Are the days of the “knock off clubs” done?

Back in the day circa 1991, I remember the following OEM’s (original equipment manufacture) at the top of media, and here is the list from back then that I recall in no particular order:

1. TaylorMade
2. Ping
3. Callaway
4. Spalding + TopFlite
5. Cleveland (known for wedges)
6. Titleist
7. Tommy Armour
8. MacGregor
9. McHenry Metals
10. Hogan
11. Ram
12. Lynx
13. Cobra
14. Mizuno
15. Maxfli
16 La Jolla Golf

And you had a number of “copy-cats” also known as clones of the above OEM’s. Names like, “King Snake” (Cobra’s King Cobra), “Big Burser” (Callaway’s Big Bertha), and today’s “Grand Hawk XP Driver” (Callaway Hyper X).

But with today’s golf OEM’s you have more choices, and more models coming out yearly versus two to three year cycles from previous years. You can by used or better known as “preowned” from big names such as Callawayand TaylorMade.

You can buy on-line from craigs list and Ebay. You can find some great deals on name brand equipment. So the clones beacuse of factors such as patent infringement, quality, and price are done in my opinion. Golfers are better off with OEM golf equipment new or “preowned.”

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