Tips on storing your golf equipment the right way for a longer lifespan.
It’s crucial to handle your golfing equipment with care. If stored properly, you can keep golf clubs and golf balls for years and save in the long run. Without the proper storage, your golf equipment could affect your performance when you get back on the green. The best advice is to store your golf equipment in a dry, temperature-controlled location. Additionally, you should always clean and dry your gear before storing them for more than a few days.
Storing Golf Balls
Pre-Storage: Wash your golf balls with soap and water before drying them with a towel and allowing them to air dry. The golf balls should also be kept in a storage container that breathes.
Where to Store Them: While you may have heard it’s a good idea to store your golf balls in the freezer, extreme temperatures, whether hot or cold, can harm your equipment. Keep your golf balls in a temperature-controlled location, such as your home.
Storing Golf Clubs
Day-to-Day Storage: A general rule of thumb when storing your golf clubs is never to keep them in your car. Driving around with the clubs in your car for long periods makes the clubs susceptible to scratches, nicks, and dents. Heat also has adverse effects on your golf clubs. According to Clubmaker Tom Wishon, hot temperatures can cause the epoxy affixing the clubhead onto the shaft to break down over time. Storing your golf clubs in the garage is okay under certain circumstances, such as leaving them in the garage overnight since you’re using them tomorrow or storing them for a couple of days. If your garage tends to build up moisture, it is recommended you keep them in a temperature-controlled environment as high humidity can lead to rust.
Long-Term Storage: If you are storing your golf clubs for several months, make sure you clean the club heads and grips and wipe down the shafts before letting them completely dry. Once they are dry, place the clubs back into the golf bag. You should store golf clubs in a humidity- and temperature-controlled environment. A garage, storage facility, or home is okay as long as it follows these guidelines.
Proper storage is essential to prolong longevity. The best way to store your golf equipment is in a temperature-controlled location.