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How do I Stop My Hands from Getting Sweaty When I Golf?
There are many steps you can take to curb the fight against sweat when you’re golfing, even in hottest parts of the country like Florida. There are things you can do before coming to the course, and things you can bring with you to the course to use as you play.
Before coming to the course, make sure you’re wearing breathable clothing made from things like cotton. Golf may feel slow-moving at first, but you’ll warm up fast out there. You could also apply baby powder to your hands to dry them thoroughly before you start your round.
Bring essential items with you to the course. Pack a gym towel (or two) into your bag and use it to wipe your hands after each hole. Gym towels are better than golf towels for absorbing sweat. You should also pack 1-2 spare gloves into your bag and consider changing your glove after every 6 or 9 holes.
Consider products like Dry Hands and Grip Boost spray, which work like the baby powder, but are designed specifically for use in sports. When you combine these products with sensible steps like spare gloves and towels, you’ll have a much more comfortable round.
One more step you can take if you are worried about sweaty hands is switching out the grip on your clubs. Certain grips are designed for the sweatier hand, so you could ask at your pro shop to see what they have for you.
What Golf Gloves are the Best?
Which golf glove is best for you will depend on several things:
1. The Weather
If you’re playing in a hot environment, then you need gloves with good ventilation like those with breathable 3D mesh. Other places may have frequent rain, in which case you’ll want the weather-resistant rain glove. Always consider the typical weather of your local course.
The glove needs to fit your hand perfectly. Buy your first one in the pro shop to find the perfect size; you need a “Cinderella” fit with a golf glove. If it’s too big, it won’t protect your skin or offer the best possible grip.
Consider the price point of each glove you buy. If you are buying your “main” glove, then it’s worth spending a little more for a durable, quality item. If you’re getting spare gloves or ones you’ll only use on the driving range, then you can go for something a bit cheaper.
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Don’t be too taken in by big golf brands. They often look the part and are of a high order in terms of quality, but they also cost a lot more and don’t always deliver enough difference to justify the price point.