I have started taking a towel when I walk to my ball or on the tee box. Due to sweat dripping down from arms etc and affecting grip. Also thinking about wearing a wristband on my right hand to prevent sweat rundown from affecting grip.
I don't, but I think that's a great idea. When I caddied I would always have a towel soaking wet to clean off the golfer's ball when he got to the green and his clubs after every hit. I would like to have that, but I don't want to drench my clothes or the cart if I'm riding and my bag if I'm walking.
In So. Cal. the sweat is not as bad, and it mostly evaporates before affecting the grip.
I see that you are in Houston. When I was young, I frequently visited my aunt and grand aunt there. I understand the need for it there. In fact, I can't believe you can comfortably play golf there. )
Absolutely. I don't see many people with them, but I sort of have to. I do have a bit of a problem with the sweat on the grips, but more problem with sweat in the eyes and running off the face. The humidity in Georgia combined with the fact I have a shaved head make for a perfect little storm.
The towel is a great help. I actually have it on one of those retractable things that formerly belonged to a little wire brush for club cleaning (think the janitor's keys). So I just keep it on me for the whole round. Only necessary for these hottest couple of months.
I was really thinking about wristbands. At least one on my right hand. I never have the problem in the winter or during the day (say at home or the office) because my hands are really dry. But once the sweat starts pouring down it always ends up at the hands and feet
Now I need to find some Titleist wristbands....
I like to start the round with 2 towels. One has been wet to wipe the face of my clubs with to try to keep the grooves clean (also use a small pocked brush..compliments of Ping). The other towel, I really only carry it when I am headed to the green. Once on the green, I mark my ball and wipe it with the dry towel. If it has been raining and is muddy, then I will take the wet towel to the green because there may be mud on the ball.
I carry a clean dry towel everywhere I go on the course. I mostly use it to lay my club on around the greens to keep the grips off the wet grass. When needed, I use it to dry my ands or grips. IMO....it's a must.
It amazes me how so many golfers lay their clubs in the wet grass.......that would drive me insane! You might as well throw your grips in a bucket of dirt-water between shots........
I don't always carry a towel with me to the green ... not for any reason, though, other than it's not a habit yet. Silly, I know.
When I forget, I just clean the ball with my thumb and some spit if necessary.
As far as keeping grips dry when I lay them down, I usually prop them up on my putter cover, or lay them over the edge of a bunker or something.
I don't wear a glove so I'm pretty picky about my grips being in good shape. Somebody wanted me to hit their driver a few weeks ago and when I gripped it I just handed it back to them and said I couldn't hit the ball with a grip that slick.
I've never (yet) had any problem with sweating on the course. Part of that is that it's usually not very hot where I live and play the most. The other part could be that I'm used to welding in a leather jacket in much higher temps than any golf course.
I also haven't had an air conditioner at home (or at work) since I rented an apartment in 1982 that had central air. Maybe that makes a difference?
I keep lots of hand size towels in my bag. I know which one (white) is for my face and which one is for grips and clubs. I carry a small microfiber towel in my back pocket to clean mud and grass stains from my ball.
My face and hand towels usually stay on the cart unless it's cart path only. I never walk.