golf clubs

The only way to regain the pleasure that golf offers to relax your mind is to clean and polish the golf clubs you use frequently. Staying on top of the dirt and cleaning the clubs often will make it much easier for you to do your monthly cleaning.   


We recommend cleaning golf clubs thoroughly at the end of the round and cleaning the entire bag every month. It is also a good practice to clean golf clubs before putting them away at the end of the season. Cleaning golf clubs is a simple process, and it is important to clean them regularly to prevent dust from accumulating, thereby reducing the performance of golf clubs, and preventing rust or any damage to the golf course surface.    

There are several ways to clean golf clubs, from using the vending machine-style devices found in modern training grounds to a good old bucket of soapy water in the back garden. To clean your golf clubs, we recommend starting with a simple plastic bucket, but a bathroom or kitchen sink will work as well. Some people use vinegar or other club cleaners, but I find regular dish soap will work. If you want to fully become a Spartan, you just need a dish brush and water to clean your golf clubs.    


Use a soft cloth or sponge to remove any dirt and rust that may have accumulated on the surfaces of the golf clubs. Never use a wire brush when cleaning, as it can scratch the surface of the golf clubs. When the foam has washed off, look at the sledgehammer to make sure all the dirt has been removed from the grooves.   

After brushing off the dirt, be sure to lower the club heads under the water, making sure no water gets into the shaft and stick handles. Once all the dirt has been removed, rinse the club head with water. First, dip the sledgehammer into the water, then wipe the dropper, face and back with a damp cloth half. Dip it again and shape the brush to clean grooves, wiping periodically to remove excess dirt.  

Rinse your golf club with clean water and then wipe it off immediately with a clean, dry cloth. Wait a couple of minutes for the hot water to dissolve any dirt and chemicals that have accumulated over time. Soak dirty clubheads in hot soapy water for 5-10 minutes so that the dirt from the clubheads can dissolve and be easily removed in the next step. If your iron clubs are very dirty and need a deeper cleaning, you can leave them in the water for 15-20 minutes.    

Pull the clubheads out of the water one at a time and use an old or soft bristled toothbrush to remove any remaining dirt from the clubheads. After a few minutes of soaking, take each club in turn and use an old toothbrush, nylon brush, or sharp peg to clean out their individual grooves. This is the most important step when cleaning golf clubs, as removing dirt and debris from the grooves will help increase the contact surface with the golf ball on impact, and this is how the grooves add spin to give you more control. After the clubs are wet, use a soft bristled toothbrush, such as a toothbrush, to clean individual grooves on the face of the club.    

This process also includes inspecting for any remaining dirt – if so, repeat the previous step until you have a clean club. It is also a natural next step after removing rust from golf clubs – you will need to rebuild the steel wool polished areas of the club head.    


After soaking the clubs in water for a few minutes, use your toothbrush to scrape off the dirt as you push harder on the grips. Dip a soft-bristled toothbrush or toothbrush into the mixture and rub the club head thoroughly, being careful not to get too wet. To thoroughly clean the pens, mix another bucket of warm soapy water, dampen the pens, and scrub them with a cloth or brush. Be careful not to use very hot water as this can cause the adhesive to loosen under the handles.    

When cleaning the handle, there is no need to completely immerse the handle in a bucket of water. On the other hand, if you have played golf in a muddy environment, you should leave your golf clubs in the water for at least 10 minutes. If you need to clean golf clubs, add enough warm water to the bucket to cover the golf club head. Pour the liquid detergent into a small bucket of hot water, and then dip the surface of the iron hammer into it.    


When cleaning irons, simply dip the driver’s head in a bucket of warm, soapy water. When filling the bucket, be sure to use enough water to cover the heads of your irons, but make sure the water is not too high so that it does not drip off the irons. Place the clubs in the bucket so that the heads are completely submerged in the water. At this point, it is important to ensure that the water is shallow enough not to flood the cuff of the club (where the club head connects to the shaft).    

When removing the balls from the soap mixture, rinse them with clean water and pat dry with a clean, dry kitchen towel. Use a special towel to remove any remaining water or moisture from your scalp.   

If the scratch or mark is on the top of the driver, you can use golf club paint to paint on the scratch and clean it up a bit. Similarly, when the club is in contact with the ball, the sharpening of the groove on the belt increases friction. If it is difficult for you to keep the ball on the green, ensuring that the grooves on the golf club are clean will help. Cleaning and polishing the golf club can improve its appearance and ensure that the golf club surface is free of obstacles that may interfere with the shot process and the rotation of the ball.  


According to various blogs and cleaning tips on the internet, the best way to clean golf clubs is to soak them in a bathtub of warm water and dish soap. When cleaning golf clubs off court, I find the best way to clean the grooves is to soak them in water for about five minutes before scrubbing with a stiff brush. I often carry a tool (see below) with me to help keep my grooves clean until I can wash my golf clubs after a round.