Golf Club Cleaning

If you were not a golfer, you probably would not think that golf clubs require cleaning. They do however because dirt on your clubs can affect your play to a degree. The dirt can be transferred to the ball when you hit it, changing the way it flies. Dirt can also clog the grooves on a club that add spin to the ball. Clean your clubs often to improve your game and here is how you can do it.

  • First, you want to clean soil out of the groves of the club. Use a hard bristled plastic brush for this task and a little water if needed.
  • Next, wipe the head of the club and the shaft with a rag soaked in soapy water. Do not use anything more aggressive than a mild dish soap. Aggressive cleaners can damage your club.
  • Before proceeding any further, dry the club completely with a soft cotton towel.
  • Finally, clean the grips of your club with soapy water on a damp rag and wipe them dry.

How often you clean your clubs is up to you. It depends on how particular you are, but be sure to add a good golf club cleaning to your regimen.
Golf Club Cleaning Tips

  • Light rust on the shaft of a steel club can be removed with very fine steel wool.
  • When you clean your clubs, it is a good time to go ahead and clean out your golf bag.
  • If it has been some time, you may need to soak your club heads in a bucket of water. (Do not soak woods.)
  • Wipe your clubs often during play to keep them clean longer.
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