According to Golfweek, a series of counterfeit shakedowns has taken place, capturing 9,769 golf clubs and many accessories as well as over 10,600 trademark labels and tags.
The details were shared by the U.S. Golf Manufacturers Anti-Counterfeiting Working Group. This group is made up six golf companies: Acushnet, Scotty Cameron, Titleist, Callaway, Cleveland, Srixon, Xxio, Ping, PXG and TaylorMade. Since 2004, the group has helped to shut down more than 1,500 websites. More than 2 million counterfeit golf merchandise were detained by the group. Golfweek reports that the 2020 theft of counterfeit golf equipment was the largest. 15 criminal defendants were sentenced to prison for stealing more than 120,000 components.
The U.S. Golf Manufacturers Anti-Counterfeiting Working Group urges caution when buying golf products and to be aware of possible counterfeiting opportunities. Keepgolfreal.com has more information on fakes.