How often you should change your golf glove depends on a number of factors.
Does it have any holes?
Is your golf glove stretched out?
Does it feel stiff?
An average glove lasts up to ten rounds but the number of balls you hit affects the life of your golf gloves. If you’re at the driving range a lot, keep a new golf glove in your bag.
What is the quality of your glove and what kind of material is it made from?
Inexpensive gloves won’t last as long as a premium glove and a super-thin glove may feel great but possibly won’t last as long.
How well do you take care of your glove?
If you finish your round and toss your wet glove in the bottom of your bag, well…you know how that one is going to end up!
A worn glove can actually be a pretty good indicator of how you hold the golf club. Take an old glove when you go for a lesson. It may help your PGA professional find ways to improve your grip…and thereby improve your game.
Of course, if you’re a professional on staff then none of these matter. You can have a new glove for every tee shot if that’s what you desire.
Your golf glove is your contact with the golf club. Treat it well!
By Frank LaRosa, a popular Northern California radio and television personality and golf writer who has chronicled the game and industry across multiple platforms since 1988. He currently produces and hosts a daily golf radio feature for Sports 1140 KHTK called “Golf to Go.” He has hosted a series of Emmy nominated golf programs for KVIE television called “Tee Time: Golf in Northern California.” He has written about golf for numerous print publications including NCGA magazine and Sacramento Magazine. His work in golf has garnered him numerous accolades including induction into the Sacramento Golf Hall of Fame and California Golf Hall of Fame, Honorary membership into the PGA, and he is a three-time winner of the Northern California PGA Media Person of the Year award.