How to Clean Dirty Golf Clubs with Toothpaste

Golf Clubs

Golfers know that golf clubs are more than just a set of sticks to hit the ball with. 

A good set of clubs will last for years and can be passed down from generation to generation, so it’s important to treat them well. 

The problem is, cleaning them can be tricky. If you’re not careful, you could damage your club or at least mess up its finish or grip! 

Luckily, toothpaste has all sorts of uses beyond helping you brush your teeth. 

It can work wonders on any kind of sticky residue on your golf club—even those pesky marks left behind by the ball itself.

In this article, I’ll show you how to use toothpaste to clean your golf clubs.

Let’s get started.

What You’ll Need:

  • Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush (optional)
  • Water
  • Rag or towel
  • Paper towels


  1. Clean the golf club with soap and water, then rinse it with water.
  2. Wipe down the club with a towel to remove excess water.
  3. Squeeze some toothpaste on a soft toothbrush or cloth and start cleaning the head and shaft of the club. Avoid getting toothpaste on the grip.
  4. Use a towel to buff out any streaks on the shaft and clubhead.
  5. Rinse well with water and dry with a cloth or paper towel.

Why Toothpaste Works

The reason toothpaste works so well to clean golf clubs is that it contains ingredients that work as abrasives, solvents, and cleaning agents. 

Toothpaste contains ingredients that help remove stains from your golf clubs. This includes acids that lift dirt away from the surface of your golf clubs, helping them look cleaner longer.

Toothpaste also acts as an abrasive when you apply it to a damp cloth or towel and rub down your golf clubs after you’ve cleaned them with soap and water or a club cleaning solution (if you choose to use one). 

The abrasiveness of the toothpaste helps remove any residue left behind by soap or other cleaners on your club surfaces.

What Kind of Toothpaste Should I Use?

I’ve tested this method using regular old white toothpaste

If you plan on cleaning with other types of pastes like whitening or gel, make sure not to use anything too abrasive because they could scratch the surface of your golf clubs. 

Can Toothpaste Remove Marks on My Golf Club?

Yes, toothpaste can remove marks from your golf clubs.

Toothpaste is abrasive, which means it will scrub away any dirt or grime that has been collected on your clubs. This includes anything from paint to rust, water stains, and scratches.


I hope this article has helped you to keep your golf clubs in the best shape possible. 

I know that hitting a ball with a dirty club can be frustrating and it may even ruin your game. So it’s best to keep those sticks clean.

If you’re looking for more tips on how to use toothpaste for cleaning other things than your teeth, check out my other article on How to Use Toothpaste to Clean Dirt and Other Stains Off Your Shirt.

Thanks for reading my blog.

-Baking Soda Guy  

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