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Digital Shield Golf Glove
Digital Shield Golf Glove

The Digital Shield golf glove, designed for the golfer's bottom, or trailing, hand.

Courtesy of Game Theory; used with permission
There are a few golfers like Fred Couples who don't use a glove on either hand. And there are a few golfers like Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey who wear gloves on both hands.

And then there are the rest of us, who wear one glove, on our top (or leading) hand; that is, the hand that is on top when we take our grip (the left hand for right-handed golfers). But what about that bottom (or trailing) hand? Doesn't it deserve some protection, too?

If you're a golfer who has experienced problems with your ungloved hand - blistering and chafing of the thumb, middle and index finger, for example - you may want to take a look at the Digital Shield from a company called Game Theory.

The Digital Shield glove is a streamlined, open-palm glove for your bottom, or trailing, hand. The company says the glove was designed "to protect against blistering and chafing while maximizing tactile sensitivity," and says that it conforms to USGA and R&A rules.

The Digital Shield glove is available via the company Web site, www.thedigitalshield.com, and at the time of this writing has a price of $11.95.

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