Archive: February, 2011

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Feb2011
Callaway is looking to change the way you perceive your club’s face angle. One of their recently published patent applications provides a great education on how a golfer perceives a golf club’s face angle. The application published as US Pub. No. 20110039637 titled “Golf Club With Stable Face Angle.” The ... Read More

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Feb2011
Green patents are all the rage and the golf industry is no exception. Just last year I reported on an Acushnet patent application directed to a golf ball recycling program. This week Bridgestone was granted what appears to be the first US patent granted for a biodegradable golf ball. The ... Read More

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Feb2011
Over the years I have posted several times about how inventors have attempted to reduce the spin produced with a driver. Generally these attempts center around the application of a lubricant to the face of the golf club (see this post, or this post ). That’s not cheating! A recently ... Read More

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Feb2011
Recently an interesting groove patent application published, which led to me to an even more fascinating “stealth groove” patent. The patent application belongs to Performax Golf and Composite, Inc. and is titled “Golf Club Head Having Score Line Structure” (20110028234), which describes the invention as..... The application mentions a patent ... Read More

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Feb2011
I would bet the answer for 99% of golfers the answer is a resounding NO. Apparently Bridgestone Golf disagrees because one of their recently published patent applications is directed to just that, a CG map on the crown of a golf club. The application published as US Pub. No. 20110034262 ... Read More

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Feb2011
If you had to guess, which of the following iron and shaft combinations produces a “superior feel”? (a) a forged soft-iron head created from soft iron (S20C), with a steel shaft; (b) a forged soft-iron head created from soft iron (S20C), with a graphite shaft; (c) a stainless steel iron ... Read More

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Feb2011
A Bridgestone patent application published this week providing us with some insight on the impact that colors have in golf club design.... Interesting stuff, do you buy it?....

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Feb2011
Acushnet rolls out another fascinating golf ball dimple pattern patent application. Check out these golf balls.... Come on, I just want one of these golf balls to make it to the market because I know that my ball's "great circles due to parting lines" have been messing up my game....

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Feb2011
The PGA Show had some amazing putters on display. I felt the new Axis 1 Umbra putter and the Utopia putter had the most interesting technology stories, while Piretti, Bettinardi, and Carnahan produced some stunningly beautiful milled putters. Check out these flatsticks....

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Feb2011
During my recent trip to Florida I was fortunate to play a couple of swanky golf courses. Since I am more of a commoner, the hillbilly in me pulled out the camera and snapped some pictures to share with you. First, I was lucky enough to play the Trump International ... Read More