How do I care for my genuine leather golf items?
This is a question that we receive several times each month, so we thought that we would share some simple tips with you that will allow you to properly care for your golf club head covers, grips, scorecard holders, yardage book covers, belts and wallets.
Tip 1 - Dry your golf scorecard holder properly.
When your leather scorecard holder gets excess moisture on it, or goes through a round in the heavy rain, be sure that you dry it out slowly. Speeding up the drying process can lead to changes in the leather's chemical structure, and you will end up with stiff leather that will get brittle and deteriorate over time. So always dry the scorecard holder at room temperature, and keep it in the shape you want it to end up.
Tip 2 - Moisturize your leather golf club head covers twice a season
Nothing looks better than a set of leather golf club head covers adorning your golf bag. But if neglected, those beautiful leather head covers can become dry, start to crack and deteriorate. To avoid this deterioration, keep the head covers clean, and rub a leather conditioner on them at the beginning and end of each golf season.
*If you live in an area with extreme weather conditions, it is recommended that you repeat this process on a regular basis.
Tip 3 - Keep your leather golf belt clean.
It's inevitable, your leather golf belt will need a wipe down after a season of heavy wear. To clean, simply use a damp cloth to gently wipe down your belt. For tough stains that may require extra attention, try using a gentle leather cleaner.
Tip 4 - Don't overfill your leather cash cover wallet.
Keep in mind that genuine leather is a natural material and will stretch out, but will not stretch back. If you start to overfill a wallet, it will stretch out and never return to it’s former tautness. So learn to err on the side of carrying less contents in your wallet.
Tip 5 - Store your leather items properly.
Be sure to store your leather accessories in a temperature controlled area that is well ventilated to prevent mildew growth and keep the leather from drying out.
By following these five simple tips, you will prolong the life, as well as improve the look and feel of your genuine leather items. Also, if you treat your leather right, with minimal care and attention, genuine leather items can last a lifetime.