Cold Shafts = Poor Performance

The winter weather and freezing temps have found their way to the Northeast once again. The days of golfing in shorts and frolicking in the 80 degree sunny weather are mere memories. Sadly, it’s time to finally take the clubs out of my trunk and stow them away to hibernate.

This year I came across some interesting articles and videos concerning proper club storage. If you live in a climate that experiences extreme temperature swings, such as the Northeastern part of the US, it is important to try and not subject your clubs to prolonged exposure in freezing or extremely hot conditions. Granted they are constructed of very durable materials but anything exposed to the elements long enough will break down.

What’s the big deal with keeping clubs in my garage? Well, if you don’t care then there’s nothing wrong but if you would like to avoid the possibility of losing a club head during your next round, I would suggest keeping them somewhere warmer. Unless, of course, your garage is heated. Supposedly the freezing temps can really mess with the glue holding the club head to the hosel.

Your grips can also suffer from drastic temp changes. It may not happen in a season or two but if you’re like me and have a set of clubs for a while (years), your grips can pay the price. Everybody wants their shaft to be smooth, hard and shiny, not their grips. You know what I mean…get your head out of the gutter.

Hit’em long…yell FORE!!! Take care of your clubs.


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  2. Pete

    I did not know this. I generally do not store my clubs in the shed during the long cold Canadian winter, but it makes sense. Thanks for sharing.

    The Grateful Golfer

  3. My clubs are kept in my closet. My clothes live on the floor. I can always get new clothes.

  4. @The Grateful Golfer – I didn’t know it either until recently. Now, I keep my clubs inside. Thanks for commenting.

  5. @mackpayson – I’m liking the passion for the game! Spoken like a true golfer (or hack). Clothes are over-rated.

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