How to Prevent Golf Clubs From Rusting

By William McCoy

Keeping your golf clubs from rusting extends their life so you can use them as long as you desire. The process is simple, provided that you pay close attention to their condition throughout not only the playing season, but the entire year. Rust is more likely to appear because of neglect and in damp climates.

Dry the head, shaft and grip of each golf club with your golf towel immediately after using the club. Your clubs won't always get wet during play, but moisture is common if playing in the rain or on a dew-covered course.

Check the condition of your clubs upon arriving home following your round of play and dry any areas that remain wet. When moisture is allowed to sit on the clubs for an extended period of time, rust is likely to occur. If you played in the rain, remove all of your clubs from the bag and let them and the bag dry out.

Store your clubs in an area of your home that is not humid. The specific area depends on your home, but basements and garages are typically more humid than rooms on the main or upper floor. Throughout the off-season, inspect the clubs occasionally for signs of moisture. If they're wet, dry them thoroughly and move them to a new location. Do not leave your clubs in the trunk of your car.

About the Author

Toronto-based journalist William McCoy has been writing since 1997, specializing in topics such as sports, nutrition and health. He serves as the Studio's sports and recreation section expert. McCoy is a journalism graduate of Ryerson University.

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