How to Clean Golf Clubs (A Complete Guide)

You may found that your golf clubs are much older than you played them last time, that because you didn’t take good care of them. How do you take care of your clubs in the golf off seasons?

In order to make your clubs have a good condition, you need to take good care of them if you don’t play them for a long time.

As we know, the most important procedure of golf clubs caring is cleaning golf clubs and the repairs and maintenance of the equipment. 

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Most golfers like to have their clubs cleaned by some professional golf care shops, it’s a good way to care about their clubs.

However, not every golfer can afford the cost of clubs cleaning in the professional golf care shops, at this time, you should learn how to clean golf clubs by yourself.

How To Clean Your Golf Clubs?

First of all, I will give you some tips on how to clean the irons. When you are planning to clean the irons, the most important thing does not submerge your club heads into the bucket of water above the ferrules.

And the ferrules are those black rings where the club meets the shaft for the newer golfers.

The first step is putting some warm water into the bucket, along with a dab of soap. Don’t use very hot water. Hot water can loosen your ferrules.

Also, you only need enough water to cover the heads of your irons, not the ferrules.

Put your irons, club face down, into the bucket and let them sit for a bit. When you’re ready, take one out and using the old toothbrush, give the grooves a nice washing.

Technically, cleaning the grooves is the most important part of the whole cleaning process.

You need and want those grooves to be clean so they can do what they need to do when they impact the ball.

Lets start to clean your golf clubs at home. I hope you get a basic idea about the importance of golf club cleaning. Now we know about some essential materials to complete the process.

Which Materials Will Need For Cleaning Golf Clubs?

Before you begin cleaning your golf clubs, you need to prepare some necessary things such as a bucket, clean clothes, a toothbrush, some mild dishwater soap and some elbow grease are etc. Then you can begin your golf club cleaning.

  • Bucket​​​​

You basically need a bucket for the aforementioned detergent and water mixture. However, after the soaking, you can use the same bucket for rinsing.

Just drain the mixture and replace it with clean water. Rinse with both your hands and the club in the water. 

You can do these three times or up until the replacement water is free of bubbles and soapy feel.

Alternatively, which is also a lot easier, you can make use of a hose or faucet, especially a sprayer hose. Just position your hands and the club-head under the running water and rinse.

If you fancy a highly functional alternative, then the Portable Golf Club Washer (for Irons) should be one of the items in your golf cleaning kit. Its heavy-duty bristles clean club grooves.

  • Brush

Deep-seated dirt or debris will not likely lose or fall off the club after submerging it into a solution of water and detergent. Thus, you will need a small, bristled scrub brush to rub the remaining shingle off.

If you can’t find one, you may use a spare toothbrush as an alternative. Scrub the club gently, moderate if necessary, to get rid of the residual grit.

Avoid using any brush alternative that would scratch the surface of the club, especially the abrasive types. However, steel wool pad might be used to rub down any present rust.

  • Detergent

You need the dirt or debris to separate from the head of the club easily. This can be achieved by mixing enough amount of detergent with warm, but not boiling, water.

You will need to have a good lather from the mixture by stirring it with your hands.Once done, soak the club head for about 5 minutes.

Be sure that only the head of the club is submerged. Drain water if necessary. 

For delicate clubs, which may be prone to damage by water or detergent, give it a quick dunk instead of having it soaked for 5 minutes.

Final Thoughts

All the above are some tips to clean your golf clubs yourself, you can easily have a good cleaning on your irons, woods, and grips by the useful tips and saving the money.

However, all the tips are for your common cleaning of the clubs, if you find a hard place to clean, you can try some Windex on it.

I hope you have got understand. If you have any question about the topic please let me know. We will reply toy shortly. Have a nice day!

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