What Is the Best Way to Clean Your Golf Club Grips?

by Steve Silverman

    This article is one of our editor's top picks this month.

    Maintaining and cleaning your golf clubs regularly is the best way to make them last and allow you to save money on unnecessary grip changes. Cleaning your grips will also help you get the most out of your game.

    Items you will need

    • 1-gallon bucket
    • Mild detergent
    • Warm water
    • Plastic scrub brush
    • Rags

    Step 1

    Look at your golf grips and inspect them for any major problems like a rip or air bubble. In these cases, you will need to replace your grips instead of cleaning them.

    Step 2

    Fill a bucket with warm water and mix in mild detergent. Dip a scrub brush into the water and scrub the grip.

    Step 3

    Dip a rag into the soapy water and wipe the grip to remove any residue.

    Step 4

    Take another rag and pour water (without soap) on it. Wipe the grips to remove the soap from your grip.

    Step 5

    Wipe the grip dry with a clean, dry rag.


    • Warm water is good enough to clean most grips. If your grips are exceptionally dirty, use a mild detergent with the water.


    • Dry the grips and get all the excess water and detergent off as soon as possible.

    HOT PRODUCTS ON Golfsmith.com

    About the Author

    Steve Silverman is an award-winning writer, covering sports since 1980. Silverman authored The Minnesota Vikings: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Who's Better, Who's Best in Football -- The Top 60 Players of All-Time, among others, and placed in the Pro Football Writers of America awards three times. Silverman holds a Master of Science in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism.

    Photo Credits

    • Rochelle Buley/Demand Media