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No, I looked it up on internet and there is no mention of it. I bought a 915F from one of the larger sellers on EBay and I thought I took a label off the head reading Made in China, or some foreign country. It was a new club with a Mitsubishi shaft. The video has me thinking, although I have a swing speed less than most highways.

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On 10/31/2019 at 9:38 AM, ChetlovesMer said:

 

This is kind of funny. Yet, kind of sad. 

I've seen fake watches before. I don't think I've ever seen a fake driver. 

That’s about how my fitting went at golf galaxy... 😂

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On 11/2/2019 at 10:58 AM, Adam C said:

Bad grammer

So, it's "grammar".  I don't think I trust you anymore.

On a more serious note, I suspect that something as engineered as a golf club is just not a good kind of item to take chances on.  I think I would be okay buying flatware, belts, or even wooden tees from Ebay.  But not a driver.

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27 minutes ago, Cantankerish said:

So, it's "grammar".  I don't think I trust you anymore.

On a more serious note, I suspect that something as engineered as a golf club is just not a good kind of item to take chances on.  I think I would be okay buying flatware, belts, or even wooden tees from Ebay.  But not a driver.

I've had great success buying clubs on eBay.  But I always buy them used.

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I was initially bummed that Rick Shiels had given money to an obvious counterfeiter but then I figured if it would keep others from also giving them cash it's probably a good thing. It still doesn't compute, though, how anyone could figure that paying less than $200 for a $500 new name brand, recently released driver was gonna work out well.

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8 hours ago, Zippo said:

I was initially bummed that Rick Shiels had given money to an obvious counterfeiter but then I figured if it would keep others from also giving them cash it's probably a good thing. It still doesn't compute, though, how anyone could figure that paying less than $200 for a $500 new name brand, recently released driver was gonna work out well.

He said that if he didn’t have the original next to the fake, it could be difficult to tell. Given most men don’t carry more than 180, it probably works just as well as any driver? So, the only think I can think is those vanity players who want to “look” like they’re playing the real thing?

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10 minutes ago, Lihu said:

He said that if he didn’t have the original next to the fake, it could be difficult to tell. Given most men don’t carry more than 180, it probably works just as well as any driver? So, the only think I can think is those vanity players who want to “look” like they’re playing the real thing?

Those injection ports in the face were the dead give-a-way. Especially consider all the print marketing that Taylormade has put out talking about the ports. 

 

9 hours ago, Zippo said:

I was initially bummed that Rick Shiels had given money to an obvious counterfeiter but then I figured if it would keep others from also giving them cash it's probably a good thing. It still doesn't compute, though, how anyone could figure that paying less than $200 for a $500 new name brand, recently released driver was gonna work out well.

I don't think Rick knew it was going to be counterfeit when he ordered it. I think when he actually ordered it he was more worried that the webpage itself was just a scam. He mentioned that he really didn't think the driver would even show up. 

I have to confess I've seen deals like that out there. What's funny is that in my mind I don't think "Hey, that driver must be counterfeit." Instead I always think "Hey, that driver must be stolen." 

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15 hours ago, Cantankerish said:

So, it's "grammar".  I don't think I trust you anymore.

On a more serious note, I suspect that something as engineered as a golf club is just not a good kind of item to take chances on.  I think I would be okay buying flatware, belts, or even wooden tees from Ebay.  But not a driver.

Hey, I never mentioned spelling.

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On 11/1/2019 at 6:55 AM, Adam C said:

Golf is littered with fake drivers, but also fairway woods, irons and putters. This has been an issue for decades. This is why they say you should buy only from recognized OEM retailers. If you go to any OEM website, they will have a list somewhere of official retailers.

What? You mean my “Mifuno MD-1B” blades aren’t real?!? 
 

 

 

 

 

😂😂😂😁😂

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