Most golfers have thousands of dollars invested in their golf equipment. I am one of those players who meticulously cares for their clubs to ensure that when I am ready to play, I will not be held back by faulty equipment. Other than cleaning, which is habitual, repairs and maintenance are important and happen all year around. The question I was asked recently is if I do my own maintenance or farm it out to a more experienced maintainer.
The answer to this question is very straight forward. I do all my maintenance because it is more economical. However, I will say that I did not always perform my own fixes because I never took the time to learn. Over the past few years, my friend Blair has taught me to replace grips and that is generally all the maintenance my clubs need short of cleaning.
I make repairs to my cart, bag, umbrella and other kit needed to play in all types of conditions. It may not always look pretty, but they are always effective and long lasting. I generally do not replace things until they are “on their last legs”. I replaced my cart this year after repairing my old one for 4 years. Unfortunately, my repairs could not stand up to the amount of golf I play and so, it was time for a new one.
Part of my growing knowledge about golf is equipment maintenance. It is something I enjoy doing and does save a considerable amount of money in the long run. I do, though, understand my limitations of knowledge and skill. When this is exceeded, I seek help from my local professional.
Right now, my clubs and equipment are ready for the upcoming season. Hopefully, I will not have to make any repairs this year, but I am ready if it is required.
Do you fix and maintain your own golf equipment?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!