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Cold Weather and Hands

Post by bkuehn1952 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:01 pm

A friend with whom I have been playing recently has been wearing 2 gloves because of the temperature. I always wear one glove and stick the bare hand in my pocket if it is cold enough. Once I have walked a few holes, I rarely have any concern about hand warmth.

A post DougE made on a round he played recently got me thinking about the cold and dry skin. He said his hand's skin was cracked and painful. I have issues with dry cracking skin on my right (ungloved) hand, too. Hmmm ... maybe I need to start wearing 2 gloves.

Anyone have any other solutions?
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Re: Cold Weather and Hands

Post by MattF » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:18 pm

Moisturizer a few times a day.
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Re: Cold Weather and Hands

Post by GBOGEY » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:35 pm

I have a pair of Footjoy winter golf gloves. I wear a regular golf glove on my left hand and the winter golf on my right - winter glove is much warmer. The good thing about the winter glove is that it fits tight and is much better than a normal glove of feeling like you are gloveless if that makes any sense. The frustrating thing about the winter glove is that it fits so tight it is really hard to take on and off, like for putting or can be difficult to get a tee out of your pocket.

Since I rarely play below 45 like some of you guys, I typically start with the winter glove and then go gloveless on the right after a few holes. I do something similar with my Nike knit hat - wear for few holes and then switch to a regular hat when the sun gets in my eyes.

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Re: Cold Weather and Hands

Post by jasonfish11 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:52 pm

1 glove, plus hand warmers in my jacket pockets.
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Post by sjduffers » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:48 pm

Activated charcoal pouches that stay warm for 6-8 hours. Hold them on and off in between shots. Actually, I don't wear a glove at all, so when it's cold, I alternate the pocket where I hold the pouch, warming both hands... The only time I wear 2 gloves is in the rain: then, they are rain gloves! :)
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Re: Cold Weather and Hands

Post by DougE » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:16 pm

My hands are already split in many places. Mostly on fingers. I wore two gloves today. It was 45 degrees. Moisturizer doesn't work. I have to soak them in some moisturizing crap my wife has for hours every few nights, and/or squirt moisturizer into the fingers of nitrile gloves, which I then wear to bed most nights in the winter. Real fun. I can't keep up with the splits. I get 4 or 5 healed and 6 or 7 more break apart. Pain in the ass. I don't like wearing two gloves (I'd rather not have to wear any golf glove), but when it's cold I have to in order to stop the skin from cracking further. And even that doesn't always stop the splits. Last week, I took two or three swings on the range and my fingers just tore apart on two spots. Put a golf glove on my right hand and bled through it after a few holes. It is not only painful, but really annoying. I don't wear gloves for warmth, I wear them for protection, of which they are about 75% successful. BTW, hand warmers don't help dry skin.

I should own stock in CVS, I go through so many bandaids and various medical tapes each week.

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Re: Cold Weather and Hands

Post by legitimatebeef » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:36 pm

Jesus Doug I am sorry to hear that. If I get even one split my whole world is wrecked. Have you ever worked with aloe vera, specifically in gel form? I use it for a number of things one of them is dry hands. Not so sure about the moisturizing properties per se, but I believe it--better than any other glop one might put on the hands--coats the skin with a protective layer. Also I believe aloe to have some nutritive and/or healing, therapeutic powers. Before heading out to any kind of winter golf I put on a thick layer and allow to dry.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:07 pm

What a great thread by the way. A real concern for us winter sports enthusiasts. If it's really cold I'll put on a winter glove in between shots, but that is a lot of work over 18 holes. Usually I will just sit on my right hand and drive the cart with the gloved left hand. This year I will experiment with two regular leather golf gloves. Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey won on the PGA Tour--wearing two gloves! So how bad could it be, is my question to you.
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Post by jasonfish11 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:55 pm

I walk 99% of the time in the winter. What would be best is if I got a "motorized" push cart so that both hands could stay in my pockets. Either that or if I just sacked up and carried my bag.
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Re: Cold Weather and Hands

Post by DougE » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:36 pm

legitimatebeef wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:36 pm
Jesus Doug I am sorry to hear that. If I get even one split my whole world is wrecked. Have you ever worked with aloe vera, specifically in gel form? I use it for a number of things one of them is dry hands. Not so sure about the moisturizing properties per se, but I believe it--better than any other glop one might put on the hands--coats the skin with a protective layer. Also I believe aloe to have some nutritive and/or healing, therapeutic powers. Before heading out to any kind of winter golf I put on a thick layer and allow to dry.
As I sit here and reply to this, I am putting another nitrile glove filled with a prescription moisturizing cream onto my right hand so I can go continue painting the kitchen without more skin splitting at the joints in the process. The whole outside of my index finger feels like sandpaper it's so dry. The same finger which, along with my right thumb, helps me control the faces of my golf clubs.

Yes, aloe vera is good. Smells nice. Doesn't work on my hands though. I have used the gel before. I also use aloe on my arms and legs in various moiturizers that include it as their main marketing message. So, I am not a complete alligator. And yes, I hydrate. Maybe not enough, but I do. In winter, I should drink more water for sure, but my skin issues can't be as bad as they are just because I don't drink enough water.

Aloe Vera gel doesn't work on my heels either, which crack so badly I can hardly walk some days. Feels like razor blades sticking in my heels. I hate winter. During the summer months I do not have this issue. Rarely wear a golf glove. Don't need to.

I hate wearing gloves, for golf or otherwise. But I have no choice this time of year.

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Re: Cold Weather and Hands

Post by MattF » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:47 am

Only other suggestion I have is move south...
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Re: Cold Weather and Hands

Post by legitimatebeef » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:52 am

Doug already did move south.

Maybe it is time for some diet/nutrition considerations. How is your fat intake, Doug? As you all might have gathered, the beefster is big into dietary fat. This is complete conjecture but I feel that a low-fat diet might further dry a person out. Perhaps also some omega-3 could help? Fish, avocados, eggs, stuff like that.

Finally Doug, are you also exfoliating? I have some sort of black lava rock thing in the shower, and in the winter I use it to sand off the dead dry skin from my heels. I hate doing it but it does help.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:56 am

jasonfish11 wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:55 pm
I walk 99% of the time in the winter. What would be best is if I got a "motorized" push cart so that both hands could stay in my pockets. Either that or if I just sacked up and carried my bag.
I have debated this dilemma and while you do generate more heat while walking/carrying, it also takes longer to finish. I'd rather freeze for two hours than to be slightly less freezing but be out there for an additional hour.
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Post by MattF » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:07 pm

legitimatebeef wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:52 am
Doug already did move south.

Finally Doug, are you also exfoliating? I have some sort of black lava rock thing in the shower, and in the winter I use it to sand off the dead dry skin from my heels. I hate doing it but it does help.
Further south.

I also exfoliate but use a Microplane foot file and it helps immensely.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:51 pm

MattF wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:07 pm
I also exfoliate but use a Microplane foot file and it helps immensely.
FYI they are also useful in the kitchen for grating really hard, dry cheeses like Parmesan. Or tough, gnarly botanicals such as ginger root. Also good for scraping the zest off of citrus fruits. :school
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Post by MattF » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:55 am

legitimatebeef wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:51 pm
MattF wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:07 pm
I also exfoliate but use a Microplane foot file and it helps immensely.
FYI they are also useful in the kitchen for grating really hard, dry cheeses like Parmesan. Or tough, gnarly botanicals such as ginger root. Also good for scraping the zest off of citrus fruits. :school
I have two different ones for the kitchen, but this one is made specifically for the feet.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:41 am

MattF wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:55 am
legitimatebeef wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:51 pm
MattF wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:07 pm
I also exfoliate but use a Microplane foot file and it helps immensely.
FYI they are also useful in the kitchen for grating really hard, dry cheeses like Parmesan. Or tough, gnarly botanicals such as ginger root. Also good for scraping the zest off of citrus fruits. :school
I have two different ones for the kitchen, but this one is made specifically for the feet.
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Post by MattF » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:24 pm

legitimatebeef wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:41 am
MattF wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:55 am
legitimatebeef wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:51 pm


FYI they are also useful in the kitchen for grating really hard, dry cheeses like Parmesan. Or tough, gnarly botanicals such as ginger root. Also good for scraping the zest off of citrus fruits. :school
I have two different ones for the kitchen, but this one is made specifically for the feet.
Well la dee da, look at this fancy guy.
:rofl It works better than a pumice stone or the foot file we got at the store.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:52 pm

Wore two cabretta gloves yesterday, it was very liberating. Reflexively I kept reaching for the right hand glove prior to every shot. Over 18 holes that is a lot of work saved. And today my right hand is not dry or cracked. I felt empowered out there, not having to stuff my hand in pocket all the time, and being able to play golf like normal, even check my phone, all without un-gloving. This is definitely the way to go.
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Re: Cold Weather and Hands

Post by legitimatebeef » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:43 am

GBOGEY wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:35 pm
I have a pair of Footjoy winter golf gloves. I wear a regular golf glove on my left hand and the winter golf on my right - winter glove is much warmer. The good thing about the winter glove is that it fits tight and is much better than a normal glove of feeling like you are gloveless if that makes any sense. The frustrating thing about the winter glove is that it fits so tight it is really hard to take on and off, like for putting or can be difficult to get a tee out of your pocket.

Since I rarely play below 45 like some of you guys, I typically start with the winter glove and then go gloveless on the right after a few holes. I do something similar with my Nike knit hat - wear for few holes and then switch to a regular hat when the sun gets in my eyes.
Goddang it. Ms Beef kind of goofed up here. She put the FJ rain gear in my xmas stocking. She meant well obviously but should've gotten the Wintersofts. I didn't even know about these until right now. Such are the perils of being off the consumerist grid. If I had known that the #1 glove and shoe brand in all of golf makes a winter glove set, I would have gotten them a long time ago. After all I am, like, the face of extreme winter golf in North America. Going to go order some right now. :facepalm
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Post by DougE » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:13 am

My Wintersofts have held up well. Not that I wear them that often, but I have had the same pair for at least 4 or 5 years. When I do wear them, they help, and I have no more problem with my grip than I do when wearing two regular cabretta leather golf gloves in cooler conditions. My Wintersofts still look new. Probably have used them 30 times over the period.

Whether playing golf, or simply being outside in the cold, my fingers give me problems. Even inside gloves. If your fingers get as cold as mine do (terrible circulation), the best thing for super-cold weather golf is to wear mittens between shots, then switch to either no gloves or regular golf gloves for the swing. The great thing about this is you can then put those heat packs in each mitten and wrap your fingers around them so they are warmed before each shot. There is plenty of room inside the mitten, and air circulation also helps with warmth, which you can't get from a glove. It works for me, but is a bit of a pain. Sometimes I have no choice though. I do this more when out shoveling snow in single-digit temps than for golf, but it works for both.

Footjoy and Titleist each make some nice "cart mittens" for golf which are about $35 a pair. I have a pair of FJs around here, but frankly, I also have a pair of regular ol' black nylon mittens that cost me 15 or 20 bucks, which work fine for this application. I use them mostly for shoveling, outside walks with my pup, or other general use when I don't need my fingers. The heat packs do the warming, not the mittens. For me, heat packs will not do a damn thing for my freezing fingers in gloves, though they warm my palms just fine. Palms aren't the problem.

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Re: Cold Weather and Hands

Post by legitimatebeef » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:21 am

Are they noticeably warmer than regular cabretta?

I used the Raingrips two rounds ago and they were okay but I noticed that the inside of the glove is slick. I suspect these specifically need some wetness to engage the tackiness. When bone dry, the feel is too dry if that makes sense. Club felt like it was moving around too much in my grip so I switched back mid-round to cabretta.
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Post by DougE » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:29 am

The FJ rain gloves need to be wet to work their best. The Wintersofts are noticeably warmer than both the rain gloves and regular cabretta. A little bulkier though, but much and doesn't affect the swing so much that you become overly aware of them. (For me anyway.) Particularly if you aren't a real handsy player through the ball.

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Re: Cold Weather and Hands

Post by legitimatebeef » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:54 pm

I am here to promote the FJ Wintersoft (gloves) in a big fuckin way. I got pairs for myself and Ms. Beef and we tried them out yesterday. I am a big fan. Don't know how I ever got through life without them. I even like the silly little tee holder. At first I thought sticking a tee there would get in the way of swings but Jesus Christ man, this is Foootjoy we are talking about. Footjoy is not going to put anything on a glove that's going to cause any interference at all with a golf shot. You need to trust in these people. This is not some jonny come lately millennial jerkoff company. You yourself have admitted that Footjoy knows more about your own golf shoe needs than you do. Why would gloves be any different you stupid idiot? They should call their gloves Handjoys. Oh shut the f up, like that's any stupider than Footjoy.
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Post by jasonfish11 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:24 pm

legitimatebeef wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:54 pm
They should call their gloves Handjoys.
Hmmm telling my wife I want 2 handjoys for my birthday and that I can get them somewhere else for $20 might not go over so well. At least my couch is comfortable.
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