Archive: May, 2007

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May2007
I have seen USGA’s Senior Technical Director Dick Rugge’s name so much lately that I decided to learn more about him. I was happy to learn that he actually has significant industry experience (he is not an ivory tower academic type). Mr. Rugge worked at Taylor Made for many years ... Read More

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May2007
Putting… if only I could one-putt every green. Actually, I would be elated if I could one-putt just 9 greens per round. Is that asking too much? One-putts may be less elusive for users of the invention disclosed in a patent application that published this week. US Publication No. 20070099729 ... Read More

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May2007
Increase your club head speed and the ball should go further. Simple, right? Just swing harder or reduce the aerodynamic drag of your golf club... The problem is that whenever I increase my club head speed I usually find my tee shot on nice short grass in the vicinity of ... Read More

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May2007
Putters, putters, putters… They are a love / hate relationship for golfers. How good are you at identifying a particular brand of putter just from the shape of the sole? If you correctly answer this one then you are officially a golf equipment geek. The figure below comes from a ... Read More

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May2007
Why are golf ball dimple pattern patents so interesting? No, really… I am being serious. It must be the engineer in me… I love reading about dimple patterns. The bizarre geometry, the complicated layouts, the terminology, how they influence drag, … it is just fascinating stuff. This week congratulations go ... Read More

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May2007
An interesting golf related design patent issued today as USPN D541,832 titled "Graticule for Golf Scope." As more and more golfers use yardage scopes the manufacturers appear to be looking for unique ways to protect their products. This is one creative use of design patenting! Check out the following scope ... Read More