Cleaning golf clubs
Always make sure that your golf equipment is maintained and clean.
This is the key to preserve them for a long time.
What you will need to clean your golf clubs:
it’s important to establish whether you have metal clubs or metal ‘woods’ or wooden woods.
- Warm water
- Dishwashing liquid or soap
- An old toothbrush or a soft-bristle brush
- A towel
- Chrome or steel polish
- Some cloth
How to clean golf club heads – e.g. irons
Fill a bucket with warm water and fill the bucket just enough to cover your club heads. Do not use hot water as it may loosen the club head from the shaft through the ferrules which join the two together.
- Add 2 or 3 teaspoons of dishwasher liquid or mild soap to the bucket of water.
- Submerge your dirty club heads into the soapy, warm water for 5-10 minutes so the dirt from your club heads can loosen and be taken off easily in the next step. If your iron clubs are exceptionally muddy and need a deeper clean – you can leave them in the water for 15-20 minutes.
- Take each club head out of the water, one by one, and get an old toothbrush or a soft-bristle brush to scrub the remaining dirt from each club head.
- Make sure that you scrub all areas of your club heads – the back, front and bottom, including each individual groove. If the grooves are not cleaned properly – they will negatively impact your next game, so make sure that this step is completed thoroughly.
- Once you have brushed the dirt off, make sure to put the club heads under running water, being careful that water does not get on the shaft and grips of your club.
- Next, dry the club heads with a towel – make sure the club head and shaft are not left damp as they can easily become rusty.
- To make your club heads look as good as new, apply a bit of steel or chrome polish and rub it in gently, in circular motions, and leave for a minute.
- Then make sure you remove all the polish– no grease should be left on the club head.