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How often do you replace your glove?

post #1 of 32
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1) How often do you replace your glove?

2) If it rains, and soaks the glove, is the glove ruined?

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post #2 of 32

I replace the glove if it shows any wear. for me usually the thumb goes first.  As far as getting them wet. they usually just shrink a little. buy a pair of rain gloves and keep them in your bag.

post #3 of 32

I use them as long as possible. Usually until there is a hole in the thumb. Gloves are expensive considering how easily they wear out.

post #4 of 32

as soon as they are doing more harm to my swing than good its time for a new glove

post #5 of 32

Try no glove. I never thought I'd be happy without a nice fresh glove until reading threads here. Now I love going without any glove.

post #6 of 32

I never wear a glove anymore. When I learned the game I never wore a glove, and then for some reason I started wearing one. But it's just a pain in the ass and it never actually helped my score.

 

Now I just have badass calluses that protect the soft delicate insides of my hands.

post #7 of 32

if you can no longer grip the club with it comfortably.

 

if it doesnt form to your hand and fingers correctly.

 

if the material turns to cardboard.

 

I have 2 gloves in my bag atm.. M/L and a L. Depending on day, weather, I just switch between the two.

post #8 of 32

Every three games, if I am playing for money or in a comp, I always use a new one

 

I will also only use a Mizuno Skintite

 

Very superstitious about gloves

post #9 of 32

During the Sweaty summer Months, i wear three or four gloves during a round, so I have a Velcro strip that hangs from my bag to hold the cloves where thay can dry out.

 

In this manner, I can wear a glove for several months, playing twice a week.

post #10 of 32
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Originally Posted by Fozcycle View Post

During the Sweaty summer Months, i wear three or four gloves during a round, so I have a Velcro strip that hangs from my bag to hold the cloves where thay can dry out.

 

In this manner, I can wear a glove for several months, playing twice a week.

Where do you get these velcro strips? I've seen many guys at my club doing the same.

post #11 of 32
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Originally Posted by TomK82 View Post

as soon as they are doing more harm to my swing than good its time for a new glove


Yeah, I was playing with a worn-out glove and it was affecting my grip on the club. I changed the glove and went on to shoot my best round the next time I played. (6 strokes lower than my average score).

post #12 of 32

I rotate my gloves like I rotate my tennis shoes. After they start wearing out, the old shoes become yard shoes. My gloves rotate into a practice glove for another week or two then get pitched.

 

I buy Sta-Sof Footjoys on Ebay here and there. At Dick's they're about $20.00 a piece + tax but on Ebay you can get them about 40% cheaper on Auctions.

post #13 of 32

Everytime I peg somebody in another fairway with an errant drive, I give them the glove I was wearing (with my autograph, of course) and break out a new one.

 

(Seriously though, I wear mine until it gets a hole - usually in the thumb.  I also store it in a ziploc bag so its not all dry/crunchy each time I take it back out.  Don't know if that does anything for its life span, but it stays softer at least)

 

EDIT:  Sorry, I forgot to ask ... What's rain??

post #14 of 32

I replace a glove when it gets black and starts to get slick.  Typically gloves last me a long time, even playing twice a week and going to the range once a week 1 glove still lasts me the entire season.

post #15 of 32

Typically, I do not wear a glove. But when I do, I replace it when I see wear in the palm area.

 

This summer, it is so warm, I began wearing rain gloves to keep my hands on the grip. I try to use the left glove, but when it was 105, I used both. They work.

post #16 of 32

When I wore a glove, until it started to get hard... I probably could get more use than I did but I liked having them in fairly "new" condition.

 

However, for the past month or so I've been going gloveless and love it. In the summer out here it's real hot (118° yesterday) and I keep a towel soaked in ice water to cool off... I got tired of taking my glove on and off to use it so I ditched the glove and couldn't be happier.

post #17 of 32
Keep it in a plastic bag to preserve it, I use a sandwich bag.
post #18 of 32

I replace it when I get a hole or else it no longer grips the club well.

 

I do not play the constant glove-on, glove off game that many people play when they got close to or on the green, which I feel

 

1) Wastes time pulling a glove one or off;

 

2) Wears out the glove faster;

 

3) Gives me a worse grip on the club when temperatures are 90+* -- on a recent 98* day, I kept having to wipe off my bare right hand but did not have an issue with sweat effecting my grip with my gloved left hand.

 

4)  Has no appreciable impact on my chipping or putting, whatsoever.  I cannot recall ever having my putter slip or otherwise strike the ball in a manner I did not intend because of how my gloved left hand was holding on to the putter grip - my putts that I miss are because of alignment issues,  underestimating or overestimating the break (I am guilty of the latter most of the time) or having the wrong speed on the putt.  I suspect that this is true for 99% of the people on this board, regardless of how they talk about improved feel with bare hands. 

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