Question: IMPORTANT NOTE!!!: If you are buying PING clubs over the internet, or from ANYONE who is NOT an authorized PING retailer, BEFORE bidding or buying PLEASE ask the seller to provide you with the serial number(s) of the club(s) and contact PING to check authenticity. This applies to irons as well as woods.
Following is a bogus 'serial number' on a counterfeit Rapture driver that is turning up, over and over again, in e-mails and phone calls, and this is NOT a valid PING serial number: 016127D1 . A ' Rapture ' driver with this number is a counterfeit, it is not a real PING club. Of course, this is not the only bogus 'serial number' out there, but this is one where the counterfeiter has a whole bunch of counterfeit clubs made up and they all have this same 'serial number' on them, 016127D1