How to Clean and Maintain Golf Clubs

Even though there are professional club cleaning services available, golfers enjoy cleaning their own clubs. This way is far more inexpensive and gives a feeling of satisfaction to the players, and gives an opportunity to check the playing condition of the golf clubs. Having dirt on the golf clubs can affect your shots negatively and can add spin to your shots. It can also affect the distance and accuracy of the shot.golfers_on_green

Here are simple steps to clean your golf clubs:

  • Prepare a soapy solution of dish washing liquid in few inches of warm water in a bucket or sink. Make sure water is not too hot as high temperature can damage golf clubs;
  • Soak only the iron head of the club in the soapy warm water for about 2 minutes to help loosen up any sand, dirt, oil or mud;
  • Gently scrub the grooves on the club head to remove dirt and make sure that you do not scratch the club by brushing it too hard;
  • Once the soaking and brushing are done, rinse the iron head to get rid of excess soap under warm water. Make sure only the iron head is rinsed;
  • Use a soft towel to dry your club and make sure all the dirt is removed;
  • Use a damp rag to clean the grip on your club and check the grip for any negative effects of oil or dirt. Also, check if a replacement of grip is required and then dry the grip with a dry soft towel;
  • Place it back in your golf bag after drying it up and dry the rag and soft towel before storing it back.

There are a lot of golf accessories available in the market to take care of your prized possessions. One should make sure they have the right tools for the job.