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This is a question that's been gnawing at me for a few months.

I have a set of second-hand clubs I bought from a guy for cheap that included two Callaway knockoffs called the "Patriot Missile II" (a 3-wood and a 5-wood.) I knew they were knockoffs when I bought them (my game isn't good enough to spend big dollars on actual Callaways yet), but after doing some research a bit later I found out that the company who produced them, Wood Arts, was, in fact, successfully sued by Callaway for copyright infringement, had to pay a settlement and was forced to stop selling these and a bunch of other illegally copied clubs. Plus, a bunch of clubs they had produced were seized by the government.

Funny thing is, I actually hit them pretty well. So these are my questions:

1) Is anyone familiar with this line of clubs? I don't condone counterfeiting, but I'm curious if there was a matching driver and/or 7-wood made, and if so, if there are some still floating around and available for cheap cheap cheap? (Like, five bucks or less cheap.)
2) If Wood Arts paid a settlement to Callaway and admitted their wrongdoing in a court of law, are they still considered illegal clubs?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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This isn't really a counterfeit club. It's a knockoff of the Callaway design, marketed under its own name. A counterfeit would have had fake Callaway logos and have been sold as a Callaway club when it wasn't.

No idea if you can find them anywhere, but there's no issue with owning the club.
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This isn't really a counterfeit club. It's a knockoff of the Callaway design, marketed under its own name. A counterfeit would have had fake Callaway logos and have been sold as a Callaway club when it wasn't.

Good point.

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New Zealand^







Seem all good ay?

• apparently they are 6 months old.
• trader has positive feedback.
• price is really good.
• sold as set.

Chur.

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*chuckle*

I almost had to threadjack my own thread. :)

May as well re-ask the question, just for good measure:

Still looking for info on the Patriot Missile II line of fairway woods -- anyone know if there are a driver and/or 7-wood floating around out there? I have a 3-wood and 5-wood I hit pretty well I'd like to match up.

Thanks for any assistance.
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  • 9 years later...

YqMy dad passed away recently and I found a 5 wood made by Patriot Missile 2. Has many sets of clubs and some off balls like this. Also 24k golden bear putter pretty old. If I come across one u r looking for I'll message you. Just realized this thread 10 yrs old. O well..

 

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2) If Wood Arts paid a settlement to Callaway and admitted their wrongdoing in a court of law, are they still considered illegal clubs? 
 

If you are a Democrat no problem. If you voted for Trump Muller may indite you. Seriously they are not illegal play them until you get better and can benefit from better clubs. 

 

 

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