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Do you take your glove off to putt? [POLL]


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Poll: Gloves on or off on the green? (4764 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you take your glove off to putt?

  1. n/a - I don't wear a glove at all (235 votes [4.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.93%

  2. Yes - I always take my glove off to putt (3658 votes [76.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 76.78%

  3. No - I leave my glove on when I putt (854 votes [17.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.93%

  4. Uhh--I put my glove ON to putt, but don't wear one anywhere else on the course (does anyone REALLY do this?) (17 votes [0.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.36%

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#1 dtgolder

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 08:13 PM

Never took my glove off to putt, and don't really understand it, but it seems many do...if you do take your glove off, drop a post here and explain why--is it just "feel" or is it more than that?


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#2 Cameron Circle T

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 09:12 PM

I never played with a glove up until the last few years.  Having to switch to a glove i went with the thinnest gloves i could find, titleist players glove, but even still it doesnt have the same feel to putt as it does to putt with no glove.  i have control and feel that i just wouldnt be able to get with a glove on.

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 10:10 PM

I only wear it when hitting...it's off between shots,
and not used for pitches, chips, or putts.
Wish I could say *why* I do this...but have done it as long as I can remember.
I can't say that it's a *physical* thing with me...more psychological....
Just feels weird to wear a glove on those shots (or between shots)...
but I seriously doubt it effects my touch.

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 10:25 PM

I take my glove of for every shot under 50m.

I guess I just like the added feel you get from having both hands touching the club, but I have played those shots with a glove before and there is no difference so its really just a mental thing.


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Posted 25 February 2006 - 11:42 AM

nope ... no glove for me..no way.


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Posted 25 February 2006 - 12:11 PM

Taking my glove off I feel like I have better sense of the putter head and a smoother stroke.

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 12:22 PM

Always take off my glove - done so the 16 years I've played and it gives me a better feel of the putt I think....but its mostly mental. No need to change though ;)
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Posted 25 February 2006 - 03:14 PM

I'm like a lot of you guys, I take my glove off when I putt and on short pitches and chips.  I'm not sure if it actually increases my "touch", but it's become a habit to take my glove off when I get to the green.

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 06:11 PM

I have always taken off my glove when i putt and in the last 6 months i have taken it off from inside 40 yards.

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 06:17 PM

This is a very interesting subject and I, like many go take it off before putting. I don't know if it really increases my sense of touch or not but it has been part of my routine for close to fifty years and you know what they say about old dogs.

I can say with confidence there is not a right or wrong way to do this it is what feels right for you. There is a reason they say the game is mostly mental.

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 01:19 PM

Yeah, the glove comes off!  The glove seems to reduce feel when putting the ball.  I've tried it a time or two while on the practice green, but it feels so incredibly foreign that I simply couldn't putt more than once or twice and found myself needing to shed glove immediately.  I guess the reason behind putting bare hands on the putter grip lies moreso in the fact that I am more of a finesse putter, and rely predominately on touch for a ball to get in the hole.

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 03:32 PM

After every shot i take my glove off.For putting i always take it off!
I prefer white gloves, 'cause a black glove is too hot in summer.;)

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 09:08 AM

I always take it off, i say it is feel for me i like the feeling of the putter grip in my bare hand like i am more in tune with the putting stroke.  I also hit chips, and sandshots without a glove.
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Posted 27 February 2006 - 09:51 PM

The glove is only on during shots....Hook it onto the bag while walking and take it off when I put it down.

I don't even think bout why I do it anymre, I just do.

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 09:37 AM

I only wear a glove on full shots, it seems like I have a better touch without one.


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Posted 28 February 2006 - 09:47 AM

I usually keep my glove on throughout the round unless it's raining.

However I do find that I have better touch with my glove removed.

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 05:10 PM

I usually take it off to putt.
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Posted 02 March 2006 - 06:42 AM

I am a sweater, so I need the glove whenever i can. However, I do take it off for putting. I definitely feel more comfortable without it on while I am putting.

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 09:22 AM

yes. out of habit. always wear the glove for Iron/wood/wedge shots including greenside chips but always take it off when putting.

except when it's cold, then i keep it on the whole round

Edited by peteman29, 20 March 2006 - 09:46 AM.


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Posted 05 March 2006 - 07:37 PM

I'd like to take my glove off when putting, chipping, etc., but I always foget to...


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Posted 09 March 2006 - 04:46 AM

Glove off for putting but on for chipping, pitching and all other shots.  No idea why, just doesn't feel right putting with it on.

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 11:46 PM

I dont use a glove any more. I use to and i did take it off to put. My hand kept on getting sweaty with my glove on and i hated it so i just stoped using a glove. I even just put my glove on for when i hit the ball, but still i just couldn't stand it nemore. but yeah no glove and its great. i love the feel and the feedback i get without the glove.

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 12:21 AM

Always take it off to putt.  I am going to try and eliminate the glove all together this year.  Just another expense. :)

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Posted 11 March 2006 - 07:42 AM

I always take the glove off when putting.

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Posted 12 March 2006 - 01:20 AM

I leave it on. For me the lower hand controls the speed of putts (claw grip) and the upper (gloved) hand just steadies the putter.

I sweat a lot as well, so unless there are 6+ gloves in my bag, I'm forcing my hand back into a sticky glove on the next tee if I take it off to putt. No thanks.


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Posted 13 March 2006 - 02:10 PM

Jack Nicklaus used to putt with his glove on. His reason- I didn't want to take it off and put it back on 18 times a round.

I take it off for some more delicate chips and most putts. It kind of varies, but I'd say I take it off more often than not.

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 04:45 PM

I have taken my glove off to putt every putt for at least 10 years. I like the feel of the grip in my hands. It doesn't make me putt better. I do it more as a "constant" step.... a putting pre-shot routine.

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 02:26 PM

Comes off to putt, and pretty much every shot inside 70 yds. Touch is greatly improved, can feel the clubhead much better.

I don't mind taking it on and off a lot during the round. What else am I going to do while walking to the next tee box or between shots. I usually take it off after a drive when I'm walking to the ball so as not to just have my arm tan and my hand paper white. :drinks:


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Posted 20 March 2006 - 06:20 PM

I take my glove off for all shots with my sand wedge down to the putter.  I would love to play ALL shots without a glove and probably could do it, but I get nervous whenever I attempt it...  I'm more of a feel player and like just like it without the glove, especially when putting.  Plus I hit all shots right handed, but putt left handed and having the glove on the left hand to putt left handed just feels weird...

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 04:44 PM

H823, I am the exact same...

from my Gap Wedge down to putter I take my glove off.

I don't like the feel of the glove but in the summer it gets so hot you kinda need one or two each round.

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