We recently had someone try to sell us a counterfeit Scotty Cameron putter and we decided to post some pictures to help everyone out. This particular model came out in 2008 and is the Studio Select Newport 2.
While counterfeit clubs are getting better in quality, it is still pretty easy to spot the counterfeit when comparing side by side with an authentic club.
The problem is that most of the time you will not have an authentic club to compare it to. If it is a newer model club that is still available in stores, you should take it to an authorized retailer so you can compare them side by side. If your putter is a different model, search around Google to see if you can find pictures of a counterfeit like yours.
However, if you are unable to find one exactly like yours, the pictures and details below should help you get an idea of some of the common differences between an authentic Scotty Cameron and a counterfeit.
Counterfeit Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2 Highlights
- The paint fill on the authentic Scotty Cameron is a much brighter red.
- The writing on the hosel (“SCOTTY”) is just a bit taller on the counterfeit club.
- The shape of the club head is a little different with the counterfeit club. It has more rounded edges when viewed from the top.
- The milling marks on the face are much rougher on the fake club. You can feel it when you run your fingers across it.
- The shaft band and serial number is on the top of the shaft instead of underneath.
- The serial number is etched into the shaft on the authentic club and also uses a smaller font.
- The inside of the head cover is gray on the authentic head cover and has a tag inside it. The inside is white on the counterfeit.
While there are other differences, these seem to be the most prevalent. In general, the poor quality of a counterfeit club should raise suspicion.
You may have a counterfeit if the grip is not aligned properly, the weights on the sole do not fit flush, or the paint fill is sloppy.
Hopefully this post will give you the knowledge you need to avoid one of these inferior counterfeit putters. If you do run across a counterfeit, you can report it to Titliest HERE. You can click this link to get more information about counterfeit Scotty Cameron putters directly from Titleist.
While we aren’t interested in buying your counterfeit Scotty Cameron, you can click the link below to sell your authentic name brand clubs.