Do White Golf Bags Get Dirty? How to Keep It Clean!

Do White Golf Bags Get Dirty? How to Keep It Clean!

There are plenty of golf bags in various designs and colors on the market, but white bags have remained consistently popular. However do you remember when was the last time you cleaned your golf bag?In this guide, let’s get started to know how to prevent your bag from getting dirty and what to do if it's already too late. 

How to Stop White Golf Bags from Getting Dirty?

Don’t forget that a golf course is made from grass, dirt, and sand. The more golf you play, the more your bag will collect dirt and grime.So it’s time to build some good habits. First, make sure to clean your clubs and wedges before placing them back in your bag. Second, keeping your bag on your cart, but that isn't applicable if you prefer to walk the course. 

How to Clean Dirty White Golf Bags?

Materials You’ll Need To Clean Your Golf Bag

  • A source of water (a hose or sink works fine)
  • A mild soap that won't discolor or damage your bag, such as dish soap
  • Gentle stain remover
  • Washcloth
  • A separate cloth for drying

How To Clean Your Golf Bag: Step-By-Step

Step 1: Completely Empty Your Bag

Take everything out of your bag entirely, no matter how small. That way, you can give your bag a thorough clean without having to worry about accidentally damaging anything. Your clubs and wedges will rust quicker if they are wet too often, especially if they are titanium or iron (as many are), so it's best not to wash soapy water over them. 

Step 2: Wet Your Bag

The easiest way to do this is with a hose so that you can wet your bag all at once in just a couple of seconds. You don't need to go overboard. All you need to do is make sure the whole bag is damp. If you don't have access to a hose, you can wipe the bag down with a wet cloth, though this is a more time-consuming process. 

Step 3: Mix Up Some Soap and Water

This mixture can be as simple as warm water and dish soap (or any mild soap), so don't overthink it. If you want to go for a more intensive clean, throw in some gentle stain remover too. Alternatively, you can specifically use the stain remover on particularly stubborn areas rather than putting it in the entire mixture. This technique gives you more control over potency. 

TIP: If your bag is leather, be especially careful with which soaps or stain remover you use. Some brands contain harsh chemicals that can damage the material, so be mindful of this. It may be worth investing in a specialized soap dedicated to cleaning leather. 

Step 4: Soak Your Washcloth and Get to Wipin'!

After soaking a washcloth in your mixture, it is time to start wiping your bag down. You don't need to exert too much effort unless some particularly tricky areas require more elbow grease. 

There isn't a fine art to this procedure. You just need to make sure you wipe down the entire bag. 

Step 5: Rinse Your Bag

Again, the easiest way to do this is with a hose, but a second cloth can also be a practical choice. Simply rinse off the soap until your bag is free of any bubbles or foam. Make sure to check everywhere and not just the obvious places. 

Step 6: Dry Off

Unfortunately, there is no quick-hack for drying your bag; it’s mostly just a waiting game. Try not to hang it out in direct sunlight as this can cause discoloration or shrinkage. Most players will air-dry their bags overnight. Make sure all the pockets and compartments are inside out so that they can fully dry. 

Don't rush to use your bag until you are confident this final step is complete. Remember what we said about golf clubs and rust? That rule still applies to a clean bag!

We can’t promise a clean golf bag will help you shoot lower scores, but it can’t hurt, right? We all want to look our best on the golf course. Take care of your golf equipment and it’ll take care of you.

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