When I started taking lessons, my golf instructor said I should get a golf glove. I didn't really think it was that important. Everyone I saw wore gloves while playing, but I thought it was another pretentious aspect of this game that was only for the rich. Why just one glove? And why only a white glove? Clearly, golf didn't require a lot of work and people never got dirty. I bought the cheapest glove I could find because it didn't seem that important.
Golf seems so relaxed and easy going, but there are a lot of mechanics to it. Grip and swing speed are important. I still tend to grip my clubs very tight as if I’m playing baseball. When I swing several times without wearing my glove, my super tight hold on the club causes friction between the club grip and my hand, hence my blister.
Some people look at scars and injuries from sports as badges of honor. Not me. I have a day job and only golf for fun. I will not play without my glove again. While most sporting goods stores and pro shops sell either white or black gloves, one company, G/FORE.com, sells golf gloves in a bunch of different colors. And 10% of all pink glove sales during the month of October benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. So there’s no need to sacrifice fashion for function.
Now get out there and play, and don’t forget your glove.