As the rain fell at the Open Championship in Sandwich on the 16th and 17th of July there was one product on everyone's radar- MacWet gloves. Since helping the European Ladies team to victory at the rain-sodden Solheim Cup at Loch Lomond in 2000 the gloves have become an essential when golfers face the rigours of hard falling rain at some of the world's major golfing championships.
At the 2011 Open Championship this was no different as one man used the 'all grip, no slip' gloves to his advantage, winner of the Silver Medal, Tom Lewis. Lewis who claimed the honour as the leading amateur at Royal St Georges kept himself in the running for the title over the weekend using the technologically advanced gloves.
The high performance gloves promise an unrivalled grip in all weather conditions, performing just as superbly when wet as when dry. The breathable, all-purpose MacWet sporting gloves offer a comfortable fit and the performance golfers need with their short or long cuff ranges in their Micromesh or warming Climatec® glove.
The only glove of its kind, MacWet use innovative technology to ensure that their grip stays strong in various environments. Any moisture on the skin is wicked to the outside of the material as a result of the breathable palm fabric. The moisture is then used to increase grip, therefore, regardless of humidity, perspiration or precipitation, comfort and grip are never compromised. In use, MacWet gloves dry naturally within 5-10 minutes, adjusting to the climate, keeping grip and sensitivity consistent. The vast range of sizes allow you to find a glove that fits like a second skin. This skintight fit allows for fine adjustment of equipment without the need to remove the gloves.
During the BBC's coverage Commentator Claire Balding was walking the course with British tennis number one Andy Murray who said he had been talking to Tom Lewis about the gloves and how he would love to try them.
As we have seen two major golfing events in the last two weeks badly affected by the rain- Scottish Open and Open Championship- and of course last year's Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor which had to be extended to the Monday, MacWet gloves appear to be the answer to many golfers' worries of losing their grip in wet conditions. European Senior Tour star and two time British Amateur Champion Gary Wolstenholme MBE is the official brand ambassador for MacWet gloves explaining that they really do offer the 'all grip, no slip' qualities promised,
"The gloves are great, I wouldn't be surprised if we see a lot more of the European Tour professionals using them, they are so well made that you don't even have to dry your clubs before taking a shot as they offer exactly the same grip as when they are dry!"