How to Clean Golf Clubs
What You Need
- Simple Green Golf Club & Grip Cleaner
- Soft-bristled brush or toothbrush
- Towels or rags
You can't get a clean shot with a dirty club. Dirt on the clubface can not only sink into the grooves and take away backspin, but it can also transfer to the ball, hindering the accuracy of your shot. Cleaning and taking care of your golf gear will ensure that it performs better, both now and in the long run.
According to various internet cleaning tips and blogs, the best way to clean golf clubs is by soaking them in a bath of warm water and dish soap. This soapy water method should only be utilized if you are cleaning iron clubs, and you can only soak below the ferrule of the club, which is where the hosel connects to the shaft. Never soak woods or metal woods.
Rather than drag out your garden hose or fill up a plastic bucket to clean your clubs after a long, relaxing day of golf, you can remove stubborn dirt and debris with a few quick pumps of foaming Simple Green Golf Club & Grip Cleaner. The traditional cleaning method calls for at least five minutes of soaking your clubs – Golf Club & Grip Cleaner only requires you to let the foam sit for 10 seconds.
In addition to the heads, it's essential that you remember to clean the golf club shafts after each use. Don’t neglect cleaning golf club grips, either, as these can accumulate body oils and sweat from your hands.
Directions for Cleaning Golf Clubs:
- Apply Simple Green Golf Club & Grip Cleaner. Pump the product directly onto your clubhead, shaft, grip, or other dirty accessories. Leave the foam on for about 10 seconds.
- Scrub. Use an old toothbrush or a soft-bristled brush to clean. Never use steel wool or wire bristled brush – this could damage the face of a club and potentially affect its performance.
- Wipe—Damp-wipe the grip, shaft, and head with a clean, damp towel or rag.
- Dry. Dry off the club with a dry cloth. Make sure the entire club is clean and dry before placing it back into your golf bag.
TIP: Proper storage is an important part of taking care of your golf clubs. Store them in a climate-controlled area free of humidity and moisture, as this can cause rusting. Constant exposure to extreme heat or cold can weaken the glue on your grips and clubheads.