Come wintertime, don’t just shove your clubs and golf shoes away in a basement corner. Instead, take five minutes and do it right so they’re ready to go when spring blooms again.Clubs/Bag
- Scrub your club heads with a toothbrush and soapy water, then towel-dry them. This minimizes rusting and erosion.
- Do the same with your grips to keep them supple, and use the same process anywhere your bag is dirty or has grass on it — this prevents mold buildup.
- Wipe leather uppers with a soft towel, mild soap and warm water; immediately pat them dry. Wipe mesh tops — which manufacturers typically treat using Scotchgard — with a slightly moist towel.
- Remove dirt from synthetic outsoles and cleats by scrubbing with that soapy toothbrush and warm water, and then towel-dry them. If your shoes have leather outsoles, wipe them with a damp cloth and waterproofing oil.
- Never blow-dry wet shoes or put them by a heater — this can damage the leather. Instead, stuff them with newspaper overnight to absorb excess moisture, then replace the newspaper with cedar shoe trees.
- Finally, cover your golf bag and store all equipment somewhere dry and at room temperature.