Real or Fake Titleist AP1 716
About two years ago I purchased a set of used AP1 716 irons (5-PW) that have KBS Tour V 110 shafts. This is a secondary set that I bought to have available in my vacation home and I use them sparingly.
This past week I was at the range with them and noticed the ferrule coming apart on the 8 iron when I noticed that the ferrules seemed a bit shorter than on my vokey wedges. I then noticed the 6 iron DOES NOT have the serial number. The 5 iron wierdly has the markings of a sticker that was removed that might have provided reference to any legitimacy of these clubs. I am concerned they are fake. Other than this everything seems normal and they feel good at impact.
I read that in other countries they don't use serial numbers or that demo clubs might not have them applied. I can no longer access the purchase data in detail on ebay so i cannot verify anything from the post.
Please see pictures of 8 iron, 6 iron and 5 iron and let me know what you think as Titleist has been slow to reply