Are Bionic Golf Gloves legal on the golf course?

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Bionic golf gloves have been the saving grace for many arthritic golfers because it cushions their hands and fingers from pain. Bionic gloves have been in the golf equipment market for almost 7 years; the inventor and designer is a famous hand orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kleinert.

These golf gloves have anatomical relief pads that are in put in specific places in the palm and fingers to help in gripping of the golf club. The raising of the padding in between the knuckles allows the golfer’s hand to be in full contact with the grip on the golf club. This arrangement helps the golfer to grip the golf club lightly without getting their hands fatigued or painful.

Most golfers do not realize how a round of golf can get your hands sore. It becomes worse if you have hand issues like arthritis on your hands or carpel tunnel syndrome. Therefore, if you have any of the two ailments or any other ailment that gets your hands painful, you should consider getting yourself a pair or two of bionic golf gloves.

So, are bionic golf gloves legal or not? The answer to this question is yes and no. Bionic gloves are only legal in a golfing tournament if the golfer has a hand issue.  They can use the golf glove in accordance with USGA’s guidelines as a medical device. Golfers can also use bionic golf gloves to improve their golfing game even if they don’t have hand issues. These golf gloves come in very handy especially if one spends a lot of time on the golf course; the extra padding helps in keeping their swing consistent.

Bionic gloves have two models and these are; the Performance grip and the Stable grip which was previously known as the Classic. These gloves are available for both men and women and in right and left hands.  The women’s bionic golf gloves come in white and pink, app white and a breast cancer awareness glove in pink. The men’s stable Fit bionic golf glove comes in black and white.

As for the Perfomance men’s and women’s golf gloves come in blue and white respectively. Bionic golf gloves might not be the cheapest golf gloves but not only do they cushion your hands from pain when shooting; they also give you value for money. They are long lasting as they can last two times longer than the conventional leather golf gloves.

Is the higher than normal price worth it?

As noted earlier, bionic golf gloves are more expensive than the normal golf gloves. If you are wondering if the higher price is worth it, yes the price is worth it. Maybe you have already noted that the standard golf gloves need constant replacing since they wear out after few rounds on the golf course. With these bionic gloves, you can be lest assured they’ll last you a few months or even years depending on your golfing frequency.

In conclusion, bionic golf gloves are only legal if you have a hand injury which allows you use them as an aid. The Stable Grip glove is considered as an aid by the USGA while the Perfomance glove has been approved for use by USGA. The difference between these two gloves is the padding and the thickness.

Author: golfpitches