If you are a golf fanatic, then nothing can give you more joy than seeing the beautiful shiny head of your precious golf clubs. But while you use the clubs in the course, they get all sorts of dirt & debris. Eventually, they lose shine if you don’t do routine maintenance.
After you’ve finished the course for the day, you should clean & polish them so that they maintain their smooth shiny appearance. Not only would the clubs have a clean face, but they would also get proper protection from environmental factors such as water, rust, or dirt. Let’s get straight down to business, shall we?
Proper Guideline | How to Polish Golf Clubs
Step 1: Prerequisites Before Polishing
Before going off to polish your precious golf clubs, you need to make sure you have all the necessary tools by your side. You will find most of these items in your home or any departmental store. Make sure you have these items:
- Mild hot water
- Soap or dishwashing liquid
- Some tea towels
- Soft nylon brush or an old toothbrush
- Metal Polish
- Polishing cloth
Step 2: Water Temperature
Remember Goldilocks and the three bears? “Just right”- works here too. The water shouldn’t be too hot because that will affect the glue that holds the head to the shaft of your club. Always use mild hot water as a solvent for the solution you will be making.
Step 3: Soaking the Clubs
Using two tablespoons of liquid dishwashing soap with some mild hot water should be enough for the clubs to soak. Any dish soap will do the trick as it will help loosen up the debris that lies between the grooves of the head.
But always make sure that your solution inside the bucket should be for the head of the clubs only. You don’t need to soak anything above the ferrule area. No need to wet anything below as it’s the junction. Otherwise, it would damage the ferrule area that holds the head of the club to the shaft.
Step 4: Brushing the Clubs
After being soaked for several minutes inside the bucket, start by brushing clubs with the soft nylon brush. No need to worry if you don’t have any nylon brush, even an old toothbrush will do the job. Gently brush with the nylon brush in the direction of the grooves to get all that dirt out from the corners.
You can use a small toothpick to get those stubborn specks of dirt out of the grooves. After cleaning the clubs one by one, place them on a soft surface such a towel to dry off. Make sure that the clubs are properly dried before polishing them.
Step 5: Polishing the Clubs
After the golf clubs have dried up successfully, it’s time to give them a good polish. Use a quality metal polisher that uses safe abrasive technology to restore the clubs to their former glory. Remember, never use more than a pea-sized amount for the head of the club.
As you complete polishing the head with the soft towel, a shiny look on your clubs should begin tantalizing you! These metal polishers not only help in restoring the shiny head, but it also helps to protect the metal from rust or corrosion.
Using a Wheel Polishing Tool (Not Entirely Necessary)
Just polishing with a soft towel or pad should be enough for your golf clubs. But for those who want to get the ultimate polishing result can use a wheel polishing tool. Just apply a small amount of metal polisher on the pad of the wheel.
Be careful not to use the wheel polishing a lot, because it may damage the golf clubs. If you have rust or corrosion on the golf clubs existing, then this can help. No need to get anxious if you don’t have a wheel polishing tool. You’ll get almost the same results wiping the club with a soft towel for some time.
Step 6: Proper Storing
After you have polished your precious clubs neatly, don’t just leave them open. Immediately place the clubs back into your golf bag so that not air dirt places on them. You can have a look to the Types of Golf Bags Available for All Golfers.
It is highly suggestible you use a golf club headcover. This way the head can be securely intact until you go to your next golf course.
After a fine day of swinging & chipping in the golf course, your golf clubs are bound to look discolored. Polishing golf clubs should be standard practice for every golfer. With only 25 or 30 minutes of cleaning & polishing, your golf clubs would maintain their glow for a long time.