Archive: 2014

31

Dec2014
You have to feel for the engineer sitting in the R&D department deep in thought, dreaming of the ideal golf club, only to be interrupted by a tap on the shoulder and a boss proclaiming “you know all those slots, slits, pockets, and channels that our competitors are doing; see ... Read More

30

Dec2014
It is a pretty safe bet that the next new turbulated driver will look like this…... Read More

02

Dec2014
Forget about the first half of 2015 as we are unlikely to see any totally new product launches containing “technologies,” used loosely, that we haven’t seen before. Let’s focus on what may be in store for the later half of 2015, and more likely in 2016, or later. The fact is ... Read More

16

Nov2014
I recently stumbled across an old putter patent application that made me think of that lovable hillbilly Boo Weekley. While I generally despise those that seem to take so much pleasure in killing animals as "sport," there is something about Boo that just makes you like him and want to ... Read More

15

Nov2014
I can’t believe it has been almost 6 years since I last poked fun at the profession and some of the horrendous drawings that appear in patent applications. Check out these past posts (1, 2, and 3) for a ... Read More

15

Nov2014
I will go out on a limb and state that it is unlikely that we will see this Nike golf shoe invention on Tiger’s feet anytime soon. Check this out.... Read More

30

Oct2014
Last month I posted about a design patent by a club manufacturer having similarities to a 1990’s tribal tattoo. This week the same company was issued another design patent directed to a similar design, thereby confirming my fear that we are going to see a crown graphics ... Read More

12

Oct2014
I would imagine their love child would look something like this! In an odd twist of fate, or careful patent avoidance planning, the love child ends up with a sole sweep that flips from the Nike hosel-toward-toe pattern to a toe-toward-heel pattern. Give it a few months and we will ... Read More

07

Oct2014
You may recall this prior post regarding the GoDaddy founder starting a golf equipment company named Slick Golf. Golf gearheads are undoubtedly familiar with the rumors surrounding the GoDaddy founder starting a golf equipment company and cherry picking some of the local Karsten (PING) ... Read More

26

Sep2014
It has been a while since a golf training invention has provided me with a good laugh. Fortunately along came the invention disclosed in a patent application that recently published as US Pub. No. 20140179453 titled “Golf Eyeglasses Having Function of Correcting Various Swing Errors and Head Up Movement,” which ... Read More