Protection. Golf gloves offer protection from the weather elements and keep your hands healthy. The golf glove prevents blisters on your hands from rubbing the club grip on the skin. Normally, if you are right-handed, you'll wear a glove on the left hand.
Weight lifting gloves relieve pressure placed on your hands when lifting heavy weights. This allows you to move beyond the limitations of your hands. The chest and back muscles on most people can handle much more weight than their naked hands can support.