Want to know how to clean golf clubs so they are shiny again? Then you’re in luck! Just follow this tutorial to learn the best way to clean golf clubs.
From your golf club grips all the way down to the golf club heads, here are some of the best tips to clean golf irons. Giving the clubs a good cleaning and a good scrub is way easier than you might think! A quick wipe and they’ll be back in tip-top shape.
This post is sponsored by Bar Keepers Friend but all opinions and love of the product are my own.
Tips for Cleaning Golf Clubs
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I’ll be honest with you and tell you that I am not a golfer. There are only a few times in my life that I have been golfing on a real golf course. On my 28th birthday, I did go to a Top Golf course in San Antonio as a double date which was awesome, and my husband and I went to a golf driving range as newlyweds (and we were both terrible). And I love me some mini-golf!
But, I don’t golf and have no real desire to do so. My father-in-law though enjoys a good game of golf and he actually really enjoys taking a little stroll with a golf club in hand, using it as a sort of walking stick.
I thought it would be pretty fun to figure out how to clean golf clubs so I could impress him the next time we get together. So I headed to my local Goodwill store to find a not so pretty golf club and see if I could figure out the best way to clean golf clubs.
Here is the golf club I picked up before cleaning it:
Needs a little cleaning and love and shining wouldn’t you agree?
I found many sites instructing people on how to clean golf clubs recommend using a bucket of soapy water to clean their clubs. And that’s fine. But soapy water is not as awesome as what I am about to show you!
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How to Clean Golf Clubs
Using Bar Keepers Friend for cleaning golf clubs is also super easy and quick! If you’d like to see the quick one minute Youtube video, you can check that out here, otherwise, continue on for the full instructions and pictures:
Materials Needed to Clean Golf Clubs
- Bar Keepers Friend (Powder or MORE Spray & Foam)
- Dish Soap
- Sponge/Scour Pad
- Dry Cloths
- Metal Polish (Optional)
Instructions on How to Clean Golf Clubs
Time needed: 10 minutes.
How to use Bar Keepers Friend to Clean Golf Clubs
- Wet the golf clubs.
- Sprinkle on some Bar Keepers Friend powder, or use the Bar Keepers Friend MORE Spray & Foam and spray it onto the club.
- Let it sit for 30 seconds to a minute, especially if very rusty or caked on with grime, hard water stains, or dirt.
- Wet your sponge or scour pad, and gently work in the cleanser into a lather on your golf club, gently wiping down the golf club shaft as well.
- Get out an old cleaning toothbrush and scrub the grooves of the golf club face very well.
- Rinse the club with some clean water, ensuring all cleaner is washed off.
- Take a wet towel with a little dab of dish soap on it, and clean your golf club grip. Rinse with a clean wet cloth.
- Dry your club and club grip with a new clean dry cloth.
- Optionally, you can use some chrome polish or metal polish to polish the golf club shaft and face to help protect against rust. Apply and wipe off with a soft towel according to the instructions on the product label.
And that’s it! Admire your clean, rust-free, water-mark free golf club!
You’ll totally feel confident toting it around on the greens… or walking with your family through the park. Or whatever it is you like to do with golf clubs.
Point is, they’ll be clean and you’ll be proud to show it off!
Now I really want to go golfing. For real. You only need one good club, right? 😉
Fast tips for cleaning golf clubs
- Don’t forget to get in the grooves of your irons!
- Having clean grips is a great way to get rid of germs
- Keep an old toothbrush handy so that you can make mini circular motions during the cleaning process. A soft-bristle brush is great for cleaning the back of the clubhead and really getting in the grooves of those dirty clubs
- Make sure that you use a soft bristle brush to clean the heads of your irons
If your golf clubs need a thorough cleaning, you’ve going to love each and every important step listed above. Forget about those expensive golf club cleaning kits and use this simple cleaning solution instead. You’ll have a clean set of clubs in no time at all! Plus you can clean them at the best place – home!
While it’s not proven, I like to think that clean iron clubs will help to improve your golf game! I guess you’ll find out on your next round of golf.
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