Although golf gloves go back at least to the late 1800s, they didn't gain traction as a staple item with golfers until the middle of the 20th century. Today, most golfers value the advantage a glove gives them in getting a grip on their games. At an average cost of between $10 and $25, a golf glove is certainly not the most expensive item on a golf course, but poor care results in the need to purchase new gloves on a regular basis, which can add up considerably.
Most golfers wear a glove on one hand — on the left hand if you're right-handed and vice versa, although a few golfers wear two gloves. For a proper fit, the glove should fit snugly. Take this into account when measuring your hand for a golf glove. Also, the glove will loosen as you wear it. Because there isn't a general sizing chart for all golf gloves, use the specific sizing chart for the brand that you want to buy.