How to fix a scratched golf club driver

Updated July 20, 2017

Golfer's value their clubs, especially their drivers. Need proof? They're often the only clubs in the golf bag to have a protective club cover. After buying a new driver for several hundred dollars, the last thing golfers want to see are long scratches piercing the club face, tarnishing the club forever. But you can hide these scratches by carefully applying the proper touch-up paint. Unfortunately, buying the compatible paint is often the only difficult part of this process. However, has an easy-to-use online buying guide that makes the process hassle-free.

Open your preferred web browser and visit and locate the golf paint section. Refer to the references section of this article for the hyperlink.

Locate your driver's brand name. There are 10 brands in all displayed on the page. Click on the drop-down menu associated with your driver's brand name. The menu will provide a list of drivers of that brand. If you're unsure of the model of your driver, take a look at the head of your driver. New drivers have the manufacturer's name on the head.

Click on the driver's model type and insert the number of bottles of paint you'd like to order. One per club should be fine. Enter your checkout information to have the paint sent to your residence.

Clean off the driver's head thoroughly with a soapy wet rag. Dish soap will not damage the club. Dry it off when it's completely clean.

Open the paint and dip a thin-tipped brush in the paint. Slowly run the brush across the scratched surface. Use a disposable sponge to level the surface and let dry.

Things You'll Need

  • Driver
  • Golf paint
  • Thin-tipped brush
  • Sponge
  • Rag
  • Dish soap


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Aaron Wein is a copy editor for Skagit Valley Publishing. He has been a writer and editor since 2004, contributing to Washington-based publications and clients such as the "Bellingham Herald," "Western Athletics," "GNAC Sports" and Microsoft. Wein obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism from Western Washington University.