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.