Golf is an expensive sport. Golfing accessories and equipment usually come in costly price tags, hence purchasing them can really be an investment. Since you’re probably eager to learn more on how to take good care of your precious golf iron sets, below are some useful tips for you.
There are a lot of things that could end up damaging your clubs. Debris, chemicals, and dirt are usually encountered in golf courses. The good thing is that it is not so expensive and complicated to maintain iron clubs. The basic things that you may need are mild dish washing soap, soft-bristled toothbrush, metal polisher, a small bucket, and water.
It is very important to always keep the clubheads of your golf iron sets clean from debris. Using irons with dirty clubheads may affect your performance in the game. Therefore, you must wipe off the dirt from the clubheads not just after the game. It should be done each time after a shot is made. Hence, it is very useful to carry a towel at the side pocket of your golf bags. Towels can be used to easily wipe off grass and dirt. Wiping your club heads with a towel after each shot can also lessen the time that you will need to clean your irons at the end of the game.
To thoroughly clean your golf iron sets, fill a bucket with lukewarm water mixed with mild dishwashing detergent. Submerge the club into the soapy water but make sure that the level of the water does not reach the shaft. Allow the clubheads to soak for a few minutes then scrub their grooves with the soft-bristled toothbrush.
One you are done scrubbing the grooves, you may now clean the rest of the clubhead. Once all the debris are already removed, you may rinse the clubhead with clean water while preventing the shaft from getting wet. Dry the clubheads with a clean towel by wiping from head to shaft. If your clubs turn rusty, you can use fine-grade steel wool to remove the rust. Metal heads can also be polished using a steel polisher. Just make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions written on the packaging.
Every golfer must also have the habit of inspecting their clubs’ shafts for cracks and dents. The shaft must also be wiped after every few rounds. When transporting golf iron sets, make sure not to exert pressure on them. Place them carefully inside the golf bag following the standard pattern in arranging clubs. Shafts can also be polished using car wax or chrome polish.
Grips are an essential part of the golf club. It is where the golfer makes contact with the clubs. Hence, it is very important to constantly check the grips for any signs of damage. Grips that are loose and slippery are bad for the game and should be replaced immediately.
Cleaning grips is very easy. All you have to do is scrub them with a soft-bristled toothbrush dipped in soapy water. Do not submerge the grips into the water because it may cause rusting of the shaft. Use lukewarm water to rinse the grips from soap and make sure to protect the shaft from the water. For experienced golfers, grips must be replaced for at least once a year.
When it comes to storing golf iron sets, the rule is very simple. Just always place them somewhere cool and dry. Avoid putting them in places where the temperature varies. Moisture can cause rusting of the clubs. Therefore, it is very important to thoroughly dry the clubs before storing them. You must also check the dryness of your golf bag’s interior before filling it with your golfing equipment.