A customer recently tried to sell us their counterfeit TaylorMade SpeedBlade irons, but luckily we were able to spot them. We have posted pictures below to show the differences between an authentic set and the counterfeit set we received.
Counterfeit TaylorMade SpeedBlade Iron Set Differences
- The quality of the lettering and paint fill on the counterfeit clubs is not very good when compared to the authentic iron set.
- The face of the 7 iron we received actually looked like it was starting to cave in a little, so the quality of the materials is not up to par.
- Another thing to note that is common on a lot of counterfeit clubs is the holographic sticker on the shaft just under the shaft label. On all authentic clubs that have holographic stickers, the sticker is usually under the grip on the underside of the shaft, or down by the hosel of the club also on the underside of the shaft. Counterfeiters seem to think that putting in a visible location will fool more people.
- This set of counterfeit SpeedBlade irons has an extremely flat lie angle which would cause the ball to go right.
- The grips on the counterfeit set of irons is a design TaylorMade used several years ago and doesn’t come close to matching the authentic SpeedBlade grips. They also have a strong rubber smell.
- When looking at the finish of the metal, the counterfeit version is shinier while the authentic clubs are more of a matte finish. TaylorMade did make a newer model called the Speedblade HL that had a shinier finish, so make sure you are comparing the original model when looking at the pictures.
It isn’t hard to identify the counterfeit set when you have an authentic set to compare them to. In general, the quality differences are easily noticeable. If you are still unsure after checking out the pictures, take the set to an authorized TaylorMade dealer to compare them to the real thing. Contact us with any questions or leave a comment below.