Here’s a story we like to run every fall; but we thought, for those of you who did not follow the instructions, you pull your clubs out of the garage and they look like this. Tim to dig ’em out and clean ’em up.

Here’s how they might look when you pull them out……..

That means you got a little work to do.  Even if your last round wasn’t so great, your first one this spring may be your best!

So from Team mom-n-dad, here are 5 Easy Steps to clean your golf clubs, lower your scores and have more fun!

               From juniors to seniors, everyone has been taught to keep their golf clubs clean so that they look better.  Well, looking better isn’t the only benefit from having clean clubs; you also play better and have lower scores resulting in MORE FUN.  Clean clubs mean better contact between the golf club and the golf ball.  Better contact means better shots.

Between everything that goes on while golfing, golfers need all the help they can get to play better.  If it’s wet on the course, mud can easily get into the grooves of the clubs, resulting in bad golf shots.  If you hit a shot into the sand trap, sand gets all over your club and again, makes you hit bad golf shots.  So cleaning your clubs is essential between shots and after every round of golf.

  • To clean clubs quickly and easily between shots, all you need is a wet towel. Make sure only half of the towel is wet and the other half is dry.
  • After each shot, take the wet part of the towel, scrub the dirt or sand off of the clubface and then dry the clubface with the dry part of the towel. You won’t be able to get everything out of the grooves, but get as much as you can.
  • Do this to the club after every shot from the driver to the putter. Yes even the putter can get some pieces of dirt on the face, which will really make the putt go in the wrong direction.

So now that your getting ready for your first round of golf this spring… hopefully sooner than later, the clubs need a good thorough cleaning with soap and water.   Let’s grab a few things before we get started with the deep clean.

  • 2 plastic buckets
  • Hand soap or any dish-washing detergent
  • A toothbrush or other non-wire bristle brush, preferably not the toothbrush you currently use on your teeth
  • A clean towel

Now it’s cleaning time!

  1. Fill one bucket with a little soap and warm water. Fill the second bucket with just warm water.  Add enough soap to get some suds, but not too much.  Make sure there is enough water in the bucket to completely submerge the clubhead, but not much higher than the hosel because the soapy water will damage the ferrule.
  2. Submerge the clubheads and only the clubheads in the water and let them soak for a few minutes. The soaking will help loosen the dirt, sand or any other nasty things that may be stuck in the grooves of your soon to be “brand newish” looking golf clubs.
  3. Scrub each club individually with the brush to remove all of the dirt from the grooves. You might have to re-soak the clubhead if you can’t get all of the dirt out.  Sometimes dirt gets a little stubborn and needs a little extra elbow grease before it will come out.
  4. Now all of the dirt is finally out and each club is clean and sitting in the soapy water. Take each club out and dip it into the other bucket of water to rinse it off.  Take a look to make sure all of the grooves are dirt free or you need to go back to step 3.
  5. Take the towel and thoroughly dry off each club. Some clubs have a finish on them that will make them rust if water is left on them for a long time so make sure you dry the club completely.

Whewww, you’re done.  That wasn’t so hard was it? Now the clubs are clean.  Clean clubs mean better contact between the clubhead and the golf ball.  Clean Clubs will result in more spin, better shots and again, MORE FUN!


And here’s how they should look……


Remember, “We’re all in this together.”