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How to Refinish a Wood Golf Club

by Robert Preston
    Wood golf clubs are beautiful but may be susceptible to damage from use or exposure to the elements.

    Wood golf clubs are beautiful but may be susceptible to damage from use or exposure to the elements.

    golf clubs image by Freeze Frame Photography from Fotolia.com

    Traditional wooden golf clubs have a certain beauty that has been lost in the transition to metal woods. Unfortunately, with time, the finish of a wood can be lost or dulled due to repeated use or exposure to the elements. Fortunately, repairing this damage is a do-it-yourself task you'll be glad you undertook at the end of the day.

    Items you will need

    • Screwdriver
    • Paint remover
    • Fine steel wool
    • Wood stain
    • Enamel paint
    • Clear lacquer
    • Fine paintbrush
    • Wax
    • Buffing rag

    Step 1

    Unscrew the sole plate and leave it to soak in paint remover for an hour, then buff with steel wool.

    Step 2

    Apply a layer of paint remover to the club head and allow it to remain for 10 minutes before buffing with the steel wool. Repeat until any paint on the club head is gone.

    Step 3

    Apply a layer of enamel paint or wood stain to the head of the club and allow to dry. Repeat until the head has attained the desired color.

    Step 4

    Apply the clear lacquer to the club head to protect the finish.

    Step 5

    Apply wax to the head, and buff clean with the rag to create a nice shine.

    Step 6

    Use the fine paintbrush to apply enamel paint along the grooves of the sole plate.

    Step 7

    Reattach the sole plate.

    About the Author

    Robert Preston is a professional writer who majored in journalism at The College of New Jersey. In addition to work for various websites, Preston has done public relations with Major League Lacrosse's New Jersey Pride organization, where he served as the team's beat reporter.

    Photo Credits

    • golf clubs image by Freeze Frame Photography from Fotolia.com