MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Police are looking for a bogus golf pro who has stolen thousands of dollars worth of high end golf clubs.
Victims said the suspect was a well-dressed and well-spoken man who targeted pro shops at public and private courses around the south.
He goes by the name Ken Ready, which officials said is likely an alias. He recently hit the Old Fort Golf Course in Murfreesboro and wrote a bogus check for a high end driver.
"It was an R-11 Taylor made that sells for $399," said pro shop manager Buster McAlpin.
McAlpin said Ready knew exactly what he was after and was very convincing.
Murfreesboro police spokesman Kyle Evans said Ready tells people he is a former golf pro who lives in a Belle Meade Mansion. But police say none of that is true. Rather police believe he's a nomad traveling the south stealing clubs with counterfeit checks.
"He has hit golf courses throughout Tennessee and the south for thousands of dollars in golf items," said Evans.
Ready has targeted so many golf courses that the Pro Golfers' Association has taken notice. The PGA has send out a warning of his scam to courses across the southern part of the United States.