Impeccable cleaning technique to clean your dirty golf grips (and save money)

No matter what handles you use, making sure they’re clean is a must.


They are your only link to the club, so why do you treat your grips with such disrespect? They deserve more.

A bucket of warm, soapy water is still the obvious answer when those dirty grips – be it Golf Prides, Lamkins or any other grip maker in the game – need to be cleaned. And that means a few times per season. The oil and sweat from your mitts will break down the rubber over time, but semi-regular baths can extend the life of any grip.

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Wiping the wet handles with a cool towel should bring back some of the sticky feeling, but if that’s not enough, try adding a common household item: Windex.

“It’s gonna sound like something straight out of My Fat Greek Weddingsays Ryan Barath, co-host of Fully Geared and GOLF’s newest gear guru, “but I still believe in the process of hitting the grips with hot water, soap and scrubbing them a bit too often as possible. Here’s the secret sauce, though: While your grips are still warm and a bit damp, hit them with Windex and give them a good rub. They will feel like new.

“Remember to only do this on rubber grips – not anything with leather.”

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Jonathan Wall is GOLF Magazine and Editor for Equipment. Before joining the team in late 2018, he spent 6 years covering PGA Tour gear.

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