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Fake Taylormade R1?

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So I recently purchased a Used r1 for a pretty good price from an online retailer.

I've taken it into my local store twice now and both time a staff member has commented on the shaft and thought it could possibly be fake due to the matte finish and the g being lower case for grams instead of it being a capital G.

I've attached a few photos of the club, if anyone has ever had an R1 TP matrix ozik RUL 60 shaft that could either confirm or deny my worst nightmare that would be awesome!

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My Bag

TM R9 10.5 deg

TM r11 13.5

TM RBZ 2.0 Tp 21 deg

TM SLDR 5-p Xstiff Ctaper hard stepped 1 1/2 ext 3 deg upright

Cobra trusty rusty 51,55,59 deg

Nike method core MC01w

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I don't know about the shaft, but it is EXTREMELY unlikely that a left-handed R1 is fake.   The counterfeiters are all about quick profits and stuff that is easy to move.  You can't get many mannies to even make left handed clubs and they resell for steep discounts over right handed clubs anyway.   If I were a counterfeiter, I'd never bother with a lefty club.

 

The shaft is a different story.

 

Did you buy it direct from China, HK, Taiwan, Malaysia, Korea, Singapore or Australia?   Never do that btw, and you'll eliminate 95% of your problems.

 

Did you buy it from a Chinese webstorefront in California?   Also not a good idea.


bag - SunMountain Synch with Ogio Synergy X4 cart
driver - :callaway-small: Optiforce 440, Paderson Kevlar Green stiff 46.5"
fwoods - :taylormade-small: Jetspeed, 3HL regular
irons - :taylormade-small:  Speedblades 3-8, 85g stiff steel, 2 up
wedges - :edilon-small: Scor 40, 45, 50, 54, 58
putter - :ping-small: Ketsch 35" slight arc, SuperStroke 2.0 mid-slim
ball - :titelist-small: ProV1x

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Nope, retailer is in North Carolina and even has a store front aswell. Figured I'd was safe just never know!


My Bag

TM R9 10.5 deg

TM r11 13.5

TM RBZ 2.0 Tp 21 deg

TM SLDR 5-p Xstiff Ctaper hard stepped 1 1/2 ext 3 deg upright

Cobra trusty rusty 51,55,59 deg

Nike method core MC01w

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The shaft and head are both legit. The R1 graphics Matrix RUL does have the lower case g denoting grams. Those shafts are also matte finish(the fake R1 shafts are very glossy).. The shaft is as legit as it gets as is the head, as there are virtually zero fake lefty heads out there.


In The Bag
Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.

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Thanks Rookie! Always helps to put the mind at ease!


My Bag

TM R9 10.5 deg

TM r11 13.5

TM RBZ 2.0 Tp 21 deg

TM SLDR 5-p Xstiff Ctaper hard stepped 1 1/2 ext 3 deg upright

Cobra trusty rusty 51,55,59 deg

Nike method core MC01w

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