A Help to Hands

I don’t endorse products unless I use them and really like them. Here’s one I have, the Copper Tech Golf Glove. But first, some background.

In the last thirty years, the technological aspect of golf equipment exploded. Drivers, fairway woods, irons, hybrids and do we need to mention the propulsion of the golf ball. Equipment technology marches on to the detriment of classic golf courses that are confined to the land they were built one. But one small piece of equipment stayed remarkably the same since its introduction. That piece of equipment is the golf glove.

The patent for a golf glove design came in 1885. Golf gloves also helpedto address the problem of humidity or dirt making it difficult for golfers to maintain a grip on the club. Gloves also protected the golfer’s hands from painful blisters and calluses due to extended practice or playing sessions. So, club makers worked to develop grips that provided more security. Gloves remained a novelty.

In the early 1960s, Arnold Palmer’s habit of removing his glove when preparing to putt the ball was emulated by amateurs everywhere. He made the glove seem “cool” at a time when golf was soaring in popularity.

The FootJoy company entered the glove market in 1979. As of 2010, FootJoy estimates that 85 percent of all golfers wear gloves. Among PGA tour pros, the average is even higher, nearly 95 percent.

For all its popularity, the glove remains no different than the gloves of 100 or more years ago, some sort of leather and five fingers. But last January, a discovery was made at the PGA Show in Orlando. The Copper Tech glove may be the first technological advance of the humble golf glove.

The Copper Tech glove, in men’s and women’s, has three new advances. First, each glove made has a form flex technology compression so one size fits all. Copper Tech gloves expand and contract to fit men and women of all sizes. Second, Copper Tech gloves engineering with itsnon-slip patent-pending silicon technology to reduce wear. This allows golfers a lighter grip on the club with less tension. It also allows improved slip resistance, even in wet conditions. Third, the copper-infused technology woven into the glove to help soothe joints and relieve pain in arthritic hands.Copper is perhaps the best pick by those suffering from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Many golfers enjoy its ability in removing joint stiffness, as well as pain, . Along with stiffness, copper seems to relieve the pain associated with arthritis. While theories differ, many experts claim that copper has antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory properties.

My better half suffers from joint and tissue pain in her hand. It forces her to wear a thumb brace when she pursues any activity where the hands must work. Intrigued, Eva bought a Copper Tech glove. We played a round of golf a few days later. Of course, she played with her new Copper Tech golf glove. Hours after the round, playing without the brace, she felt no discomfort from playing. None. It blew her away.

To support her new endeavor, I played our next round with not one but two gloves on. Because of the compressed fit, I expected my hands to be hot and sweaty. While the glove improved circulation in my hand, the wicking action kept the hands dry. I wore the gloves the entire round at Eagle Trace on a warm Florida day, even when I puttied. I have  “Viking Finger” and after the round, my hands were dry and not tired from whacking the ball a number of times.

This is what the Copper Tech glove did for me: better grip, dry hands and not tired after four plus hours of golf. Plus, I know that Eva had no pain after two rounds with the Copper Tech glove. These are our facts,

The gloves come in men and woman styles in a variety of color combinations. If you suffer from aching hands or finger joints, you owe it to yourself to try these gloves. If your interested in getting a Copper Tech glove, contact: info@swedishgolfonline.com or sales@nordicfields.se or ask at your pro shop.

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