Gather Everything You’ll NeedEven though golf club cleaning kits can be purchased either online or in golf pro shops, there’s an easier (not to mention cheaper) way of keeping your golf clubs clean – a few household items are all you’ll need. Before we get to the actual cleaning, let’s list the household items you’ll need in the process:
- A bucket in which you will soak the clubs (Alternatively, you could clean your clubs in the bathroom or kitchen sink, but I recommend you go for the simple plastic bucket because that way you won’t be left with an additional mess to clean up afterward.)
- Some dishwashing liquid, preferably mild If you don’t plan on soaking the clubs, use a bar of hand soap. Also, instead of dishwasher liquid, you can use cleaning solutions specially made for golf club maintenance; you can look for these products at your local golf shop.
- Something to clean the golf clubs with – a brush with soft, thick bristles or an old toothbrush.
- An old towel to dry the clubs afterward.
Step by Step Guide to Golf Club CleaningHere you’ll find five easy-to-follow steps (including some additional pro tips) that will guide you through the cleaning process and ensure your clubs stay at the top of their game for a long time.
Step One: Prepare the Cleaning Solution
Via: fthmb.tqn.comAssuming you’re using the bucket, fill it with enough warm water, so only the club heads will be submerged and add a little washing up liquid into it to create suds. Before continuing, consider placing the bucket in a bathtub, so that you could rinse them quickly later on.
Step Two: Soak the Clubs in Warm Water
Via: www.thegolfballfactory.comPut the clubs in the sudsy water so that only club heads are submerged; water shouldn’t even rise to the ferrules. You should let them soak in warm water for a few minutes – this will loosen up all the dirt in the grooves and make it easy to clean them later. If you’re not sure how long to keep the club heads in the water, the general rule is around five minutes. However, in case you’re dealing with seriously dirty clubs, up to ten minutes of soaking might be necessary.
Step Three: Clean Out the Individual Grooves
Via: site.rockbottomgolf.comThat is where the brush comes into play. After the recommended soaking time, remove the clubs one by one and using a soft-bristled brush (or a toothbrush, that’s entirely up to you) and start cleaning the grooves on the clubface. Proceed to clean the back of the clubhead, and finish off by cleaning the top and the sole. That is the crucial step in the cleaning process; make sure to remove all the dirt and debris built-up over time.
Step Four: Wash the Clubs Off
Via: fthmb.tqn.com/Once you’re done brushing, you should rinse the club heads thoroughly using cold water; that’s why I recommended placing the bucket in the tub. Once all the soap is washed away, check the grooves on each club head to make sure you cleaned them properly. If there is still some dirt left, use a toothbrush to remove it and rinse the club head again gently. Alternatively, you could do this outside and wash the clubs using a garden hose.