August 03, 2020 3 min read

A good golf glove is one of the most important tools in your bag. It can give you the right grip for firm control of each shot and a responsive feel for the game. When you let your glove get too dirty, you tend to lose that fit and feel. This can lead you to compensate with a grip that’s too firm and rigid, which will tense up the rest of your body and affect your shot. Conversely, a dirty glove can also take away from your grip, causing you to hit errant shots or even lose your grip altogether. By taking the time to clean and care for your gloves both on and off the course, you’ll not only improve your game but make your gloves last longer at higher quality.

Keep your Golf Glove Fresh on the Course

One of the best things you can do to take care of your golf glove is to take care of it on the course. The first thing to avoid is wiping away sweat with your glove. It’s true that your glove is designed to fight moisture, but adding pools of salty sweat from your forehead will only damage the leather. Carry a towel for that.

Another thing to avoid on the course is wadding up your glove and stuffing it in your bag when you’re done. Your glove will hold on to moisture longer and lose its shape. If you do this enough, you’ll end up with a crunchy, inflexible mess instead of the soft, form-fitting glove you want. To take extra care of your golf gloves, put them in aBender Glove Box for safekeeping.

How to Clean your Golf Gloves Properly at Home

Knowinghow to clean golf gloves doesn’t take much. You just need to do it right and do it regularly. Leaving excess dirt and sweat on your gloves for too long will cause the leather to break down.

Washing Your Golf Glove

Washing your golf gloves is all about doing it regularly and being gentle with the material.

  • You can wash it by hand with gentle laundry soap.
  • Focus on removing dirt and making it look clean.
  • You can also put it in the washing machine on the gentle cycle.
  • Make sure to secure the velcro before washing.
  • Don’t use bleach to wash leather gloves.

Drying Your Golf Glove

Remember that gloves, especially leather ones, are sensitive to heat.

  • No matter how you wash your golf glove, make sure you air dry it.
  • The heat of a dryer can damage and crack the leather.
  • Hang your leather glove and give it plenty of time to dry.
  • If you live in an arid climate, you may need to treat your glove with a leather conditioner to prevent cracking in the dry air.

When Should You Replace Your Golf Glove?

Regularly washing your gloves will help them last longer and perform better. However, they still won’t last forever. If your gloves have dirty areas that just won’t come out, or if you notice holes or cracks forming, it’s probably time to get a new one.

Replace the Old with the New!

Is it time to replace your old golf glove? Take a look at Bender Gloves’ selection of mens golf gloves! Whether you want to stand out on the golf course, or you’re just looking for a standard quality golf glove, Bender Gloves has you covered.

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