Archive: April, 2011

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Apr2011
As you can imagine, I browse through a lot of golf patent applications every week and see many inventions that could never make it to market simply because they are directed to such a small pool of golfers that it would never be financially viable. Golf ball heaters/warmers generally fall ... Read More

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Apr2011
Corny title, but I couldn’t resist. Earlier this month I posted HERE about an unusual Nike Golf invention directed to an aerodynamic coating for a golf ball. It seems that there is no shortage of outside-the-box thinking going on at Nike R&D, as evidenced by a patent application that published ... Read More

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Apr2011
The answer to that question comes courtesy of a Bridgestone Golf patent that issued last week directed to a groove design that reduces the drop in spin when hitting from the rough. Since I am always in the fairway I can’t really relate to this problem, but I hear that ... Read More

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Apr2011
How’s your juggling? Check out this golf invention.... As much as I hate to admit it, that invention would sell....

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Apr2011
Nike Golf had an interesting patent application publish today disclosing a “suspended face plate” iron. The application published as US Pub. No. 20110086722 titled “Golf Club Assembly and Golf Club with Suspended Face Plate,” which describes the invention as...

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Apr2011
If you are concerned enough about the wind speed on a golf course (and you are not on the Tour) that you would even consider carrying a calibrated wind sock…. snap out of it! The last thing I want in my foursome is another gadget that just ends up slowing ... Read More

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Apr2011
I have recently posted about several club manufacturers efforts at developing adjustable shaft stiffness systems (Nike Golf, TaylorMade). This week we get to take a look at an adjustable length system developed by TaylorMade. The design is disclosed in a patent application that published as US Pub. No. 20110081984 titled ... Read More

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Apr2011
Last week I authored a post titled “The New Look of Callaway Drivers?,” which revealed an unusual hosel design. That “unusual” hosel design looks mild compared to the hosel design that is disclosed in a design patent that issued today to Callaway Golf. Check out this design..... Gulp, that is ... Read More

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Apr2011
Nike Golf had an interesting golf ball patent application publish this week as US Pub. No. 20110077106 titled “Golf Ball Having An Aerodynamic Coating.” Check this out!.... Looks like I will be taking a can of hairspray to the course this weekend and roll my ball around in the sand ... Read More