Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Watch Out for Counterfeit Pro V1 Balls

The Acushnet Company, parent company of Titleist, has filed a lawsuit in a Dallas court against the sports retail chain Academy Sports. The problem, Acushnet alleges, is that Academy has been found selling counterfeit Titleist Pro V1 golf balls in some of its locations.

The alleged infraction was brought to Acushnet's attention by an Academy customer who purchased what he thought were real Pro V1s at an Academy location in Austin. According to Acushnet, Academy is not an authorized retailer of Titleist golf balls.

The consumer became concerned, according to Acushnet, after opening the package and examining the golf balls. Acushnet verified that the balls were counterfeit, as were additional golf balls purchased from that and other locations.

Acushnet said Academy, based in Katy, Texas, is not an authorized retailer of Titleist products and purchases Titleist-labeled products through the gray market and other unauthorized channels.
See the full article here.

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