It’s the time of year that all golfers feel sad, it’s the end of another great season of their favorite sport as winter fast approaches. With that said before you put your clubs away for the season, you may want to read over these tips that can ensure you’re storing your golf clubs properly, which will make them last that much longer. Let’s take a closer look, shall we.
Step One – Clean Them Up
This is a very important step, but one that many people tend to skip right over. Before even thinking to store your clubs you’ll want to give them a really good cleaning. By doing this you’ll get rid of any caked on mud, grass, and debris. A great way to clean your clubs is to fill a bucket with warm sudsy water. You want to use a mild soap such as dishwashing liquid. Swish the clubs around in the warm water, and then use a soft cloth to wipe away the stubborn dirt. Another great tool for cleaning your clubs is a soft-bristle toothbrush to get in between the grooves.
Once you finish cleaning the clubs and they are clear of dirt and debris, give them a rinse, and then wipe them dry with a soft clean cloth. You may also want to wipe down the shaft if it’s dirty too. Just be sure that you don’t put them back in your golf bag until they are completely dry.
Step Two – Take Stock of Your Equipment
Now is the chance for you to take a good look at your equipment to inspect it for damage, tears, or other issues. If something is broken, or ripped, it’s time to throw it out. There’s no point in storing something that won’t be of use next golf season. This is a great time to also check all the pockets in your golf bag; it can be rather surprising what you find tucked away in there!
Step Three – Cover the Bag
Instead of just storing your clubs in the open air, you’ll want to cover up the top of the bag. The easiest way to do this is use the rain hood that comes with many golf bags. Be sure to firmly snap it in place. This will prevent dust and dirt from getting on your clubs over the next few months.
Step Four – Choose a Storage Location
This can be a tricky step as choosing the proper storage location can really help to prolong the lifespan of your clubs. The number one worst spot to store your clubs is in your trunk. The temperatures can get too cold and can break down your clubs. You also don’t want to store your clubs where there is moisture, because again this can ruin your clubs. Your best bet is to store them somewhere dry and that has temperature control. This usually rules out a garage or shed. If you can find somewhere inside the home to tuck them away, they will fare best in this environment.
Try to find a place that is also easy to reach them, and where they don’t risk falling down and incurring damage. Yes there are a whole lot of things to consider when finding that storage location, but they really do pay off in the end.
A Little Forward Thinking Pays Off
With just a little forward thinking, a bit of work, and some effort you’ll be able to store your clubs safely away for winter so that when golf season starts again next year, your clubs will be ready to go!