Golf tip of the week: Beware of counterfeit golf equipment

SUBMITTED PHOTOS The counterfeit detectives cut the product in half to reveal the fake clubs.

It’s that time of year, thousands of online buyers will buy fake golf equipment and not even know it.

When a new design hits the market, an exact copy will appear the next day. It takes a trained eye to spot a fake.

If the price is 40 percent or less than the market value price, it warrants more research before buying it.

A counterfeit product appears to be the same as the original but lacks the playability and quality materials.

The counterfeit manufactures even reproduce fake hologram labels, bar codes, boxes, and grips.

With all of that said, there are good deals online, but to be safe purchase from a certified dealer.

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Don’t forget to enjoy this great game called golf.

Rick Musselman, golf author and professional, owns Musselman’s Golf and gives lessons in his high-tech golf swing simulator, at his golf facility in Williamsport.