The Sensor Sport glove (one of three
models in the Sensor line) is exactly what I
would expect from Ping. Lots of thought has
obviously gone into the design -- my favorite
features are the feel, the resistance to
twisting, and the durability.
This particular model is made of "Solite"
Cabretta leather with Lycra spandex in the
knuckle area, finger vents, and moisture
wicking in the wrist area. I would say it's the
Ping Sensor glove model you should try first.
[The other two gloves in the Sensor line,
featured in this review, are the traditional
cabretta leather "Tour" and the synthetic
leather "Tech," an all-weather design.]
Venting and moisture wicking are really
useful for a number of reasons. Anyone that
plays in the heat knows that. And if the
resulting resistance to dampness is
responsible for the Sensor glove lasting longer,
I’m all for it – gloves are expensive when you
play 100 plus rounds per year, yanking them on
and off after every shot.
Here are the results of my personal use
study of the Sensor Sport glove.
I used it in California primarily, but I also
played while traveling in some really humid
weather. Florida for example.
FEEL AND MOISTURE
I love the fit and feel, two really important
things I look for in a glove. (The third is
durability.) The vents and elastic are in the
The leather is a similar thickness to most
of the high end gloves.
The durability and resistance to twisting
are two really strong features of the Ping
Sensor glove. I played literally 3 times a week
plus practiced a couple of more times for two
months with the same glove. I experienced
very little twisting in the thumb and forefinger
which tends to be a problem for me with other
Right out of the box I knew a medium was
right on size. I wear a medium and the Ping
Sensor fit -- excuse the pun -- like a glove.
MY EXPERIENCE WITH GLOVES IN
I always wear a glove when I play,
practice, and even when I putt (like the great
Jack Nicklaus) Prior to this I didn’t have
a favorite brand of glove. I would just grab
whatever the pro shop has that fits.
When I was a kid, I used to love to play a
black or maroon glove. I swear I could feel the
difference in the leather. Maybe it was the
way it was treated to get that color.
I’ve played white gloves for years and
like the simplicity, but I wouldn’t mind
seeing some additional color accents added to
the Ping Sensor, if just in the closure area or