Six maintenance hacks to keep your golf clubs looking good
Have you invested time and money into picking out the perfect set of golf clubs that will compliment your handicap? Are they currently propped against a corner of your garage, uncovered, dirty and festering? If so, then this guide is for you.
Don’t let lockdown be the excuse for your prized men’s golf clubs going unloved. Instead, follow these six easy maintenance tips that will ensure that when we can finally return to the green, they look as good as the day you bought them.
Always keep your golf clubs dry
A wet golf club is a cardinal sin. It’s also a one-way ticket to rust.
Nobody wants a rusty golf club, especially if you’ve shelled out a full month’s wage on a top of the range brand. Ensuring they have undergone a good wipe down before being stored away is all it takes to keep rust at bay. It takes a matter of minutes, so there’s no excuse not to really.
Use a golf towel
Speaking of dry golf clubs. If you really want to bring out that dazzling shine, then you want to be using a golf towel. Of course, you can get branded golf towels, but you needn’t spend money when a kitchen towel or small hand towel would do the job just fine. Whatever you use though, ensuring its sole purpose is to keep your clubs dry will mean it doesn’t get dirty or ruined. And, most importantly – make sure it comes with you on every trip to the links as it will come in handy as you make your way around the course.
Clean the heads between uses
That leads us nicely onto our third tip – keeping your golf club dry BETWEEN uses. Yep, that means you can’t just give it the once over when you’re packing up for the day, but hear us out on this one!
Not only will using your golf towel to dry the heads between holes make it easier to clean at the end of the day, but it will also make them less slippery, giving you a more accurate and precise shot during gameplay. So, it really is a win-win for you!
Clean the grips
Without doubt one of the most important elements of your golf club. And the one that goes the most neglected is the grips. A grip that’s in great condition can make you feel powerful, assured and like any shot is possible, but to get that you need to keep it clean.
Sweat, dirt, course debris, sunscreen – it can all gather in the ridges of your grip, making them underperform when you need them most. So, make sure you pay special attention to your grips after a day on the green. And, if you feel like yours aren’t benefiting from your extra attention, you can buy replacement grips for a reasonable price!
Whilst it’s not the case for every type of men’s golf club, many are delicate and can easily become damaged in transit or in storage. The good news is that a simple headcover is all it takes to offer protection and keep them in perfect condition. It’s advisable to get headcovers for all your clubs, but if you’re looking to spend as little as possible, Fairway woods, putters and hybrids are where you should invest your money.
Invest in proper storage
Last but by no means least, and a pretty obvious one, is to ensure your golf clubs are properly stored. “Storage” in this case includes everything from where they go when you’re walking from one hole to the next, to where they are when they’re not being used at all.
The answer? Well, it can only be one thing really – and that’s a great golf club bag! There are hundreds on the market, from budget to premium, waterproof, sturdy, with added pockets or without, and from some of the most reputable brands on the market. The options are endless, so you’re bound to find one that suits your needs.
Are your golf clubs crying out for a little TLC?
You can’t put a price on a well-maintained golf club…well, actually you can – and it’s certainly a practice that pays its way!
But, if your tired golf clubs have gone unloved for too long, you may need to invest in a new set, and suppliers like Clarkes’ Golf Store offer some competitive options to get you started. Without breaking the bank! With your new golf clubs in hand, and these hacks in the back of your mind, you have everything you need to smash your 2021 goals on the green.