David Dawsey


The numbers tell the story. Callaway leads the pack followed by Nike, Karsten, Acushnet, and Taylor Made ...
March 22, 2007David Dawsey


On March 6, 2007 Taylor Made Golf was awarded USPN 7,186,190 titled “Golf Club Head Having Movable Weights.” This is a big deal. In fact, Taylor Made values this niche so much that they filed 9 continuation patent applications on January 31st related to this patent. Does the following figure ... Read More
March 12, 2007David Dawsey


OK, by now you must think that I am getting kick backs from PING. Actually, nothing could be further from the truth, as I do not even know anyone that works at Karsten. Plus, an Odyssey putter calls my bag home. The PING G5i putter just keeps coming up as ... Read More
March 1, 2007David Dawsey


Callaway Golf has had a good week... their players dominate the field on Sunday and they are awarded 2 golf ball patents and 1 golf club patent on Tuesday. Callaway was issued USPN 7,179,175 titled “Golf Club Having Stepped Grooves.” The ‘175 patent is definitely worth ... Read More
February 20, 2007David Dawsey


This week’s Patent of the Week goes to SRI Sports (owners of the Srixon and Dunlop brands). SRI Sports was issued U.S. Patent No. 7,175,540 simply titled "Golf Putter" on February 13, 2007 (selected figures from which appear below). Regular readers of this blog will recognize that there has definitely ... Read More
February 13, 2007David Dawsey


Comparative advertising… what is that? Well, you are exposed to comparative advertising hundreds of times each day. You are influenced by it, perhaps without even noticing the influence. Some examples include... And the examples could go on and on. Therefore, surely there must be hundreds of examples of comparative advertising ... Read More
February 2, 2007David Dawsey


How valuable is a patent on a golf product that does not conform to the USGA Rules? Perhaps as valuable as the recycling value of the paper that it is printed on? Don’t tell that to Mr. Cooper of Tulsa; inventor of the Shock-Dampening Golf Club Grip (published this week ... Read More
January 26, 2007David Dawsey


This is the first post of many on the USGA’s “A Guide To the Rules on Clubs and Balls.” The Guide is available online; however a printed copy should be on the desk of everyone involved in ball and club design. The USGA should be commended ... Read More
January 15, 2007David Dawsey