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There is no “Standard” size for golf towels. That said, most are the same length. I guess they should not drag the ground when hung from your bag. If carrying the towel, there is no size requirement. I have both, one hanging from m6 bag and one that I carry to the green to lay my putter on so it doesn’t get wet from dew. I also use the extra towel for sweat as some call it a sweat towel.


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I definitely prefer my towels covering up my knees. But for golf purposes I have actually never honestly looked at how long they are (assumed they were all pretty much the same). I do carry 3 though because the red sox, patriots and bruins are all just fun to toss out there on threads.

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Towel length doesn’t bother me, as long as you use it to clean your clubs.

It’s dirty grooves that is the real issue in golf. You can’t trust a guy who’s got 6 years of dirt in his grooves and a towel dragging on the ground.

For real though, I know of two sort of “normal size” towels. One has the clip on a corner, the larger is meant to be folded and pulled through a towel loop.

I guess the argument for is that you have more area to clean/dry your clubs so you could play more. The caddies on tour with large towels probably created a market by being seen on TV with them.

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The really long ones you're referring to usually have a hole in the middle and are called caddie towels. The hole in the middle is to be able to put it over a club so you don't have to clip it to anything.

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I've got a small waffle towel and my wife carries a long one that is from a high end Club in Naples. They both clean the clubs just as well - so I guess it doesn't matter. 

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The stainless steel sink I installed in our kitchen a few years ago came with a logo dish towel - a nice quality, black color one.  My wife promptly threw it into the rag bin.  I recused it and have been using it since.  The black color is perfect - never looks dirty.  I had a guy ask me once about the logo name... I'll bet money he spent time trying to find those clubs on-line 🤣.

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I guess I'm weird but I carry several towels.  One is the standard towel used for clubs after each shot.  It clips on my bag.  My second is my Putter Tuck towel which is a putter cover/towel combo.  This goes to the green with me and is used to clean wedges, the ball, etc.  My 3rd is a larger towel I keep with me in the cart and is used to wipe sweat from the south Georgia heat or snot during the short brisk season.  Lastly, I have a small washcloth sized towel for various use that is stashed in the drink pocket of my bag.  

 

Granted, this is when I'm in a cart.  If I walk, its the club towel and Putter Tuck only.  

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4 hours ago, JP Labuschagne said:

Hey everyone, 

Just curious to know why some people and tour player use really lengthy golf towels and not just a standard golf towel size?

 

I always wondered if they just took it from their hotel room shower?

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2 hours ago, Mr. 82 said:

I need an extra long towel for the 15th hole at my course.  That's about the time I need to throw it and call the match after I shank one into the woods.  It's what I need when I can't take anymore of this insufferable game, and have had enough, and just throw in the towel and spend the last 4 holes suffering in misery as this game exacts more pain from me then I can tolerate for one round of golf.

Same time tomorrow?  🤣

Does it help if you start the round with a clean towel?

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9 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

Same time tomorrow?  🤣

Does it help if you start the round with a clean towel?

Yep, just like that commercial where the dude goes ballistic in the parking lot, throwing his bag and trashing his clubs, while his 3 buddies look on silently.  They eventually get in the van, and temper tantrum dude goes, "So, same tee time tomorrow?"  😂

And it depends on how you define "clean".  I often dip my towel in the club wash bin to wet it down, where everyone coming off the range dips their clubs in the water to clean them off.  I really don't care, considering the sole purpose of the towel in non-summer months is to clean off my clubs and balls after they get dirty.  So what if the water is dirty.

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2 minutes ago, Mr. 82 said:

Yep, just like that commercial where the dude goes ballistic in the parking lot, throwing his bag and trashing his clubs, while his 3 buddies look on silently.  They eventually get in the van, and temper tantrum dude goes, "So, same tee time tomorrow?"  😂

And it depends on how you define "clean".  I often dip my towel in the club wash bin to wet it down, where everyone coming off the range dips their clubs in the water to clean them off.  I really don't care, considering the sole purpose of the towel in non-summer months is to clean off my clubs and balls after they get dirty.  So what if the water is dirty.

I meant bring a clean towel from home.  Periodically, my wife grabs my towels and washes them because I tend to keep them on my bag beyond gross time.  I usually don't know it until my next round.  Does it improve my round to start with a clean towel...  not really.  😂

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Just now, Kenny B said:

I meant bring a clean towel from home.  Periodically, my wife grabs my towels and washes them because I tend to keep them on my bag beyond gross time.  I usually don't know it until my next round.  Does it improve my round to start with a clean towel...  not really.  😂

I wash all my golf towels on Monday, after a long weekend of abusing them with mud and dirt.  If I play on Friday it's clean, but who knows what it looks like by Sunday.

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4 minutes ago, Mr. 82 said:

I wash all my golf towels on Monday, after a long weekend of abusing them with mud and dirt.  If I play on Friday it's clean, but who knows what it looks like by Sunday.

Our turf is very firm and I don't take much of a divot, so clubs don't get very dirty.  I get a little dirt but mostly grass in the grooves.  Since COVID we don't have any club cleaning water available on the range, and there is no water available on the course.  We have to bring our own.  In the summer a wet towel at the start of #1 is bone dry by #4.  That's why the bottle brush filled with soapy water is my goto club cleaner, and a dry towel just wipes off the wet club face.

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Just now, Kenny B said:

Our turf is very firm and I don't take much of a divot, so clubs don't get very dirty.  I get a little dirt but mostly grass in the grooves.  Since COVID we don't have any club cleaning water available on the range, and there is no water available on the course.  We have to bring our own.  In the summer a wet towel at the start of #1 is bone dry by #4.  That's why the bottle brush filled with soapy water is my goto club cleaner, and a dry towel just wipes off the wet club face.

our course gets wet in the winter and muddy, and because it doesn't get all that hot, it doesn't really have a chance to dry out.  So mudballs aplenty, and well, all of that.  I've got a groove tube too, but I honestly won't go to that unless I get stuck behind the group in front of me.  I literally don't have time to use it between shots.  The guys I play with don't screw around on the course, and just go.  So I clean the clubs and balls whenever I can sneak it.

And in case you were thinking it, I think it's rude to be making noise cleaning clubs and balls when someone else is hitting or addressing their ball.  And by the time they are done, the next guy is up, and I need to get to my next shot.  Well, you get the idea.  There literally is no time to be cleaning clubs or balls during my round.  The wet towel is about the best option for me, and I just soak it to the max before tee off, and it typically stays wet through about 15 or 16 holes.

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10 minutes ago, Mr. 82 said:

our course gets wet in the winter and muddy, and because it doesn't get all that hot, it doesn't really have a chance to dry out.  So mudballs aplenty, and well, all of that.  I've got a groove tube too, but I honestly won't go to that unless I get stuck behind the group in front of me.  I literally don't have time to use it between shots.  The guys I play with don't screw around on the course, and just go.  So I clean the clubs and balls whenever I can sneak it.

And in case you were thinking it, I think it's rude to be making noise cleaning clubs and balls when someone else is hitting or addressing their ball.  And by the time they are done, the next guy is up, and I need to get to my next shot.  Well, you get the idea.  There literally is no time to be cleaning clubs or balls during my round.  The wet towel is about the best option for me, and I just soak it to the max before tee off, and it typically stays wet through about 15 or 16 holes.

So, it has dried out about the time you throw it.  🤣

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Long towels for caddies as they throw them over their shoulder which makes them easy to use. 

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