How do you clean dirty golf balls?


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Golf balls pick up dirt, grass and sand from the course, which can adversely affect the accuracy and speed of a shot. Clean your golf balls in 20 to 30 minutes with this process. Make sure you have a bucket, water and a scrubbing brush and a cleaning solvent, such as bleach or soap.

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  1. Create a cleaning solution

    Choose a cleaning solvent, such as bleach, ammonia or soap. Add the cleaning solvent to a bucket of warm water to create a solution that is 10 to 20 percent solvent and 80 to 90 percent water.

  2. Soak the golf balls

    Submerge the golf balls in the cleaning solution, and allow them to soak for 10 to 20 minutes. Make sure to use enough water to cover all the balls.

  3. Scrub the golf balls

    Use a scrubbing brush, such as a toothbrush or a household sponge, to remove mold, caked-on sand and dried grass from the golf balls. Examine each ball to make sure all the dimples are free from dirt and the color is a brilliant white.

  4. Rinse and dry the golf balls

    Rinse the golf balls under running water and polish them with a towel. Balls can also air dry in the sun.

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