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There are several ways to clean golf clubs. You can spend a little money on golf club cleaning kits that are available at most golf pro shops. And those cleaning kits work well.

Or you can simply gather up a couple household items. What you need is a plastic bucket (unless you're willing to clean your clubs in a bathroom or kitchen sink), a mild dishwashing detergent, an old toothbrush or other brush with plastic bristles, and an old towel for drying.
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Step 1: Create Suds

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Take your plastic bucket inside to a sink or bathtub. Squirt a little of the dishwashing liquid into the bottom, then add warm water to create suds. Make sure the water is warm, not too hot (very hot water can loosen the ferrule on golf clubs).

You only need enough water in the bucket to cover the heads of your irons.

Step 2: Place Irons in the bucket*

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Take the bucket, with its water and suds, outside near your garden hose (if you live in an apartment and don't have access to your garden hose, continue working in a sink or bathtub).

Set the bucket down, then place your irons in the bucket with the clubheads submerged. Notice how the clubs' ferrules are above the level of the water and suds.

Allow the irons to soak in the warm water for just a couple minutes. This will help loosen dirt in the grooves of the clubface, and allow the suds to begin working on oils and golf course chemicals that are on the clubheads.

*you can also place your wedges in the bucket too, no putters or drivers (those usually don't get dirty anyway, i'll talk about woods/hybrids later)
avarose4 years ago
Just reading the advice on cleanibg clubs. I don't believe it is a good idea to immerse then in water.
then (author)  avarose4 years ago
i use the same clubs i used 4 years a go and i clean them every several weeks using this method and ive never had a single iron break (one of my hybrids broke, though i never cleaned it with water)

nothing wrong with assuming that, just as long as you thouroughly dry them off after words you shouldnt have any more of a problem than you do from just normally playing in that nice moist grass every sunday.