I take divots. And if you do, too, you know your clubs get dirty. Dirty clubs are underperforming clubs. No one should play golf with dirty clubs, period.
Sadly, while many courses have decent ball washers on the course, far fewer have an effective solution to help you clean your clubs. Most of us are forced to carry a wet towel, a brush of some kind and a dry towel (or a really big towel that’s half wet and half dry) because, you know, moisture is no bueno for your spin.
Caddy Splash solves this problem by combining two of the things you need to clean your clubs effectively: water and bristles. Once you are done cleaning your clubs, all you need to do is dry them. No wet, mildew-smelling, bag-staining, gross towel required.
Water is held in a four-ounce reservoir and the whole contraption clips on to your bag via a carabiner and retractable chain. As Caddy Splash says, “Just Clip it and Rip it!”
How I Found It
I first saw the Caddy Splash on Instagram, probably as a reel or something like that. And to be honest, I didn’t give it much thought at the time. After all, I, like other Neanderthals, just soaked part of my towel at the beginning of a round and used that along with a brush when the mud got thick on my sticks.
Then one day, one of my golfing buddies got a Caddy Splash and I decided I needed to see why in the world he was so giddy over a gosh darn brush. I headed over to Amazon where I found that it had surprisingly good reviews: 4.4 out of five stars with more than 1,700 ratings. For just under $20, I figured it was worth a try to see if it was all my buddy made it out to be.
How it Worked (or Didn’t)
Well, this thing works absolute wonders. I’ve used this on the course and on the range several times and can’t see going back to my primitive ways of club care and cleaning. My grooves are clean, paint-fill glossy and the poor kids coming to clean my clubs while I’m putting out on 18 walk away sad when they realize they’re not getting an extra $5 out of me. OK, that last part isn’t actually true—they still wipe down all the clubs anyway.
The four-ounce reservoir seems to hold just enough water for a full round, although I guess there is a chance you could need a refill. YMMV, but for most golfers I think you’ll be good for 18. It’s also comfortable to hold and easy to squeeze out a bit of water to help get the muck off your clubs.
That’s not to say it’s perfect. While they have many happy customers to earn their 4.4 rating, most of the one-star reviews revolve around broken caps. It seems that if you’re a little too strong while tightening the cap, it can crack. Thankfully, it does appear that Caddy Splash customer service is responsive in resolving those sorts of issues.
The Caddy Splash is a quick and convenient way to keep your clubs clean. The included carabiner and retractable chain make it easy to use and a quick splash, brush and pat down with your towel are all you need to be in the best possible position to hit your next shot.
The Caddy Splash is a bidet and exfoliating scrub for your clubs that leaves them looking fresh and clean. Need I really say more?