Keeping your golf clubs clean is a very effective way to making sure they last longer. Golf clubs can be quite expensive and having the knowledge on how to clean golf clubs is very important to avoid having to replace them more.
And if you plan going on a golf trip, cleaning your golf club is very much needed because quarantine at the airport is very strict and the last thing you want is to get pulled off to the other line.
For those still troubled with the thought of how to clean golf clubs properly, be rest assured that the process is very easy. This guide will teach you the various steps on how to clean golf clubs and avoid having your golf equipment replaced often.
- A bucket
- Water (more preferably a lukewarm water)
- A soft nylon brush or you can use an old tooth brush if you like
- A towel
Before moving to the steps on how to clean your golf clubs, you should be certain on the type of golf club you want to clean. Reason being that each golf clubs are different and requires different method of cleaning.
How to clean golf clubs
- Fill a bucket with lukewarm water. Fill just enough to cover the golf club’s head. We don’t want the water to go over the ferrule, which is the part where the head connects to the shaft.
Note: Cleaning a golf club can be done both in a bucket or a sink, whichever you prefer.
- Add a teaspoon or 2 of detergent to the bucket of lukewarm water.
- Put all of your dirty club heads into the soapy lukewarm water for about 10 minutes to make certain the dirt from your club is soften. For extremely dirty club heads, you can soak them a little longer.
Also This method is specifically for iron clubs. Other clubs have different methods of cleaning.
- Take the clubs out of the water one after the other. Gently brush each head with the nylon brush or tooth brush whichever you prefer, in the direction of the grooves to get the dirt out.
If there’s any stubborn dirt refusing to wash out, you can use the tip of a tea just to run along those grooves just to make sure you’re really getting everything out.
- Scrub thoroughly. From the front to the back of the club heads.
- Brush off the dirt, submerge the club heads under water the second time, avoid getting water on the grips and shaft of the club.
- Use a damp cloth to wipe over the rest of the club. Also you can choose to apply some steel polish to give your club heads a new look, rub the steel polish gently on the club head and leave for one minute but be sure to wipe off every bit of the grease there after.
How to clean Irons
- With iron, you can decide to dip them in a lukewarm bucket of water.
- Use a damp clean soft cloth and wipe all over the club to give it a really good clean. You can also use the cloth to give the shaft a little bit of a wipe too.
- If you need something a little rougher, try using a toothbrush to get into the grooves. If you need something even harsher, try a metal brush
How to clean wooden clubs
Wooden golf clubs are very delicate and as such you should treat with utmost care. The wooden gold clubs should not be soaked in water.
- Use a soft damp cloth dipped in a lukewarm bucket of soapy water
- Gently clean the wooden club head thoroughly
- Dry with a towel when you’re certain it is clean.
- For these clubs, stick to the tooth brush if you need to scratch out the dirt from the grooves.
How to clean the shaft of a golf club
To make certain your golf club performs at its utmost best, you need to clean every area of the golf club and that includes the shaft.
- Clean with a damp cloth and then dry with a towel
- To get rust off the shaft, apply vinegar using a cloth and allow to dry
How to clean golf club grips
It is very necessary to clean the grips of a golf club. Golf club grips are always dirty after every game from sweat. It is important you clean your grips as often as possible, more preferably after every game.
The method of cleaning a grip is simple.
- Put a teaspoon of detergent in a bucket of lukewarm water
- Dip a towel to the lukewarm water just enough to make it damp
- Clean the entire grip area with the damp cloth thoroughly
- Rinse the golf club grip with lukewarm water. Make sure you don’t get the water into the club shaft.
- Dry the grip with a towel
Why its important
Whether you’re a high-handicapper, or a seasoned pro, your clubs are valuable and are often expensive, make sure they last a long time by preventing rust. Furthermore, dirty clubs may effect the way the ball impacts the club face, meaning your shot will become unpredictable.