Possible Fake AP2

How can I tell if AP2 irons are fake?  I have someone who wants to sell me a set, but there is no serial number on the 6 iron hosel.  Does that mean they are fake?  What can I do to make sure they are authentic?

Thanks in advance.

Here you go, try this out:

 

http://www.titleist.com/teamtitleist/team-titleist/f/6/t/3316.aspx 

 

For some reason, there's been a lot of people ask if their AP2's are counterfeit or not. If you actually know the person; see him/her in person, and not some online auction or something, just ask to see their receipt.

 

Hopefully, everything works out for you.

1.  all Titleist  iron must have a serial number on 6 iron's hosel.

2. original steel shaft NS PRO logo can not be peel off by nail scratch.

3. when you in address position, no Titleist logo appear in AP1 grip.

4. when you buy an new one, there's a plastic wrap sealed AP1 grip and have a printed patent number.

5. smell that grip, if it's smell like a burning tire..it's FAKE.



The link doesn't work.  I do not know them personally, its thru a friend.  I am curious as to why there are no serial numbers on any of the irons.  Its a good price, but I think they may be fakes.  Does not having any serial number mean its a fake?

Robert J

The link doesn't work.  I do not know them personally, its thru a friend.  I am curious as to why there are no serial numbers on any of the irons.  Its a good price, but I think they may be fakes.  Does not having any serial number mean its a fake?


Hi Robert,

Your best bet is to buy from an authorized Titleist retailer. Unfortunately there has been an increase of counterfeit golf products making their way into the marketplace. While we have a program to aggressively pursue those who engage in these practices, some counterfeit product finds its way into the marketplace, especially via the internet.

Here are a few links to more information:

http://www.titleist.com/customerservice/counterfeit.asp 

http://www.titleist.com/teamtitleist/team-titleist/f/6/t/3316.aspx 

 

Thanks, that is what I wanted to know.  None of the irons have a serial number, I thought that it was odd.  I appreciate the response.  I usually buy from authorized dealers, but it was someone a friend knew, so I thought it would be cool.  I do not think he knows they are fake, he might have thought they were real when he bought them.

Thanks for the help, I appreciate it.

 

Every purchase I have made is thru an authorized dealer, (TGW, etc), that is why I was checking in here before I purchased.  I do not think they are trying to sell fakes, I think he might have scammed.  I thought it was odd that there were no serial numbers. It always pays to do the research beforehand. I will stick with who I usually buy from.

 

Thanks for the help, I appreciate it.

is there a way to confirm whether or not a set of clubs are counterfiet using the serial numbers example s/n 14 rau is what is posted for a set of clubs im looking at buying ap2 710s any advice would be appreciated.

I have the same question; iIs there a way to type in the serial numbers either on this site when registering a set or somewhere else to verify they are in fact real?

hi mike got a set of used irons but think they are fake   they have no 710 imprinted on hosle  and instead of NI on the face  it says nickle after forged please let me know thanks mark 

According to a recent article in one of the major monthly golf magazines, serial numbers have almost become irrelevant unless the number is hidden elsewhere on the club than somewhere obvious on the outside.

Unfortunately, as threads have shown here before, the fake makers will buy a legitimate set and duplicate that serial number over and over. Unless you run into duplicates at the same time in the same place, the odds of them getting caught are slim. Unfortunate as it is, I don't think there's any way to know for sure without handing the clubs over to the real manufacturer to let them confirm their status.

Another question arises in my mind... online sellers who sell used merchandise. places like Global Golf, 3 Balls Golf, Edwin Watts, TGW, Golf Galaxy and Golfsmith all sell used clubs they've taken in as trades. Do you think they make a seriously conscious effort to inspect the clubs and determine for a fact they are genuine?

I received a set of clubs from Global Golf that weren't even cleaned before shipping them to me. I'm pretty sure the dirt was genuine, but how could I know about the club? How much attention to that could they have paid? Not very much by my estimation.

What do some of you think of these? The price just seemed to good to be true. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Titleist-AP2-710-Iron-set-Golf-Club-3-PW-9-10-/150835634307?pt=Golf_Clubs&hash=item231e812083#ht_500wt_1216

Well, this used set is $255 today and bidding has 3 more days.  The PGA trade-in price is $244.11.  PGA estimated sale price is $443.  The seller is not likely a dealer based on the number of transactions listed, so it is reasonable they are actual Titleist.  Between 255 and 443 will be your pain point.

You may want to post the question if these clubs were fitted and if the loft/lie/length are all standard.  Dealers will usually state if the clubs are set different than stock.

Will Z

What do some of you think of these? The price just seemed to good to be true. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Titleist-AP2-710-Iron-set-Golf-Club-3-PW-9-10-/150835634307?pt=Golf_Clubs&hash=item231e812083#ht_500wt_1216

Never buy clubs off ebay. So many fakes. Only buy from legit golf shops.

Dennis M

According to a recent article in one of the major monthly golf magazines, serial numbers have almost become irrelevant unless the number is hidden elsewhere on the club than somewhere obvious on the outside.

Unfortunately, as threads have shown here before, the fake makers will buy a legitimate set and duplicate that serial number over and over. Unless you run into duplicates at the same time in the same place, the odds of them getting caught are slim. Unfortunate as it is, I don't think there's any way to know for sure without handing the clubs over to the real manufacturer to let them confirm their status.

Another question arises in my mind... online sellers who sell used merchandise. places like Global Golf, 3 Balls Golf, Edwin Watts, TGW, Golf Galaxy and Golfsmith all sell used clubs they've taken in as trades. Do you think they make a seriously conscious effort to inspect the clubs and determineTheyfor a fact they are genuine?

I received a set of clubs from Global Golf that weren't even cleaned before shipping them to me. I'm pretty sure the dirt was genuine, but how could I know about the club? How much attention to that could they have paid? Not very much by my estimation.

3Balls guarantees the product is not counterfeit.. I've dealt at least a half-dozen dealing with Global Golf, including one delivered that was the wrong loft.  They  promptly resolved the issue with full apology.   That said, I won't be buying anymore from them only because being a senior left-handed golfer, it is a huge project to try clubs to see if they fit.    I might buy a used 910H 27 degree with the same shaft if I elect to go that way since I already have a 24 degree.  But I'll usually bite the bullet and get fit so I only have to buy a club one time from now on.  It wasn't saving time or money to dabble this way.