Archive: August, 2011

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Aug2011
Perhaps. Last week a Nike patent application published that discloses a pretty interesting concept; align the ball for your impact, not simply in the center of the face. Easier said than done, right? Well, a few tricks on the crown may help achieve this..... I could see that actually helping ... Read More

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Aug2011
When is too much of a good thing a bad thing, and has adjustability hit this threshold? The reason I ask is because Nike had an interesting patent application publish this week directed to an "adjustable ball striking face." The application published as US Pub. No. 20110207552 and describes the ... Read More

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Aug2011
Remember all the press coverage the USGA got when they developed a simple procedure to test whether grooves conform to the new rules? OK, it wasn’t a lot of press but I do remember some. Well, someone at the USGA was smart enough to say “hey, maybe we should patent ... Read More

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Aug2011
Bridgestone R&D seems to be at the forefront at generating design concepts to ensure their clubs don't lose any spin generating capacity in light of the new groove regulations. In fact, over the years I have specifically covered a few of their face texturing designs (HERE and HERE) and groove ... Read More

20

Aug2011
It has been over 4 years since I wrote about the impressive trademark portfolio of Augusta National. Boy how time flies. Augusta National recently used their trademark portfolio to allege trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, promissory estoppel, statutory deceptive trade practices and unfair competition against CustomPlay Games Ltd., Red Chain ... Read More

16

Aug2011
The following drawings come from a Karsten design patent that issued today. The associated application was just filed on March 15th, at least two months after the G20 and Anser wedge design applications were filed. Sure, I suppose this could be a new women’s iron, but the amount of offset ... Read More

09

Aug2011
Recall those great old “test your strength” carnival games that have you swing a sledge hammer as hard as possible in an effort to project a weight vertically, hopefully out of the “sissy” zone, and possibly ring a bell? If not, and you need a good laugh, watch this 15 ... Read More

06

Aug2011
Srixon players may be faced with that question in the future. Almost four years ago I posted about “odorant golf balls” and the impressive list of possible scents included in the associated patent application. It must be an idea that SRI has been considering as well because this week they ... Read More

04

Aug2011
I don’t know if a golf shirt can help you play better, but a poor fitting golf shirt can definitely assist you in posting a big number (at least that is one of the excuses that I occasionally pull out). In the past I have covered some golf shirt technology ... Read More

01

Aug2011
Have you ever had an issue with determining whether you should replace your golf ball or not? I can’t say that I have ever had this problem, but perhaps I am the exception since my golf balls are always landing softly in the middle of the fairway about 300 yards ... Read More