29 Mar '11, 1pm

EQUIPMENT: Sales of counterfeit clubs & balls have grown. More than ever, equipment buyers must beware (by @EMichaelGW)

Writer Franklin P. Jones once said, "A bargain is something you can't use at a price you can't resist." Although Jones, whose column, "Put it this Way" was the longest continuously published feature in the Saturday Evening Post, wasn't speaking about counterfeit golf clubs, he easily could have been. Fact is the desire of unknowing golfers to purchase golf equipment at a more palatable price has produced an industry of bogus bats and balls that reaches into the hundreds of millions of dollars annually in the United States. "It is a serious, serious problem," said Wayne Mack, coordinator of the U.S. Golf Manufacturers Anti-Counterfeiting Working Group (consisting of Acushnet, Callaway, Cleveland Golf, Nike, Ping and TaylorMade). "If you took all the counterfeit clubs bought in the U.S. last year and laid them down end to end, they would stretch from Bethpage Black to Torrey...

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