The Shanghai Huangpu District People's Court has sentenced a retail shop owner in the Chinese city, Fan Chaokui, to serve a seven month jail term and pay a fine after being convicted of selling counterfeit golf equipment including apparel.

The announcement was made by the US Golf Manufacturers Anti-Counterfeiting Working Group, comprised of Acushnet Company, Callaway Golf, Cleveland Golf/Srixon, Nike Golf, PING and TaylorMade Golf Company.

Two other defendants, employees at the retail shop, were also found guilty but did not receive jail terms after cooperating with Chinese law enforcement and the court, a statement said.

The court convicted and sentenced Chaokui after a raid conducted by the Shanghai Public Security Bureau in June 2009 against a retail outlet located at the Shanghai Tao Bao City Feng Xiang Clothing Gift Market. Nearly 1,000 pieces of counterfeit golf equipment were seized, including counterfeit golf clubs, golf bags, golf balls and assorted golf gloves and apparel.