As the dog days of summer are soon to come, be prepared and remember to stock up on golf gloves so you get the most not only out of your practice sessions, but also when you are on the course. Also be sure to be fit correctly with the right sized glove.
This past week I was out testing seven different driver / shaft combinations with my trusty Voice Caddie SC100 portable launch monitor that I always take with me to the range. The beauty of it is that it provides me instantaneous feedback to accurately compare different clubs that is impossible to see with the naked eye. If one driver can give you 5 more yards on a consistent basis than the others, then you want to know which one it is. However, this isn’t the one piece of equipment I was referring to.
With it being unseasonably hot and humid, it didn’t take long to warm up. The Voice Caddie was showing my distances with my treasure trove of test drivers were only topping out around 239 yards. Man, old age can’t be creeping up on me now. I soon noticed that I was dripping sweat from the heat of the sun and it finally donned on me I wasn’t properly prepared. There was something stuck to the side of my bag I hadn’t removed and that was a nice dry golf glove. I hadn’t even thought of it as it has been colder than normal up until last week and had not needed to use a glove until now.
Immediately after putting on the glove the Voice Caddie was showing my distance jumped up to 254 yards using the exact same clubs. Now, that’s more like it! When I examined the numbers, the swing speed readings were really not much different, but what really increased was the smash factor or how much more solidly I was hitting the ball; all from a more secure grip with the aid of a simple glove. Plus, not only was I hitting the ball further, but the balls were going much straighter too.
As the dog days of summer are soon to come, be prepared and remember to stock up on gloves so you get the most not only out of your practice sessions, but also when you are on the course. Also be sure to be fit correctly with the right sized glove.