A putter grip can be one of the most important pieces of equipment when it comes down to improving your golf game. It’s the only piece of equipment you come into contact with when you’re making a putt on the green. Despite this, putter grip maintenance is often neglected. Cleaning your putter grips is critical to taking care of your putter, maintaining the surface tack, keeping it free from dirt and the putter grip looking like new.
So how can you clean a putter grip? Use a warm sponge or cloth with a light detergent or dish soap. Wipe the grip with the warm sponge or cloth and rinse the cloth and repeat. Alternatively, grab some wet wipes and wipe the grip clean. Now grab a dry cloth and wipe the putter grip until its dry.
In the rest of this post we are going to explore why should you clean your putter grip, how often should you clean your putter grip and the best ways in which you can clean your putter grip for keeping its tack and the putter grip looking like new.
Why should you clean your putter grip
Keeping your putter grip clean will help keep the surface tack on the putter grip feeling like new. This will also help you from preventing your hands and grip from slipping making sure your grip pressure doesn’t need to change and is kept the way you are used to.
If your grip is a lighter color than it will look dirtier quicker than darker color grips so to keep it from looking dirty and grubby cleaning your putter grip more often than not is a must.
How often should you clean your putter grip
Round after round a build up of dirt, grime and oil from leftover sunscreen or dirt and debris from the course means keeping your putter grip clean on a regular basis is important.
Cleaning your putter grip after every round using wet wipes can make maintenance on a regular basis easier. Alternatively, once every couple of months or when your feeling your grip lose tack or change color, then it’s time to clean your grip.
How can you clean your putter grip
How can you clean your putter grip? Here are two ways in which you can start today:
Cleaning your putter grip with warm water and soap
What do you need:
- A bucket or sink filled with warm water, soft/mild detergent or soap, a soft sponge or cloth and a dry towel.
What to do:
- Check your putter grip for any damage, like rips or tears. If your putter grip has any damage to it, you might want to think about replacing it. Cleaning this won’t fix your putter grip.
- Mix the soft/mild detergent or soap with warm water in a bucket or sink. Dip the sponge or cloth into the bucket or sink and scrub your putter grip.
- Rinse the sponge or cloth in the soapy water and repeat the process until the putter grip has been cleaned of dirt and grime.
- Rinse the sponge or cloth with water until the soapy water has gone from the grip. Take a clean washcloth and wipe the grip free of any residue.
- Use a dry towel and wipe the putter grip dry to ensure any trace of soap and residue has gone.
- Here’s a quick video to show you the best way we would do this here at P2 grips.
Cleaning your putter grip with wet wipes
What do you need:
- A packet of wet wipes
What to do:
- Remove a wet wipe from the package, and reseal the package. Take the wipe and wipe down your putter grip until clean.
- This method is best for after every round of golf as it will keep putter grip maintenance down and ensure you don’t have to cleaning your putter grip with warm water and soap too often.
So if you are starting to think your putter grip is getting to dirty or starting to lose it’s tacky feel why not give it a clean. Cleaning your putter grip on a regular basis is more important than you may think.
Also, don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you need any more advice on what putter grip might be best for you.
Check out some other putting tips that may help you improve your putting:
- Tips: Found The SweetSpot!
- The Holy Grail…Finding the SweetSpot!
- Aligning Your Putter With The Ball
- How To Improve Your Putting At Home: 9 Drills & A Routine
Thanks for reading.