Hand sanitizer for golfers: 7 of the most effective bottles that will fit in any golf bag

From sprays to gels, floral scents to no-aroma formulas, there are tons of germ-fighting hand sanitizers for golfers to choose from

August 28, 2020
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A travel-sized hand sanitizer is a great way to protect yourself from germs on the golf course. Many companies have stepped up to produce hand sanitizers that not only are effective on eliminating germs but have fresh scents, easy-to-apply formulas and is made from a formula that won’t leave your hands with a greasy or sticky residue that makes it difficult to grip a club.

The CDC recommends using a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. We’ll stress that hand-washing with soap and water is always the most effective way to avoid germs, but when that is not an option, here are a few hand sanitizers to slip into your golf bag.

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Bryson DeChambeau and Lexi Thompson recently signed on to rep skincare company Oars + Alps. The company is focused on natural ingredients with effective results—including its spray and gel hand sanitizers. The pocket-sized spray bottle ($12 for set of 2) is easy to use and releases a fine mist of moisturizing antibacterial spray made with 71 percent Ethyl Alcohol. The gel hand sanitizer ($16 for set of 2) has a similar formula that is unscented and packed with a skin-softening vitamin E to combat any dryness caused by the alcohol.

Seamus Golf stepped up early in the pandemic to help with the face-mask shortage and provide necessary supplies for both frontline workers and the public. Though the face masks sold out quickly, the golf brand developed a floral hand sanitizer, locally distilled near Seamus’ HQ in Beaverton, Ore. The 7.5 fl. oz. bottles are made with 80 percent alcohol and are part of the brand’s stylish Sofa King Pure Collection that includes headcovers, accessories and a seriously cool golf bag.

The CBD company Half Day retrofitted its manufacturing equipment to produce a spray hand sanitizer ($4) with an ultra-fresh citrus scent derived from Terpenes. It’s also got Aloe Vera and vitamin E for a mix that’s easy on the skin. And it’s quick drying, so you won’t have to worry about your golf club slipping out of your hand.

These fun little hand-sanitizer misters pack up to 500 spritzes per 1.3 fl oz bottle, are quick to absorb and include essential oils for additional benefits to the skin. The company also sells a variety of colorful silicone cases with a key ring to attach the sanitation anywhere. Available as a single purchase or in a subscription model, the sanitizers start at $12 for a single spray bottle or three for $30.

If you’re a fan of essential oils and clean ingredients, you’ll love EIR’s Pure Eir Sanitizing Spray ($20). The citrus-scented spray is a mix of locally sourced, artisanal 190-proof grain alcohol (65.7 percent), skin-soothing olive oil and natural germ-fighting ingredients like Cypress Oil, Sweet Orange Oil, Eucalyptus and Witch Hazel.

Golf company BagBoy became the exclusive distributor of AllShield sanitizers in early May to help keep golfers safe. The sanitizer formula includes 70 percent alcohol and is safe for use on skin and surfaces. You can use it to clean your hands, golf ball, cart and anything else that needs a little germ-elimination.

CBD Company Also Organics is offering their hand sanitizer for free, while supplies last. Made with the antiseptic Chloroxyenol, the 25 mg CBD hand sanitizer has a soothing lavender scent that will be a nice change from those awful smelling gallon pumps that have been popping up outside grocery stores.