Titleist AP2 irons are some of the most copied clubs on the market today. Acushnet Company vigorously protects its intellectual property.
To combat this threat, Acushnet is launching a worldwide security label program as the next step in the fight against counterfeit product in the marketplace.The security label has robust security features including a truly unique feature that requires the product to be in hand to be authenticated.
The security label will be located on all Titleist clubs, starting with the launch of the 910 metalwoods in the Fall of 2010. Following the launch of the 910 product, all new Vokey wedges, Scotty Cameron putters, and Titleist irons will feature the label. The security label will not be applied to SureFit fitting clubs, replacement shafts or limited edition Scotty Cameron Circle T putters.
If you believe you have purchased counterfeit product, or need tips to avoid purchasing counterfeit product, please see the below information. We hope you find this information useful. If you do not find the information you are looking for below, please contact;
Thanks to Golf Club Brokers (golfclubbrokers.com) for providing images of counterfeit clubs.
This is a stock manufacturer's image of a Titleist AP2 712 iron. Counterfeiters will often use the stock ad photo of the authentic item, but send you a counterfeit product.
Always insist on photos of the actual item including the serial number.
Compare the authentic Titleist AP2 712 iron and the counterfeit. Note the size of the font used for "AP2" and the slightly different "Titleist" and "FORGED" font.
Angled detail lines /// are considerably wider on the fake.
The grips on the authentic Titleist AP2 712 iron and the counterfeit are considerably different.
The counterfeit grip smells like rubber and the Titleist logo is not crisp and clear. There is no break in the accent banding on the counterfeit.
The number "4" on the authentic Titleist AP2 712 iron and the counterfeit are not the same font.
The face of the authentic Titleist AP2 712 iron and the counterfeit are quite similar, however the etching is different when compared to the authentic club.
The shaft on the authentic Titleist AP2 712 iron and the counterfeit are visually different in both font and color. (photo courtesy of golfclubbrokers.com)