Keeping your golf equipment in top operating condition requires you to keep up with cleaning. Golf clubs can be expensive; therefore, keeping them clean and functional is beneficial in eliminating the need to replace them often.
Below is a guide to cleaning golf clubs and maintaining quality over time. The cleaning process is generally the same for all golf courses clubs, from graphite shafts steel, but you may need to follow specific steps depending on the type of golf club you own.
What you need to clean golf clubs
- Hot water
- Dishwashing liquid
- Soft bristle brush or old toothbrush
- Steel or chrome polishing
- A clean cloth
How to clean golf club heads
- Fill a bucket with lukewarm water just enough to cover your golf clubs. Avoid water that is too hot as it can detach the head from the tree.
- Add a little washing-up liquid; ideally a tablespoon or two and stir to dissolve in water.
- Immerse dirty club heads in soapy water and soak them for about 10 minutes. This will allow the dirt to come off, making it easy to clean. You can leave them longer if they are too muddy.
- Use a soft bristle brush or an old toothbrush to clean the dirt from the head, paying attention to the back, front and bottom.
- Rinse the clubs under running water to remove extra dirt and soapy water.
- Dry them with a clean towel.
- Apply some chrome or steel polish using a clean, soft cloth. Use circular motions, leave the polish on for a minute, then buff the head to remove the grease.
How to clean metal woods
- Mix lukewarm water and a little washing up liquid in a bucket; enough to clean the number of clubs you have.
- Dip your soft bristle brush in the water and gently scrub the club, making sure it doesn’t get wet.
- Dry it with a towel and make sure it dries completely before putting it away.
How to clean wooden clubs
The wood is fragile; therefore, you need to be careful while cleaning wooden clubs. These clubs should not be soaked in water and should be allowed to dry completely before storing.
- Mix water and dish soap in a bucket and dip a rag to moisten it.
- Wipe down the wooden club head to remove dirt.
- Gently rub the head as many times as possible to remove all the dirt.
- Use a clean towel to dry it completely.
Clean club handles and grips
The best way to clean club shafts is to use a damp cloth to remove dirt or any grime that may have accumulated. After cleaning, use a clean towel to dry the stems before storing them.
It is important to clean the handles after each use as they are prone to dirt and sweat. Use a damp cloth to wipe down the handles and use a clean cloth to dry them completely. Pay attention to the shaft when cleaning the handles and if water gets in, dry it completely before storing it.
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