Archive: May, 2010

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May2010
I can’t imagine how a golfer can dispute that practicing with this putter will make you a better putter, although it would probably be very humbling and frustrating. This practice putter is disclosed in a patent application that published as US Pub. No. 20090227387 titled “Practice Putter with Pointed Striking ... Read More

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May2010
This invention might not look too crazy if it allowed you squeeze an extra club in your bag. The invention is disclosed in a patent application that published this week as US Pub. No. 20100056290 titled “Detachable Putter Head,” which describes the invention as.... Thanks, but I will keep my ... Read More

25

May2010
That’s right, today Callaway was granted a patent listing Lefty as an inventor (the first named inventor in fact). You will probably recognize the club if you are a true golf geek, and it was all the commentators seemed to talk about at Bethpage. The patent granted as USPN D616,512 titled ... Read More

24

May2010
Yep, I would actually buy a set of the golf ball markers disclosed in a recently published patent application. The application published as US Pub. No. 20100125008 titled “Golf Ball Marker,” which describes the invention as.... Great idea, but won't it be a little odd carrying around 18 different ball ... Read More

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May2010
I fairly consistently hit my putts where I intend; the problem is that where I intend to hit them rarely correlates with where the hole is actually located for putts of ten feet or more. This is probably true for most golfers that have handicaps over five. Therefore, the following ... Read More

17

May2010
Can you ever get enough information regarding golf ball aerodynamics? OK, maybe some people can, but not the readers of this blog. Check out this new Acushnet design..... So, can you name the 5 Platonic Solids? How about the 13 Archimedian Solids?.....

13

May2010
On Thursdays I often find myself muttering “who could possibly need that” as I am looking through the golf-related patent applications that just became publicly available. However, then I snap back into reality and remind myself that whether or not a person actually “needs” a product has very little to ... Read More

10

May2010
Why does Callaway want a mulligan and another trial in the ProV1 patent litigation? Well, the same reason that Acushnet wanted a re-do after it lost the first trial; because losing sucks! (especially when 9 figures are involved) Callaway has filed a Motion for a New Trial and Judgment as ... Read More

07

May2010
Recall the post titled “The Next Step in Club Head Adjustability? Acushnet’s COR Adjustment Patent” from 2-1/2 years ago? If not, check it out and then judge for yourself whether the Acushnet design or the Nike design is more practical. Nike’s take on the adjustable face stiffness concept was disclosed ... Read More

05

May2010
I have often wondered if all the “adjustability” features of modern clubs are simply a fad that will die off, or is there staying power? Well, fad or not, adjustability has given birth to a ton of patent applications. One of the latest is a Nike patent application that published ... Read More