Traction between the hands and the grip is a key element to be able to maintain control of the golf club with a light grip tension. Golfers should wash and clean their grips every 5 to 6 rounds. Hot water, any kitchen grease cutting spray (409, Fantastic, etc), and a stiff bristle brush will clean all of the dirt and salt that we grind into the grip off. When cleaning the grips do not make the grips feel tackier, then it is time to change grips. Cleaning a rubber grip regularly will produce more traction and it will make the grip last twice as long.