Don’t risk buying counterfeit golf clubs | Fully Equipped

Are you better off with a 7-wood, 3-hybrid or 3-iron? It's time to find out.


On this week’s Fully Equipped podcast brought to you by Golf Pride, co-hosts Gene Parente and Ryan Barath discussed a number of topics including why you should avoid counterfeit golf clubs at all costs.

Although they might look the same, counterfeit clubs are nothing like high-performance golf clubs made in production facilities specifically designed to deliver results on the course. Both Gene and Ryan give examples of their experience dealing with counterfeit clubs.

One of the best ways to avoid purchasing fake golf clubs is to stick with the old adage that if it’s too good to be true, avoid it at all costs.

On top of that, it’s much better to save your money and buy quality used clubs from reputable sellers rather than risk your hard-earned money on something that is not going to perform as advertised and comes with no warranty.

Want to overhaul your bag for 2023? Find a fitting location near you at GOLF’s affiliate company True Spec Golf. For more on this topic, along with the latest gear news and information, check out our latest Fully Equipped podcast below.

Ryan Barath Editor

Ryan Barath is GOLF Magazine and’s senior editor for equipment. He has an extensive club-fitting and -building background with more than 20 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. Before joining the staff, he was the lead content strategist for Tour Experience Golf, in Toronto, Canada.