Conclusions from the "golfing gloveless" thread

Conclusions from the "golfing gloveless" thread

Post by Mike Daleck » Tue, 25 Apr 2000 04:00:00


I've carefully read all the responses and found them to be helpful in
one way or another.  I've drawn just a few conclusions from them, as
regards my own game.

First, as always, your mileage may vary.  What works for one, given
their unique situation of perspiration rate, heat/humidity, and so on,
will not necessarily work the best for the next person.  

Second, I was close to concluding cord grips were the answer, when up
pop's Rob's comments about cords absorbing moisture.  I would hope that
would be less likely here in Wisconsin (it's HUMID down south where he
is), but I'll carefully consider whether they're a better choice than
the Winns.

Third, several people seem sold on the Winn grips.  I need to get a
couple of them and try them out.  

Fourth, I was surprised that there wasn't more on how to "tack up" the
hands.  Someone, whose name escapes me right now, uses talc, which I'm
inclined to give a try to.  I also understand the value of cleaning the
grips, which would, I think, be more inclined to accumulate dirt and
grease when going gloveless.  Finally, I hadn't thought of using wrist
bands, which may also help.

Fifth, I have convinced myself that going gloveless most of the time--at
least, with irons and putter--is the way to go.  I had the most
"slippage" when using the driver, and as Mick noted, that's the swing in
which sensitivity of the hands is least important.  

So I'll use a glove on the tee, and try without the rest of the time.

Thanks for all the help and responses!

Mike
--
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Conclusions from the "golfing gloveless" thread

Post by Frostbac » Wed, 26 Apr 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

> Fourth, I was surprised that there wasn't more on how to "tack up" the
> hands.  

There's some spray on stuff tennis players use that works very well.
Can't remember the name of the stuff, but a lot of golfers around here
use it in the summer.

Rob
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Conclusions from the "golfing gloveless" thread

Post by Dudley Cornm » Wed, 26 Apr 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

> Second, I was close to concluding cord grips were the answer, when up
> pop's Rob's comments about cords absorbing moisture.  I would hope that
> would be less likely here in Wisconsin (it's HUMID down south where he
> is), but I'll carefully consider whether they're a better choice than
> the Winns.

The chords also absorb oils from your hands... I've given up on chords.

Quote:
> Third, several people seem sold on the Winn grips.  I need to get a
> couple of them and try them out.  

Haven't trid the Winns, but they are probably great. For now I use all
*** velvet grips. I like them just fine.

Quote:
> Fourth, I was surprised that there wasn't more on how to "tack up" the
> hands.  Someone, whose name escapes me right now, uses talc, which I'm

It isn't necessary...

Quote:
> grease when going gloveless.  Finally, I hadn't thought of using wrist
> bands, which may also help.

You'll look like a geek. :)

Quote:
> Fifth, I have convinced myself that going gloveless most of the time--at
> least, with irons and putter--is the way to go.  I had the most
> "slippage" when using the driver, and as Mick noted, that's the swing in
> which sensitivity of the hands is least important.  

In the spring and fall here in KY I can go completely gloveless. I just
have to carrry a small towel and wipe my hands off alot.

When it gets hotter and more humid in the summer I usually go with a
glove.

When I wear a glove I leave it on all the time. I can't stand to put
them on/take them off after every couple shots.

dsc - acssysdsc

 
 
 

Conclusions from the "golfing gloveless" thread

Post by \ » Wed, 26 Apr 2000 04:00:00

The way I figure it, Mike, there's gotta be a reason why the pros do what
they do.  Except for the few who play gloveless (maybe a dozen), almost all
wear gloves.  And most of those take 'em off when they're putting.  Some
take 'em off when chipping.  It's those short shots (especially putting)
where touch and feel are super-important.  But on full swings, eliminating
slippage is mondo important.

Nicklaus is a notable exception when it comes to removing the glove for
putting.  Jack never takes his off.  Never has.  (Well, I think he does
after a round, otherwise that ol' thing would be pretty ripe by now.)  But
almost all the modern pros putt gloveless while most use gloves on all full
and even half shots.

Personally, I finally decided that I got more slippage when playing without
a glove, but since I putt around the house so much (gloveless), I can more
closely duplicate my practice stroke by putting gloveless when playing.

Could be that if you were experiencing slippage with a glove, you just had a
glove that was either too big (they should be skin-tight), or you wore it
out.

Randy


Quote:
> I've carefully read all the responses and found them to be helpful in
> one way or another.  I've drawn just a few conclusions from them, as
> regards my own game.

> First, as always, your mileage may vary.  What works for one, given
> their unique situation of perspiration rate, heat/humidity, and so on,
> will not necessarily work the best for the next person.

> Second, I was close to concluding cord grips were the answer, when up
> pop's Rob's comments about cords absorbing moisture.  I would hope that
> would be less likely here in Wisconsin (it's HUMID down south where he
> is), but I'll carefully consider whether they're a better choice than
> the Winns.

> Third, several people seem sold on the Winn grips.  I need to get a
> couple of them and try them out.

> Fourth, I was surprised that there wasn't more on how to "tack up" the
> hands.  Someone, whose name escapes me right now, uses talc, which I'm
> inclined to give a try to.  I also understand the value of cleaning the
> grips, which would, I think, be more inclined to accumulate dirt and
> grease when going gloveless.  Finally, I hadn't thought of using wrist
> bands, which may also help.

> Fifth, I have convinced myself that going gloveless most of the time--at
> least, with irons and putter--is the way to go.  I had the most
> "slippage" when using the driver, and as Mick noted, that's the swing in
> which sensitivity of the hands is least important.

> So I'll use a glove on the tee, and try without the rest of the time.

> Thanks for all the help and responses!

> Mike
> --
> Mike Dalecki
> RSG Roll Call:  http://u1.netgate.net/~kirby34/rsg/daleckim.htm

 
 
 

Conclusions from the "golfing gloveless" thread

Post by Colin Wilso » Thu, 27 Apr 2000 04:00:00

Quote:


> > Fourth, I was surprised that there wasn't more on how to "tack up" the
> > hands.
> There's some spray on stuff tennis players use that works very well.
> Can't remember the name of the stuff, but a lot of golfers around here
> use it in the summer.

Summer here and the problem is usually the opposite ... how to keep
hands dry. There's a product called Prantal powder that reduces slipping
from sweaty palms.

Cheers
Colin Wilson
Australian handicap: 9.9
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Conclusions from the "golfing gloveless" thread

Post by oconn.. » Thu, 27 Apr 2000 04:00:00



[snip]
Quote:
> Nicklaus is a notable exception when it comes to removing the glove
for
> putting.  Jack never takes his off.  Never has.  (Well, I think he
does
> after a round, otherwise that ol' thing would be pretty ripe by now.)
But
> almost all the modern pros putt gloveless while most use gloves on all
full
> and even half shots.

[snip]

        Seems I've heard that Jack also changed gloves something
like every 6 holes.  I always leave mine on when putting too.
But, except for Jack, I'm about the only one that does, and
my putting would not be an adverti***t for wearing a glove
while putting.  I've just always worn gloves in all my sports.
Heck, I wear gloves working in the yard (well, not GOLFING gloves
but...). Suppose maybe I should try a round putting without it.
But hey, at least I'm down to wearing only ONE glove!

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Conclusions from the "golfing gloveless" thread

Post by Daniel Driscol » Thu, 27 Apr 2000 04:00:00

I often leave mine on while putting also. I am trying to break that
habit and take it off while putting and chipping, but I still forget
sometimes, particularly in early morning, fast paced rounds. FWIW, I do
consider myself a pretty decent putter, it is the one aspect of my game
that has always been pretty stable. However, I am not in Randy's class.
:-)

<snip>

Quote:
>         Seems I've heard that Jack also changed gloves something
> like every 6 holes.  I always leave mine on when putting too.
> But, except for Jack, I'm about the only one that does, and
> my putting would not be an adverti***t for wearing a glove
> while putting.  I've just always worn gloves in all my sports.
> Heck, I wear gloves working in the yard (well, not GOLFING gloves
> but...). Suppose maybe I should try a round putting without it.
> But hey, at least I'm down to wearing only ONE glove!

> Sent via Deja.com http://SportToday.org/
> Before you buy.

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