Titleist AP2 irons are some of the most copied clubs on the market. Mass-marketing distributors around the world manufacture cloned AP2 irons and Titleist has begun seeking legal action against them. When purchasing these clubs there are a few steps you can take that will help you ensure their authenticity.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Shop at an approved retail outlet. Titleist clubs are only sold from approved Titleist retailers, such as golf courses and sporting goods stores. Internet auction websites and flea market sales are completely unauthorised.
Locate the five-digit serial number on the 6-iron only, if buying a standard set (it will be the only club with a serial number in the set). If purchasing a custom set, each club should have a serial number at the base of the shaft, just above the head.
Locate the bar-code sticker on the grip, which comes standard with all new clubs.
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Tips and warnings
- The best way to ensure the authenticity of Titleist clubs is to purchase directly from the company, either online or from an approved vendor. Most counterfeits can be spotted using these steps, however, some have become so perfect that nothing short of sending your clubs to Titleist for verification can prove them to be counterfeit.
- If concerned you have purchased counterfeit AP2 irons, Titleist urges you to report the matter. Most online auction websites have policies to protect the buyers and instil some form of refund. Titleist, however, cannot claim responsibility for any illegal clubs purchased outside its approved vendors and cannot reimburse the buyers.
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