FootJoy Golf Glove Fitting Guide


A properly fit glove is as important to your game as using the right club or golf ball. Your glove is your closest point of contact with your club. If not fit properly, your hand may move within your glove. Any movement could compromise your swing, so correct fit is crucial to your game. You want your glove to fit like a second skin.

Here is what to look for:

Fits Like a Second Skin

A proper fitting golf glove should fit like a second skin, tight across the palm and fingers, with no loose material.

Fingers Should be Snug

You should not have extra material at the top of your fingers, if you do, you may want to size down or try a Cadet glove in your size.

Room to Adjust Closure

The tab should only come about 75% of the way across the back of your hand (leaving 1/4” of Velcro® uncovered) to allow for adjustment during play.


Upwards of 50% of golfers are estimated to be wearing the wrong glove size. Most are wearing a glove that is too big. Your glove is the closest point of contact with your club; it should fit like a second skin. Any movement between hand and glove could compromise your swing.

Sizing Tips
•If you fall between two sizes, try the smaller size first.
•If your size comes out different from what you normally wear, try the size we recommend first.
•If your Finger Length number is LESS than your Palm Width number, try a Cadet glove in your size.
•If your Finger Length and Palm Width number differ by more than 2 than you will want to try on several sizes to determine the best compromise.
•For some men, a Womens glove may be your best option. Several FootJoy tour players wear a Womens glove on tour for optimal performance.
•Always try the glove on to ensure proper fit.
•Check your size at the start of every season, it can change over time.
•Be sure to read Are you wearing the right size glove? before making a final glove size determination.


Ideally, your glove won’t show any wear before it is time to replace it, but if it does, then here are a few pointers that could improve your game.

Palm Wear

Your hands may be slipping during your swing, or you may be holding your club with your palms rather than your fingers.

Heel Wear

You may be re-gripping at the top of your swing, or you may be holding the club too close to the end. Check that you are gripping the clubs about an inch from the end.

Thumb Wear

You may be extending your thumb too far down the shaft. Point your left thumb slightly toward the right for a more natural, comfortable backswing.

Always Rotate Your Gloves

Rotating between multiple gloves extends the life of each glove because it gives them more time to dry out.


FootJoy golf gloves are offered in two different cuts to ensure a proper fit.

Palm and fingers are standard proportions.
Palm is wider and fingers are shorter.

Consider trying a Cadet glove if:

•You have extra material at the tops of your fingers in a Regular glove but sizing down doesn’t leave ¼” of Velcro® exposed.
•You find that your fingers swell during a round.