If you are a serious golfer, it is essential for you to take the right steps for storing your golf clubs. For the storing purpose, one of the most common places every golfer usually prefer is the garage. If you fall in this list, it is vital for you to learn how to store golf clubs in garage.
Always keep in mind that if you don’t store your golf clubs at the right place, it may cause damage to your favorite golf clubs. For example, if you decide to keep your golf clubs in a trunk, there is a higher risk of getting your clubs damaged. And, the main reason that can actually cause damage to your clubs is the heat amplified in a trunk.
However, if you think storing your golf clubs in your garage will keep your golf accessories completely safe, I suppose you might be wrong, my friend. To be honest, you have to take the necessary steps (meaning the preparation) before you store the golf clubs in your garage.
This is why I have come here with this piece of discussion where I will share a step by step guideline on how to store golf clubs in a garage. Throughout this comprehensive discussion, I will try to cover all the details regarding storing golf clubs in a garage so that you can get a clear idea at the end.
Besides, I will also share some vital tips that you must have to follow at the time of storing your golf clubs in a garage.
Let’s dive right into our discussion…
Preparation Is The Key
It is essential to take necessary preparation before storing your golf clubs in garage. Always keep in mind that ‘Preparation is the Key’. Without taking the appropriate preparation, it won’t be possible for you to store your golf clubs properly in your garage.
So, let me begin with telling you how you have to take the preparation….
After a golf game or before storing the golf clubs, the first thing you have to do is to clean your golf clubs. The clubheads and grips must be thoroughly cleaned with a clean rag and lukewarm water. Now, wipe down the grips and clubheads carefully. You have to make sure that all the dust, grease, and grime must be removed properly.
When you are done with cleaning your golf clubs, you have to dry out the clubs using a clean, soft and dry towel. Remember that if you miss out this step, the end result can be rust on your golf clubs. And, this is what no golfer wants to experience ever in their life.
The Temperature of Your Garage
One of the most important things you have to keep in mind while storing your golf clubs in garage is the temperature of your garage. In this case, the first question you have to ask yourself is whether your garage has any temperature controlling function.
As I have already mentioned, excessive heat can certainly damage your golf clubs. At the same time, severe cold temperature can also damage your favorite golf clubs. Keep in mind that when a golf club is exposed to an extreme level of cold temperature, it can react in the same manner as it does when it comes to heat. The epoxy of your golf club can be at higher risk, and the golf club grips can also become damaged.
Although a bit lower temperature is not as harmful as excessive heat, still it can cause your golf grips to be dried out. So, why would you bring unnecessary problem by putting your golf clubs at risk?
Your garage can be the PERFECT storehouse for your golf clubs if there is a temperature controlling system. For example, if the temperature of your garage remains between 40 and 80 degrees, there is nothing to worry about.
However, it is recommended to keep your golf clubs at a dry spot in your garage. This will eliminate the possibility of causing any kind of rusting on your golf clubs.
Storing Golf Clubs In Your Garage
At this point, I will assume that you have cleaned your golf clubs following the way I have already described above.
It’s time to clean your golf bag. First, take everything out of your golf bags such as all of the receipts, golf ball sleeves, your sandwich bags and any other thing you find in your golf bag.
Now take a soft and dry towel to clean the inner part of your golf bag in a way so that all type of dust and dirt are thoroughly cleaned.
At this point, your golf bag is ready to be used for storing purpose of your golf clubs.
Alternative Places For Storing Your Golf Clubs
If there is no temperature controlling functionality in your garage or if your garage has a damp environment, then I won’t recommend you to store your golf clubs in your garage.
In that case, you have to search for different options for storing your golf clubs. In this section, I will describe other best alternative options for storing your golf clubs.
So, stick with me….
Apart from storing your golf clubs in your garage, you can opt for keeping them in your home. Your home can also be called as an ideal spot to keep your golf clubs for a few days or even for a few months, especially during the winter.
Besides, you can also store the golf clubs in other interior locations with temperature controlling functionality. You have to keep in mind that the place should be neither too hot nor too cold. This is because you would never want to experience any mold or rust situation. When the handgrips get molded, it becomes completely impossible to get rid of such sort of situation.
In order to ensure the BEST sort of protection, you can manage separate covers for the drivers and woods. Such kinds of covers will protect those clubheads from debris, dirt, gouges, dings and dust.
Lastly, I would like to mention another storing option for your golf clubs, but it’s a bit expensive. Yes, I am referring to purchasing a golf rack. You can easily purchase a golf rack from both online and local stores. However, I would suggest you go for the online options because they can provide you with more options and varieties.
Deep Cleaning of Your Golf Club
I have already mentioned that the first thing you have to do before storing your golf clubs is to clean them thoroughly. So, you have to pay close attention whenever you attempt to clean your golf clubs.
First of all, if your golf clubs are usually in good shape and condition, cleaning them with a wet rag and lukewarm water before storing them would be enough. However, there are several golf clubs which need some kind of special attention and care. Also, you have to keep in mind that cleaning them with typical dish detergent is not recommended at all.
On the contrary, the hardier golf clubs can usually handle a deep and thorough clean. And, this can give you huge benefits through the extra attention and care.
So, if your golf clubs are not cleaned on a regular basis, I would recommend you to go for a deep clean. This will surely benefit you a lot in the long run.
For a deep clean of your golf clubs, I would recommend you to follow the steps described below:
- First, soak in your golf clubs in a bucket full of lukewarm water mixed with soap. For this purpose, you can use any kind of gentle dish detergent. While putting the golf clubs in the water, you will require around 2 to 4 inches of water at best. In this case, you have to make sure that the water level should cover only the clubheads.
- You have to soak in the golf clubs for around 3-5 minutes so that all the dirt can be loosened. Also, keep a wet washcloth for cleaning the golf clubs later.
- Now take a brush with gentle and soft bristles for scrubbing the clubheads. In this case, if you want, you can use a toothbrush also.
- Next, take a soapy rag for wiping down the shafts and grips of your golf clubs.
- Finally, rinse the clubheads off and use a soft and dry towel to dry off them completely before putting them back in your golf bag.
While performing the above steps, you have to give special attention to the golf club grips. You have to properly clean the grips by removing all the oil and dirt from the grips. For this purpose, you can use a toothbrush or a brush with soft bristles as I have mentioned earlier.
Golf Club Storage Do’s
- Do store your golf clubs in a low-humid and dry location.
- Do keep the golf clubs in a temperature-controlled place.
- Do ensure that your golf bag and golf clubs are completely dry before you store them.
- Do cover your golf clubs with a rain cover if you have got one with the golf club package.
- Do store the golf clubs in your home, if that’s possible for you.
Golf Club Storage Don’ts
- Don’t keep your golf clubs in the car trunk (not recommend even for a short time).
- Don’t keep your golf clubs in a place where the temperature is too hot or too cold.
- Don’t store the golf clubs in a high-humid location.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is it OK to keep golf clubs in garage?
Answer: If your garage is temperature and humid-controlled, it is OK to keep the golf clubs in garage. Otherwise, I would not recommend you to store your golf clubs in a garage.
Keep in mind that if the garage doesn’t have any temperature controlling functionality, storing them in garage during winter wouldn’t be a good decision. If your golf clubs are exposed continuously to cold temperature, it can damage the golf club grips. In fact, it may cause them to crack or harden. And, you definitely don’t want to experience this at all with your favorite golf clubs.
2. Does cold weather affect golf clubs?
Answer: Let me tell you the fact that cold temperature makes the air a bit denser than warm air. So, letting your golf clubs expose to cold temperature continually can certainly damage the grips over time.
3. How do I clean my golf cubs before storing them for winter?
Answer: If you want longevity and performance from your golf clubs, you have to keep them clean all the time. So, it is essential to clean your golf clubs regularly.
In the above discussion, I have already explained how you need to clean your golf clubs before storing them. In fact, I have told you how and why you need to clean your golf clubs.
Additionally, I have also described all the required steps you have to follow for a deep clean of your golf clubs.
So, this is all about the discussion regarding how to store golf clubs in garage. I hope that you have got everything you need to know regarding storing golf clubs in your garage following the right way.
In order to fully educate you regarding this matter, I have tried to cover all the specific topics and instructions so that you can take all the actions for keeping your golf clubs fit and fine for long run.
Still, if you have any questions, you can comment below or send me a direct message.
I will surely take a look into your query and help you with the best possible solution.
This is all I wanted to share with you this time.
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