Need a golf glove size chart?
They are kind of hard to find, but don't worry we have you covered.
Most golf glove companies use a standard sizing chart and therefore have very similar sizes.
Below is the most common Men's and Women's size charts we have seen.
U.S. Golf Glove Size Chart
The below size charts are measured by the imperial (inches) system. This is common for U.S. sizes but you may have to convert them to centimeters (cm) as some glove companies may use that as well.
Men's Size Chart
Men's golf glove sizes typically come in Regular and Cadet.
Women's Size Chart
Women golf gloves typically come in Regular size.
While not all golf glove companies will use these exact sizes, it's a good starting point.
UpGlove also has their golf gloves made in Indonesia and this is the most used size chart we have seen from glove makers.
Most brands will keep their sizing consistent so there is a good chance the above size charts will be close to what you need.
How to Measure Hand for Correct Glove Size
In order to get the correct size golf glove you need to measure your hand properly.
For length, measure from the first crease below your palm to the tip of your middle finger. Make sure your hand and fingers are comfortably extended.
The most common mistake is circumference or total width of your glove hand.
Make sure to measure below knuckles. Many folks will measure just above the knuckles and this will give you an inaccurate measurement.
Almost always your circumference (or total width) will be greater than your length. This is a good check point to make sure you are measuring your had properly to get the correct size golf glove.
Why It's Important to Get the Correct Size Golf Glove
Getting the right sized golf glove is extremely important.
Especially, if you are buying a soft Cabretta golf glove.
You see the main reason gloves don't last as long as they should is friction. If your glove is moving too much and does not have a snug fit it will twist too much during your swing.
This twisting causes additional friction which can wear out the leather faster. Your golf glove should not be too loose and have a comfortable but snug fit.
The grip and feel in Cabretta gloves is far superior and preferred by most avid players, but it comes at a price. Cabretta golf gloves typically costs twice as much and don't last as long.
If you get a soft Cabretta golf glove like, UpGlove, it's very important to get a form fitting golf glove.
Regular vs. Cadet Sizes in Golf Gloves
Cadet sized golf gloves are shorter and wider than Regular sized golf gloves.
Sometimes people think these are "Junior" golf gloves and that is not the case.
So if you find yourself using gloves that are too long in the fingers, but also too tight you need a Cadet size golf glove.
Why Golf Gloves fit Differently with Same Size Chart
Golf gloves can vary in fit and some of this is due to the design of the glove itself.
Some designs will use material that can stretch and some won't. Using mesh or Lycra/spandex will allow the glove to stretch some and leave some room for error. Additionally, depending on the type of leather (soft vs. thick) may impact the comparative sizing between golf gloves.
Also the manufacturing process for the design might be slightly different.
All of this can make the golf gloves fit differently and impact which size you need for your hand.
Pro Tip: Check Amazon on Golf Glove Sizing
If you can't find a golf glove size chart for the glove you want, then try Amazon...
Scroll down to "Customer questions & answers" and type "Size" or "Sizing."
Then select all or "Customer Reviews" (see below) to see what customers are saying about the size and fit.
Here we can see that quite a few folks say the glove runs on the smaller side.
This can help you with getting the right size when you can't try on the glove first.
How Do I Know I Have The Right Size Golf Glove?
To verify you have the right size glove check the following...
- You have zero to minimal finger tip excess material.
- The glove conforms to your hand and does not feel loose across the palm.
- You can make a fist in the glove without it being too tight or uncomfortable.
Some gloves like the UpGlove use a mesh backing which will flex and provide additional comfort. Just make sure your strap is pulled to a comfortable fit.
Final Thoughts on Golf Glove Sizes
Getting the correct size glove can provide comfort and longevity. Make sure to take the time to get an accurate measurement. It only takes a minute and it can make a big difference.
While we laid out some common size charts and measurements... make sure to follow the glove company's guidelines. Sometimes they have a different method in determining your size and fit.
Finally, you can check reviews on Amazon or the glove company to see what other golfers had to say about the size and fit if you cannot find a size chart.