Removing Metal Golf Spikes

By Steve Silverman
Metal-spikes, such as the ones in these shoes, need to be replaced if you want to walk onto most golf courses today.
Metal-spikes, such as the ones in these shoes, need to be replaced if you want to walk onto most golf courses today.

In previous eras, golfers who were serious about their game always wore golf shoes with metals spikes to get added traction when they hit the ball. Metal spikes were very effective when it came to helping a golfer avoid slipping when they swung their clubs and hitting the ball poorly. Today, golfers still wear spikes, but they are not of the metal variety. Most golf courses and clubs will not let golfers wear metal spikes because they damage the course. Removing metal spikes is a simple matter of having the right tool.

Clean all excess dirt from the bottom of your shoes using a spike brush or other stiff-bristled brush.

Align the spokes of the wrench with the notches in the spike. With downward pressure, twist the wrench counterclockwise. Keep turning until the spike comes out.

Clean out the spike holes with the brush before installing your new non-metal spike.

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.

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