There are lots of good reasons why you should clean your golf clubs on a regular basis. In this article we will give you our top three reasons and a step by step guide to ensure your clubs stay looking great for longer.
Probably the most important reason to clean your clubs regularly is their playability. Washing the grips with warm water will keep your grips feeling tacky. This will mean you can hold the club with a lighter grip which helps your release during the swing. Also keeping the grooves in the clubhead free from any dirt or debris will enable you to strike the ball well getting the correct amount of spin on the ball.
Keeping your clubs clean also means you can check for defects. When you are cleaning your clubs this can give you a great opportunity to check the club head, ferrel and shaft to ensure they are all in good condition. If you spot any issues you can then take them to your local club pro who i’m sure will be happy to help you.
Finally playing with clean golf clubs seem to have a positive psychological effect on our game, giving it a lift. We seem to play better when we have clean clubs in our hands. Also the time taken to clean our clubs means we can be thinking about the course and visualising our strokes we will soon be playing.
Now you are motivated to clean your clubs whats the best way to do it?.
Carefully take your clubs out of your bag and place them club head down in a bucket of warm soapy water for a few minutes. Leaving your clubs in warm water will soften any dirt in the grooves of the club head. Next use an old toothbrush to scrub the clubface and ensure all the dirt is removed. You can then dry the clubface with a towel.
Clean the grips with warm water only. Do not use any soap as this will leave a residue on your grips that will make them more difficult yo hold. The best way to clean your grips is to wet one end of your golf towel and clean your grips with that. You can then use the dry end to dry them.
On occasion you may want to sharpen the grooves on your irons. this can be done with a simple Groove Sharpener. This tool will help restore you clubhead grooves back to their original condition.
Finally once your clubs are sparkling clean place them back in your bag ready for your next golf outing.
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