by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
Golf Australia Express : GA Express 217
One of the counterfeit sites forcibly shut down last year was ausgolfclubsonline.com. It sounded legitimate enough (if you could believe its bargain basement prices for some of the most expensive and sought-after clubs on the market), looked a little less legitimate, and appeared decidedly shady when it became one of 41 sites slapped with a damages claim brought by most of the world’s major golf equipment providers, who have unified under the umbrella of the US Golf Manufacturers Anti-Counterfeiting Working Group. “They (the sites) are Australian-based by name only. They’re based in Asia, in China predominantly. “The only link to Australia is in the website name itself,” Glass says. The working group promotes its anti-counterfeit mission through a website, keepgolfreal.com, and its quest to rid the market of fake products is clearly yielding results, according to some of the people at the coalface. Greg den Mulder from The House of Golf’s Essendon store in Victoria, says the education around the pitfalls of buying counterfeit clubs and equipment is putting a significant dent in the black market. “There are still some (fake clubs) out there, predominantly in the Ping and TaylorMade sort of brands, but it is decreasing, probably because I think you’re finding a heightened level of awareness among the actual consumers themselves,” he says.
GA Express 216
GA Express 218