Taylormade golf clubs are known for their high quality and performance. Grabbing your own set of these clubs entails the need to spend time to properly maintain them. Don’t worry because cleaning them does not require special expertise. You only need to gather some materials and invest some of your time.
You can try many ways of cleaning your Taylormade golf clubs. You may opt to buy a golf club cleaning kit from a golf pro shop. But if you prefer not to spend extra money, then you can use household items. You will need a small bucket, an old toothbrush or any brush with soft bristles, towel or any piece of cloth, and dishwashing soap. The bucket is optional since you can wash the clubs in your bathroom or sink.
Here is a step-by-step guide in cleaning your Taylormade golf club:
1. Make suds in the bucket.
Put your bucket in your sink. Pour a generous amount of the dishwashing soap, and get enough water from the faucet. The water should not be too hot or too cold. If the water is too hot, the ferrule on your club will surely get loose. Do not pour too much water since you only need to soak the club head.
2. Submerge the golf clubs in the bucket.
Do this part outside your house so that you can freely move. If you’re living in an apartment, then do this part in the bathroom. Place the bucket in a stable position, and then put the club heads in the bucket with suds. Make sure that the ferrules are not submerged in water. Leave the clubs for a few minutes. Soaking them will let the dirt along the grooves become less stiff. The suds will also help you reduce the oiliness of the clubhead. Other golf course chemicals and debris will also be removed. Usually, only the wedges and irons are cleaned this way since putters and drivers mostly do not accumulate dirt.
3. Brush the dirt off the grooves.
After soaking the Taylormade golf clubs for a few minutes, take one club at a time, and scrub them using the old brush you have at home. The most important part is to remove all dirt, sand and debris that are stuck in the grooves. If these are not removed, the clubface will easily wear out. In addition, scrub the sole and back of the clubhead, where dirt and grass may accumulate. If the dirt has not been removed, and it becomes stiff over time, you may soak it longer and use a brush with stiff bristles. Do not use a brush with wire bristles because it may scratch the exterior of the club.
4. Rinse the submerged part of the golf clubs.
You may use your garden hose or faucet to rinse off the suds on the clubs. After rinsing off the suds, check the clubs for remaining dirt and debris. In doing this, be careful so that the shaft remains dry.
5. Towel dry the golf clubs.
First, towel-dry the clubhead. To make sure that the whole club is dry, towel-dry the shaft and the handle as well. Before putting the golf club in your bag, make sure it is completely dry.
6. Clean the woods and hybrids separately.
Permisson woods are never soaked with water and suds. You can just quickly submerge metal woods and hybrids in the bucket and remove them immediately. You may also opt to rub them with a wet cloth. The next step is to towel-dry. If necessary, you can use a soft brush to remove dirt from the grooves of the woods and hybrids.