Have you ever seen golfers on the green and wondered why they had towels? What did they do with them? Do they just look like idiots with towels in hand all day? Or is it some sort of golf tradition that we didn't know about? As it turns out, golfers have a very good reason to carry a towel when they play.
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Use a Golf Towel to Clean Your Clubs
The most obvious use for a golf towel is cleaning your clubs. After each shot, wipe off any dirt or debris that may have accumulated on the club face from the last shot (or from hitting a rock and getting some gravel stuck in there). This will help prevent rust from forming on your clubs and keep them in good condition for years to come.
Use a Golf Towel to Clean Your Ball
You should know the importance of having clean balls! Not having clean dimples on your ball can severely effect the flight. Mud or debris caked on your ball can cause it to hook or slice even when your club path and face were true.
A dirty ball on the putting green is one of the easiest ways to rack up 3 putts. Putting is hard enough so give yourself the best chance and start with a clean ball. A wet towel brought to the green is a simple and easy way to make sure your ball and even putter face are clean from dirt and debris.
Use a Golf Towel to Clean Your Grips
Most golf grips are made with rubber, polymer, or another synthetic material than can get slippery when wet. Whether it is 110 and you're sweating your balls off or it's 36 and your twig and berries have huddled back inside like a scared turtle, it's going to affect your grips. Keeping part of your towel dry so you can wipe your grips clean before/after each shot is imperative to remain in control of your club during your swing.
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