I think my Taylormade driver is fake
Posted 07 May 2008 - 10:12 PM
All of the counterfeits I've seen look pretty similar to an authentic unless you spend a lot of time around clubs (like I do:). Pictures would really help. I've seen several counterfeits of Callaway, Cleveland, and TM clubs and these are the tell-tale signs I noticed:
Slightly (very slightly) different shaft color scheme. Have to compare side-by-side with one you know for certain is real.
Grip has very little or no taper (i.e. the entire grip is almost the same diameter).
Wider/narrower or shorter/longer scoring lines.
Swingweight is way off.
Those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head, find some calipers or someone who has good eyes and take it to your proshop to compare.
Posted 07 May 2008 - 10:22 PM
Posted 07 May 2008 - 10:23 PM
LOL. I'm going to China this winter. I'll go do an expedition where I'll find some of these fake golfing factories. I'll take pictures, take photos with the employees. Buy them dim sum. Get them drunk. Have them spill the beans on their counterfeit golf club industry. The whole nine yards.
Edited by furrankee, 07 May 2008 - 10:26 PM.
Posted 08 May 2008 - 08:01 PM
Posted 09 May 2008 - 08:04 PM