8 Simple Ways to Care for Your Golf ClubsMonday, September 28th, 2020
Taking care of your golf clubs is important both on and off the course. A little care can keep your golf clubs in excellent condition for years to come, or at the very least as long as you want to play with them. Practicing good maintenance on your clubs starts with keeping them clean and using other methods to keep them in good condition. Here are eight easy ways to take care of your golf clubs.
Store your golf clubs properly
It is important to always store your golf clubs indoors as much as possible. Leaving them in the trunk of your car or in extremely hot conditions loosens the glue that holds the grip and club head in place.
Never put your golf clubs away when wet
Be wary of storing your golf clubs when wet. Wet golf clubs tend to promote the growth of rust on the shaft of your clubs. To prevent this from happening, always remember to dry them off before storing them away for safekeeping.
Use a golf towel
Carry a golf towel. It doesn’t have to be a fancy brand name one, a dishrag from the kitchen would do just fine. Attach your towel to your golf bag and use the towel to wipe down your grips and club heads periodically throughout the round. This practice will help greatly when rain is in the forecast or if debris has gathered on the club head’s face. Remember to never hold up play for others while cleaning your golf clubs, however.
Use head covers on your woods
Headcoverings help to preserve the more delicate and easily damaged irons, drivers, and woods. Clubs can be easily damaged by even the simplest of tasks such as taking a club out of or putting one back into your golf bag. Headcovers can protect the club heads during your ride to the course in a car or golf cart. Irons don’t typically need headcovers, but it is always wise to place one on your putter.
Clean the club heads between plays
It is smart to clean your golf clubs after every few rounds played. This step removes all dirt and debris from inside the groove of the club head’s face. The cleaning process is simple and requires only a soft-bristled brush, warm water, soap, and a towel to dry off the clubs.
Don’t forget to clean the grips
Seasoned golfers know that it is important to keep the grips clean by removing stains from sunscreen, sweat, dirt, and coarse debris that have accumulated. This process will allow the grip to last longer. Often times, the grips will become “part” of the golf club, but grips do need to be replaced at some point.
Regularly inspect the grips for wear and tear
While cleaning your grips, take the time to inspect them for wear and tear. Look for slickness or worn areas that will eventually crack. These are all warning signs to replace the grips because they are key to playing a good round of golf. Re-gripping can be done on your own, but it might be best to have the pro shop at the course replace them. Grip replacement is usually not very expensive, however, it depends on the cost of the grips purchased.
Periodically inspect the shafts of your golf clubs
It is important to look for dents, nicks, and splits on the shafts of your golf clubs during the cleaning process. If you see one, replace the shaft immediately, as it will affect your round’s score. If taken care of, shafts can last a long time. However, hitting a rock on your backswing or banging off the turf from a steep angle on a chip shot can damage them.
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