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Old 04-30-2010, 02:36 PM
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So I'm intending on picking up golf this year. I've been out to the driving range a few times with my garage sale clubs. I figure that I will it out (again) this summer, and if I like, will invest some money.

Anyway, after the driving range, I've been getting blisters, so I thought I'd buy a golf glove. A friend told me to go to TJ Maxx. I went, but no golf gloves in stock. So I bought a set of batting gloves (R & L) for $5.99. My friend told me that I should have bought golf gloves.

I asked him why, he said it's better, but didn't have a concrete reason. I just spent a few minutes googling hte difference, but the only thing I could find was yahoo answers.

So, I come to the collective wisdom of the AO...what's the difference?

BTW, if it matters, I'm hitting a par 3 course in the morning.
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Old 04-30-2010, 02:42 PM
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So, I come to the collective wisdom of the AO...what's the difference?
One is for baseball one is for golf.
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Old 04-30-2010, 02:51 PM
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I haven't bought a batting glove in 15 years, but I think that golf gloves tend to be a little softer. My current Calloway one has a reinforced palm (so it doesn't wear out as fast) and the little ball marker thing that you can snap off.

And if you are going to wear the batting gloves, don't wear both gloves while golfing.
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Old 04-30-2010, 02:51 PM
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Don't wear batting gloves to play golf - people will laugh at you.
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Old 04-30-2010, 02:53 PM
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Golf gloves feel thinner.

Might be because golf is more a "touch" sport, while baseball requires less precision and more whacking. The extra thickness of the baseball gloves might shift the club a little more during your swing and lead to some wonky sheets.
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:25 PM
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Don't wear batting gloves to play golf - people will laugh at you.
I took this into account. It's not clearly a batting glove--it's white, wiht a nike swish. I specifically bought the least baseball like glove.

I won't wear both, don't worry.
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I'd worry more about developing a decent swing than the gloves you wear. You're just starting to play.
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Golf gloves are softer and most have a ball maker attached to them. You will get some funny looks wearning baseball gloves on the course, but if it doesn't bother you, then go ahead with it. You will probably get more use out of the baseball glove than you will the golf gloves because they wont wear down as fast.

Also, your hands will probably sweat really bad if you wore a baseball glove for 4-6 hours while playing 18.
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I'd worry more about developing a decent swing than the gloves you wear. You're just starting to play.
true, I was worried about functional differences,if any.
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I took this into account. It's not clearly a batting glove--it's white, wiht a nike swish. I specifically bought the least baseball like glove.

I won't wear both, don't worry.
What if you get blisters on both hands?

I am right handed but tend get more blisters on my right hand than my left one.

No one has laughed out loud at me when I have a glove on my right hand but I am a little self conscious about it.
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