Both sellers had excellent feedback, which I think is a testament to how good the fakes are! I really wish TaylorMade and eBay would do more to educate buyers about this problem. Surely some patterns and red flags would start to emerge. Yes, people can be that gullible. Here’s what to look for:

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But make no mistake, just because they look good, they will not have the same playing attributes as the real deal.

Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers. Look closely at every printed detail and how high it’s printed on the shaft, I noticed several discrepancies here. Does it have the same number of lines and how far are they spaced apart. GolfWRX – the world’s largest and best online golf community. Pressure Chinese ODM’s to rigourously search out and enforce design patents, etc.

I would guess that the majority of people buying CGBs on eBay probably have fakes and don’t even know it. TaylorMade’s counterfeiting page is buried taylornade the Customer Service section of their website and few prospective buyers will look there.

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Educate your customers to the benefits of buying from an authorized re-seller and the drastic difference in playing attributes of a fake versus genuine product.

From all the homework I’ve done on this and all the eBay postings I’ve looked at. Also, can you let us know who the sellers on eBay are? I really wish TaylorMade and eBay would do more to educate buyers about this problem.


May smell funny because they are made of recycled inferior rubber and the grooves may overlap or run together where they’re not supposed to. I think the main problem stems from the fact that most golfers, particularly newcomers to the game, mad not active on discussion boards like this that would warn them counterfeit clubs even exist. Yes, people can be that gullible. Taylprmade after the Chinese government as so many Swiss Watch brands have to crack down on manufacture of such fake goods.

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I’ve forgotten my password. A simple phone call to TM would let you know if you are buying talyormade a legit source. TM is the worst when it comes to counterfeits, it seems they dont even care.

Posted 04 September – These clubs look almost perfect and the only way you can really spot the fake is if you hold it side by side with a real one.

Taylormade and their resellers could only stand to benefit from this. As this becomes more exposed there will be a dramatic loss of buyer confidence in eBay and they stand to loose as well. Take a look, people are bidding on clubs that ship directly from China and Hong Kong and I’m guessing none of taylotmade are aware 7r they might be getting fakes.

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Posted 05 September – Mine was perfect except that it should have been 4-SW and the barcode label on the 7 iron said it was a 4-AW set. Both sellers had excellent taylkrmade, which I think is a testament to how good the fakes are! Fakes most likely have the same serial number copied off a real club and there’s probably several hundred sets out there with the same number.


Surely some patterns and red flags would start to emerge. Further info on what exactly is being done to stem the tide of fakes coming in would also be re-assuring. If they are selling fakes, whether they know it or not, I certainly would like to know who they are so I can avoid them.

Search Advanced Search section: It will probably check out with TaylorMade find out if their records show the same shaft, flex, and set composition as you bought. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with members, access to all forums and eligiblility to win free giveaways.

Back to Deal or No Deal? It’s costing TaylorMade a fortune in lost revenue since ebayers are unknowingly buying fake product when they would otherwise buy the real thing and will likely be dissatisfied with the performance.