Knowing how to clean golf club grips is as important as getting to know how to play golf. If you have a clear idea about how to clean your golf grips, you can feel the taste of using new grips all the time while playing the game.
However, if you don’t follow the right way while cleaning your golf club grips, then there is a higher chance that your golf grips may get damaged. For that, you may have to buy new golf club grips. And, this is what no golfers, no matter the beginner or pro, would want to experience.
Being an avid golfer, I have used different types of golf club grips on numerous occasions. And that’s why I have a piece of complete knowledge on how to clean golf club grips (meaning all types of golf grips).
To educate you about how you can clean your golf grips the right way, I have come here with a detailed discussion on this subject matter. Throughout this article, I will be trying to cover the cleaning procedure you need to follow for cleaning any kind of golf grips.
In fact, to make this discussion the most useful one for you, I will be explaining step-by-step guidelines regarding the cleaning procedure of every golf grip type available currently in the market. This is why the following discussion on golf club grips cleaning can be regarded as the ideal one for every golfer – no matter the type of golf grip you have.
Besides, I will also share some secret tips regarding golf club grips cleaning that I believe is important for every golfer out there who want to keep their golf grips like a new one.
Let’s jump right into our discussion on how to clean golf club grips….
How To Clean Golf Club Grips – Step By Step Procedure
As I have already mentioned, there are various types of golf club grips available out there. So, I have divided the cleaning procedure with specific steps required for cleaning each golf club grip type into the following sections.
You can easily jump into the golf grip cleaning section that matches your grip type.
How To Clean Rubber-based Golf Club Grip?
Being a golfer, it is very common to know that most golf clubs come with rubber-based grips. I personally found the rubber grips as the handiest one with great longevity.
But, attaching the rubber grips with grim and similar other elements, the longevity I have just mentioned can get reduced. So, the best way, I believe, is to keep those grips clean.
In this regard, I always use a soft and clean towel to wipe them after each shot while I am out there is the green field. But the saddest part is most golfers are not aware of this critical issue as they tend to remain busy while playing the game.
In the following, I am going to share a step-by-step guideline on how to clean the rubber golf grips so that you get to know everything regarding this particular cleaning method.
Things You Need
Before I start explaining the procedure of cleaning the rubber golf club grips, it is essential to let you know the things you need in this regard.
Don’t you worry, my friend, because you will need fewer components for cleaning your rubber golf club grip. And, you don’t need to spend much of your valuable time on this cleaning method. In fact, you don’t need much time for cleaning your golf clubs if you follow the right way.
For this case of cleaning rubber golf club grip, you need the following equipment –
- A bowl or plastic bucket.
- Liquid soap.
- Lukewarm water.
- Two clean and soft towels.
Step-By-Step Cleaning Procedure for Rubber Golf Club Grip
Now, I am going to describe all the steps you need to follow for cleaning your rubber golf grips –
First, fill a bowl or plastic bucket with lukewarm water and add liquid soap to the water.
Now, stir the soap with water until there are bubbles or soap suds. You need to perform this step very carefully and slowly. Don’t make any rush while you apply this step.
Next, take a clean and soft towel and soak it on the water-soap mixture. Now, use the towel to rub your golf club grip. Always keep in mind that you have to rub the towel slowly with gentle pressure. This is the ideal procedure to clean all the dirt from your golf grips.
When you see the towel has become dirt by changing its color, you will notice the changes in your golf grips at that time. In fact, the color of your golf club grips will exhibit a change too.
Now, take another fresh and soft towel (meaning the dry one) to wipe the grip again. This particular step will give an end to the cleaning procedure of your golf club grip.
How To Clean White Golf Club Grips?
At this moment in time, the white golf grips have become one of the well-liked grips by golfers from all parts of the world. This raises the question – how to clean white golf club grips.
To be honest, keeping the white golf grips is tough for any golfer. That’s why almost all golfers are somewhat desperate for the most effective solution for cleaning their white golf grips.
According to my personal observation, the white golf grip features a classic look that is way better than those common golf grips. But, the main problem with the white grips are they can get dirty within a short period.
If you don’t believe me, then compare the condition of white color grips with that of the black color grips. Trust me; you will notice the difference.
Even if you use your newly purchased white color grip for the first time, you will see your gloves or fingers’ marks on that grip.
Henceforth, golfers (especially those who have a weakness for white golf grips) want a perfect solution to this problem because it can become slick when there is too much dirt on the golf grips. This will distract you from taking an accurate and measured shot. In addition, you will have some kind of uncomfortable feeling.
Therefore, it is like-a-must to clean your white golf grip before you intend to use them in the next shot of the round during your game.
Things You Need
For cleaning your white golf grips, you need to manage several components. If you are planning to clean your white golf grips at home, then you need to collect the following list of items in the first place –
- Cleaning liquid.
- 2 Fresh towels.
- Fresh bucket or bowl.
- A piece of clean cloth or cotton pad.
Step-By-Step Procedure of Cleaning
In this section, I am going to explain all the steps you need to follow for cleaning white golf grips (don’t worry, the procedure is easier if you follow the right way).
The first thing you have to do is take the clean piece of cloth or cotton pad and add alcohol. I personally prefer using a cotton pad. So, I would suggest you follow the same.
Now, take the cloth (after soaking it into alcohol) and start rubbing the grip. Try to rub on the specific places firmly where you find noticeable marks on your golf grips.
Now pour fresh and clean water in a plastic bucket or bowl and add cleaning liquid to the water. Keep mixing these elements until you see bubbles created from the mixture.
In this step, take the fresh towel and soak it in the mixture. Now, start rubbing the grip of your golf club. You will see that the color of your golf club grip will get changed (happens because the towel takes away all the dirt).
Now, apply the cleaning liquid directly on grips and use the towel to rub again gently and slowly. Applying this technique will remove all types of dirt and dust elements form your golf grips.
Take another fresh and clean towel and start rubbing the grip to dry it out. After performing this step, you will see that your white golf grip has got a newer and fresher look like a newly purchased one.
How To Clean Golf Pride Grips?
First off, let me tell you the fact that the golf pride grips are completely different than the ordinary ones. This type of golf grip has mainly drawn the attention of golfers from all the parts of the world for some specific features.
According to my experience, I want to highlight that the hybrid golf grips can provide more stability and power when it comes to playing a shot.
Many pro-level golfers use the hybrid golf grips for the tournaments along with regular practice sessions for this particular feature.
However, you need to follow specific steps when it comes to cleaning the golf pride grips. For the cleaning thing, you have two options – either hire a professional golf club cleaning service provider or do it all by yourself.
For either of these 2 options, the first thing you have to do is get a clear concept about how to clean golf pride grips.
Things You Need
- Liquid soap.
- Lukewarm water.
- A dry and fresh towel.
- An old toothbrush.
- Plastic bucket or bowl.
Step-By-Step Procedure of Cleaning
For your convenience, I have designed this section focusing on describing all the required steps you have to follow for cleaning golf pride grips –
At first, pour lukewarm water in a plastic bowl or bucket and mix the liquid soap. In this case, it is recommended not to use too much hot water as it can damage the rubber of your grip.
Now, try to create bubbles on the mixture in order to confirm that the mixture of liquid soap and lukewarm water is ready-to-use. The bubbles also confirm that the liquid soap and the water has mixed properly.
Since the hybrid grip is slightly different from the regular or ordinary grips, you have to give some extra effort to clean this golf grip type.
Take the old toothbrush and soak the head of the brush in the mixture of the plastic bucket. Now, start rubbing the golf grip using the brush. If you can rub the right way, it will remove all types of dirt and similar other elements from your golf grip.
Always keep in mind that you have to perform the rubbing thing with the brush for nearly 3 to 4 minutes. This is considered as the ideal time when it comes to cleaning your golf pride golf at home.
Finally, take the fresh & soft towel and try to rub the entire grip again with a view to drying it out. This will put an end to the cleaning procedure of your golf pride grips.
How To Clean Golf Club Grips Using Grip Cleaning Wipes?
Another effective way to clean your golf club grips is by using the grip cleaning wipes. In recent times, this method for cleaning golf grips has become one of the most popular ones.
Let’s have a brief discussion on how to clean golf club grips using grip cleaning wipes.
Things You Need
- A packet of cleaning wipes (specifically made for golf grips).
Procedure to Follow
For this golf grip cleaning method, you need to manage one of the best grip cleaning wipes available in the market. In this case, I would assume that you have already purchased one pack of grip cleaning wipes.
Now, open the packet and take out one wipe from the pack. Hold your golf club with your hand. And, use the other hand to wipe down the golf grip using the grip cleaning wipes. These wipes are very cost-effective because you only need 2 wipes to clean your entire set of golf clubs.
While doing the wiping thing, you need to give firm pressure so that the grips can get cleaned properly. In fact, you will notice some color changes to your golf club grips. This mainly happens when all the dirt from the grips come out after wiping down thoroughly.
It is claimed that grip cleaning wipes are designed in a way so that you can use the wipes for cleaning all types of golf grips. I, however, won’t recommend you to do that.
According to my experience, I would suggest you not to use the wipes for cleaning the leather and white golf club grips.
How To Clean Golf Club Grips Using Solvents?
Have you ever thought of using solvents to clean your golf club grips? It is no wonder, my friend, because different types of useful solvents are currently available for cleaning golf club grips.
These solvents are designed in a way so that they can dissolve mold along with many other contaminants like dirt and sweat stick to your grip. Using solvents to clean golf grips ensures that all types of contaminants get eliminated from your golf clubs. According to my personal observation, I think it would be better to use the solvents after cleaning the golf grips with liquid soap.
To make it more convenient for you, many manufactures are now supplying solvents in spray bottles. This makes them easy-to-carry, and the best part is you can use them even at the time of your game. These are also much cost-effective because you can clean a whole set of golf club grips using only one bottle of solvents.
All the commercially available solvents (also the spray bottles) come with a user instruction guide so that you can follow them while cleaning your golf club grips. In this case, I would recommend you to make a thorough study of those instructions or else you may not expect the kind of cleaning you have been looking for.
What About Cleaning Soft, Porous Golf Grips?
While discussing how to clean golf club grips, it won’t be fair if I don’t tell you about the procedure you need to follow for cleaning soft and porous golf grips.
Always remember that the soft & absorbent grips are a bit delicate in nature. So, you have to be very careful while cleaning them.
- First, take a clean towel and wipe down your golf club grips for removing dirt or loose sand. Don’t do this for too long since you have to handle the soft grips with great care.
- Now, take a soft and clean towel and spray some water on the towel to make it slightly wet. For this purpose, you can also use the rubbing alcohol, but make sure the quantity must be very little.
- Use the wet towel to rub your golf grips slowly and gently in order to clean them. Remember that you can never use any type of soapy water to clean the soft and absorbent grips. Also, it is not recommended to immerse them in water.
- Now take a soft, clean, and dry towel to rub the grip again to dry out them fast.
What About Cleaning Genuine Leather Grips?
Leather grips have a classy look, yet they are much delicate in nature. This is the reason; you have to be very careful while cleaning your leather golf club grips.
I have specifically designed this particular section for cleaning the genuine leather golf club grips for your convenience.
Procedure to Clean Leather Golf Club Grips
First off, take some lukewarm water in a plastic bucket or bowl. Now, take a soft and dry towel and keep it over the bucket to moisten it slowly. To be more precise, it can take around a minute to complete the moistening thing.
Now, rub your leather grip using the towel gently and slowly. Within a few minutes of rubbing, you will see that all the dirt will come out from the grips.
Finally, take another dry and soft towel to rub the grips again for soaking the moisture from the grip.
“Never use any kind of liquid soap, detergent or solvent for cleaning your leather golf club grips.”
Benefits of Cleaning Golf Club Grips
Cleaning your golf club grips can bring a number of benefits. So, every golfer must clean the golf grips.
In the following, I will be pointing out only major benefits you can get from cleaning your golf club grips –
- Your golf club grips absorb all types of dirt, your sweat, moisture, and oil to help you keep control while playing your strokes. Over time, your grips get hardened if you don’t clean them regularly. And this will greatly affect your shots.
- In fact, your swing depends much on the condition of your golf club grips. If the grips have too much dirt, oil, or moisture, then you can’t just expect your regular swings from your golf clubs.
- Cleaning the dirt, oil, sweat, and moisture from the golf clubs helps you not to lose control while doing the swing. Even the improvement of your golfing skill depends much on the condition of the golf grips.
- Cleaning your golf club grips helps you to get rid of unwanted attacks of germs and infections.
These are the major benefits of cleaning golf club grips. I hope that now you have understood why you need to clean your golf club grips.
Secret Tips You Must Follow While Cleaning Golf Club Grips
As I have promised, now I am going to share some secret tips regarding cleaning golf club grips that I believe are a must for you to follow.
So, here we go….
- Always perform the specific cleaning method for each type of golf club grip.
- Try to rub the grips with a soft and clean towel before playing a shot.
- Never use soap water or liquid soap for cleaning leather golf club grips.
- If you want to use commercial wipes, I suggest you manage the best one with top-class quality.
- Solvents should be avoided while cleaning white or leather golf grips.
- Always focus on the temperature of the lukewarm water you are going to use for cleaning specific golf grips. Too much hot water can ruin your golf grips completely.
- If you use rubbing alcohol to clean soft and porous grips, make sure the quantity must be very low.
- Don’t use grip cleaning wipes for cleaning leather or white golf club grips.
- Try to clean your golf club grips regularly to enjoy a more excellent performance while you are out there in the green course.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often should you clean your golf club grips?
Answer: If you are the type of golfer who regularly uses the golf clubs, it is ideal for making a thorough wash of your golf club grips once a month.
However, it is also important to wipe out the sweat and moisture using a soft & fresh towel after each shot you play. Always remember that keeping your golf grips clean will increase the longevity of your golf club grips.
What is the best method to clean my golf clubs?
Answer: To be honest, I don’t have any straightforward answer to this question as golf club grips vary a lot because of the material type.
To put it simply, you have to follow specific cleaning procedures for cleaning a particular golf club grip. I have already described the ideal cleaning procedure for washing each of the golf grip type available out there in the market for your convenience. Depending on the type of golf grip you use, you can follow the specific cleaning technique.
How can I keep my golf grips newer?
Answer: To keep your golf grips newer, you have to clean your golf club grip regularly following the right way. Don’t forget to wipe out sweat and oil from the grips by rubbing them out using a soft and clean towel while playing your game.
Is it necessary to use the same types of grips for all of my golf clubs?
Answer: Well, I would suggest using the same type of grips for all of your golf clubs. Actually, the thickness of the golf club grips matters when it comes to swing the ball, or when you try to cover a longer distance.
If you have different grips on your golf clubs, you won’t be able to improve your golfing skill as well.
So, you have got to know what to do now. And don’t forget to thank me later!
So, we are now at the end of our long discussion based on how to clean golf club grips.
I have tried to cover the cleaning procedure of all types of golf club grips to make it a useful discussion for you. This will help you know what steps you have to follow for cleaning the golf club grip type you currently have.
Always remember that keeping your golf club grips clean will help you become a pro-level golfer by improving your shots and swings. Besides, there are many other benefits you can get when you clean your golf grips regularly.
Lastly, if you want to learn more golfing tips and tricks, you can knock me at any time.
I would love to extend my helping hand.