Golfgurls.com was recently approached by Correct Grip LLC who distribute David Leadbetter’s training glove,— “The Leadbetter Correct Grip Golf Glove.” They asked if I could have a few golfing friends try out some sample gloves and report back. No problem. Happy to do it. Fortunately I was just heading out to Hilton Head in South Carolina for a week of golf with my Tee Club. (More on that adventure in a later post.)
Who is David Leadbetter? He’s one of the top golf instructors in the world and if he designed this “correct grip” golf glove, it’s probably got some real value to it. You can read more about his innovative teaching methods at his site.
Once we got to Hilton Head, I passed around the sample gloves and asked each golfer to play a few rounds and give me a review.
Each glove came in a package that highlighted the primary features of the glove — to visually give the golfer feedback that ensures a correct grip.
After three rounds of golf, each of my golf glove reviewers reported back. Everyone had good things to say. They loved the feel of the glove, nice and soft. The markings were helpful for those who needed them. One golfer who was having some trouble with her drives, said she couldn’t figure out what she was doing wrong, until she suddenly realized by looking at the markings on the glove that her grip was incorrect. By resetting her grip to match the markings, her drives really improved.
You can see from the attached photos that there are markings on both the palm and the knuckles. The idea is to fit the club correctly in your fingers and turn your hand so you can see the markings along the top of your knuckles. David Leadbetter does a much better job of explaining it all in the video on their website. It’s worth clicking over to correctgrip.com – in addition to explaining the basics behind this glove, there are a couple of good golf tips and free instructional videos you might find helpful.
All in all, the glove review was a success. Only one golfer had a little trouble with the glove and I think it was simply a size issue. She needed a large and the one I had given her was a little too small for comfort. But those who tried it agreed the glove did the job and they would either purchase another or would recommend the glove to others.