How To Clean Golf Clubs The Right Way

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By William

The golf clubs you use are probably the most important thing in your life. You don’t want to lose them or be embarrassed by them.

Golf clubs should be cleaned regularly to keep your equipment in good shape. Cleaning helps prevent rust and fungus, which can weaken the shafts of your clubs and damage their heads.

It also prevents buildup of dirt and grime that could cause splinters when you swing them.

So cleaning is important for maintenance as well as hygiene.So when it comes time to clean your clubs after each outing, here’s what I recommend:

Clean Your Golf Clubs Outside

  • Clean your golf clubs outside.
  • The air is dry. If you’re cleaning a club on the course, place it in a large plastic bag and let it air out for about an hour before continuing with your round.
  • This will help remove moisture from the shaft and head of your clubs, which can lead to rusting over time if left damp inside of them (and who wants that?).
  • Don’t clean them in the house or garage either! Unless there’s no other option at all, don’t use any type of cleaning product on any part of your golf equipment when it’s wet, doing so will muck up all those intricate surfaces inside these pieces that make them work so well once they are dry again (and won’t hurt anything).

Start With The Club Face

Start by cleaning the club face. A toothbrush will work great for this, but a damp cloth can also be used to wipe away any dirt that may have accumulated on your clubhead over time.

Rinse and repeat until you are satisfied with how clean it is!

Absorbent Towels

You should avoid using paper towels when cleaning and drying your golf clubs. Absorbent towels are the best choice.

which can leave behind lint and other debris that will scratch the club heads. Soft cloths such as microfiber cloths work well too, but they’re not as absorbent and can leave streaks on your clubs’ faces.

If you have access to a small shop with only one towel per club (or none at all), then using this method may be effective for cleaning your equipment.

But it’s recommended that you use multiple soft polishing cloths instead since these types of materials have better absorption capabilities than a single-use item would offer in this scenario.


Use an Old Toothbrush

When it comes to cleaning your clubs, you don’t want to use a toothbrush that has hard bristles. A soft-bristled toothbrush is ideal for cleaning the grooves of your golf clubface. If you do not have one of these, consider buying one from Amazon or another retailer online.

Wipe Away Any Dirt on the Shaft

If you have dirt on the shaft of your golf club, wipe it away with a damp cloth. If that doesn’t work, try using a golf club cleaner or baby wipes to clean off any remaining dirt.

You can also use paper towels, cleaning cloths and sprays to get rid of any residual matter left behind after you’ve wiped down the shaft.

If none of these options are working for you then perhaps it’s time for something more powerful! There are plenty of different types of tools available to help remove all traces of grime from your clubs’ surfaces.

  • Sponges (like those used by car detailers)
  • Brushes (these are basically just small versions of those used by dentists)
  • Sticks with bristles
  • Pads made from microfiber material

All these items will prove useful when trying to get rid of stubborn dirt buildup on clubs.

Cleaning Your Metal Woods

Clean your metal woods by brushing them, then cleaning with a mixture of dish soap and water.

This is the best way to clean your metal woods because it will not scratch the surface of the club.

The soft-bristled brush should be used for this process because it does not scratch or damage any other parts of the club when you use it properly.

Make sure that you use only dish soap and water in order to avoid having residue left behind on your clubs after you’re done cleaning them with this method.

After cleaning off all dirt from your wooden shafts with an old toothbrush (or similar), make sure to dry them thoroughly before storing away again so that they don’t get moldy inside their covers!

Rinse and Repeat

  • Rinse with water.
  • Dry with a soft cloth.
  • Store in a cool, dry place.

Don’t store golf clubs in damp environments or hot ones; they’ll rust faster than ever!

Clean Your Clubs After Each Outing

If you want to hit straight shots and be consistent with your golf game, clean your clubs after each outing. Don’t wait until the next time you play or see your club pro!

To clean a club:

  • Take it out of its case and place it on top of a soft towel. Then use an old toothbrush or even just your fingers to remove any dirt, grime and sweat from the face of the clubhead (the part that hits the ball). You can also use some toothpaste on this area if necessary, just don’t go crazy with it!
  • Wipe off excess moisture with a cloth before drying completely under warm air flow so that no water drips onto other parts of your equipment like grips or shafts either. This is especially important when travelling because condensation may form inside these areas which could cause damage over time due to corrosion-causing bacteria growth; however we’ll talk more about this later on in this guide when we discuss cleaning methods specific for each region’s climate conditions below…


Now that you know how to clean your golf clubs, you can get back out there and keep on doing what you love.

Just remember that if it’s been a while since you’ve cleaned them or they’re starting to feel dirty again, take a few minutes before playing and give them a proper cleaning. It’ll help keep your game running smoothly as well!


How Do Professional Golfers Clean Their Clubs?

Professional Golfers clean their clubs with a damp towel that has already been washed and dried. So for that particular reason:

1: Take the club back to its original position and place it on a flat surface such as a towel or mat.

2: Take another damp towel and wipe down the shaft of the club in one direction, then wipe it down in the opposite direction. This will remove any dirt or residue from inside the club head, but not from the surrounding shaft material or grip itself (unless you have some kind of special grip cleaner).

3: Use a third wet towel to wipe down the rest of your club, including the grip and any other areas that may have collected debris during play.


Should You Wash Your Golf Clubs?

If you’re a beginning golfer, or if you’re getting ready to play a tournament when it’s extremely hot, then yes.

You should wash your clubs thoroughly before the round. If you’re playing in the rain or snow, or if you’re just going to be playing on a damp day, then you can probably get away without washing them.


Should You Use a Wire Brush on Golf clubs?

Wire brushes are used to clean, polish and maintain golf clubs. Wire brushes are generally easier to use than regular brushes.


Do Dirty Golf Clubs Make a Difference?

Most people that play golf probably don’t clean their clubs regularly, but that can be a big mistake. Months of dirt, grime and built up moisture can negatively impact the performance of your clubs.

Golf clubs can be a very expensive investment and it is worth investing a little work in them to make sure they are in good working order and last as long as possible.


How Do I Clean the Grooves on My Golf Clubs?

They say that the easiest way to clean the grooves on your clubs is using a toothbrush and some soap, adding water in the same process, and then cleaning it with a dry cloth.

I tried this, but I think that the best thing to do is get an old toothbrush, soak it in soap, and clean the grooves very well. Then rinse it off with a towel and let it dry.


How Often Should You Regroove Your Golf clubs?


Regrooving your golf clubs every 2 to 3 years is a vital tool to help you improve your game. It allows for your grooves to stay in prime condition and no longer be scuffed down from daily use.

Without this repair, your game won’t be as sharp as it can be and will take 5-10 shots more then usual to get the right feel on the ball.


For maximum improvement and performance, make sure to regroove your clubs at least every 2 or 3 years.


Can You Use Vinegar to Clean Golf clubs?

Clean your golf clubs with vinegar. It’s powerful and effective at removing dirt and grime.


Use a soft cloth to wipe down your clubs with vinegar, be careful and don’t overdo it though, otherwise you will see a decrease in the condition of your clubs if you use it too much.