How to Clean Golf Balls – Your Guide For Spotless Balls

Every golfer loves it when they look down at their club and see a golf ball that is fresh looking and does not have a speck of dirt, grass, or sand. I have met a few people that prefer a golf ball with a bit of character and wear on it, but those people are certainly outliers.

For all of you that are normal and prefer the look of a clean golf ball, then this is the perfect article for you.

In this article, I will show you the best method to polish up all of your golf balls and answer any popular questions about the topic.

The Best Method for Cleaning Golf Balls

The best and most cost-effective way to clean your golf balls once they get dirty is to mix up warm water with a little bit of soap and let them sit in the water for a bit. A minute or two should be sufficient to get the job done.

After the balls are good in the water after a minute or two, you can use a washcloth that is wet to scrub any areas that are being stubborn after the balls have already been soaking in the water.

For a mildly dirty golf ball, the best method might actually be to use a brush or a toothbrush to really get those areas that are really sticky to the ball. If a washcloth and a toothbrush can’t get the job done, then you know that it might be time to get a new golf ball if you are a neat freak.

It really is a very simple, yet effective way to clean your golf balls that are dirty. Just be sure to do your own due diligence before using a brush and soap that could be harmful to your golf balls.

There are other ways to clean, but the best steps to clean a golf ball are:

  1. Mix warm water and soap in a container
  2. Let the ball(s) soak in the water for a few minutes
  3. Rub a washcloth gently so that the golf balls gently so that any mud, grass, or sand comes off
  4. Brush the balls off if there are any areas that are very tough to get
  5. Rinse of the golf balls and dry them and enjoy how clean they are

Remember to always do your own research so that you do not use soap or a brush that is not recommended and does harm to your golf ball and hinders the performance of it!

How Often Should You Clean Your Golf Balls?

Even though there really is not a clear answer to this question, it is really up to personal opinion.

Some people out there that are really particular might wash them after every round, and others might wait to do it once a month or until they are caked in mud and have a brown color to them.

It all really depends on your personal preference, but it is a good thing to keep them very spiffy and the dimples clean so that you can spin the ball as much as you want! Also, when the dimples are not clean it could have an effect on your distance also.

A great way to keep them clean without the need to clean them with soap is to carry a towel on the course and wipe them down after every hole once you pull the ball out of the hole.

That way, the dimples on your golf balls will not have a big buildup of grass and sand.

Should You Clean All of Your Golf Balls the Same?

Again, all golf balls are different and may require a different type of cleaning.

Most golf balls are relatively the same and really do clean the same. Although there are different types of balls, you really can’t go wrong in this department. What works for you with one golf ball will most likely work with another brand or type of golf ball.

Can You Fix Cracks in Your Golf Ball?

Some people that are tired of buying new golf balls might wonder if they could also get the cracks fixed on the balls after they start to wear down.

The short answer is no, and the long answer is that it would be smarter just to get a new golf ball instead of trying to repair an old one.

Golf balls are relatively inexpensive, and it would not be wise to get your golf ball repaired because it is cheaper to just buy a new one!

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