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The more counterfeit products bought means more in the used marked which means bigger issues and headaches buying used. 

 

There are plenty of cheaper options you don't need to buy the new P790 or T100 irons there are DTC brands with just as good quality for less. 

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Driver: 9° Ping G410 Plus - HZRDUS RDX Smoke Blue 6.0

3W: 13.5° Ping G410 LST - Aldila NV 2KXV Green 75X

3H: 19° Ping G410 - Tensei CK Pro Orange 90TX

Irons: 4i - 7i Srixon 585 / 8i - PW Srixon 785 - AMT Tour White S300

Wedges: 51° MD3 - 56° Glide 2 - 60° PM2

Putter(s): TP Mills Trad II - Lajosi Sensor - Kingdom Putter - - and more. 

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I have a couple buddies who bought fake Titleist T200s on Alibaba this summer. 

 

To the occasional or "starting out" golfer, I'm sure they wouldn't be able to tell the difference. 

 

For sh*ts and giggles I tried them and was surprised. They felt nice and went the same distance I hit my own clubs. However, the workmanship just isnt there. Both of their sets had stickers in the back cavity fall out. One of the sets had 3 iron heads break off the hosel. 

 

Any Golfwrx member I'd recommend you stay away. You just won't be happy at the end of the day.

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I got burned a long time ago in an R11.   Haven’t bought a club off Craigslist or similar since.  

Taylormade M3 9*  KBS TD Cat4

Taylormade M3 4HL Hzrdus Yellow 63g

New Level 18* KBS Tour Prototype 95X

Mizuno JPX 919 Tours 3-PW Project X 6.0's

Cleveland RTX4 Raw 50/54/58 Project X 7.0's

Byron Morgan Stainless DH89 w/ Stability Tour / / Scotty Cameron Studio Design 2 

Bridgestone Tour B XS 

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Tons of fakes out there and they are getting better and better at looking legit.  I'll never buy anything that isn't from an authorized distributer.  When something looks too good to be true it usually is.

TaylorMade R11 TP (8°) - Fujikura Blur TP 65X

Cobra SpeedZone Big Tour (13.5°) - Fujikura ATMOS Black 7X

Cobra SpeedZone Tour (17.5°) - Fujikura ATMOS Black 7X

TaylorMade Rescue 11 TP (16°) - Aldila RIP 85X

Titleist U500 (2) - Fujikura ATMOS Black 95X

Titleist 620CB (3-6) - True Temper DynaGold X100

Titleist 620MB (7-9) - True Temper DynaGold X100

Titleist Vokey SM8 (48.10F, 54.12D, 60.12D) - True Temper DynaGold X100

Taylormade Spider X #3

Titleist ProV1x

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Almost did from a seller on craigslist until I noticed a R11 TM had no screw but a hosel to glue a shaft. My friend bought a fake Mizuno 921 Forged on EBay that it was almost a carbon copy but luckily my other friend had a set to compare side by side. No serial number and a detail or two were off. I saw a perfect fake Cameron Tour Rat and Vokeys my friend bought in China.

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Never a club, but I got a wonky adapter off eBay. The markings were off a little but it worked fine. Buddy got a counterfeit driver a few years ago and it sounded terrible.

Ping G410 Tour AD DI6S

Ping G425 Tensi Orange

Ping G30 5W

Ping G425 Hybrid Tensi Orange

Ping G425 5-SW, UST Recoil ES F4S

Ping Glide LW

Bettinardi Studio 28cs

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Rick Shiels tested a counterfeit Taylor Made against the real thing. It was horrible. If you want an inexpensive club that's not a piece of junk try Maltby or Hireko. For a few bucks more, Ben Hogan.

Cleveland Launcher HB Driver 10.5 degree

Cleveland Launcher Halo Hybrids 16, 19, 22 degree

Cleveland Launcher HB Irons 5-SW

Cleveland CBX 2 Wedge 60 degree

All with senior flex graphite shafts

JumboMax Ultra Lite size M on driver, size S on the rest

Taylor Made Daddy Long Legs putter, Winn Dri-Tac Jumbo Lite Pistol Putter Grip

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I’ve spent a fair amount of time in China, particularly in the manufacturing space. Their ability to near replicate anything is stunning.  I’ve been to giant shopping malls where every store has fake walls and behind is every knock off item you could imagine.  They have become insanely good at the copy business 

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6 hours ago, dhacker56 said:

Knew there was one good reason to be happy about being a lefty!!!

 

I still wish they did fake lefty Scotty's like the ones on Wish for $70. 🤣

Taylormade M3 driver Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44.5")

Honma XP-1 3 wood 

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Taylormade GAPR Lo 19* Hybrid 

Byrdie Golf Designs split cavity 4-PW

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80g iron shafts

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Nike Blue Chip 002 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

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Had an R11S that Taylormade said was counterfeit because they didn't have the SSN in their system.  Compared it to at least 10 other heads and couldn't tell or see any difference, weights and everything worked as intended, and the thing hit missiles.  Also saw some Ali-Baba AP2's and those looked decent and felt okay but swing weights weren't good and the shafts didn't feel like real PX 6.0's.

Epic Speed LS 🔷🔷🔷 9* Hzrdus Hulk Smoke 6.5TX
Nike Vapor Fly 3HL Matrix 8M2
Titleist 910HD Fuji HB 90/Nike VFP 3 Fuji P95X
T-MB 4 C-Taper 130X

T-MB 5 PX LS 7.0
6-PW Cobra King Forged CB PX LS 7.0
Vokey TVD 52/58 KBS Tour 130X
PM Grind 64 KBS Tour 130X
Studio Design 1.5 Circle T/Arm Lock Double Wide

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3 minutes ago, dhacker56 said:

That's about what a REAL SC should cost!😅

 

If they did, I might. I can't justify an expensive putter when I do well with mine. But for pure pimp factor, I totally would.

Taylormade M3 driver Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44.5")

Honma XP-1 3 wood 

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Taylormade GAPR Lo 19* Hybrid 

Byrdie Golf Designs split cavity 4-PW

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80g iron shafts

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Nike Blue Chip 002 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

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