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Purchasing new golf equipment can often be seen as an investment. It can be pricey to purchase it all at once but the good news is that, if you follow the proper maintenance, there will be pieces that last you for years and years, making that investment well worth it. So, as you break in all that new equipment, there are some basic maintenance tips you’ll want to be aware of. Here’s a look at the top five.
Here Are Golf Equipment Maintenance Tips
Make Sure Your Clubs are Clean Before Storing Them
This is the first tip that may seem very basic but can have a huge impact on how long your clubs last. Making sure you clean your clubs properly at the end of each game before you store them is essential. Golf clubs should always be dry when you put them away, otherwise rust can form, and you want to clean off any dirt or mud. A soft clean towel will be the only cleaning tool you will likely need. Microfiber cloths do a great job and are gentle so they won’t scratch the clubs.
Another storage tip is to use golf club head covers on your woods. This will protect them while being stored, and even when you’re out on the course. The covers will prevent them from knocking into each other while driving around in the golf cart. They are an inexpensive must-have item.
Finally, be sure to store clubs indoors where the temperature is stable and you don’t have to worry about humidity building on the clubs.
Keep Your Golf Cart in Tip Top Shape
If you bought a golf cart, there is no doubt you want to do all you can to ensure it lasts as long as possible. This includes regular maintenance, doing repairs when needed and even making upgrades if that helps prolong the lifespan of the cart. You can replace and upgrade a lot more than just tires and personalize the cart to your liking. You may want to also consider such things as a lift kit, seat cover kits, new mirrors, an armrest and cup holder, a roof rack and so much more.
Spend a Little Extra Time on Your Golf Shoes
Just like with your golf clubs, storing your golf shoes properly will also help to prolong their lifespan. They should be dry and free of any dirt and debris. This will likely mean you need to use a cloth on them, and a tool that allows you to remove dirt from between the cleats. Ideally, your shoes should be stored in a soft shoe bag to keep them clean and protected. The shoes should also be stored indoors, not thrown in the garage or the trunk of the car until the next game.
You Can Even Protect the Golf Balls
Golf balls may not seem like a big expense at first but if you’re not looking after them and constantly need to throw damaged ones out, suddenly it will get very pricey to keep replacing them. So, make sure they are dry when stored, don’t store them in a climate that is too hot, cold or humid, and know that they are fine to be stored in your golf bag.
Be On the Lookout for Signs of Wear and Tear
Experts also recommend you regularly inspect all your golf equipment looking for signs of wear and tear or damage. Some issues are repairable so it’s best to stay on top of them when they first happen, rather than allow them to get worse.
Following these tips will ensure that you get the most out of your golf equipment.