How to Make a Golf Ball Washer

If you are an avid golfer, you know how important it is to keep your golf ball clean during the game. A clean ball can help you get better shots, as it can spin more accurately and provide better control. Therefore, having a golf ball washer on hand can be a great idea. Here are some steps to make a simple golf ball washer:

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Materials Needed:

  • 5-gallon bucket with lid
  • PVC pipe (1 inch diameter, 3 feet long)
  • PVC elbow fitting (1 inch diameter)
  • PVC end cap (1 inch diameter)
  • PVC cement
  • Drill with 1-inch drill bit
  • Small piece of mesh or nylon netting
  • Water
  • Soap


  1. Start by drilling a hole in the center of the bucket lid using a 1-inch drill bit. This hole should be big enough to fit the PVC pipe snugly.
  2. Apply PVC cement to one end of the PVC pipe and insert it into the hole in the lid. Hold the pipe in place for a few seconds to allow the cement to dry.
  3. Attach the PVC elbow fitting to the other end of the pipe, so that it faces upwards. This will create a U-shape.
  4. Attach the PVC end cap to the top of the elbow fitting. This will create a closed loop.
  5. Cut a small piece of mesh or nylon netting and glue it to the top of the PVC end cap. This will act as a filter and prevent debris from entering the washer.
  6. Fill the bucket with water and add some soap. You can use any kind of soap, but a mild detergent or dish soap works well.
  7. To use the golf ball washer, simply dip your golf ball into the PVC pipe, and then give it a quick scrub against the mesh filter. The water and soap will clean the ball, and the filter will prevent any dirt or debris from getting back onto the ball.

Materials Needed

PVC pipe1Main body of the washer$10Home improvement store
PVC cap1End cap for the pipe$2Home improvement store
PVC cement1 canTo glue the PVC pieces together$5Home improvement store
Water-proof sealant1 tubeTo seal the top cap of the washer$7Home improvement store
Hose clamp1To secure the washer to a golf cart$3Home improvement store

 Tools Needed

Hacksaw1To cut PVC pipe to the desired length$15Home improvement store
Drill1To create drainage holes in the bottom of the pipe$50Home improvement store
Drill bits1 setTo create the drainage holes$20Home improvement store
Sandpaper1 sheetTo smooth rough edges of the PVC pipe$5Home improvement store
Measuring tape1To measure and mark PVC pipe for cutting$10Home improvement store


1Cut PVC pipe to desired length using a hacksaw.
2Sand the edges of the PVC pipe to smooth any roughness.
3Drill several small drainage holes in the bottom of the pipe.
4Attach the PVC cap to the top of the pipe using PVC cement.
5Apply water-proof sealant to the top cap to prevent water from leaking.
6Allow the PVC cement and sealant to dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
7Use a hose clamp to secure the washer to a golf cart or other surface.
8Fill the washer with water and insert a golf ball.


  • Ray Barnes

    Ray Barnes, our Senior Staff Writer and a Golf Analyst with a PhD in Sports Analytics, is a beacon of insight in the golfing world. With a deep understanding of the sport's nuances, statistical analysis, and a talent for demystifying complexities, he provides in-depth analysis and captivating narratives that engage golf enthusiasts worldwide.

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