Because the awful truth is that I just can’t seem to get the hang of conventional golf – I’ve taken up “Urban golf” (check the AC archives for the article). For Urban Golf not only do you not need a golf course but you don’t need much skill either. It’s easy to excel at a sport that doesn’t require much skill (which is why I’m really good at licking stamps).
Now that I’ve gotten the hang of Urban Golf I have picked up a few accessories, because accessories are cool. One such item is a bionic glove. Which may be a useful game enhancer if your on the PGA Tour, but doesn’t do much when your bouncing rubber balls of the hoods of parked cars at midnight.
No matter. “Look Good, Play Good” that’s my motto, darn it.
According to bionic gloves.com, the Bionic Golf Glove is unlike traditional golf gloves because it helps regain club control. With innovative features based on anatomy, the Bionic Glove combats hand characteristics that interfere with game play. Hand position and grip is an essential component to the golfer’s swing. And unfortunately, the anatomical nature of the hand causes a variety of problems that interfere with performance. The Bionic golf glove is scientifically designed to even the playing field. Granted, there’s not much of a playing field when you’re launching balls down main street, but still golf-equity IS important.
According to Equip2golf.com, Bionic Gloves also incorporate the anatomy of the palm, fingers and thumb. These areas of the hand have bony prominences — high points of the bone next to the skin. The friction of a tool, baseball bat or golf club against the bony prominences cause blisters, calluses and hand fatigue. Bionic Gloves feature strategically placed pads to reduce the pressure and friction caused by gripping a tool or a golf club. Both comfort and grip strength are vastly improved.
The difference Bionic Glove technology makes is both impressive and practical: Allegromedical.com points out that the exact anatomic location of the 3 layers of padding has been shown in independent studies to improve grip strength, torque strength and pinch strength. For example; the anatomy of your fingers is pre-rotated, meaning the pinky and forefinger rotates inward toward the center of your hand. Unlike conventional gloves, Bionic Gloves feature a pre-rotated design that follows the natural motion of your fingers. The result is a custom fit that maximizes comfort, dexterity and performance.
I can’t tell you how often this has made the difference when I playing 9 holes across downtown Rome at 1:00 in the morning.
Well, with multiple patented and patent-pending technologies, Bionic Gloves are forging new ground in glove design, not to mention making me feel really important. According to Handhelpers.com, these technologies incorporate innovative features that cannot be found on conventional gloves. The result is a customized fit with enhanced performance. And any woman will tell you, enhanced performance is what it’s all about — especially when golf balls are involved.
The result of Bionic technology is better accuracy with each shot. Greater grip strength. Custom fit for natural movement. Enhanced club control. Less hand fatigue. Not to mention superior resistance to seasonal wear and tear adds long-term value.
For a second there I thought I was talking about my sex life and not urban golf.
And what’s more, bionicgloves.com points out that Bionic’s new “Pink Ribbon Women’s Golf Glove” (who says street golf is just a man’s sport) also helps raise funds for breast cancer research. Sales of the glove have already generated more than $5,000 for breast cancer awareness, funding, research and treatment.
Bionic gloves. ‘Ol Gar says check ’em out.