On Friday here on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, the calendar said May 23rd but it felt like a cold windy March day, with patches of rain coming through as well. On a normal day, when asked to play golf, I would look at my buddies and ask if they were crazy; however on this day, I had just received the HIRZL Trust Control to review. I have heard that these gloves are great in the rain and I figured what better way to test it then try it myself. After spending an hour on the range testing the glove, in a dry patch of the day, I found the glove to be incredibly tacky. The glove fits well, breathes great and a tackiness feel to the palm that I don’t think the world’s strongest man could pull a club out of my hand. Once we approached the first tee, the skies opened up and it started raining at a pretty good rate; normally if it is raining like that I have a very thin towel I wrap around my grips that I then grip over to get ahold of the club. However I took a practice swing with just the HIRZL Trust Control Glove and you would have thought it was a sunny dry day. The round stayed wet for the entire front nine, and I never once had an issue with griping the club. I would dry my right hand with a towel and never needed to dry the glove hand at all, the moisture beaded off the black Kangaroo leather material and I had a perfect grip every time. On the back nine the sun came out and the day warmed up, I was starting to sweet which normally would lead to less than perfect shots because the club would slide a little in my hand; however with the HIRZL I had no problems in the humidity gripping the glove. One other big thing that is an issue with me is I wear through the thumb in gloves very quickly, after one round and a few hours on the range the next day, this glove looks like it just came out of the package. <em><strong>It is a very very durable glove</strong></em>. While at around $25 depending where you buy it, seems high for a golf glove, I can tell you it will save me money in the long run. I go through a glove about every 5 rounds, at about $12 a glove; this glove is crazy durable and should last much longer than that, saving money over time.
My interest in golf started when I was 15, and Tiger made his giant splash onto TV’s everywhere. I had always thought of golf as an old man’s game, boring and slow, but watching Tiger made it seem fun and exciting. I bought my first set of club for $75 at the local Kmart and started riding my bike with some friends to the local nine hole municipal course. After a few trips I was hooked, I grew up playing baseball and basketball and those sports came natural, I never really had to practice but could always compete and have no issues. Golf was different; one little change here or there changed the entire way I played that day.