What are clone golf clubs?
Well, they’re just what the name suggests.
They’re “clones” of name-brand golf club companies like Callaway, Taylor Made, Titleist, Nike, and so forth.
Maybe you’re old enough to remember when PCs were called IBMs, and “Clones”. A popular store in the early 1990’s was where you could buy IBM clones was called "The Clone Store." Nowadays, even people who buy IBMs don't call them IBMs anymore. They're just PCs.
What is it about the name-brands that is "cloned"?The technology.
High quality clone golf clubs incorporate the latest technology in golf equipment. This may mean that the club closely resembles the name brand club it copies the technology from, but that’s not always true, because remember it’s the technology we’re concerned with, not the looks.We should mention here that lower quality clone clubs try to copy the looks only of the name brand clubs and aren’t really concerned about the technology. So not all clone golf clubs are the same.
The goal of this website is to tell you about quality clone golf clubs, not just the cheapest (lower quality) clubs you can buy. Taking our advice, you can have a great set of clubs that incorporates the latest golf technology without breaking the bank.
Are clone golf clubs and components designed to deceive the customer into thinking he's buying a name brand?
First, would you have clicked on clonegolfclubs.com and think you're reading about a Callaway or Taylormade club? We doubt it.
Secondly, we don't even recommend clones that have deceiving names just in case someone is “so unaware” so as to think he's buying the name brand.
Truthfully, oftentimes companies that use similar names have cheesier, less quality clones. None of the brands we recommend use names like "Big Bursar" to make you think (should you be so unaware) that you're buying a Callaway Big Bertha.
If some clone golf clubs are truly high quality, why are they cheaper than the name brands?
There are a couple of reasons.
Advertising is one. The name brand companies spend a lot of money on TV and magazine advertising. This "overhead" has to be added into the cost of their clubs.Another big reason is endorsements. That pro you're watching on TV is getting paid pretty big money to have that logo displayed on his hat, shirt, or golf bag. Again, you pay for that endorsement when you buy their clubs.
Clone golf club companies avoid these costs.
Name brand clubs are high quality. But you can play great quality clubs without having to pay for their advertising and endorsements costs.
Can’t I buy golf clubs from Wal-mart that are cheaper than clone golf clubs?
You’ll find that our clubs are better quality than the off-the-rack bargains you can get at Wal-mart, Target, etc.
Discount stores off-the-rack clubs use lower quality components.
In addition, when you buy a set of clone golf clubs, it usually allows you to customize your clubs specifically for you.
My buddy doesn’t play name brand clubs, but he says his clubs are “original design” clubs, not clones. Is there a difference?
Well, chances are he bought his clubs from a company that avoids using the word clones.
It can be a matter of semantics really. Is the word clone a derogatory word? Not in our minds.
Many of our clubs can be called original design, but we’re not embarrassed to use the word clone.
Scotty Cameron was once quoted as saying
Is my Newport putter a takeoff on the Ping Anser? Of course it is. Is the American Classic similar to the Bulls Eye? Certainly. But is it wrong to take off on their original designs and try to make them better? Absolutely not. Schwinn didn't invent the bicycle, but I dare you to call the Grey Ghost model a knockoff. My approach to putter design is the same.