How to clean golf clubs
As well as our capacity for concentration, our trained ability hole after hole and our talent on the green, golf clubs are our main tool. In our golf course near La Manga rain isn't habitual and mud is the main inconvenience when it comes to cleaning golf clubs. Also many other factors, like grass or sand, can dirty our golf equipment. It is convenient to frequently maintain and upkeep them, not just so our tools last longer, but because its cleanliness can affect our game results.
On the market various options of special golf club cleaning kits exist, with everything necessary to guarantee a professional clean to prevent dirt destabilizing our clubs dynamics and therefore not lose control of the ball. There are golf courses that have ultrasound machines to clean them. But with a small budget and some time you can clean our golf clubs at home in a very simple way. Here is everything you need and how to clean your clubs step by step:
You will need:
- Bucket or container.
- Soft soap.
- Cloth or rag.
- Soft bristle brush.
1st - Fill the bucket with warm water. It's important that it isn't very hot to ensure the materials don't get damaged.
2nd - Next, mix it well with the soap and then proceed to insert the golf clubs and let them soak for 15-20min. This makes it easier to remove the dirt and prevent dry mud from scratching them.
The bucket must be large enough so the clubs can be submerged. The best thing to do it separate the heads from the handles to make it a lot easier, as the handles shouldn't be submerged.
3rd - Once the dirt has softened use the brush (a basic toothbrush for example). Use it to remove the dirt that has encrusted itself and those difficult to access spots, like the little grooves and corrugations.
4th - Rinse with clean water. If it isn't completely clean, go over it with a damp cloth or rag.
5th - It is very important to dry your club really well before putting it away, because if any drops of water are left on it they can cause humidity and deteriorate your clubs. The golden key is: never leave humid clubs in the bag as the handle will rust. Also you shouldn't dry them under direct sun or other heat sources.
6th - Don't forget to clean the clubs grip rubbing it with a damp cloth and soap, rinsing it well after. A dirty grip can become slippery in our hands and results in being very uncomfortable when striking the ball.
How often should golf clubs be cleaned?
A deep clean is recommended every five to six rounds. If you have "hung up the clubs" for a long period of time, before returning to the green you should dust them off well, clean and dry them correctly.
If you are regular players in our Murcia golf courses or any other golf course, it's highly recommended to clean your clubs after every round. It's not a bad idea to include a towel in your bag, with a previously dampened corner to be able to remove any mud and dirt that may have accumulated between holes. Again we insist on the importance of drying them really well, putting damp clubs into the bag can cause them to rust.