If your golf grips are not tacky, they are not going to be nearly as effective when it comes to keeping your hands on the club.
Golf grips get very dirty even after just a few rounds of golf.
They are exposed to dirt, sweat, dust, and even fertilizer and sand at times.
To keep your golf grips clean, there are several methods you can use.
One of those methods is Windex.
In this guide, we will explain how to clean golf grips with Windex and some great ways to keep your grips clean moving forward.
How To Clean Golf Grips With Windex
Step 1: Gather Supplies
Luckily cleaning your golf grips with Windex is rather simple and won’t require too many supplies.
We recommend collecting the following things to make this process a little easier.
- Bucket with soap and water
- Golf clubs
- 2 Microfiber cloths
Step 2: Wash with Soap and Water
You are going to wash your golf grips with soap and water before applying the Windex.
Although the Windex can work to get the initial layers of dirt out of your grips, it is best to use soap and water.
The soap and water will remove all the excess dirt and will allow the Windex to do a better job.
When washing your grips with soap and water, apply soap and water to a microfiber cloth and then use that cloth to scrub the grips.
You can sometimes use a soft brush to clean the grips, but a microfiber towel should do a good job.
It will not scratch or damage your golf grip while you are in the process of cleaning.
When you have scrubbed with soap and water, you should rinse the golf grip, but do not dry it.
Step 3: Spray With Windex
The next step in the process is to spray the golf grip with Windex.
When you spray, you want to make sure that you coat the entire grip and not just the front.
Turn the club in your hand as you spray.
You don’t want to soak the grip in the Windex; instead, just an even spray across the entire grip.
Step 4: Wipe With Dry Towel
Next, you will take that other microfiber towel that you had and start drying off the grip.
You do not want to rinse the Windex off of the golf grip.
Simply use the towel to dry up any excess spray.
This is what allows the grip to stay a bit tacky in between washings.
If you were to use a wet towel to wipe the Windex off, you might lose some of it’s cleaning power.
Step 5: Allow Time To Dry
The last step of the process is to allow the grip time to dry.
Cleaning your golf grips is something you are going to want to do after a round and not before a round.
Making sure the grip is completely dry will help it to stay clean and tacky for a bit longer.
Leaving your golf clubs outside in a shady spot should have them dry in a short period.
How Often Should I Wash My Golf Grips?
How often you wash your golf grips will depend on how often they are used.
If you play golf every six months, you probably just need to wipe the dust off your clubs.
If you play golf every other day, then you should clean your golf grips every few weeks.
Keeping the grips cleaner will help them last longer.
Having clean and tacky golf grips also helps to make sure that you have a good connection with your golf club.
The better the connection you have with your club, the easier it is for a player to have light grip pressure.
The light grip pressure helps make a golf swing function in a much more efficient way.
How Can I Keep My Golf Grips Clean?
Keeping your golf grips clean between scrubbings is undoubtedly possible.
Although there is no way to keep the club completely oil, sunscreen, dirt, and grime-free, there are things you can do to help.
One of the best ways to keep your grips clean is not to place them on the ground.
When you go up to the green, and you need to bring a few clubs, try to use the flagstick or something to prop your club up as opposed to throwing it on the ground.
When you place your club on the ground, it will get dirty and wet.
Of course, you can always wipe it with the towel after the fact, but some will remain in and on the grip.
Another great way to keep your grips clean is to keep your hands clean.
After you apply sunscreen, head into the locker room to wash your hands.
After you eat your lunch, use the towel on your bag to wipe your hands off.
When your hands start getting sweaty, you must use the towel on your bag to wipe them down before you start gripping your golf club.
Part of keeping your grips in excellent condition is using a towel as much as possible during your round.
When Do I Need To Replace My Golf Grips?
If you give your golf grips an excellent clean, and then you notice that they are still slippery, it may be time to replace.
When your golf grips lose all their tack, and when they start to wear in certain areas, they are probably ready to be replaced.
Golf grips can last a few years if you play infrequently, and they may only last six months if you play often.
Some golf grips hold up better over time than others.
Ask your local club fitter or golf professional about which golf grips will be the best long term investments for you.
Make sure the grips that you put on your clubs are the proper fit for your hands and the number of rounds that you play in a year.