How to Clean TaylorMade Woods

By M.L. Rose
Sergio Garcia practices with his TaylorMade clubs.
Sergio Garcia practices with his TaylorMade clubs.

TaylorMade, a leading manufacturer of golf clubs, began in 1979 as a three-person company that sold an innovative driver model with a stainless steel head, according to the company’s website. Back then, there were still golfers using woods that were actually made from wood. More than 30 years later, TaylorMade sells a variety of metal woods, typically featuring titanium or steel heads. To take full advantage of your TaylorMade woods, you must keep them clean. For example, the club head’s grooves must remain clean if you wish to impart sufficient spin on the ball, according to Golf Tips.com. Special cleaning kits are available, but you may also clean your clubs with common household items.

Dip a wash cloth in soapy water and wipe down your grips. Rinse the soap off, using a clean cloth, then dry the grips with a towel. Clean your grips after every few rounds, depending on how much your hands sweat.

Fill a bucket with warm soapy water, using a mild detergent. Use 1 teaspoon of dish soap for every 3 inches of warm water, and use just enough water to submerge the club heads of your TaylorMade woods without getting the ferrules wet.

Soak the club heads in the water for about five minutes.

Scrub the clubs with a soft or medium-bristle, non-wire brush. Golf Tips.com suggests using a groove-cleaning tool, although you can use a tee or an ice pick as alternate tools to clean your club’s grooves.

Rinse the club head with clean water and dry it with a clean towel. If you wish, you may wipe the shaft with a damp towel.

About the Author

M.L. Rose has worked as a print and online journalist for more than 20 years. He has contributed to a variety of national and local publications, specializing in sports writing. Rose holds a B.A. in communications.

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