Few things can derail a round faster than wet or sweaty hands. Without a secure golf club grip, you’ve got little chance of hitting solid shots.
Fortunately, this is one problem that’s pretty easy to get around. If your mitts tend to get moist on the golf course, read on for some simple solutions.
Install SuperStroke’s S-Tech Cord Grips
Cord-style grips have been the go-to, wet-weather grips for decades. For our S-Tech Cord Grip, we took the popular S-Tech Grip and added super-fine strands of fabric from top to bottom. When your hands are damp or sweaty, the fabric absorbs the moisture and wicks it away. Using SuperStroke S-Tech Cord grips all but assures a secure hold throughout the swing.
If cord grips aren’t your thing, but you really need help for wet hands, SuperStroke’s Cross Comfort Grip and Traxion Wrap Grip make great alternatives.
The Cross Comfort model offers superior all-weather traction thanks to the small X’s carved into the surface. Lots of golfers love this grip’s silky soft feel, too. The Traxion Wrap Grip features GeoSpeed Channels as well as X-shaped treads to keep moisture away from the hands.
As for putting, where the hands are less likely to slide, you’ll get slip-free performance from any SuperStroke putter grip model.
Carry Extra Towels – and Use them Frequently
On rainy days, it’s inevitable that your clubs’ grips will get doused. Be prepared by carrying at least one more towel than usual – and try to keep them out of the elements if you can.
Give your golf grip a thorough wipe-down before each shot and it should stay nice and tacky. Your best bet for absorbency is a quality microfiber towel, preferably with a “waffle” surface texture.
Rotate at Least Two Golf Gloves
In wet or humid weather, a single glove just won’t cut it for 18 holes. You should have at least two on hand (so to speak), and switch them out every few holes so they’ll dry when not in use. In fact, consider placing your gloves in a pouch or plastic bag until you need them.
Removing your golf glove between shots is helpful, too. And whatever you do, do NOT use your glove hand to pick up or move wet objects like your ball or the flagstick. Wet fingers and palms are the last thing you want.
If wet-weather golf is a fact of life where you live – say, the U.S. Pacific Northwest – consider buying a pair of rain gloves. They’re made from synthetic material, not leather, and work remarkably well.
Use Your Bag Cover or Umbrella
Yes, it’s a pain to cover and uncover your clubs between every shot. But when it’s really coming down, that’s what it takes to keep your precious grips dry. When you’re riding a cart equipped with a pull-out bag cover, employ that, too.
Playing golf in rainy or super-humid weather is far from ideal. If you can keep your hands and grips dry, though, you’ll save yourself strokes – and frustration.