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PostSubject: Buying golf clubs    Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:16 am

Hi all

Just bought a brand new set of Cobra S2 Max irons. Short of trusting the company that I bought it from, how does one go about authenticating that these are the genuine real ones. Just read about the USD 6 BILLION fake golf equipment industry in a recent Australian Golf Magazine and it sent chills down my back when I thought of the more than SGD1K spent on the set.

There are no serial nos punched into the shaft/ head and when i called the shop, they said trust them as they have been around for many years.
Any advice would be appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: Buying golf clubs    Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:29 am

I'm also a S2 Max user bro. Where did u buy ur set from? I bought mine from US and there's serial numbers.
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PostSubject: Re: Buying golf clubs    Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:58 am

serial number is normally stamped into the hosel of the 7 iron.

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PostSubject: Re: Buying golf clubs    Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:27 am

Just post your question to Cobra here on the forum or call up their Singapore office to verify that where you bought from is an authorised dealer. Simplest way.

Or take the trouble to arrange an appointment with them and bring your clubs down for verification.

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PostSubject: Re: Buying golf clubs    Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:46 am

Moonfruit wrote:
serial number is normally stamped into the hosel of the 7 iron.


I think it should be the 6 iron at the hosel.
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PostSubject: Re: Buying golf clubs    Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:58 am

I think, since you already bought liao....don bother too much about the club. But if you had not, then the best is to go to authorized reseller.
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PostSubject: Re: Buying golf clubs    Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:43 am

Thanks for the quick replies. Shop I bought from is Vinc Golf. Nice chaps there plenty of advice and very patient with me. Brought clubs to range practice yesterday and coach used it and reckon it hit further than his trusty jap clubs albeit older set (think brand is MIUNO or something similar).
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PostSubject: Re: Buying golf clubs    Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:48 am

Vinc Golf then you're safe. A Titleist/Cobra rep services them.
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PostSubject: Re: Buying golf clubs    Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:51 am

I think S2 Max have stronger loft
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PostSubject: Re: Buying golf clubs    Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:15 am

I called the Shop and they are Authorised Dealer for Nike, Titleist, King Cobra and Footjoys. They said the white barcoded sticker on the shaft of Iron 6 is all there is with regards to a serialised no.
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PostSubject: Re: Buying golf clubs    Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:23 am

Vinc Golf is very established, should be no problem. However beware of what you purchase online!
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PostSubject: Re: Buying golf clubs    Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:29 am

Yes Pippin I noticed that the prices online (even after u factored in local GST n shipping) esp Ebay USA is very tempting esp from Top Sellers with thousands of positive feedbacks!
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