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VivanTee Glove Care

Written by: Cesar Figueroa

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Glove Care for Your VivanTee Glove

Section 1: The Correct Sizing - Your Perfect Fit

First, make sure your VivanTee golf glove fits properly.  A golf glove that fits just right is essential for optimal performance. Ill-fitted gloves may cause discomfort, blisters, and can tear if too small or even too big. To find the perfect fit, measure your hand with the below golf chart.  If you are here after purchasing your VivanTee golf glove already, the fit should be snug.  As it is made of 100% leather it will stretch a little bit, so snug is important. Not loose.


Here is what to look for:


  • Fits like a skin:

Your golf glove should embrace your hand snugly, feeling like a second skin, with a firm fit across your palm and fingers and no excess material.

 

  • Fingers should be snug:

If there's excess material at the tips of your fingers, consider going down a size or you may be a better fit for a cadet sizing (we do not offer at the moment).

 

  • Room to adjust closure:

The fastening tab should cover roughly 75% of your hand's backside, leaving about a quarter-inch of Velcro® exposed. This ensures you have room for adjustments while playing.

Examples of how a VivanTee Golf Glove should fit
Proper fit images of a VivanTee Golf Glove
VivanTee golf glove sizing guide

Section 2: Area of Golf Glove Wear

The beautiful thing about wearing a golf glove is it can offer signs of areas for improvement within your grip.  These 3 areas of wear can lead to the below assumptions.

Palm Wear


Palm wear can be a sign of slipping hands during your swing or could be a sign that you're gripping the club with your palms instead of your fingers.


Heel Wear


It's possible that you're adjusting your grip at the peak of your swing, or you might be holding the club too near its end. Ensure that your grip is maintained approximately an inch away from the club's end.

 

Thumb Wear


Your thumb might be stretching too far along the shaft. Try angling your left thumb a bit towards the right to achieve a smoother and more comfortable backswing.

Golf Glove maintenance guide, image of 3 different areas the golf glove will wear out to show case potential clues as to adjustments needed.

Section 3: During Play

Maintaining a relaxed grip on the golf club not only improves your swing but also protects your glove from unnecessary strain. Many golfers tend to grip the club too tightly, causing undue pressure on the glove's palm and fingers. This tight grip can lead to premature wear and tear, impacting the glove's lifespan. Focus on finding the right balance between control and tension, and your glove will thank you for it.  


Repeat after me, NO DEATH GRIP!  This will help your swing as well.  


Rotation of Gloves


Ever wonder why so many pros have multiple golf gloves at all times?  Some as many as 10-15 carrying with them or on their caddy.  Rotating between multiple gloves extends the life of each glove because it gives them more time to dry out.

"The forward hand is a finger grip, the two middle fingers apply light pressure. The tips of the forefinger and thumb serve the golfer for finesse."

Ben Hogan

Playing golf on a hot day can cause your hands to sweat profusely, leaving your gloves damp and uncomfortable. To prevent this, consider taking the glove off between shots, allowing it to air out and dry. Carrying an extra glove in your golf bag ensures you always have a dry replacement ready. By keeping your glove dry, you maintain its integrity and prevent unpleasant odors.

Section 4: Immediate Post Use

Immediate Post-Use Care:

  • Step 1: Wipe off any excess dirt or mud prior to taking the glove off.

  • Step 2: After each use, carefully remove the glove from your hand without pulling at the fingers.

  • Step 3: Use a soft, dry brush or cloth to gently remove any dirt, sand, or grass.

Dealing with Moisture:

  • Step 4: If the glove is damp from sweat or humidity, pat it with a soft towel.

  • Step 5: Air-dry the glove by laying it flat on a clean surface in a well-ventilated area, away from direct heat or sunlight. IMPORTANT Do not crumple your golf glove up and throw in your bag, this will very rapidly deteriorate the quality of your glove.

Recommended products for help:

Golf glove hangers for golf glove maintenance

Section 5: Cleaning Your VivanTee Glove

  • Step 1: For a thorough clean, sparingly use a damp cloth with mild, leather-safe soap. Gently work into the leather in a circular motion, focusing on soiled areas.

  • Step 2: Remove soap residue with a clean, damp cloth. Do not over-wet the leather to prevent over-stretching the glove..

(optional) Conditioning:

  • Step 3: Once fully dry, apply a small amount of quality leather conditioner to a soft cloth. Rub gently into the glove to keep the leather supple. 

Before and After Dirty Golf Glove Cleaning

Section 6: Other Items to Consider

In order for VivanTee to create a unique fashion accessory, we wanted to design something that hasn't been done before.  Because of that, our golf gloves are custom-dyed and colored on the palm and glove.  Outside of the SoHo Blush and Ember PearLES that have white bases.  Because of this on particularly humid days or if you tend to have sweaty hands during play, there may be some dye leakage.  In this instance, no need to worry, just gently wash with soap and water.  Can easily be cleaned off and is not permanent.  Make sure not to get the dye on any of your clothes.


For extreme weather conditions like rain, snow, or very humid days, we would recommend opting for a synthetic glove, those are built for rain and abnormal playing conditions.  


We always like to say, would you wear your Jimmy Choos or brand-new Travis Scotts in the snow?  

Section 7: FAQs

 

  1. How often should I replace my VivanTee Glove?

    • This will be dependent on how well you care for it, grip, etc.  5-10 rounds is a comfortable average, but you will more than likely want to replace after that.  5 rounds tends to be the average amongst most golfers as after that the glove shows considerable wear.

  2. Can I machine wash my VivanTee leather golf glove?

    • Do not machine wash your leather golf glove, as it can damage the material. Stick to gentle hand cleaning.

  3. What should I do if my glove gets wet during a round?

    • If your glove becomes wet, pat it dry with a towel and let it air dry naturally. Do not place it near a direct heat source.

  4. Why is the color from my VivanTee glove transferring to my hand?

    • Color transfer can occur due to the dyes used in manufacturing, especially when the glove is exposed to humidity. This is normal and can be washed off your hands with soap and water.

  5. How can I prevent my glove from stiffening?

    • Always hang your glove after play, and if you decide to clean it, after cleaning, use a leather conditioner to keep the glove supple. Store it flat and avoid exposing it to excessive heat or sunlight. 

Wrapping it all up, caring for your VivanTee Glove

Your VivanTee golf glove is more than just a fashion accessory; it's a vital tool that can make or break your game. VivanTee golf gloves are built with performance in mind.  As a quick peak into the functional aspect of our golf gloves.


Image of a VivanTee golf glove with arrows pointing to different aspects of the glove.

By adhering to correct sizing, proper storage, relaxed grip, and keeping your glove dry, you ensure it serves you well for countless rounds. With the right care and attention, your VivanTee golf glove will become a trusted companion, enhancing your performance and helping you achieve that perfect swing!  Most importantly, you are going to look great while doing it.  Look good, feel good, and play good.  Good luck out there, and hit em straight!