Golf is a sport about accuracy, care and technique. To be successful on the golf course, you need to make sure you use the best equipment but also know how to care for and maintain your golf clubs. Taking care of your club can improve performance, extend the life of your club and prevent problems. Golf clubs can also be expensive, so you want to avoid buying replacements! So what are the best ways to care for your golf clubs?
First you need to think about where you will store your clubs as this is where they will spend most of their time. You want to store your clubs in a cool, dry place as moisture can cause rust. A garage will be ideal most of the time, but if it’s damp then it might be better in your home. It’s also a good idea to clean and dry the club each time before returning it to storage.
The club head is the most important part, but it can also be the most sensitive (especially the wood). This is why it’s important to have a head cover for your main club – especially for more trusted options like your Ping’s fairway – which will provide some protection while the club is not in use. Head coverings can also be a way to show your personality and make your bag a little fancier!
Check Your Grip
Grip is also very important but wear and tear is common. Therefore, you should carefully inspect your grip regularly for wear or cracks (this can happen in cold weather). You don’t want the club to slip or become uncomfortable to hold, so you should replace the handle as it wears out.
Clean Your Flow
You also need to clean each club regularly and pay attention to the grooves. Grooves are important for making spins, so you want to keep them in the best shape possible to improve your game. You can clean clubs by soaking them in warm (not hot) soapy water and then using an old toothbrush or soft-bristled brush to scrub away any remaining dirt. You can then rinse them and dry them before storing them back.
These are the main steps involved in caring for your golf club. Whether you are a beginner, occasional or experienced golfer, you need to make sure you take care of your club properly. As well as extending its life and avoiding having to spend money on replacements, you’ll find that club maintenance is essential to improving your game and helping you find success on the course.