Caring For Your Golf Clubs

18 Aug, 2023

Caring for your clubs correctly will help maintain their peak performance and longevity, which can significantly impact your performance on the course. In this blog we will give you some tips and tricks on how you can give your clubs the best care.


Cleaning Your Clubs

Regular cleaning helps to keep your clubs looking their best by removing any dirt or debris and ensures optimal performance. The best way to wash your clubs is simply in warm water with some washing up liquid and a soft nylon brush, a toothbrush can also be useful for removing dirt lodged in the grooves. Let the clubs soak in the water for around 5 minutes before cleaning, rinsing and drying them off in order to get clean and shiny clubs. To clean the grips, just use a damp cloth and wipe over them to remove any dirt or sweat. 


Protecting Your Clubs

The club-heads are the most important part of the clubs, and proper protection can extend their lifespan. It’s a good idea to invest in headcovers, particularly for your woods and putters to protect them from bumps and scratches when you’re not using them, headcovers also provide added protection during wet weather. Be mindful when moving your clubs to avoid them banging together, as this can damage the clubheads.

Image of a golf ball sitting on top of golf clubs on a sunny day on green grass at oakridge golf club


Dry When Wet

Leaving your clubs to slow dry can lead to rusting and damaged grips, instead make sure you dry with a towel after playing in wet weather and don’t put back into the bag until that is also dry. 


Maintaining Grips

Ensuring you maintain your grips is important as they can affect both your swing and overall control. It is normal that over time, grips become worn out but there are some ways you can delay this happening. 

  • Regular cleaning to remove any dirt and sweat buildup.
  • Keep them as dry as possible and avoid storing in damp areas or leaving them exposed to rain or high humidity.

If you do notice that your grips are becoming hard, shiny or worn, consider replacing them to maintain a secure hold of your clubs. 


Storing Your Clubs Correctly

Investing in a good golf bag with individual club dividers will help keep your clubs organised and also prevent them from rubbing against each other. Store them in a cool dry place, and avoid leaving them in your car for long periods of time. It can also be useful to elevate the grips when storing to prevent moisture build up which can lead to mould. 


Remember regular cleaning, protection, grip maintenance and proper storage in order to care and maintain your clubs correctly. If you have any further questions or need to purchase any equipment mentioned in this guide then visit our pro shop where they can help you with expert advice or call us on 01676 541389

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