You’ve probably invested a fair amount of money in your golf equipment because it doesn’t come cheap if you want a quality kit. Knowing how to properly maintain your equipment and how to look after it while you’re playing, and what to do and how to store it when it’s not in use are all important parts of proper maintenance. This maintenance is an important part of helping your golf equipment last for a long time. Here is a quick guide on how to maintain your golf equipment.
Your Golf Cart
Your golf cart is a big investment, and likely costs the most out of all your golf equipment. Keeping it maintained, and paying particular attention to the tires and batteries, will mean it will last for a lifetime. Many golfers enjoy upgrading parts of their golf carts, such as lights, body kits and more, and making it their own, increasing their value too. Here are some quick tips.
If you have a battery-powered electric golf cart, never leave the cart batteries uncharged. Flat golf batteries suffer from very quick degradation. After every round of golf, or after using your golf cart, always make sure to charge it again. If you don’t have a sealed battery in your golf cart, you should also make sure to check the water levels in these batteries regularly.
Your Golf Clubs
There are lots of ways you can care for your golf clubs and keep them in the best condition possible. Much of this is about proper storage, but it’s not limited to post-game maintenance. Carry a golf towel with you throughout the game and keep your clubs clean as you play, particularly if it’s raining or the course is muddy. After each game, ensure that you properly clean them after each game. Give them a proper wash down and get all the mud and dirt off the club heads and wipe them down with a dry cloth to make sure they are completely dry before storing them away.
When you get home, don’t leave your clubs in the car, because the heat of a car trunk can melt the glue used in construction, shortening their life considerably. Check the grips occasionally for wear and tear and small rips and replace them as soon as you can.
Your Golf Balls
Golf balls are somewhat more disposable than most of your kit, so don’t play with damaged or worn balls. Check them over after each round for cuts or damage to the dimples and surface and discard them if they show any signs of wear. A worn golf ball can quickly impact your game and affect your score, so don’t let the golf ball become your undoing during your next round of golf.
Your Golf Bag
There’s not much maintenance needed on your golf bag, other than keeping it dry and clean. Don’t store anything damp or wet in any of the pockets, and occasionally take all your clubs out of it and turn it upside down to get all of the gathered sand and other dirt out of the bottom if it. If you use a trolley, make sure to oil the wheels occasionally and don’t let them become stiff or it might seize the bearings, meaning they’ll need to be changed.
If you are able to keep on top of this maintenance and ensure that all of your golf equipment is clean, dry, and stored well between games, you’ll enjoy many years of use from your clubs, bag, and golf cart. Even the cheaper pieces of equipment like golf balls should be looked after – you don’t want to have to replace anything unnecessarily.