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In this next installment, I discuss some preferred methods of caring for your leather golf grips and making them last for years. Leather putter grips are very easy to maintain and care for, but this process may require persistence in order to maintain that soft, supple feel.

Over time, the natural oils from your hands and other foreign substances that your grip comes into contact with on the golf course takes its toll on the condition of your putter grip. So we recommend regular scheduled maintenance to keep your grip soft and your confidence up.


Key Thought: Confidence is the key to remember in this process. You will not be able to perform to your maximum potential on the putting green if you are uncomfortable in any way. If you complete this cleaning process and do not like the way your grip feels in your hands, stop cleaning your leather grip. Just keep in mind that you may have to replace your leather grip sooner rather than later if you do not care for your leather grip on a regular basis.


Supplies you will need for maintenance and care:


Saddle Soap

A Soft Cloth or Towel

Small bucket of Water


Step 1: Clean the leather putter grip.

While applying liberal pressure, wipe down your leather putter grip with a damp, soft cloth to remove all dirt, dust and debris. The grip should be completely free of dirt before the soap is applied.

Step 2: Prepare the saddle soap for application.

Dip the damp cloth into the saddle soap and work into a good lather.

Step 3: Apply the saddle soap.

Rub a small amount of saddle soap into the putter grip and let sit for 3-5 minutes.

Expert Tip: Apply the saddle soap in small, circular motions to ensure full coverage. Much like waxing a small car.

Step 4: Wipe off the excess saddle soap.

Using a clean, damp cloth wipe off all excess saddle soap.

Expert Tip: Be sure that no remaining soap is left on the grip, as this can cause dryness and cracking.

Step 5: Condition the leather grip.

Apply a small amount of leather conditioner to a clean dry cloth and rub in with a small circular motion until you covered the entire grip.

Expert Tip: This step is optional depending on the level of tackiness that you prefer to feel in your grip. 

Step 6: Store the leather grips in a safe place.

Avoid storage in direct sunlight, extreme heat or an area where carbon monoxide is present. 

Expert Tip: If you are taking the time to regularly clean and care for your leather putter grip, be sure store your golf clubs in a cool, dry area to avoid drying and cracking.







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