As a leading manufacturer of golf clubs, Ping is highly protective of its reputation for producing quality equipment. The company pays close attention to counterfeit versions of its products, and its website has a section dedicated to the issue, “Tips for Avoiding Counterfeit Scams.” The company recommends purchasing Ping products only from authorized retailers, and includes a "Retailer Locator" on its website. For a player seeking to verify the authenticity of Ping golf clubs, the company’s consumer relations department recommends contacting a representative to find the manufacturing dates of the clubs to determine if they may be counterfeit.
Locate the serial number on the Ping club to be verified. For irons, the serial number is on the hosel. For woods, the location of the serial number varies by model but usually is found near the numbers indicating the degree of loft.
Contact the Ping Consumer Relations Department by phone at (800) 474-6434 or through an online contact form available on the company’s website. Provide the serial number to the representative, who will be able to find the manufacturing date and any other specifics regarding the club.
Report available details on the seller to Ping if you find that the clubs appear to be counterfeit. Ping says on its website that it will investigate possible instances of counterfeit products.