How to Take Care of Your Putter

By Matt Manco

The relationship between golf players and their putters can be fickle or relentlessly committed. Putting can make or break your round and keeping your putter in top shape should. When you find one that improves your game, you should keep it in top condition and that may require a complete refinish.
 

Cleaning

Use a soft cloth and a light soap to gently wipe the putter head. Most steel used in putters scratches easily so be careful. Dry the club with another soft cloth and reexamine. If you don't think you need a full refinish, just apply a small amount of baby oil after cleaning to strengthen and add shine to the club head.

Repair Scratches

Identify problem areas and wet a soft cloth with a gentle dish soap with lemon. Rub with the grain of the steel as much as possible. If the scratch runs across the grain, break it into several sections and keep a consistent motion across those sections. Keep the club head under slow running water while you repair the scratch.

Retouch the Paint

A refinish should include a touch up of any intricate designs. Use a small paint brush and repair paint to carefully apply small amounts of paint into the design. Make sure to fully cover the area without letting the paint leak onto the club head. Remove any spilled paint slowly with a soft cloth.

Let the Club Settle

Allow the club to dry for three or more days in a cool, dry place. The club face and painted areas will be more susceptible to staining in the first few days, so give your club time to settle.

Prevention

A simple cleaning after each round will reduce the chances of oxidation and scratching on your putter. Be sure to keep an eye on any irregularities that may appear during use, and act quickly to repair any problems.

About The Author

Matt Manco is a freelance writer based in New England. A member of the award-winning Maroon student newspaper at Loyola University, his work has appeared across the Beacon Communications newspaper and magazine group as a local government reporter and photojournalist.

ACTIVITY FEED

Bob J. joined GolfLink
Val V. joined GolfLink
Diane K. joined GolfLink
Rick O. joined GolfLink
Robert (. joined GolfLink

View Activity Feed

Video of the Day
Difficult Golf Shots: How to Hit a Buried Uphill Bunker Shot Watch Video>>

Related Articles

Article Image TaylorMade SIM2, SIM2 Max and SIM2 Max D Drivers Review

When the TaylorMade SIM2 driver was officially announced last month...

Article Image Types of Hole in One Memorabilia

  The odds of hitting a hole-in-one for the average golfer st...

Article Image History of the U.S. Open Trophy 

  The second oldest major championship in the world is also Ame...

Article Image What is Chippo Golf?

  Chippo is relatively new game that combines two favorite past...

Article Image Should You Use a Fairway Wood, Hybrid, or Driving Iron?

  Increasingly the long irons of past greats like Arnold Palmer...

View All Related Articles