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No way dude.... I clean my clubs after every round.

It's tough, don't get me wrong, I had to completely relearn how to swing a golf club, in order to work around the loss of flexibility. It has killed my game, but I still love playing. I went from around a 15 handicap to not wanting to keep a handicap, and I finally broke back into the 80's for the first time since 2005 when I had the surgery. In all fairness, I just started playing again seriously less than a year ago, and have went from shooting 110ish to high 80's, so I can't complain. It's just frustrating knowing that I used to strike the ball a lot better than I do now.

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Cleaning the clubs, shafts and grips after four straight rounds - sounds reasonable to me. If you were a member at an upscale country club, chances are your clubs would get this after each round.

Also, if you don't clean your clubface after it catches grit and dirt, you pound this gunk into the grooves. This erodes your clubface, and can pit your golf ball too.
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after each round, I come home, grab a beer, put some warm soapy water in a bucket and clean my clubs and put them away clean

Yup...same here. Nothing to it and a cold beer after a fun round is always a good thing.
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Yep. Another one here that cleans them after every round. Also clean the grips once a week or before any big events with steaming hot water and a rough brush
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I clean my clubs every weekend, usually on a Sunday night in front of the TV. It drives Mrs burnabao nuts, but I find it quite theraputic. My bag towel has a ballzee pad, so I can ususally get the worst of the muck off the heads/out of the grooves while I'm out on the course, but once you've given them a proper going over at home, there's something satisfying knowing that your clubs are clean, shiny, and ready to go when you next want to pick them up!
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So I just realized another thing that might be OCD, cleaning your club after almost every shot on the range. I only started doing it this year, but it was something about a quote asking if you really think tiger woods swings more than a shot or 2 on the range without cleaning the face/grooves. It makes sense really, even though most people just go out and pound driver after driver for an hour, with irons each shot you hit that you don't clean lowers the effectiveness and control. If I want to know consistently how my flight is I've gotta clean em after most shots unless I pick a few clean with no dirt :P
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So I just realized another thing that might be OCD, cleaning your club after almost every shot on the range. I only started doing it this year, but it was something about a quote asking if you really think tiger woods swings more than a shot or 2 on the range without cleaning the face/grooves. It makes sense really, even though most people just go out and pound driver after driver for an hour, with irons each shot you hit that you don't clean lowers the effectiveness and control. If I want to know consistently how my flight is I've gotta clean em after most shots unless I pick a few clean with no dirt :P

I doubt you'd notice much difference with the ball striking, but getting rid of sand and grit every couple shots might extend the life of your irons. Plus, it's kind of hard to dig out the dirt that's been hammered into the grooves with an extra 20 balls.

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I clean my clubs after everyday of play which I thought was normal... I work at a golf club ans was amazed that people simply don't clean their clubs. Great example was a guy coming into the proshop and telling vokey wedges are horrible they don't spin for very long, I was astounded and asked him to see it, it was covered by so much grass you couldn't tell what color it was. I actually started a service in our proshop, we clean a set of clubs for 40$. I do it when there is nothing else to do and I make 35 out of the 40...
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I actually started a service in our proshop, we clean a set of clubs for 40$.

I was on a society day last year and there was an old boy outside the clubhouse offering to give our clubs an "ultrasonic" clean for £5. He claimed that grips/shafts and head would all be as new. I was skeptical but went for it out of interest and what do you know - the old boy really delivered! All metal was super clean/shiny and grips were tacky like new. I can't for the life of me remember the name of the franchise...

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Yeah.....I'm in the minority I guess. The idea of meticulously cleaning every club after every round.....simply seems silly to me. After every shot I wipe down the face or brush/wash the junk out of the grooves (I have a small spray bottle attached to the brush on my bag. The faces and heads on all of my clubs look spotless....and I NEVER clean them at the house other than at the end of the season. Grips I'll wash down of course every few weeks but that's it. Sorry guys....but meticulously cleaning the entire bag is silly after every round. The difference in appearance is negligable at best.

No offense too.....charging $40 to clean clubs is ridiculous! Paying $40 is even more ridiculous!!
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You are OCD. Most guys I know clean their clubs a couple of times a year whether they need it or not. This is golf forum filled with golf nuts. The responses you get here are going to be a bit skewed IMHO
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The idea of meticulously cleaning every club after every round.....simply seems silly to me.

Hey, the OP even questioned the practice, so you're no alone. I used to do this before a big match or tournament, then I realized it just made me fret about things that didn't matter. I was more nervous before the round - how's that for weird?

Now when I go to the range or play I just give them a quick wipe. Just make sure to clean them before the mud and grime changes the swingweight!
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I was accused of being obsessive compulsive my my wife and one of my playing partners this week on 2 seperate occasions about one thing I do every week without fail.

As someone previously mentioned, OCD is pathological and must interfere with everyday functioning. I know you didn't intend it literally, but thought I should chime in with a clinical perspective. Now if you are constantly thinking about cleaning your clubs when you should be attending to other matters and it interferes with your ability to complete everyday tasks, then you need to pay a professional some money to help you... I know a good one

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I usually bring them into the house for cleaning about every 6 weeks. I play twice a week. I maintain the grooves with a brush on the course, but as far as getting the dirt film off the club, once every 6 weeks or so. My wedges I might hit with a towel and some spit a little more often. Your not really OCD, you just have a schedule.

pretty much do the same you do. probably should clean a little more though as i play a little more than twice a week and when not playing at the range everyday... oh well. we swing these things 100+ mph at a solid object. Surely a little dirt on them for a little bit wont hurt.

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