Golfers who do not like to use a traditional, five-fingered glove have a new option developed in Indiana. The One, a single finger glove is gaining traction around the globe and was voted a top new product at the PGA Merchandise Show and featured on the Golf Channel. Developers say the glove provides the coverage golfers want, but keeps fingertips exposed and in contact with the club.
In an interview on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, Indiana golf hall of famer Nancy Fitzgerald said she was skeptical at first.
Fitzgerald says the developer started researching gloves five years ago. After testing about a dozen styles, they narrowed it down to just a handful. She got involved about two years ago.
“There have been little changes to the traditional glove, but nothing that really fixes the disadvantages of a five-finger glove. Number one it’s sweaty, it gets crunchy, it’s uncomfortable, and a multitude of everything. And but nobody really has come up with something that works well,” said Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald says she thinks the One Glove could help transform the game for both men and women.
“It grips the handle of the club. It is secure where it needs to be,” said Fitzgerald. “We don’t need leather on the back of our hands. And we don’t need to feel encumbered with that.”
The golf pro says the glove covers the middle finger and the palm and lasts three times longer than standard golf gloves. She says it also works while wet.
Fitzgerald says One Glove was a top five product at a large, PGA merchandise exhibition in Florida.
“It’s simple. It’s profoundly simple. That’s probably why it works.”