove feels comfortable to wear, and all in all it's a great glove for the price - recommended.
I have been playing golf for around ten years now. Although I would certainly not say I consider myself a pro, I do enjoy my game and like to get out with friends as often as I can through the summer months. All the people I play with have always worn a golf glove. For some reason I have never bothered with one. Nearly all the pros wear a glove and most people you see on a golf course will be sporting one. So it became a bit of a sticking point, why doesn't Andy wear a glove? As I tend to be quite stubborn I ended up making a point of not wearing one simply because I was supposed to!
However as I've got older and slightly less stubborn things have changed slightly. Last year I hadn't played for a while so before my Friday game with my friend I decided to hit the driving range the day before. I hit two hundred balls and as I hadn't played for ages my hands suffered for it! So when playing my game on Friday I was quite sore, so I decided to give in to peer pressure and buy myself a golf glove. Although I was not saying that was it, I would be wearing this from now on, just for this round it seemed sensible.
So I bought myself a Dunlop Tour Leather Golf Glove. To be honest I bought this one because it was cheap! However I must confess I was quite impressed with it. The glove is very comfortable and has a nice fit to it. The glove comes in three sizes, small, medium and large. The glove looks decent enough, this is a black version but they also come in white. The glove apparently has elastane inserts what ever they are, however they do seem to work as the glove is very comfortable and flexes well with your hand.
I can't say the glove vastly improved my game, to be honest I probably played worse that day than usual, although that may not be the gloves fault. The grip on the glove is very good and something I am grateful for. Even though I still refuse to wear a glove most of the time I do keep this in my bag and if the weather turns wet I do tend to put it on as it increase the grip on the wet clubs.
You can pick one of these up for just £4.49 from sports direct which seems very cheap. There are also a few other places online where you can get these so shop around and you might pick up a bargain. I get the feeling that although my glove has been good so far it may not last that long, the material seems a little cheap and I imagine for someone who plays on a regular basis this glove may not last more than a couple of years.
Overall though this really is a nice little glove. If you are not a regular player and just go for the odd round this one is ideal for you. It's cheap and does exactly what it should. The Dunlop Tour Leather Golf Glove is a nice little golf glove that will be just right for many people who play the game of golf.
After a recent visit to a local discount sports store I came across these fantastic Dunlop Tour Leather Golf Gloves. I initially thought they would be great to use as a golf glove of course, so bought one and thought that was that. On reflection and after having bought my Dunlop Golf Glove for that very purpose, I had what I can only say was a revelation and so went back and bought another Dunlop Tour Leather Golf Glove for the other hand.
As I am now the proud owner of not 1 but 2 of these beauties I thought they were well worth reviewing here on Dooyoo. I have also had the all weather gloves and feel the leather versions have the slight edge for this time of year. When I wanted to review these they were not on the product list, but as they have been added here today I am able to share my thoughts about both the left and right handed version of these great little golf gloves.
When I bought the first of my Dunlop Tour Leather Golf Glove it was an absolute bargain in terms of price. I have seen these on sale for as much as £9.99 in some stores which is a bit pricey, but I have also seen them on sale for £4.99 each which seems fair. On the day I saw the gloves reduced to just £2 per pair in store I knew I had to get myself one, as I felt it was an amazingly low price for a decent leather golf glove.
There were a number of sizes on offer and as I recall they ranged from small, to medium, medium-large, large and then extra large. They came in mens and ladies versions, but for some reason the ladies gloves were only in the synthetic 'all weather' make up and material. As I wanted the leather option I went for the mens and I honestly don't think it matters much either way, as all the designs I looked at were very similar.
When I got my simple clear plastic envelope pack containing my golf glove home I was rather chuffed with my purchase. I had tried it on in store to check the fit and when I got home and unpacked it again, I found it fitted like a glove (which is handy as it is a glove). By that I mean that the fit was very comfortable around my fingers with plenty of flexibility and comfort.
The leather used is light but soft and smooth. The insets at the finger fronts allow for you to flex your fingers and move them, which is very important when achieving the correct grip when golfing. The front side opening and closing fastening is great for me too. I found that I can easily adjust the fit and feel of my golf gloves by closing the velcro a little tighter around my hand if I want a snug fit. If I want a more relaxed feel, a simple loosening of the velcro fastener means that can be achieved quickly too.
My Dunlop Tour Leather Golf Glove has a simple black leather main body with inserts at the front over the tops of my fingers. The insets on my gloves are in a vivid yellow breathable fabric. The piccy shown here actually looks to me to be the all weather version of these gloves (as these come with red inserts), which is NOT leather at all and is not the product I suggested here. Although I do also have an all weather pair I feel the leather gloves are far superior for autumn and winter wear.
The fit and feel of my Dunlop Tour Leather Golf Glove was so good that I kind of felt that 2 might be of more use to me than just 1 as the price was so very low. I decided to go ahead and purchase a 2nd glove whilst they were still on offer, so that I could make a pair out of the set. I have found that wearing 2 gloves is perfect for driving a golf buggy on colder days and is also great for wear when driving a car on colder days too.
Strange as it may seem, these gloves do make fantastic driving gloves if you opt for the leather versions. They are much cheaper than a set of driving gloves would be, as these can be bought separately for £2 per glove, making a total of £4 for the pair. I cannot see me having been able to purchase a set of top knotch driving gloves that fit as nicely as these do for less then £20 to £30 for a pair.
The range of sizes and options with these is fair to my mind. With there being 5 sizes to pick from in the leather option, finding the right size shouldn't be a problem. As far as colours and designs go, the shape and style of these remains the same with slight tweaks in terms of colour options. My gloves were black with yellow elastane inserts and the other option I saw in leather was white with a yellow insert. Both looked nice and I feel the white version will be great for wear in better weather.
Over all I feel these Dunlop Tour Leather Golf Gloves are a very good buy at just £2 per glove and even at a little more they still offer great value for money. I feel that they fit really well if you get the initial sizing right and the velcro section can be used to adjust the over all tightness of the area around the wrist as needed.
I have had similar gloves and been able to wash them in the past in slightly soapy warm water. So far I haven't done so with these, but I see no reason why they cannot be treated the same if they end up getting a bit grubby or care worn. At the very least these are able to be wiped over with with a lightly damped cloth as I have successfully done so with no issues what so ever. To rate these is easy as I only paid £4 for a set of 2 gloves that are made from real leather I cannot rate them with anything less than 5 stars.