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How to Refurbish a Golf Driver

Updated February 21, 2017

Golf clubs can be a substantial financial outlay. For a set of high quality clubs, you could wind up paying in the neighbourhood of £325, and the marquee club in that set is the driver. So, naturally, you want that club to be able to constantly provide the optimum quality of swing and connection. This can sometimes require only wax application but can sometimes require a coat of paint or merely a good cleaning.

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  1. Use a damp cloth and soapy water and wipe the club face and head. Then clean the grooves on your driver with a toothbrush.

  2. Look for the areas on your driver that are in need of refurbishing once you have cleaned the club. Often the problem areas will be the sole and the crown -- problems created by frequent shots and bruises through wear and tear.

  3. Buff the sole using a cloth and wax in much the same way you would buff an auto. Similarly, you are looking for the same smooth texture and shine, which can be attained with circular motions as you would use if you were buffing an auto.

  4. Use a toothbrush and paint to gradually fill in the detail around the sole. This will redress the aesthetics of the club. Naturally, the colour you choose is entirely dependent on the original colours used at the sole of your club.

  5. Paint the crown of your club. Choose the colour that matches the original colour of the crown and apply the paint in slow, deliberate movements that follow the horizontal lines of the club. Allow the club to dry overnight.

  6. Warning

    Don't use steel wool to clean any aspect of your driver club, which could scratch and damage it.

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Things You'll Need

  • Cloth
  • Water
  • Toothbrush
  • Paint
  • Wax

About the Author

Alan Temple

Alan Temple has been writing since 2007 and has published articles for "The Scotsman" and "The List." He now works in the media department of Motherwell Football Club. Temple graduated with honors with a journalism degree at Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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