The R9 is TaylorMade's follow up to the highly successful R7 line of drivers. The R9 features a new enhanced club head shape.
Unfortunately, the popular $400 R9 Driver is widely counterfeited in all of it's model variations on the internet.
A number of China websites offer bulk counterfeit product purchase opportunities for unscrupulous internet resellers.
Do NOT buy golf clubs from stock manufacturers images.
While you may detect a fake, there is no way to determine a genuine golf club from a photo. Counterfeiters are sophisticated in reproducing visually authentic counterfeit clubs.
Counterfeit products proliferate the web. This counterfeit R9 from China is sent with counterfeit "Yellow" handle wrench that has no sensing "click."
Authentic R9's require the "White" (40lb) handle not the Yellow (30lb) ha
Although visually similar, this counterfeit was reported by a golf pro shop.
Can you spot the signs of a fake?