Pepperturbo, on Sep 22 2009, 11:40 AM, said:
I checked out "cutter gloves"...interesting. Kinda looks like a me too product, and very pricey at that being $34. compared to the best Cabrera leather golf gloves.
Part of the value of my choice in gloves is being able to see if my grip is set properly, when it's not my choice in golf gloves tell me by the end of 18 holes, sometimes sooner. Their golf glove has been reinforced with what appears to be a different more sturdy material in those same wear areas which would make the glove last longer, but would eliminate its ability to tell me if my grip is off.
It's obvious they make gloves for all sports and probably good ones. However, in those sports a glove plays a different roll compared to golf. The "grip" in golf is one of the core contributors to successful ball striking, and it's slightly different compared to how one grips other sports equipment. Its a good golf glove for a beginner or someone that isn't concerned about their grip and wants a glove to last forever... not a good grip for insuring a solid grip in golf.
the secondary material in Cutters gloves is not there to prevent wearing...it is a tacky rubber/silicon covering (similar to football receiver gloves but thinner) applied to areas that give you INCREDIBLE grip on the club. The idea is that it will help your grip because the club is immensely more secure in your hands and you won't grip as tightly (which is the most common grip problem IMO).
They are pricey, but I feel they are easily worth it for 3 reason:
Better grip performance (like, much better...never had any slip)
Feel - the humid weather glove was soft and supple to the day it died...it felt like suede
Longevity - Glove lasted 2 years, probably 75 rounds of golf plus practice.
I've not tried the Pro-Fit or Tour Glove and from what Cutters is saying I don't think those gloves hold up as long, particularly the Tour Glove. The Humid Glove (which I got solely because I'm a heavy sweater) had AMAZING durability, almost mythical amongst my friends. I replaced every club in my bag (and putter twice) before the glove died.