Archive: November, 2009

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Nov2009
DeLaCruz Golf Designs hopes not; after all, they have filed a patent application covering a putter design with a precision ground face and precision ground grooves. The application states that conventional face milling leaves many small imperfections in the metal surface that can affect the angle at which a golf ... Read More

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Nov2009
Nike is at it again with another interesting iron design. They have definitely been challenging convention golf club design; click HERE and HERE to check out some recent posts on radical Nike designs. Today, a Nike patent application published as US Pub. No. 20090291772 titled “Golf Club and Golf Club ... Read More

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Nov2009
Recently a patent issued that takes on that nasty condition golfers refer to as the yips. The patent is USPN 7607990 titled “Yip Grip Squeeze Pressure-Indicating Golf Club Grip” and explains.... I wonder if this grip could have saved any careers on Tour?....

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Nov2009
Every golfer knows that “adjustability” is a key aspect to Taylor Made’s recent marketing. There is the widely known movable weight technology (MWT) and flight control technology (FCT), as well as the lesser known adjustable grip technology (AGT) that I wrote about last month (see the post HERE). This week ... Read More

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Nov2009
I am sure that I am not the only golfer that assumed golf ball covers would be getting softer and softer as a result of the new groove regulations. Well, today an Acushnet patent application published revealing that the opposite may be true.....

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Nov2009
Have you ever considered why a shaft connects to a hosel? Ever spend a sleepless night wondering if there was a better way? Me neither, but that is probably why I am not a golf club designer and inventor. The inventors of USPN 6514153 titled “Golf Club Head” have definitely ... Read More

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Nov2009
There are way too many wild putter designs to ever cover them all, but this week we have started to scratch the surface. As you have seen, most have some rational basis but take it to an often irrational extreme. In fact, at first blush many putter patents appear ridiculous, ... Read More

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Nov2009
Increase bite, minimize skid, improve roll,… good concepts, but is this the putter to do it?.... Slap "Cameron" on it with a few stampings and this putter would sell!.....

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Nov2009
Your dreams have been answered. No more having to worry about the pesky slope, or grain, of a putting green. This putter does it all!..... Oh, really? Even one of the big OEM’s marketing consultants would have a hard time with that promise!....

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Nov2009
Could this flatstick find a place in your bag?.... Now I am no Dave Stockton when it comes to putting, but I can’t imagine how this putter design could do anything other than hurt my game.....