FAQ: Caddies cleaning clubs — What’s the right way?

Keeping a player’s equipment clean is a big part of a caddie’s job. Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Through our readers and social media followers here at The Caddie Network, we often receive questions related to the caddie profession. We’ve collected the most frequently asked questions from our readers and followers and tasked actual PGA Tour caddies to serve up the answers based on their experiences. Here are the answers — from PGA Tour caddies — to the questions we most often receive from you.

Serious golfers like their clubs clean at all times. But what’s the right way to make sure those irons are always looking fresh? Here, PGA Tour caddie Tim Giuliano explains what goes in to making sure his player’s tools are always sparkling.

Caddies cleaning clubs: What’s the right way?

Giuliano: I had to stop and think for a moment since I have been cleaning a lot more paint brushes than golf clubs this past month. There is no “correct” way as long as the end result yields clean grooves and gets the OK by your player. Some guys like to use brushes. I like to use a sharp tee or some good thumb pressure.

A funny story on caddie brushes: years ago when I club caddied in Connecticut, one of the guys I worked with would loop with a barbecue grill brush with the steel bristles hanging off of a leather weight lifting belt. I recommend avoiding the BBQ brush. Yes, the grooves will be clean but it is not the best one to use if you want to preserve the finish on your clubs.

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