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Can a glove be too tight?


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#1 Matadorb32

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 09:26 AM

I've read on here that most people prefer a glove to fit "tight" as opposed to loose/baggy. I get why you wouldn't want something too loose as it will bunch up and promote slippage. But my question: can a glove be too tight? If it is really tight, I feel like I may be squeezing really hard just to close the glove -- possibly causing issues.


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#2 acemandrake

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 10:25 AM

This won't be an issue if the glove is made of leather as the leather will stretch with use (like leather shoes).

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 10:35 AM

I think so.  I fit into a FJ or Titleist Large...but wear the XL because for some reason my thumb hurts after I play in the Large. :russian_roulette:

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 10:48 AM

OJ is that you?
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:taunt:  I like my glove tight also.

Edited by Ping Zings, 10 May 2018 - 10:49 AM.

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 11:45 PM

I fit into midsize grips and wear a small glove.  After one round it becomes more of a smedium, which is perfect.

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 12:02 AM

They'll tear easier, if too tight

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 12:13 AM

Yes.  Personally, I like my glove to have an average "snug" fit, not a "choking my hand" fit.  If that makes sense....
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Posted 12 May 2018 - 05:31 PM

 Ping Zings, on 10 May 2018 - 10:48 AM, said:

OJ is that you?
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:taunt:  I like my glove tight also.

This was my first thought, as well!!!  Ha Ha!!  

Sometimes a “too tight” glove is a very good thing. “If the glove don’t fit, you must acquit!”

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 05:53 PM

It can definitely be too tight.  If you have to strain to have a firm grip on the club that’s a problem. Extra tension in the forearms and hands is not good for your swing.  It should just be snug.
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Posted 12 May 2018 - 08:28 PM

I'm usually a Cadet ML, so if the glove feels right off the shelf, I'll keep it as a gamer right away.

If the fit is a tad tight, I'll wear the new glove for a practice/range session just to let it stretch out a bit, before putting it in the bag for rounds. Rinse and repeat if the fit is not right. Sometimes they don't work out  and they become strictly sweat-filled rangers

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 08:45 PM

(in my best Ray Donovan voice) "Sure"

Edited by nitram, 12 May 2018 - 08:46 PM.

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 09:49 PM

If you take your glove off to putt, as I do, and if your hands perspire, a too tight glove is a pain. 30 some times per round taking that sucker off and putting it back is work. I usually rotate 3 per round. So one is usually fresh and dry.

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 06:02 AM

Rule of thumb I've seen is the top half of the velcro closure should comfortably go about halfway over the bottom half.  If you have to really yank it to get that, size up the glove.  If it easily goes all the way over size down.

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 10:24 AM

If a glove is too tight, it can pinch the pad of your palm on your pinky finger side in and cause issues with grip. Leather will stretch, but buying a glove that fits like a second skin is a better strategy than letting one stretch.
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Posted 13 May 2018 - 03:53 PM

A loose fitting glove will affect grip and feel. I always err on the side of tighter.


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:44 PM

 itsmb8, on 12 May 2018 - 12:13 AM, said:

Yes.  Personally, I like my glove to have an average "snug" fit, not a "choking my hand" fit.  If that makes sense....
Exactly the word I was thinking. "Snug" not tight. Too tight and the palm leather stretches away from your hand.
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 12:43 PM

Personally I like the glove so tight so that when it is new, it barely fits on my hand. It will stretch.

Edited by double_d, 14 May 2018 - 12:43 PM.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 05:30 PM

I’ve always sized by a new glove only closing halfway. After used a couple times the closer then usually fully seals.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 04:44 PM

If the velcro overlaps to much when new its gonna be to big after the first round pretty much. I try and get one that closes about 3/4 of the way new. For me a too snug of a glove is better than to big
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 04:48 PM

Snug is good, they stretch after usage. I have tried but can't do it, that is playing without a glove.


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 11:50 PM

Yes

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 02:48 PM

Never had the too tight problem with a Cabrera leather glove but I have with a synthetic WetherSof. I wear size small glove and in a leather glove the fit is perfect but a small WetherSof is too tight and it actually takes work to close my fingers around the grip. Needs a few range sessions to loosen up.

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 04:50 PM

 Murv, on 12 May 2018 - 09:49 PM, said:

If you take your glove off to putt, as I do, and if your hands perspire, a too tight glove is a pain. 30 some times per round taking that sucker off and putting it back is work. I usually rotate 3 per round. So one is usually fresh and dry.

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You take off your glove for a 30 foot putt, put it back on and remove it for the 3 footer?!? I’d just leave it off the first time I arrived at the green. 18 times, in general.
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:51 AM

my gloves are always tight for a while. I find it very hard (almost impossible) to find a right handed xxl glove.

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