Golf bags are expensive. You will be spending at least a hundred dollars if you want a good quality golf bag for your golf equipment. Most people would wait for discounts just to save money. If you’re lucky, you could buy one for about fifty dollars.
It’s a good idea to take care of your golf bag so it could last longer. Most players spend time taking care of their golf club and grips without tending to their golf bags too. You shouldn’t do that. Keep your bag clean. You are not just protecting your investment, but you’ll also feel and look good with a clean bag with you. Besides, it’s uncomfortable to put your shining golf clubs in a dirty bag.
Anyway, you can’t prevent golf bags from getting dirtied from time to time. After all, you put it in carts and carry it with you on the field. But don’t let it get to the point of no return where grime and dirt practically lives on it. Get your money’s worth by cleaning your bags every now and then.
So how do you start cleaning your golf bag?
Empty your bag first. Take out all your golf equipment from it. Turn your golf bag upside down and shake it to remove anything else from inside. You might find a coin or candies in there. You never know. Don’t be too rough, though. You wouldn’t want to destroy your bag.
When everything is literally out of the bag, you can then get it wet by spraying it with a hose. This would also take off the less stubborn dirt from the bag.
Choose a soap or cleaner and mix it with water. This will be your cleaning solution. Then, take a rag or brush and dip it on the solution. If your bag is not so dirty, you could use a rag to wipe the dirt away. But if there are stubborn stains or dirt, then you better use a brush to brush it all off more easily. Take care not to wipe or brush too vigorously. You wouldn’t want the embroidery or the material to tear off.
Rinse your golf bag thoroughly. Be sure not to leave soap on it. This could damage your bag. Then, check if there are remaining stains. If the stain is too stubborn, you could use some soft stain remover to help you remove it. Leave it for a while and try to remove the stain again using your rag or brush. Remember not to clean too hard.
You can then let it dry in a shaded area away from direct exposure to the sun. This would prevent any fading to your bag. Then again, you could dry it out in the open if you want, just don’t leave it for too long. You can also fill the pockets of your bag with towels to restore its original shape if need be. If your golf bag is vinyl, you could also use a vinyl protectant on it. This would make your bag shiny again.
And so you’re done! Isn’t it easy to clean golf bags? Once you’re done and see your bag, you’ll surely be glad you made the effort in cleaning it.
If for some reason you don’t have the time to do this type of cleaning, you could always use a cheat method just to take the smell away from your bag. Spray some odor eliminator or air freshener into your bag and it wouldn’t smell so bad anymore. You could also sprinkle some baking soda, leave it for some time and vacuum it. This would eliminate the odor too. This is just a temporary solution, though. It is recommended that you clean your golf bags the right way.