How to clean & rejuvenate rubber golf club grips

Updated February 21, 2017

You love golf. Anytime, any course, any weather. You live and breathe golf. The only thing you don't live for is dirty golf clubs and grips. Your golf club grips see not only oils from your hands but also airborne dust and dirt particles. Cleaning and rejuvenating your golf club grips is not hard. With a squirt of some dishwashing soap and a brush, your golf club grips will be clean and you will be playing your best game in no time.

Mix 2 tsps. of dishwashing soap and ½ gallon of warm water in a bucket. Stir the mixture with a scrub brush.

Lay the golf club on a clean countertop or over a sink basin.

Scrub the grip of the golf club with the soap mixture-soaked brush. Scrub the grip throughly on all sides.

Rinse the golf club grip with warm water from your sink's faucet to flush off the dirt, grime and soap mixture.

Dry the golf club grip with a clean dry cloth or towel.

Use a piece of 150-grit sandpaper to lightly rough up the grip's surface. If your golf club grip is synthetic, very soft rubber or old, do not sand the grip with sandpaper.

Rinse the golf club grip again under warm water. Dry the grip with a clean cloth or towel.


To clean your golf club grips out on the golf course, carry a package of moist towelettes and use them to clean off any oil, dust or dirt from the grips.

Things You'll Need

  • Bucket
  • Dishwashing soap
  • Warm water
  • Scrub brush
  • Clean cloth or towel
  • 150-grit sandpaper (optional)
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