Fake Golf Pride New Decade Multicompound Grips

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  • proroboprorobo Members Posts: 3,205 ✭✭
    So I was intrigued by this topic and wanted to check out the lone grip I bought off Ebay (came installed on a shaft) that I always had a suspicion about, and sure enough, it's fake!



    The smell is sour vs rubber, the feel is slightly harder, smoother, and less tacky, and the upper portion of the grip's textured channels are deeper than the real NDMC's.



    Here are some photos I took of the culprit and two authentic grips (purchased from Golf Galaxy and a direct from Titleist install respectively).



  • SarbyturboSarbyturbo Members Posts: 22
    I have just regripped all my clubs with the new Golf Pride Tour Wraps in white, I love the feel of these. I stayed away from the NDMC due to the price and the likelihood of the cheaper NDMC grips being fake, as so many of you guys have found. I haven't heard of any incidences of fake Tour Wrap grips? Anyway, after trying a Tour Wrap on my driver, I was more than happy to play these on all my clubs. Love em!
  • CitixenCitixen Members Posts: 68
    edited Apr 1, 2013 #64
    I have recently purchased Golf Pride grips on eBay and received counterfeit Golf Pride grips, which have a very strong paint thinner smell. Fake end caps are hard plastic instead of rubber. Lines and patterns are inconsistent to the genuine grips. Below are pictures of the fake grips in blue (on left) compared to my genuine Golf Pride red grips (on the right).



    BAWARE OF SELLER



    Seller info: golf.discount.store



    http://myworld.ebay....984.m1439.l2754



    golf grips listing: http://www.ebay.com/...=item3380df2bb2







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  • sanjaygolfsanjaygolf Members Posts: 1,305 ✭✭
    Have you left negative feedback yet? I was actually looking at these. Glad I saw this
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  • CitixenCitixen Members Posts: 68
    sanjaygolf wrote:


    Have you left negative feedback yet? I was actually looking at these. Glad I saw this




    Not yet, I am working on getting my refund back first.
  • John75402John75402 Members Posts: 201
    I guess if you can produce enough of anything, it's worth counterfeiting. Good grief.
  • semarlorsemarlor Charlotte, NCMembers Posts: 612 ✭✭
    geez I wish I had seen this about a week ago....I ordered and got them, and sure enough they look fake. Citixen, I just contacted them and wondered if you have heard back yet. just trying to figure out how big of a PITA is it going to be to get my money back.....
  • mcmanusmcmanus Members Posts: 466
    Glad I found this thread... Ordered a set of 13 off eBay and they just didn't seem right compared to what I had felt at my local pro shop. Turns out they're 100% fake. Luckily was able to get fully refunded. The seller claims to have gotten duped themselves but I'm guessing not. Person sold around 10 sets then has since listed 0 and disappeared.



    One thing I noticed with the Fakes is how much thinner the material is. Give them a flick the fakes will fold over with barely any force, while the real deal stays



    Thank you for giving a detailed post like this!
  • Bob CatBob Cat Golfopath Members Posts: 1,572 ✭✭
    Thieves and pirates. Simply as that.



    We must stop this practice by boycotting and resisting the urge to save money while lining the pockets of thieves.



    Develop your own line of grips instead of copying someone else's and riding their R&D coat tails.



    This just pisses me off and there's no excuse for supporting this greed.
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  • mcmanusmcmanus Members Posts: 466
    I actually found a website that sells the fakes in minimum 100 batches.. the price they had on them is $2 per grip... Report all scammers to Gold Pride so they can shut them down.
  • CpgaalbertaCpgaalberta Members Posts: 71
    Real ones smell funny fakes do not
  • mcmanusmcmanus Members Posts: 466
    Citixen wrote:

    sanjaygolf wrote:


    Have you left negative feedback yet? I was actually looking at these. Glad I saw this




    Not yet, I am working on getting my refund back first.




    Where did your's ship from in Canada? Mine was purchased off a Canadian reseller as well.




    Real ones smell funny fakes do not




    The real ones don't smell "funny" they smell like Rubber... the Fakes smell like crappy paint.
  • mcmanusmcmanus Members Posts: 466
    Also to anyone who has bought fakes off eBay please report the fakes with pictures to Golf Pride so they can contact eBay and stop the sales.
  • 4dr.no4dr.no Members Posts: 263 ✭✭
    Who should pay for return shipping when fakes are returned for a refund?
  • CpgaalbertaCpgaalberta Members Posts: 71
    Fake ones tend not to smell. You are incorrect. Real ones smell like natural rubber...which unless you have an odd sense of smell is not pleasing to most people.
  • mcmanusmcmanus Members Posts: 466
    4dr.no wrote:


    Who should pay for return shipping when fakes are returned for a refund?




    In my case the seller never requested shipping them back... they are terrible grips which they paid likely $2-$2.50 per grip. In a set of 13 if they sell them for around $90 USD so around $7 per grip. If they sell 10 sets they're making $57 - $65 per set.



    IMO I wouldn't purchase another set of NDMC's off eBay unless I knew 100% they were legit by additional pictures. The set I received even had the exact same bar codes/UPC number as the real deal.
  • CitixenCitixen Members Posts: 68
    edited Apr 14, 2013 #78
    UPDATE: Contacted Golf Pride with the pics of comparisons and they confirm that the grips are FAKE. I have begun the process with VISA to retrieve the payment, all I have to do is provide VISA with the e-mail reply from Golf Pride and then I have my refund in a few weeks.



    VISA told me I am not to send the grips back to the seller because I would be participating in the act.



    I actually just found a great deal of REAL Golf Pride grips from RockBottomgolf.com masters code came to $8.46 each with 1-5day shipping.



    http://www.rockbotto...he-masters.html



    http://www.rockbotto...ndard-grip.html
  • blwallace5blwallace5 Members Posts: 593
    Has anybody located a place to buy the yellow/white/green ndmc's? I have found them on eBay only and would much prefer a reputable vendor.
  • taylorx300taylorx300 Members Posts: 1,263 ✭✭
    FYI for those interested - we had someone return some fake red whiteouts and the barcode scans the same as the real ones even though the Golf Pride item code is different.
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  • luna1luna1 Members Posts: 2
    I just stumbled upon this thread by accident, and it makes me laugh how stupid the majority of people are, I am a zero handicap and I can tell you that a dam golf grip is not going to make a difference real or fake, and the other thing about buying fake grips that it hurts everyone, that is bullxxxx the big golf companies brain wash everyone, not a single product of any of the major companies make there stuff in the USA Titleist, Callaway, ping, Taylor made, all of these companies have there s*** made in Taiwan, but I guess Titleist, considers it made in the USA if one of there employees in California puts it in a plastic bag. My hole point is I could use any grip or any club, and still play a decent game of golf, it is the swing not anything else plain and simple.
  • scjrscjr #GolfWRX Members Posts: 1,227 ✭✭
    edited Mar 20, 2014 #82
    Just by accident you bumped up a year old counterfeit grip thread, to talk about your zero handicap and how it pertains to playing fake grips. Scintillating first post and right on topic too.
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  • proroboprorobo Members Posts: 3,205 ✭✭
    luna1 wrote:


    I just stumbled upon this thread by accident, and it makes me laugh how stupid the majority of people are, I am a zero handicap and I can tell you that a dam golf grip is not going to make a difference real or fake, and the other thing about buying fake grips that it hurts everyone, that is bullxxxx the big golf companies brain wash everyone, not a single product of any of the major companies make there stuff in the USA Titleist, Callaway, ping, Taylor made, all of these companies have there s*** made in Taiwan, but I guess Titleist, considers it made in the USA if one of there employees in California puts it in a plastic bag. My hole point is I could use any grip or any club, and still play a decent game of golf, it is the swing not anything else plain and simple.




    Your point, grammar and handicap are all wrong.
  • 4Wedges4Wedges Banned Posts: 1,461
    Me smells a counterfeit member...
  • tembolo1284tembolo1284 Boom Boom Banned Posts: 20,715
    Excellent write-up sir! This is scary indeed!
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  • luna1luna1 Members Posts: 2
    yes sorry for the incorrect grammar witch really does have a lot to do with golf grips. Also clearing up my correct information on the counterfeit golf pride grips, how would using fake grips affect someone's game, and NO I DO NOT SELL counterfeit grips, but when the real ones cost $145 shipped VS $75 I do not think it makes much sense to buy them, and no it does not affect my game, and they hold up just as good as the real ones, so no I do not think it matters. Also all the major brands have there crap make in china, I have worked in the golf industry for 21 years, for one of the largest golf manufactures in the world. Also of course my hole point is wrong when you see it a different way. PLEASE GET A LIFE PEOPLE
  • proroboprorobo Members Posts: 3,205 ✭✭
    luna1 wrote:


    yes sorry for the incorrect grammar witch really does have a lot to do with golf grips. Also clearing up my correct information on the counterfeit golf pride grips, how would using fake grips affect someone's game, and NO I DO NOT SELL counterfeit grips, but when the real ones cost $145 shipped VS $75 I do not think it makes much sense to buy them, and no it does not affect my game, and they hold up just as good as the real ones, so no I do not think it matters. Also all the major brands have there crap make in china, I have worked in the golf industry for 21 years, for one of the largest golf manufactures in the world. Also of course my hole point is wrong when you see it a different way. PLEASE GET A LIFE PEOPLE




    So you "work" in the golf industry yet condone the purchasing of counterfeit product that hurts the industry? I hope, for the sake of anyone directly affected by your work, that you aren't handling orders or any paperwork as your grammar hasn't improved in the two months since your first very strange post.
  • MotleyMotley Members Posts: 706
    Holy crap, I just saw this thread. I just purchased a set of 8 of these grips on ebay for $68. The seller has been a member since 1999 and has 99.9 feedback.



    I looked at all the pictures of the fakes, and mine THANK GOD are real.



    Here is the listing. http://www.ebay.com/itm/291058162496?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
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  • someon3someon3 "You don't choose golf, golf chooses you" Members Posts: 563 ✭✭
    At one point you describe the Taiwan on the ? being an utter failure, later you say the GG says Taiwan.
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  • mcmanusmcmanus Members Posts: 466
    Motley wrote:


    Holy crap, I just saw this thread. I just purchased a set of 8 of these grips on ebay for $68. The seller has been a member since 1999 and has 99.9 feedback.



    I looked at all the pictures of the fakes, and mine THANK GOD are real.



    Here is the listing. http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1497.l2649




    Wait until you have the product in hand to make the determination. Person I purchased from had 100% feedback (member for over 6 years) but was using a stock photo. The grips that came in were 100% fake confirmed by Golf Pride.



    As for someon3's comment the Taiwan on the inside is not a dead giveaway. The legit grips are made in Taiwan, the key is can you read it? The fakes reproduce the Taiwan on the inside but it's not consistent and on some are barely noticeable.
  • MotleyMotley Members Posts: 706
    I do have the product in hand. I can't compare the stickers because they were already taken off when I had the grips installed.



    But they don't smell funny, and the Golf Pride lettering looks good, the end caps are concave, etc. All signs they are real.



    Goddam Chinese **** they counterfeit everything now. Whats really crazy about all this, is the Chinese made products are being faked by the Chinese. If that makes any sense?
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