It is hard to believe it has been almost 18 months since I wrote a post about a rather radical Taylor Made patent application. The post was titled “The Future of Taylor Made Drivers? Will This Design Ever Make it to Store Shelves?” Well, they prosecuted the patent application and paid to have it issue last week as USPN
The patent describes the driver as:
A golf club head having at least one fin or rib with an external portion. For example, according to one embodiment, a wood-type golf club head includes a body that has at least one wall defining an interior cavity. The golf club head further includes at least one fin projecting from the at least one wall. The at least one fin can include an internal portion located within the interior cavity and an external portion located without the interior cavity.
Did you know…
The sound generated by a golf club is based on the rate, or frequency, at which the golf club head vibrates upon impact with the golf ball. Generally, for wood-type golf clubs (as distinguished from iron-type golf clubs), particularly those made of steel or titanium alloys, a desired frequency is generally around 3,000 Hz and preferably greater than 3,200 Hz. A frequency less than 3,000 Hz may result in negative auditory feedback and thus a golf club with an undesirable feel.
Dave Dawsey – Monitoring Golf Club Inventions
PS – check out another post related to finned driver designs here