Golf gloves are a golfer’s best friend on the course. They ensure you have the grip you need to make the perfect swing as well as prevent blisters.
Golf gloves cost between $15-$30 per glove. That can be an expensive golf accessory overtime. Over a year of playing golf, our golf glove budget can get out of hand, but it doesn’t have to break the bank.
Stopping your golf glove from hardening and crusting is as easy as following a few proper maintenance steps. If you properly store and care for you golf glove, you can dramatically extend its useable lifespan.
However, sometimes we forget proper golf glove care and we need to rejuvenate our golf glove back to its former glory. While this is not always possible, in some cases, we can use moisturizers and conditioners to revive our old golf gloves.
In the article below, we are going to cover all you need to know about moisturizing your golf glove. How to revive your golf glove with moisturizer as well as what type of moisturizer to use. We have a lot to cover so let’s jump in.
Can I Use Moisturizer To Restore A Golf Glove?
Yes, you can use moisturize to restore your golf glove, but its effects on extending the life of your glove is limited. Also, remember that anything you put on your golf glove will ultimately end up on your golf grip. Be sure to avoid anything oily when rejuvenating your golf glove.
Your best bet on getting your golf glove to last longer is proper care throughout the use of the glove. Storing your glove properly and removing excess moisture will be more impactful in extending the life of your golf glove then applying moisturizer after it starts to break down.
In most cases of golf glove decay, it will make more sense to buy a new glove instead of investing in moisturizer.
That said, if you want to try to revive your golf glove, go for it! Let’s look at how to best to do it.
What Type Of Moisturizer To Use On Golf Gloves?
The type of moisturizer or conditioner matters when revitalizing your golf glove. We would recommend using a moisturizer formulated to for golf gloves such as Meister Glove Butter.
Other types of moisturizers will also work, but it is important to remember that anything you put on your golf glove will ultimately end up on your golf grip. Oily or slippery conditioners may improve the look of the glove while impacting performance. Choose your golf glove moisturizer carefully.
If you golf grips are now slippery due to excess oil, check out our article on “5 Easy Ways To Clean Your Golf Grips.”
How To Revive An Old Golf Glove With Moisturizer
Using moisturizer to recondition your glove will have usually show only minimal improvement. That said, if you are willing to take the time necessary and wiling to take the risk of ruining the glove, go for it! Listed below are the steps you would take if you were inclined to do so.
What You Will Need
- Moisturizer such as Meister Glove Butter
- Gallon Size Zip Lock Bag
- Optional: Toothbrush
Step By Step Instructions
- Clean off any dirt or debris from the golf glove
- Use a soft brush toothbrush for troubled areas
- Apply a small dab of Meister Glove Butter to your index finger
- Gently rub the conditioner onto the glove. Focus on the worse spots
- Repeat this process until the entire glove is conditioned
- Place the glove in a zip lock bag to allow moisturizer to set in
- Remove the glove from the bag after an hour then let it air dry
Will Moisturizer Make Golf Glove Sticky or Tacky?
Moisturizing your golf glove with most conditioners will not make them sticky or tacky. If anything, it will typically lead to your golf glove becoming slippery.
If you are looking to make your golf glove or golf grips tacky you will need to take a different approach. The best approach to make your golf gear tacky is using tacky spray or dry hand lotion.
Golf gloves are a key part of any golfer’s game. They provide much need grip on hot and muggy days as well as prevent blisters. Smart golfers understand their golf glove’s importance on the course and take care of them to make sure they get maximum performance.
Follow the simple steps above to revive your golf glove with moisturizer. Remember that moisturizer can be an effective tool in glove care, but its impact will likely be short lived. Use the tips above to know when to moisturize and when its time to upgrade to a new glove.
If you are interested in learning about golf gloves impact to your game, check out our article “Everything You Need To Know About Golf Gloves.”
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