Even as a hobby player you usually spend a lot of money on your golf equipment. If you don’t leave it gathering dust in a corner, but actively play a round or two of golf, the question of care and maintenance arises very quickly.
No matter if you are playing on the course or training, a rudimentary care of your equipment right after use is essential for the longevity of your equipment. At least one water point with the necessary brushes can be found in every golf club. If you want to clean the grooves more easily from dirt, you should ideally soak the club head in a bucket of water for a few minutes. This way the dirt can be easily removed later. Then simply scrub thoroughly with a brush until all earth and other debris has been removed. Finally, dry thoroughly. This is particularly important to prevent any rusting of clubs.
Many clubs now also offer special cleaning machines for golf clubs. However, opinions are divided over their usefulness. Many golfers claim that their equipment has been considerably damaged by such machines.
Spring cleaning for rackets
To ensure that the investment in expensive equipment pays for itself over a longer period of time, the clubs must be thoroughly cleaned several times at home. Every player will notice this immediately on the court, because only optimally prepared clubs allow precise shots. A non-slip grip prevents mistakes at the tee and similar annoyances. However, you should not rely on maintenance alone when it comes to the grips; regular replacement is also essential. Even amateurs with only a few rounds of play should use new grips for their rackets at least every 2 years.
Of course, you must first have played a game of golf to make the cleaning of your clubs worthwhile. The Sporting Club Berlin with its impressive 63-hole courses is particularly suitable for this purpose.
If you clean your grooves properly from dirt, you will notice that no unnecessary sources of danger are transferred to the ball and thus allow a more precise game. If you additionally clean your club heads with a chrome polish every few months, you will get the finishing touches and thus ensure a more stable game over a longer period of time. In addition, the newly shining shine also makes a good impression in the golf bag. For the very last fine tuning, various oils can still be used, but this is a matter of taste, many golfers, even professionals, keep their distance.
Correct storage – but where?
The correct care of golf clubs ends with the question of where they can be stored most ideally. Many players make the mistake of storing their clubs in the garage or unheated rooms in the basement. This is anything but ideal and can, in the worst case, have an impact on the game, namely when the clubs warp due to cool, wet storage. A pleasantly tempered room is sufficient to store the clubs in an optimal way. Those who follow these recommendations will certainly enjoy their equipment for a longer period of time.