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Rai relies on MacWet Gloves to keep a grip at Hong Kong Open

4.00pm 27th November 2018 - Sponsorship - This story was updated on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

British golfer Aaron Rai defied wet and windy conditions to win his first European Tour event at the 2019 season-opening Honma Hong Kong Open.

The three-time Challenge Tour winner’s cause was helped during the torrid weather in the Far East by the fact that he was wearing a pair of his signature MacWet gloves throughout all four rounds.

MacWet gloves, which is sold in pairs, are designed to provide unrivalled grip in dry and wet weather conditions while maintaining feel and control.

Speaking about his unusual glove habit, Rai, who beat fellow Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick by one shot in Hong Kong, said: “I started wearing two gloves when I was eight years old – fifteen years ago now – and just got into the habit of wearing them. On one occasion my dad forgot to put the two gloves in my bag, and I just couldn’t play. I couldn’t feel the grip, and I have always stuck with wearing two gloves ever since.”

Mikhel Ruia, Glenmuir and MacWet Golf’s managing director, said: “All of the Glenmuir MacWet team here in Scotland are immensely proud of Aaron’s maiden victory on the European Tour, and equally impressed by his three Challenge Tour wins last season. The MacWet golf glove uses a truly revolutionary technology, and Aaron’s experience is a testament to the ability of the glove to provide unrivalled grip whilst maintaining feel and sensitivity in all weather conditions and climates at the very highest level of the game.”

The MacWet Micromesh Gloves and the MacWet Winter Thermal Gloves are available at, with an RRP of £30 a pair.


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