4 Tips for Cleaning Your Golf Equipment

If you’re like many golfers, you put your bags in the basement or the garage at the end of last season and forgot about them. Or, maybe you’re hyper-focused on keeping them organized and properly stored. In either case, they still need a good cleaning to kick off the 2018 Michigan golfing season. Here are some spring cleaning tips for your clubs and bag.

Bucks Run Golf Club Cleaning Golf Equipment

1. Take Stock

First, take everything out of your bag and lay each piece out on a towel or tarp. Do any clubs need replacing? If so, invest in those replacements now so you’ll have a complete set when you’re ready to use them. (Or mark your calendars for our Fitting Days on May 19-20th. Inventory will be priced to move -- more details coming soon.) Do you have a few boxes of balls? What about tees? No one wants to comb the woods for their ball every time. Don’t be that guy (or gal)! Make sure you’re prepared so you don’t always have to bum balls and tees off your buddies. They certainly won’t go to waste.

2. Cleaning your Golf Clubs

Now it’s time to get out the elbow grease. Fill a bucket with warm, soapy water. Simple dishwashing liquid will do. You’ll also need an old towel, toothbrush and nylon brush. Place your irons and wedges face down in the liquid to loosen up any dirt. Use the toothbrush to remove dirt and debris from the grooves. This will increase surface area contact with your golf ball at impact, helping the grooves impart spin to provide you with added control, says Golf Monthly.

For your driver, fairway, hybrid and putter, dip them in and out of the bucket, and rub down with a cloth.

Next, run the brush across the sole of the iron, then along the back of the clubhead to get off any mud, sand, or grass that has been left from last season. To clean your grips, wipe them down with a damp cloth, then dry them off with a towel to remove surface dirt.

3. Cleaning Your Bag

Your bag no doubt accumulated a lot of germs and dirt over last season. Protect it by giving it a good cleaning each spring. Use a bristle brush, soft cloth and liquid soap around the outside and inside the pockets as well. Use a household stain remover spray to get out those stubborn stains. Take a hose to the bag and let it dry naturally in the sun. If you want to restore the shape of your bag, stuff towels inside the pockets so they expand.

4. Stock Up

Now that your bag is clean, it’s time to re-stock it for 2018. Here are some helpful things to include:
    Sunscreen and Bug Spray: It’s the worst to get caught out on the course in full, intense sun with no protection. Save the sunburn for your vacation at the beach and pack a tube or spray can of sunscreen. Likewise with the bug spray. Dusk can bring out those pesky mosquitoes, so prepare now so you don’t become bug food.
    Business Cards: Always be ready to close the deal or make an offer. Any good golfer and business person will have a few business cards at the ready – just in case.
    Lucky “thing”: Every golfer has that special something that brings them good luck, whether it’s a towel your kid got you for Father’s Day five years ago or a lucky hat. Bring that good juju with you in your bag!

    Now that your bag is cleaned, it’s time to prepare for your first round of the season. We should be opening within the next few weeks, so stay tuned! When the time comes, call us at 989-773-6830 for your tee time. We look forward to seeing you soon!

    Posted by admin at Mar 20, 2018 Category: Other
    Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, MI, Equipment, Golf Clubs, Cleaning, Tips