How to Clean Golf Clubs to Maintain Their Good Condition

How to Clean Your Golf Clubs | The Ultimate Guide

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While we're confident that our golf clubs will last you for many years to come and require little to no maintenance, they do need to be washed somewhat regularly for optimal performance.

Aside from the fact that it will keep your golf bag cleaner and helps your golf clubs to look better, regular cleaning extends the life of your clubs, maintains a higher resale value, and maximizes your club's performance. (More on that later)

To help you get the most out of your new Pyramid golf clubs, we put together this quick and easy guide explaining how to clean golf clubs with various cleaning methods, the materials needed to clean your golf clubs, and answer some FAQs at the end. Let's get to cleaning!

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How to Clean Golf Club Grips

Unfortunately, many golfers overlook the obvious yet vital aspect of golf club care of cleaning the grips on their golf clubs.

Seeing as grips accumulate dirt, sweat, and moisture rather quickly, they can get worn down over time and impair your ability to get a solid grip on your clubs.

As you can see, golf club grips should be cleaned regularly. We recommend they should be cleaned after every game.

What You'll Need

  • Clean cloth
  • Bowl of lukewarm water

Instructions

  1. Soak the clean cloth into the bowl of warm water and wring out the cloth tightly. Do not use hot water as it may damage the grip.
  2. Wipe down the grip with the damp cloth.
  3. Before leaving it to dry, check to ensure that there's no water on the shaft. If there is, immediately remove it with a dry cloth and move to the shaft.

How to Deep Clean Golf Clubs' Grips

If there's a lot of dirt buildup on the grip of your golf club, you can use a very soft bristle brush dipped in warm soapy water and gently scrub all around the grip.

Be very careful to not scrub the shaft as it may scratch the exterior and cause rust. Once you're finished, rinse all of the soap off with a wet cloth that has no soap on it.

Finally, pat it dry with a clean cloth and leave it out to air dry overnight.

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How to Properly Clean Golf Club Shafts

Just like the grips, dirt and sweat can accumulate on golf club shafts and need to be regularly cleaned as well.

It's very important to note that the shaft of all Pyramid golf clubs are chrome plated, so it's vital that you only use very clean towels with absolutely no dirt. If the towel is dirty, it can scratch the chrome which may result in rust buildup.

As you can see, golf club grips should be cleaned regularly. We recommend they should be cleaned after every game.

What You'll Need

  • Two clean, small, and soft towels or cloths. Do not use an old towel.
  • Small bowl of warm, soapy water

Instructions

  1. Submerge one small towel into the lukewarm water and tightly wring it until it's not dripping whatsoever. Set the other small towel aside and keep it dry.
  2. Very carefully wipe down the shaft. Frequently stop and rinse the cloth off to remove any dirt so as to not damage the chrome plating. If there's a lot of dirt build up, use a new clean towel.
  3. Take the second soft towel and dry off the shaft completely.

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How to Clean Putters

The cleaning process for the Pyramid Putter is pretty straightforward, but may take more time than other putters seeing as you have to clean out the triple-milled grooves on the face.

Please note that you should not submerge putters in water like you would clean irons or fairway woods as it could damage them. Instead, follow these simple steps below.

What You'll Need

  • Soft bristle brush or an old toothbrush
  • Bowl of warm water with mild soap or dishwashing liquid
  • One large, dry towel or cloth
  • Two smaller, dry towels or cloths

Instructions

  1. Lay the large cloth out on a clean bench or table and place the putter on top of the towel
  2. Submerge one of the smaller towels into the bowl of soapy warm water and wring it dry
  3. Carefully rub the head of the putter with the wet towel to remove a large amount of dirt and grime. Submerge and squeeze the cloth into the bowl of warm water a few times. If the water gets too dirty, replace it before moving onto the next step.
  4. Next, dip the soft bristle brush into the bowl of warm water, shake it off, and begin gently scrubbing the milled grooves to remove any dirt build up between them.
  5. Be very careful to not accidentally scrub the club shaft as it could damage the chrome polish and cause rusting. Thoroughly inspect all grooves before moving on to step 6.
  6. Finally, take the other small towel and completely dry off the putter head. Leave the putter out to air dry overnight.

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How to Clean Drivers

The way to clean golf club heads of drivers like the F14 Sphinx is similar to that of the Pyramid Putter, you'll just have to use the brush much less.

Again, do not submerge the club head in water - that's for when you clean golf irons - or scratch the chrome plating on the shaft when cleaning these golf club heads.

What You'll Need

  • Soft bristled brush or an old toothbrush
  • Bowl of lukewarm water with mild dishwashing liquid
  • One large, dry towel or cloth
  • Two clean cloths

Instructions

  1. Lay the big cloth out on a clean surface and gently lay the golf club of top of it
  2. Wring one of the smaller towels out in the bowl of warm water
  3. Clean the head of the golf club thoroughly with the wet towel, rinsing the cloth in the bowl a few times throughout.
  4. Now take the soft bristle brush, dip it into the bowl of lukewarm water, and give the driving cavity a gentle good scrub until all dirt and grime is removed. Remember, don't accidentally scrub the golf club shaft.
  5. Finally, take the second dry cloth, dry off the club head, and leave the golf club to air dry overnight.

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How to Clean Wedges

The way to clean golf wedges like the P3 Pharaoh requires more attention to detail than the F14 or Pyramid Putter seeing as the club head is coated with PVD.

You don't want to scrub the P3 too hard to avoid damage to the exterior coating that will negatively affect the way it hits the golf ball.

Don't soak the club heads of P3 wedges in water like you would to keep your irons clean as it could damage the club head.

What You'll Need

  • Soft bristled brush or Club cleaning brush with soft bristles
  • Bowl of soapy water using mild dishwashing liquid. Do not use hot water.
  • One large, clean towel or cloth
  • Two small cloths

Instructions

  1. Place the bigger cloth on a flat surface and place the golf club on top of it
  2. Take a small cloth, squeeze it in the bowl of soapy warm water, and wring out all excess moisture
  3. Take the damp cloth and wipe down the club head thoroughly, rinsing it in the bowl of warm water a few times
  4. Dip the club cleaning brush into the bowl of water and gently scrub the ridges and indentations of the club head to remove all the mud and remaining dirt, being very careful to not accidentally scrub the golf club shaft.
  5. The final step is the drying process; dry the club head completely with the other cloth and let it totally dry out overnight.

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FAQs

Now that you're clear on how to clean golf clubs from Pyramid Golf, let's move on to some other questions people are asking when it comes to other golf clubs, club heads, and golf equipment.

Why Clean Your Clubs?

Regularly cleaning golf clubs improves your grip, prolongs the life of the club, improves your game, and keeps your club in tip top shape.

Dirty clubs with mud and debris built up in the grooves can throw your game off, so taking the time to clean your golf clubs can send your scores in a positive direction.

How Often Should I Clean Golf Clubs?

It's recommended to clean golf clubs after every golf game, especially irons. This prevents long-term build up of dirt, mud, and debris that makes cleaning golf clubs much more difficult down the road.

How to Store Golf Clubs?

Keep your golf clubs stored in a cool, dry environment and wipe them down completely to remove any moisture, thus preventing rust. Don't leave your golf clubs in the garage or trunk of your car as this can lead to rusting and the glues of the grip loosening prematurely.

How to Remove Rust on Golf Clubs?

This depends on the material your club and shaft is made of, so be sure to check with your manufacturer.

Generally, a safe method is to add WD-40 to a soft towel and very slowly carefully rub it onto the rusted spot and immediate surrounding area. Again, be gentle and slow to prevent further damage from occurring.

How to Keep Golf Clubs from Rusting?

There are four things you should do to prevent rust buildup; first, never store your golf clubs in a humid location, give your clubs a quick wipe before your next round when you're out on the golf course, learn how to clean golf clubs, and get into a good practice of cleaning clubs after every game.

What If My Irons Are Forged?

Forged irons should always be cleaned with a soft nylon brush. If there's a little bit of rust on your irons, add some WD-40 directly on the surface before scrubbing.

How Do You Clean Woods?

Cleaning woods is similar to how you clean golf irons and metal woods, but slightly different.

To prevent damaging the club head, dip the club head into a bucket of warm water for a quick second and immediately wipe it down with a damp cloth followed by a dry one. Use a soft bristle brush to clean any dirty grooves and dry head straight after confirming there's no debris leftover.

Thanks for stopping by Pyramid Golf and learning how to clean golf clubs!

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To better golf,

Matt Stephens

Founder, Pyramid Golf

Inventor, Pyramid Putter & P3 Pharaoh Wedge

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