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Are Microfiber Towels Worth It?

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The title suggests what I'm asking about.. not really wanting to spend $15-30 on a new towel, but I will if it's worth it. Thoughts? Opinions? Anything's welcome.<br />
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  • dunndunn Members  6362WRX Points: 163Handicap: 5Posts: 6,362 Titanium Tees
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    Yeah they are pretty nice......dont dry out as fast and hold more water I think
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  • gocanucksfan123gocanucksfan123 Members  135WRX Points: 0Posts: 135
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    do they wipe out dirt more easily than cotton ones?
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  • MountainKingMountainKing Members  1826WRX Points: 419Posts: 1,826 Platinum Tees
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    For your car they're worth every penny, I can't see spending that to wipe my clubs when a standard white cotton towel does just fine.
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  • cleanfreakcleanfreak Members  712WRX Points: 84Posts: 712 Golden Tee
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    JCpenny--$5 for a large bath towel in white. No need for anything more.
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  • Fourmyle of CeresFourmyle of Ceres Unregistered  7829WRX Points: 7Posts: 7,829 Titanium Tees
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    During the summer I use microfiber washcloths that cost a buck-something a piece at the discount store. They do a better job of blotting sweat off my hands and keep my grips somewhat un-slick.<br />
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    Otherwise I use plain cotton hand towels. I have a couple of the Club Glove brand waffle-weave microfiber towels and they really do work better. They dislodge dirt more quickly (they're actually just a bit coarse) and if you happen to get caught in the rain they can blot up an enormous amount of water.<br />
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    But for regular use they're just too big, too heavy and they're expensive enough I worry about losing one and being out 20 bucks. I use the old, faded hand towels from around the house. Every year or two we buy a new batch and the old ones become my golf towels. Effectively zero cost.
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  • EricZ116EricZ116 Members  306WRX Points: 0Posts: 306
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    Just grab a towel or two next time you stay at a hotel and there you go.
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  • KDMullinsKDMullins Members  3396WRX Points: 135Posts: 3,396 Titanium Tees
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    In a word, yes.
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  • I_HATE_SNOWI_HATE_SNOW Members  3444WRX Points: 229Posts: 3,444 Titanium Tees
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    HOw about the "cool" towels? Do they work well?
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  • DJ412DJ412 Members  1611WRX Points: 107Posts: 1,611 Platinum Tees
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    Microfiber - My wife got me a really nice personalized Players Towel and it is a really nice towel for cleaning clubs and keeping grips/hands dry. Albeit there are cheaper alternatives. It does get into the grooves and numbers in the sole nicely. <br />
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    Cooling - Again my wife bought me a cooling towel and it works great as long as its wet. Mine, which I believe is the Frogg Togg brand, dries out kind of quickly in extreme heat (90+ degrees). But a quick rinse in a sink or water fountain brings it right back to life.
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  • mcmanusmcmanus Members  466WRX Points: 0Posts: 466
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    The only reason I use a "expensive" micofibre golf towel is because I received it as a gift... prior to that I used the Costco microfibre cloths. They carry them year round (at least a my local costco) and are like $10 for 20? something like that and come in blue/yellow mixture.<br />
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    The only downfall to the Costco microfibres is size, they are not a standard towel size. I would usually carry 2 with me and swap it out at the turn.<br />
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    The main difference between the towel I use now and those microfibres is that the golf towel has a different texture which makes it really easy wipe off the grooves. The costco microfibres got the job done but I would have to apply pressure and do multiple wipes.
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  • mljones99mljones99 Members  1953WRX Points: 157Posts: 1,953 Platinum Tees
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    my buddy is a professional auto detailer and he gets microfiber buy the boatload from various auto detailing supply websites.<br />
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    i personally have 2.. a players towel with the slit in the middle that I got from TPC Myrtle Beach and a slightly smaller one without the slit from Pinehurst. Great towels
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  • PeanutsDaddyPeanutsDaddy Members  8745WRX Points: 365Posts: 8,745 Titanium Tees
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    I purchased a Club Glove microfiber towel from Golfsmith two weeks for $16.99. The package contained large and small towels. Not only do they retain water, but I use the small towel to clean my glasses.
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    I purchased these at the beginning of the summer. The price is reasonable and the size is perfect. <br />
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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008SCGR0E/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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  • trumb1mj1trumb1mj1 Members  1400WRX Points: 108Posts: 1,400 Platinum Tees
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    I got a club glove one when I participated in a tourny a while back. I love the thing but I'm not sure I'd notice the difference between this towel and a "normal" one?
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  • ckkoneckkone Members  194WRX Points: 60Posts: 194 Fairways
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    Harbor freight sells micro fiber towels cheap if your looking for them... Have to say say now that there is a thread about towels I've seen it all.
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  • hoosiervolunteerhoosiervolunteer Members  883WRX Points: 0Posts: 883
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    It's a towel. The differences in the performance of wiping dirt off steel will go unnoticed.
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  • KDMullinsKDMullins Members  3396WRX Points: 135Posts: 3,396 Titanium Tees
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    The wiping the dirt off clubs is really secondary. Let's face it, you can do that with a paper towel. Where the microfiber towels shine is the ability to retain water without drying out and without being sopping wet and becoming very heavy.
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  • cyi1cyi1 Members  120WRX Points: 0Posts: 120
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    I usually lightly dampen a micro fiber towel before every round for removing any kind of dirt, grass, or debris on the club face. With a normal towel I feel like I have to try and dig into the grooves to get stuff out
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  • gocanucksfan123gocanucksfan123 Members  135WRX Points: 0Posts: 135
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    Would one of those microfiber kitchen towels work? I guess its more or less the same thing?
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    This is a joke thread, right?
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  • bdirtybdirty Of Questionable Intelligence Members  101WRX Points: 0Handicap: 22Posts: 101
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    EricZ116 wrote:
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    Just grab a towel or two next time you stay at a hotel and there you go.<br />
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    You mean steal not grab.
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  • TexMex36TexMex36 Unregistered  1018WRX Points: 0Posts: 1,018
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    I don't care what anyone says, my Players Towel was worth every penny. I play in pretty dry conditions and it holds water great in this Texas heat. It also does wonders cleaning out my grooves.
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  • MB DirtyyMB Dirtyy Members  648WRX Points: 83Posts: 648 Golden Tee
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    If you play in the heat, I'd say yes. In the summer, ill soak one end of a towel to wipe down clubs and it doesnt dry out for an entire round.
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