Have you ever bought a club on eBay and thought to yourself, “I sure hope this club is authentic and I didn’t just throw $300 down the drain?” Well, you have come to the right place because this article has pictures and details of many of the counterfeit clubs we have encountered in our Golf Trade In business. By the end of this article you will have a better understanding of how to identify counterfeit golf clubs.
Thankfully, the counterfeit golf club issue has slowed some in the last couple of years thanks to people being more aware of the problem. We hope to contribute to the decline in counterfeit club sales by giving you all the information you need to identify counterfeit golf clubs.
With this in mind, let’s get started with some general tips on spotting the differences between a counterfeit and authentic club.
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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.
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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.
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We received a counterfeit Ping G30 Driver and have posted pictures below to show the differences between an authentic driver and the counterfeit we received. In comparison to other knockoff clubs we have had traded in to us, this counterfeit Ping G30 is pretty well made. The quality isn’t nearly as bad as many of the other clubs we have had sent to us. Even though it is better than some, there are still several easily noticeable differences when compared to an authentic Ping G30.
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We received a counterfeit Titleist MB 710 iron set today and happen to have a set of the real thing to compare them to. Unfortunately the real set we had did not have the original grips, so we couldn’t compare the grips, but look at our posting for the counterfeit AP2 irons and that should help. Below are some comparison pictures as well as a few of the differences pointed out.
We received a nearly new set of counterfeit Titleist AP2 712 irons. Below are some comparison photos to an authentic Titleist AP2 712 iron. I have also listed some things that will help you identify the counterfeit version:
Counterfeit Titleist AP2 712 Iron
Counterfeit Titleist AP2 712 Iron Set
Counterfeit Project X Shaft