This addict is in crisis! I have always coveted the Callaway Fusion Big Bertha Irons. They’d gotten great reviews and were touted as a very forgiving club with very high performance. I first saw them in the local golf store. I was curious whether I could ‘feel’ the difference between theses high tech irons and my current set of Callaway Big Bertha 2004 Irons. There is a difference and it was love at first swing. To be completely honest I have never felt the ball fly off of the club face like that before. Moreover, the shots were straight as an arrow. I did try the Fusions with steel shafts but the feel was less impressive than the graphite.
Well friends, sometime next week, I’ll have a set in my bag. Through the magic of eBay, I was able to purchase a set of Callaway RCH 75i Regular Flex Graphite shafted Callaway Fusion Big Bertha Irons 4-PW for $497 with shipping! This set goes for $1,199.00in stores and doesn’t get below $750 used. I bought them from a Powerseller who has an 99 rating and has over 24,000 transactions. I am pretty confident that they’ll be legit and I know how to tell the fakes. The guy gets them on trade in or pays a max of $350 for the set. He makes a little profit and finds the clubs new homes.
Here are a couple of things that you can do to test your Fusions for authenticity:
- The serial number (located on the 8 iron) has 10 digits. Fakes frequently have nine or 11 digits.
- Check the serial number with Callaway (you can call or check through their website). They’ll verify it as authentic and will
- The real fusions have a visible seam near the perimeter of the club face where the titanium face is plasma welded to the body. The fakes do not.
- The real fusions do not have numbering on the club face itself. Some fakes do.
- Compare the numbering font on the sole of the club sole to a club in your local golf store. No match = fake.
- The shaft logos on fake often read “RCH System 75” instead of “RCH System 75i”.
- The shaft logo should be charcoal grey in color.
- Magnets will stick to clubface of the fake clubs. The real clubs are made of tungsten/titanium and magnets will not stick to the clubface.
The only thing left to do is break it to the wife. Wish me luck!