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ProActive Sports Groove Doctor Groove Repair Tool

Groove Doctor Groove Repair Tool

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The Groove Doctor - Groove Repair, Sharpening & Cleaning Tool

The Groove Doctor is a golf accessory designed to help repair your worn out wedges and irons. The Groove Doctor has a U-Groove, V-Groove and Square Groove tip for repairing any style of club. Using this tool is simple. First clean your clubs with soap and water and clean all grooves. You need to identify the type of grooves your club has. Unscrew the top and adjust the tip to your groove preference. Tighten the top and you are now ready to repair your grooves!

We recommend that you use a vice if you have one. When you are ready, apply a little lubricant to the club face. Place the Groove Doctor tip in the groove and lightly pull the tool toward you. Do this a few times and apply slight pressure.

*Note: Do not push the Groove Doctor away from you when trying to repair or sharpen your grooves. This may damage your club.

You want to use the Groove Doctor to clean and repair small cave-ins and blemishes on the face of the club. Be careful when using the tool and dont overdo it. 

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How To Identify The Grooves My Golf Club Has?

Before you start sharpening the grooves on your wedges or irons, we need to first make sure we identify what kind of grooves you have! Grooves have changed over the past years and there are two different golf club groove types. To identify the grooves on your golf club, grab a wedge and examine the face of the club (the part of the golf club that hits the golf ball). The V-shaped or U-shaped lines seen on the face are the grooves. Using a magnifying glass, look at the slight taper at the cross section of the grooves. If it appears like a u-shaped or box appearance it is a U-groove compared to the other groove that appears in a V-groove shape.

Square or U- Grooves

Square or U-Grooves will help increase the spin on a golf ball. This type of groove was banned in 2010 due to research that showed U-grooves gave golfers an unfair advantage when they were using a urethane cover golf ball in the sand and rough. U-grooves will also be banned in organized amateur games by 2024.

V-Grooves

V-grooves have replaced U-grooves or square grooves. V-grooves are designed in a “V” shape and offer a decent amount of spin compared to U-grooves. V-grooves may not offer as much spin, however they do offer a more consistent spin rate.

Is Sharpening Your Grooves Illegal?

Yes groove sharpeners are legal, after all it’s just a tool. It’s what you do with it that can make your club non conforming. All clubs now have their grooves machined to maximum tolerances, if you increase the size of them through scraping your club becomes non-conforming. If you use it just to take out bruises that have rolled into the groove, you should be ok.