Yes, Chuck, true dat in the Far East.
I remember, when I was starting in golf in the early 90s, a $1000 drivers, $5000-6000 set of irons all made in Japan did exist like it's normal to some folks... Of course a Big Bertha driver then at the same time were less than $50 as I recall. But honestly, I still don't understand how or why.
Also, around the same time, many folks in golf were upset about how the Japanese were driving the cost up so high after buying and selling of a course by the water called Pebble Beach.
Anyway, this stuff brought up could be another break through in golf tech. It could be what some companies are waiting for. ...who knows? $13,000 putter sells.