How to Clean a Golf Club Grip

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When cleaning golf club grips, all that's needed is a wet towel, although a leather grip may need to be cleaned with a leather preservative. Find out why soap or brushes aren't needed to clean golf club grips with help from a Class A member of the PGA of America in this free video on golf club grips.

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Hi, this is Kevin Battersby with in Coconut Creek, Florida. In this clip, I'm going to show you how to clean a golf club grip. Hopefully, you've purchased a grip that's actually rubber, and not leather, which I'll show you in just a minute. Makes it far easier to clean a rubber grip than a leather grip. What you do, and it's not very well known, is you don't need any soap. You don't need a brush. You just need a good towel that's already wet. You could have a bucket where you can dip the club in the water, but my towel here's wet, and I'm going to just go up and down on the club and try to get the grit and grime off. The reason I don't use soap or anything else on there is because it seems to leave a grime, and hard to get out. With just the water, I can get this can see there's a little black in my towel from this....if I used a white towel you'd see more. But just go up and down the grip and try to rub out from the sweat and dirt, and all the stuff that combines on the grip, like this. Again, you can see some grime on there. And let the club dry, and in short order, you can actually feel a better tackiness on the grip from getting rid of that sweat. When cleaning a leather grip, it's a little more complicated. If you have wind grips, or the old wrap around grips they used to use, okay, you'll notice this is worn more, here. I would suggest getting, we used to use what's called Lexol, or any type of leather preservative. But you have to be careful, because you need to know what you're doing at that regard. And take the club and put the leather softener or any type of preservative on the grip, and use the directions from the bottle. Like I said, Lexol was always the standard used for cleaning leather grips. Once you clean your grip, let it dry. It'll take more time to let the leather grip dry than the rubber grip. But you'll find that you get a better grip and feel on the club. Your hands will stay on the club longer, and better, and help for making a better, solid hit through the shot. This has been Kevin Battersby. Thank you for watching.


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