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blisters on my hands

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so today i went to the range, happily i was stuck there for 2 hours, i hit 3 baskets (60 balls each), when i was in my third bucket, i am a left handed player, i felt a huge blister on the palm of my right hand like right where the club is supposed to sit on the outside, it is huge. also, i got a slight blister on my left thumb (bottom hand along the grip) and i use the interlocking grip and sorta peeled off the skin on the side of my left 4th finger.

any way to avoid this next time? or is hitting 3 baskets just too much in one day

i am also going to golf tomorrow is this a bad idea, should i let my hands rest or should i play through it

thanks

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I would tape up your bad-spots for tomorrow. A little moleskin is great.

Could be a grip issue. Or it could just be your hands aren't golf-conditioned if you haven't been playing much. They'll callous over with time.

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what else can be used instead of moleskin? maybe just an ordinary bandaid under my glove?

i forgot to mention if people were going to say to use a glove, i do use one it went through

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If you don't have moleskin, just use some athletic tape. I don't know if a bandaid will last through a round of golf. Especially with taking off and putting on your glove over and over throughout the day. A bandaid covered in athletic tape will probably last.

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but any way on preventing these or just with time my skin will become stronger and wont blister

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Super Glue works wonders for blisters as well.  I use it all the time for bowling blisters.

Just put a drop on the blister and let it dry and harden.  It will create a nice tough patch over the blister.   Just make sure it is completely dry before you close your hand, put on your golf glove, or grab your club.

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Your skin will toughen up over time. Hitting 180 balls over 2 hours is a ton. I try to limit myself to just 60 each time I go out. If I am working on something specific, I will go a couple days in a row rather than hitting too many in one day.

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Not kidding, I've heard of baseball players peeing on their hands to toughen them up...
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haha i will try,

one thing about the super glue, how do i take it off after without ruining the skin under it which has the blister?

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Originally Posted by dadu991

haha i will try,

one thing about the super glue, how do i take it off after without ruining the skin under it which has the blister?

The super glue is to cover the open skin after the blister has popped (like second skin). You can also use super glue as an artificial callus in blister prone areas.

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They're a badge of honor. Tape 'em up or just rest. Or yell this out as loud as you can to the other people at the range before going back to beat another bucket.

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Originally Posted by golf55

I get blister on my fingers and my feet from walking.

blister on your fingers from walking? please explain how do you walk?

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But if you get blisters, your grip pressure is to tight.

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Originally Posted by dadu991

so today i went to the range, happily i was stuck there for 2 hours, i hit 3 baskets (60 balls each), when i was in my third bucket, i am a left handed player, i felt a huge blister on the palm of my right hand like right where the club is supposed to sit on the outside, it is huge. also, i got a slight blister on my left thumb (bottom hand along the grip) and i use the interlocking grip and sorta peeled off the skin on the side of my left 4th finger.

any way to avoid this next time? or is hitting 3 baskets just too much in one day

i am also going to golf tomorrow is this a bad idea, should i let my hands rest or should i play through it

thanks

1) your grips are old

2) your grips are dirty

3) your gripping to tight

4) take a break inbetween buckets, go from maybe 1 bucket to short game shots, to 1 bucket, to putting, to 1 bucket. This will help take away the constant stress on the hands

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Blister form from an object rubbing on the skin. You mentioned you wear a glove.... how is the fitment of the glove? People get fitted for clubs, you should be fitted for gloves as well. You want to make sure with your fingers out that you can't grab or pinch material on the palm area. Also all fingers should fit and fill the fingers of the gloves with no slack at the top of the finger. The glove should fit like a second skin. I carry two gloves with me at all times in case I am sweating enough to cause the glove to get wet, I hate humidity in Wisconsin! Also as stated above, you may need to re-grip or at least clean your grips.

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Originally Posted by dadu991

haha i will try,

one thing about the super glue, how do i take it off after without ruining the skin under it which has the blister?

Super glue can be used several ways:

1.  If a blister breaks... you can glue the skin back.

2.  If an open blister forms you just put the glue on top of the open skin and it provides a protective covering (may sting a little though).

3.  If you have an area that normally forms blisters... you can put the glue on the skin and it will provide an artificial callous.

The glue will probably wear partially off at some point during the round.  You wont have to worry about ruining the skin underneath.

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