Gloves are not worn casually! A few tricks to extend the life of your gloves!

The correct way to put on and take off golf gloves ensures comfort and a long life.

Glove life

The lifespan of a new golf glove can vary depending on frequency of use, playing habits, and care for it. Generally speaking, the following are some reference indicators:

  • Frequency of use: If you play golf regularly, your gloves will wear out faster. Professional golfers may need to change their gloves every week , while amateur golfers may need to change their gloves every one to two months.
  • Playing Environment: Gloves may become worn more quickly when playing in humid or rainy weather, as moisture may accelerate leather wear.
  • Hitting Technique: Some experts may use more fingers when gripping the club, which may shorten the life of the glove. Proper grip technique and rotation can help slow down glove wear.
  • How to care for your gloves: Regular cleaning of your gloves, avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun, and trying not to leave your gloves in your golf bag when not in use will help extend the life of your gloves.

Overall, the lifespan of a glove can range from a few weeks to a few months. When you start to feel that your gloves are losing their original elasticity, their anti-slip effect is weakening, or they are showing obvious wear and tear, it’s time to consider replacing them. Keeping your gloves in good condition will help extend their lifespan while ensuring you have a better grip on the course.

Putting on and taking off golf gloves

  • Check the gloves: Make sure the gloves are clean and undamaged.
  • Find the right glove: Golf gloves usually come in left- and right-handed versions, so choose the right one based on whether you're left- or right-handed.
  • Sliding the glove in: Gently slide your fingers into the finger grooves of the glove, making sure that the contact surface between the fingers and the glove fits perfectly.

  • Tighten the wrist strap: If the glove has an adjustment strap, gently tighten it so that the glove fits your wrist, but do not pull it too tight to avoid affecting blood circulation.

  • Take off gloves:
  • Gently pinch your fingertips: Pinch the glove at the end of the finger groove to avoid pulling on the glove and causing damage.
  • Pull off with your other hand: Use your other hand to gently pull the glove off at the wrist, avoiding excessive force, especially if the glove is wet, to avoid damaging the glove or skin.

Tips and tricks

  • Avoid pulling too hard: Do not pull too hard on the gloves as this may damage the material. For details, in the next section we will mention the situation where gloves are damaged due to incorrect pulling!
  • Avoid wearing gloves for long periods of time: When not playing ball, try to avoid wearing gloves for long periods of time to prevent the gloves from losing their elasticity.
  • Keep them clean: Clean your gloves regularly with mild soap and water and let them air dry.
  • Proper donning and doffing will help ensure the comfort and functionality of your golf gloves while extending their lifespan.

Abnormal damage to gloves!

In the current glove manufacturing process, sewing is an unavoidable process, but the use of sutures also causes some problems. Due to sewing, there are holes caused by stitches on the complete leather and cloth surfaces, and the sewing holes are usually regular straight lines or shapes. This will cause the tight stitches to damage the leather and cloth when the gloves are pulled hard. The fabric creates sharp cuts that ultimately make the glove more susceptible to damage.

PS In recent years, some manufacturers have tried to use glue instead of sewing, but the results are very unsatisfactory! Because the glue is affected by hot and cold environments, the chemical properties of the glue will change, causing problems such as softening and leakage, and the glue will lose its stickiness after being left for a long time. Therefore, after suffering from the painful experience, now mainstream gloves have changed back to traditional gloves. Sewing and patchwork craftsmanship.

Gloves usually have the following seams:

  • Velcro material joint on back of hand
  • The joint between the palm and the back of the hand on the side of the wrist
  • The edge of the fingers, the joint between the palm and the back of the hand

Golf gloves of normal quality will not easily break or be damaged unless you pull the gloves deliberately and follow the proper putting on and taking off procedures. Therefore, golfers can use them with peace of mind without worrying about the gloves being too fragile. But golf gloves are sports consumables after all, and it is normal for them to get damaged after being used for a long time.

Precautions for wearing

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Palm area Pull hard on one side of the fabric at the wrist Pull the fabric evenly along the wrist so that the palm of the hand enters the glove
Finger area Pull hard on one side of the fabric at the wrist Hold the fingers of both hands tightly so that the glove fits each finger

PS If each finger cannot fit the glove, choose a smaller size glove.