Golf equipmentFebruary 23, 2016

How to make your golf gloves last longer

Rotating or rain gloves are key to longevity
Stephen Szurlej
Stephen Szurlej

Now is the time of year when golfers find their gloves from last season crusted over in their bags. Not only that, your glove has probably been stretched beyond the point of being a snug fit, rendering it pretty much useless. Though most golfers won’t get rid of a glove unless it’s ripped, you need to chuck those gloves out and start new, buying two or three that you can use in a rotation, which will make them last longer. Another tip on gloves: If you have hands that tend to perspire in warm weather, consider using a rain glove even when the sun is shining. When the hands get sweaty, leather gloves not only get wet with perspiration, but they’re tough to get on and off your hand for those who feel it is tour-pro cool to take your glove off after every shot. J.B. Holmes uses a rain glove all-year round, starting from when he was 15 years old playing in the humid Kentucky weather. Rain gloves go on and off easy, get tackier when wet and are far more durable. Finally, stop pulling on the cuff of the glove near the wrist. That just stretches it. Smooth the glove out with your non-gloved hand instead.