Why does Rai wear two gloves?November 26, 2018 Golf Equipment
He's the newest European Tour champion after his victory in Hong Kong – but why does Aaron Rai wear two gloves?
Aaron Rai became the 12th Englishman to win on the European Tour in the calendar year, kicking off the 2019 season in true style in Hong Kong.
But you might be wondering why Rai wears two gloves while he plays…
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) November 25, 2018
“It started when I was eight years old, so 15 years ago now,” he told the European Tour. “I just happened to be given these two gloves – the guy who actually makes them sent a pair over – and I got into the habit of wearing them.
“Then, a few weeks down the line, my dad forgot to put the two gloves in the bag so I had to play with one. It was terrible. I couldn’t play, I couldn’t feel the grip, so I’ve always stuck with the two gloves ever since.”
Not quite as exciting as we’d have hoped, but interesting nonetheless. If you’re wondering, they are the MacWet gloves from Glenmuir.
Rai also commits that cardinal sin among club golfers of having iron covers…
Aaron. Mate. Have a word.
Anyway, here is a run down of what is in Rai’s bag – and you’ll notice it’s another tour winner that isn’t tied down to an equipment contract…
Aaron Rai WITB
Driver: TaylorMade M4
Fairway woods: TaylorMade M2
Irons: TaylorMade P770 (2-3), TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB (4-9)
Putter: Heavy Putter B3-M
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Gloves: Glenmuir MacWet