By: Rob Harris
Today’s good news is for those who own stock in the companies that manufacture Titleist, Callaway, Cleveland, Srixon, Ping or TaylorMade clubs and accessories. Today’s bad news is for those who planned on buying such equipment online at a price that seemed too good to be true.
A United States District Court has granted a preliminary injunction shutting down over 175 websites operated by 132 defendants, for selling counterfeit golf products. The injunction follows on the heels of a temporary restraining order previously issued by the court.
This is the latest in an ongoing effort by an organization called the U.S. Golf Manufacturers Anti-Counterfeiting Working Group to stop the sale of counterfeit products. For those unsure about the genuineness of the products they seek to purchase, the Working Group offers guidelines to help identify counterfeit products.
For those who recently purchased products on line, a list of the defendants can be found here (Schedule A).