The Digital Shield Golf Glove
Posted on January 4, 2009 by Jamie Slaughter, with 14636 views
Finally, an elegant solution to a problem that plagues golfers: blistering and chafing of the thumb, middle and index finger of the exposed bottom hand (the right hand for a right-handed golfer or left hand for a left-handed golfer).
Game Theory Inc. introduces the Digital Shield(R), a streamlined, open-palmed glove for the bottom hand, created to protect against blistering and chafing while maximizing tactile sensitivity. It is the only glove of its kind that conforms to USGA and R&A Rules.
Game Theory President Justin Salomon says, "I was susceptible to chafing on my off hand and suspected I wasn't alone. After talking with hundreds of weekend golfers, pros and golf instructors, we knew we were on to something."
The Digital Shield(R) subscribes to the principle, "Less is more." Combining functionality with modern design, the glove provides protection to vulnerable areas of the bottom hand, but safeguards a golfer's touch by reducing weight and coverage to an absolute minimum. The Digital Shield(R) is remarkable for what it doesn't have.
Until now, remedies used to shield from rubbing against the club's grip have included Band-Aids(R) or adhesive tape. Both tend to roll-up or shift with repeated swings and leave a sticky residue. Replacement bandages are even less effective as they often do not properly adhere to a perspiring hand.
Alternative solutions like the full and half-fingered glove are unnecessarily hot and compromise feel for the club and ball.
Salomon added, "By reducing the incidence of blisters, the Digital Shield(R) fosters the additional enjoyment of golf and improves athletic performance by allowing golfers to play golf in more comfort. The points of contact on the off hand are no longer vulnerable to blisters, chafing, and the discomfort that distracts a golfer from focus, play, and pleasure. In addition to a round of golf, the Digital Shield(R) is well suited for the driving range where golfers pound out one ball after another."
The Digital Shield(R) is scheduled to be launched for the summer 2008 season and made available at top pro shops, golf specialty shops and sport stores worldwide. Distributors and retailers may contact Game Theory Inc. at (514) 369-8931 or info@GameTheoryInc.com.
For more information, please visit http://www.TheDigitalShield.com.