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PostSubject: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:16 am

I'm sure many of you here love your golf clubs and would like to make sure that they are properly cleaned and cared for. Also, clean clubs perform better than dirty clubs! I'm trying to compile of list of links/tips to help educate others on how to clean and care for their clubs. Please share and I'll add this on to the first post.

Links
1. A basic but useful guide.
2. How to clean golf clubs (D'Andrea Golf Club).
3. How to clean golf clubs (About.Com).
4. Cleaning golf club heads (DoItYourself.Com).
5. How to clean Callaway golf clubs (eHow).

Putter Care
This is from the Scotty Cameron website:

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Putter Care

The unique feel of Scotty Cameron by Titleist putters results from the use of milled carbon steel heads. This material is susceptible to oxidation and rusting if left damp. To preserve the natural finish of your putter you are urged to follow a few simple guidelines:

- Always dry your putter at the end of the day with the soft silicone cloth supplied.
- We suggest storing the cloth in your cover during the round and even wiping down the putter a few times during the round.
- Always use a dry headcover.
- Never leave you putter in damp or cold atmospheres.

The Gun Blue, Oil Can and Teryllium series putters are most susceptible so please follow these guidelines carefully. The Pro Platinum finish is more durable because there is a plating between the soft carbon steel and the elements but care should be taken to avoid dings, which can rust. The 1996 Copper rack featured 7 putters made from soft carbon steel and plated with copper. These putters are intended to oxidize into a rich patina but should still be maintained with your oil cloth. We suggest following the above guidelines to ensure that the beautiful finish of your Scotty Cameron putter can be preserved indefinitely.

Baby Oil
The use of baby oil has also been discussed before so for those who don't know, here's an excerpt from Reader's Digest (RD):

Reader's Digest wrote:
Buff up your golf clubs
Don't waste your money on fancy cleaning kits for your chrome-plated carbon steel golf club heads. Just keep a small bottle filled with baby oil in your golf bag along with a chamois cloth or towel. Dab a few drops of oil on the cloth and polish the head of your club after each round of golf.

Singer Oil
Singer oil works too (as will any 100% mineral oil). Thanks to G_Man for the tip:

G_Man wrote:
singer is okay, but it isnt cost efficient and its a hell when it gets on our skins and we have to try to get it off just before a game. Bearing in mind mineral oil is the main ingredient in most cosmetic products. And you can get it at most hardware stores as a wood stain. Just look for 100% mineral oil and you are fine.

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:20 am

How about:
- Golf bags
- Golf shoes
- Car

They are all golf related Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:21 am

watermyforrest wrote:
How about:
- Golf bags
- Golf shoes
- Car

They are all golf related Laughing

... and we wait for input from WMF on how he cares for these Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:32 am

Err... I don't, no time Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:47 am

watermyforrest wrote:
Err... I don't, no time Razz

Never mind, as long as you have time to arrange our Sunday games and play... can already Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:08 am

thanks for the links!

i always like to play with clean clubs... psychological bah... outcome probably no diff for me lah, but at least i feel good looking at them...

and clean shoes too... so i wash my shoes once in a while to make them less muddy/mucky... Smile

hopefully by being kind to them, they will be kind to me on the course as well.. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:16 am

Arnt our clubs just like our girlfriends. Before you buy them, you yearn for them everyday. Once you get them, you give them TLC everyday. You wash them clean, go range with them. But once you see a new model, the whole cycle repeats again and all we think about is to find the best price for our clubs.....
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:25 am

I also find that cleaning my clubs is a very calming process... Helps me unwind from a rotten round of golf.

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:46 am

i am too lazy or un-interested to clean my clubs anymore... sigh...

but i did teach my maid how to clean it.. kekekeke...

dxmm... i m getting lazy... hahaha

*but i do clean the club face after every shot during a game...
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:45 pm

Call me paranoid....but I think hor...the better I treat my clubs...there will be direct correlation to the clubs performance on course. Good Karma...bonding....

So after game, I spend wiping them using cotton towel infront of TV (Golf Channel) and encouraging each of them to try to replicate the shots I am seeing on TV. Then I will air them at the balcony...to ensure the clubs are stress free....overseeing the trees and jungle...After that, slowly coax them into their covers...for rest .....until the next game...

Hopefully with such TLC and encouragement, they can perform during my next game.....20th SSG monthly medal.
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:01 pm

lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:38 pm

Duval_S wrote:
Call me paranoid....but I think hor...the better I treat my clubs...there will be direct correlation to the clubs performance on course. Good Karma...bonding....

So after game, I spend wiping them using cotton towel infront of TV (Golf Channel) and encouraging each of them to try to replicate the shots I am seeing on TV. Then I will air them at the balcony...to ensure the clubs are stress free....overseeing the trees and jungle...After that, slowly coax them into their covers...for rest .....until the next game...

Hopefully with such TLC and encouragement, they can perform during my next game.....20th SSG monthly medal.

LOL! Same here... I watch the Golf Channel while I clean my clubs. I feel that it may help improve my game if my clubs are shown some love while they see their "brethren" perform on TV.
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:16 pm

wah somehow the thought of scrubbing my clubs with a wire brush feels too painful! i'd usually just use a nylon brush, a towel and lots of water! Very Happy and i know what you mean techno! and it's pretty soothing to clean and there's that satisfaction when they're all sparkling clean! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:27 pm

i think not advisable to use those wired brush (my own opinion)... i think in long run, you will scrub off some of the surface....

and will cause rust too... will it?
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:32 pm

I don't think so. The wired brush isn't too hard. It's quite brittle and helps to get rid of dirt stuck in the grooves of the club.

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:48 pm

Technospaz wrote:
I don't think so. The wired brush isn't too hard. It's quite brittle and helps to get rid of dirt stuck in the grooves of the club.

then tht's alrite i guess.... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:42 pm

jaketang wrote:
Technospaz wrote:
I don't think so. The wired brush isn't too hard. It's quite brittle and helps to get rid of dirt stuck in the grooves of the club.

then tht's alrite i guess.... Smile

You can try my brush at the game on Friday.
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:17 pm

must go for spa once in a while...


cleaning with water, toothpick and brush while overseas.


cleaning with water and brush while at home.


after cleaning while overseas.


after cleaning while overseas.


I make an effort to clean my club after every game by myself. i somehow take pleasure in it.
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:19 pm

I sometimes use my discarded tooth-brush.....I make sure I take the strain and stress of the toothbrush first on my own set of gums and teeth ............ before brushing it on my troops...aka my clubs
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:23 pm

Duval_S wrote:
I sometimes use my discarded tooth-brush.....I make sure I take the strain and stress of the toothbrush first on my own set of gums and teeth ............ before brushing it on my troops...aka my clubs

I too used an old toothbrush but realized that the bristles were far too used to have any serious effect on the grooves/dirt.
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:29 pm

hmm then what about forged irons? any idea how frequent we have to oil them?
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:31 pm

ironfist wrote:
hmm then what about forged irons? any idea how frequent we have to oil them?

I don't have forged irons so will leave that to the "pros" Smile But I do oil my irons after each game... the head and shaft, and I clean the grips too Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:48 pm

Now this is a thread I see myself really getting into!
Baby Oil, better to get Mineral Oil from hardware shops, literally the same thing, but unscented. 5.60 gets 1 litre
Brush, Metal brushes not the best idea. recommend small brushes for household use. NTUC 1.80!!!
Dish washing liquid, two rags...

but must always dry out the clubs. Ideally in the sun as water does get into the shafts and storing them before drying them out WILL cause pitting... And always sun the iron covers, moist covers will encourage rust as well...
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:51 pm

mUAr_cHEe wrote:


Hrmmm, where did you get the grips on your irons from???
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:57 pm

where else?
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