Do Your Clubs Need A Scrub?by Scott Millman on 11/20/17
Do your clubs need a scrub?
Have you ever watched a tour pro closely before he/she hits a golf shot. Better yet, have you ever watched their caddie after a shot? One thing you will notice is that they meticulously clean their clubs. Not just the head of the golf club but the grips get wiped down as well.
Grooves on a golf club serve a very important purpose. They grip the ball and impart spin. On the more lofted clubs and especially your wedges this is very important for stopping a ball on the green. On the longer clubs back spin helps reduce or negate side spin. The more debris you have in the grooves, the less backspin you can generate; and in many cases cause unpredictable ball flight, but certainly one that will not stop once hitting the green.
The grip end should get a little TLC as well. Oils and dirt from our hands tend to build up after time reducing the tackiness of the rubber. One side note: for slightly worn grips, a good tip to restore some of the tact to your grip is taking some fine grade sandpaper and give them a quick once over. A little soap and water and you should be good as new. There are a number of towels, brushes, or towels with brushes built in that can make the process a little less painful. Remember to wipe down your clubs after every shot.