in

15 members of counterfeit golf equipment ring found guilty; 120k pieces of golf gear confiscated (www.golfwrx.com)

Fifteen people in China have been arrested for their part in a golf equipment counterfeit ring, according to an industry watchdog association named U.S. Golf Manufacturers Anti-Counterfeiting Working Group.

120k pieces of golf gear were confiscated in the raid, totalling more than $1.8 million, with involved pieces of equipment falsely carrying the branding of Titleist, TaylorMade, PXG, Ping, Callaway, XXIO, and Cleveland/Srixon.

Thirteen people were convicted for counterfeiting registered trademarks, while the other two were convicted for selling the items. The 15 defendants were sentenced to a combined 42 years in prison with fines totaling $574,461.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

The best golf content delivered directly to your inbox.

This fascinating frame-by-frame picture explains the science of mudballs (golf.com)

Golfweek's Best Courses You Can Play: Washington (golfweek.usatoday.com)