How to Clean Golf Club (Step By Step Guide)

Are you here to know about How to Clean Golf Club? In this article we are going to take an informative look Step by step about Cleaning Golf Club.

To a greater or lesser extent, your stick games have been a great investment, therefore, a good maintenance of your stick set will not only allow you to display your best game, but it will also be a determining factor so that they have a greater useful life and therefore delay its renewal.

Now that I have given you one of the places where it hurts the most (in your pocket) we are going to see the possibilities you have to take care of them as they deserve.

As you already know, any foreign element in the contact surface of the club with the ball can end up damaging it and at the same time it will modify the correct trajectory of the ball, with which in a few words a correct cleaning of your clubs saves you blows during the game.

There are three that I recommend for heads, the fourth or based on the use of an abrasive polishing tool is not recommended from my point of view, but if you have little attachment to your club sets and want to change them soon … it is not out of the question more than you know her.

How to Clean Golf Club Properly-  Some simple steps

Steam cleaning

If you have a steam cleaning tool, it will certainly be a good ally to keep your clubs clean. Especially as a measure to remove the most embedded dirt (mud, ball marks and grass) before passing them through soapy water and leaving them looking like new.

In the following video you can see how to do it, in reality it does not offer any kind of difficulty.

I personally use a Kärcher Window Vac 2 Premium, the same one that I have to clean the windows at home and I take advantage of it to leave the sticks as new, on top of it is very economical.

Soapy water or dishwasher detergent

The cleaning formula of a lifetime to clean your clubs, the most simple and cumbersome because you are going to wet the floor, almost certainly.

In a bucket mix warm water and soapy detergent, to then submerge the sticks (it is recommended that you only cover the heads but if the water rises a little more it is not critical).

The cleaning formula of a lifetime to clean your clubs, the most simple and cumbersome because you are going to wet the floor, almost certainly. In a bucket mix warm water and soapy detergent, to then submerge the sticks (it is recommended that you only cover the heads but if the water rises a little more it is not critical).

In two or three minutes remove the stick, rub vigorously with a bristle brush or a special metal brush (like the ones you can find in any club cleaning kit in your pro shop) and dry quickly. If there are remains, put it back in the water and repeat the process again.

When they are cleaned, rinse with clean water and dry them with a towel, to finally store them in your bag, already clean and ready for the next use.

Ultrasonic cleaning

It is probable that in your golf club you have an ultrasonic cleaning machine (either free or that works for a fee), if so you should use them as many times as possible as they allow excellent cleaning of the clubs in addition to acting on points of difficult access.

Immerse the heads in the water and wait two minutes for the cleaning to take effect, some machines are based on the principle of high-frequency waves produced in the liquid itself where you place the element to be cleaned (this same principle is used to clean by example car engines).

Ultrasound causes the mechanical and ionic bonds established by the very small particles lodged on the surface of the sticks to be altered by imploding the water molecule about 40,000 times per second, which emulates a “micro brushing effect” on the element that enters the water. That is, dirt or foreign agents deposited in the stretch marks and rest of the head are released.

Using a Dremel!

This cleaning method surprised me by how abrasive it is and it is sure to end up damaging your irons, but it is worth taking a look at. But just to learn what you should never do because you are going to modify the club’s impact zone.

The guys from Dremel have created a video to promote their products, but I certainly don’t think it’s appropriate at all for this type of cleaning on the faces of any golf club

For the grips

It goes without saying that after a game or practice when it rains, all parts of the sticks must be dried. But if you leave moisture for example in the grips, after several times your grip may have been impregnated with a bad smell caused by moisture. Which unfortunately happened to me with one of my old putters.

Cleaning Golf Club

One way to keep the grips in good condition is to wipe them down with a damp cloth and then with a not very hard bristle brush (it may be worth a toothbrush) wet with water and neutral soap. After a thorough brushing, dry the grip with a towel and you will have an optimal grip again.

You can also immerse them in soapy water and then brush them, but in that case you will have more trouble leaving them dry.

And if you have availability of ultrasonic cleaning, immerse the grips just a minute to give them a correct cleaning and dry them.

After playing, should I always clean the golf clubs?

Yes, just like you should brush your teeth after every meal or shower every day 🙂

One last tip, it does not matter if you are in a hurry to leave the field you have to try to take time to give them a cleaning after having used them. If you don’t have much time, give them at least a quick overview with the compressed air or buckets for brushing sticks, drying them completely before storing them; If you have more time use ultrasound and spend the necessary time to keep your clubs clean and dry.

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