Last month I posted about a design patent by a club manufacturer having similarities to a 1990’s tribal tattoo. This week the same company was issued another design patent directed to a similar design, thereby confirming my fear that we are going to see a crown graphics ...
October 12, 2014
I would imagine their love child would look something like this! In an odd twist of fate, or careful patent avoidance planning, the love child ends up with a sole sweep that flips from the Nike hosel-toward-toe pattern to a toe-toward-heel pattern. Give it a few months and we will ...
What’s the New Equipment Company on the Block Going to be Called? Slick Golf, Parsons Xtreme Golf, Something Else? Whichever, I Bet this is Their First Product
October 7, 2014
You may recall this prior post regarding the GoDaddy founder starting a golf equipment company named Slick Golf. Golf gearheads are undoubtedly familiar with the rumors surrounding the GoDaddy founder starting a golf equipment company and cherry picking some of the local Karsten (PING) ...
It has been a while since a golf training invention has provided me with a good laugh. Fortunately along came the invention disclosed in a patent application that recently published as US Pub. No. 20140179453 titled “Golf Eyeglasses Having Function of Correcting Various Swing Errors and Head Up Movement,” which ...
September 26, 2014
Want to increase your ball speed by 7 mph? Work on your toe shot! That's right, the impact position of the golf ball that is the most common miss by amateur golfers generally produces the highest ball speed. Now that you know this you will always find the center of the ...
September 6, 2014
The guys over at @GolfClubWankers would love to get a picture of a 70 year old, 20+ handicapper, wearing a flat bill hat and sporting this golf accessory. If you aren’t following them on Twitter you should be; always good for a laugh. While skin cancer is no laughing matter, ...
September 5, 2014
A recently issued design patent caught me by surprise. It was filed last June, which generally means it should be a product on the market by now. Take a guess which club company patented this design? (See bottom of post for the answer) I couldn’t place it, so logically it ...
September 5, 2014
Last week Nike filed a trademark application indicating their intent to use an interesting trademark directed to golf clubs. Based upon the timing of the VAPOR trademark application, this new application may correspond to a new product launch at the PGA Show. Could this be the replacement for the Covert ...
My Custom Eco-Friendly Driver Should be Made Primarily of Cardboard, but I Can’t Decide Whether it Should be Covered in Hemp, Silk, or Spandex
August 22, 2014
Say what? A recently published Cobra Golf patent application discloses that some day such a ridiculous combination may be possible. Possible – yes, feasible – no! If it is feasible Cobra, make one up for me and it will be the only driver I play for 6-months! The application published as ...
Excuse Me Fellow Golfer at the Range, May I Borrow Your Scanner so I can Determine My Club’s Face Angle, Loft, and Lie?
August 21, 2014
Is this Jetsons-esque golf invention a birdie or a bogey? Last week Callaway Golf was awarded USPN 8,801,537 titled “Adjustable Golf Club Shaft and Hosel Assembly,” which describes the invention as: An adjustable golf club including a shaft and hosel assembly allows for dependent and independent adjustment of a golf ...