David Dawsey

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Just a Matter of Time?

After seeing Cobra Golf’s new KING F6+ driver splashed all over every website today (except mine – I understand, the demo must be lost in the mail), I have to wonder how long before we see a Callaway driver with a front to rear track system? Judging from a Callaway patent ... Read More
November 18, 2015David Dawsey
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Yes, that is a totally fake headline and I made up the “Fly-Z+ Squared” name. There is no evidence that Cobra Golf intends to use it for a product, and I just checked out recent trademark filings to see what they have been up to (very little by the way). ... Read More
November 7, 2015David Dawsey
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Trademark applications generally aren’t all that interesting, but two trademark applications filed in the past week by Callaway Golf have piqued my interest. The applications are: Available here & Available here Both applications list the goods as golf clubs. What could it be? A crazy new iron design with a sharp toe profile (my guess)? ... Read More
October 21, 2015David Dawsey


What major golf brand is the least likely to produce a set of blades or musclebacks? Easy, PING of course. Well, not so fast. This month they filed two trademark applications for the iBLADE mark, available here and here. Sure, they may intend to use the mark on a putter, but ... Read More
October 21, 2015David Dawsey
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The Next PING Driver?

In a post on January 29th I predicted the look of a PING driver that would be on the market within 12 months. We are now 8 months through the 12 month window, yet I have not given up on the prediction. After all, Karsten design patents almost always represent ... Read More
September 29, 2015David Dawsey


In a post last week I pointed out several reasons why the Wilson driver design contest should fail; primarily because designers would have to be idiots to actually enter the contest. Unfortunately I suspect there will be plenty of entrants, probably leaning more toward those looking for 15-minutes of fame ... Read More
July 25, 2015David Dawsey


This week Max Out Golf, LLC sued COOL CLUBS, LLC / M&P GOLF, LLC and WORLDWIDE GOLF, INC. for alleged patent infringement. Golf gear heads will undoubtedly be familiar with Cool Clubs, and all indications suggest that WORLDWIDE GOLF, INC. is associated with Worldwide Golf Shops, parent company to Roger ... Read More
July 17, 2015David Dawsey


Be prepared to be disgusted and embarrassed for the companies involved in this contest, which it too bad because they took a really cool concept and got so over-the-top greedy that it is ruined. This morning I saw a mention of Wilson Golf's new Driver vs. Driver contest, which "may" become ... Read More
July 14, 2015David Dawsey
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The new Russian Roulette golf ball by Nike Golf; a nice politically incorrect name, something "The Donald" would come up with, not Nike Golf. Nonetheless, a golf ball patent issued this week that should be titled “Russian roulette golf ball,” but is actually titled “golf ball having a cover layer ... Read More
July 3, 2015David Dawsey


Which manufacturer do you think came up with this lubricated design?     The drawing comes from a patent application that published this week as US Pub. No. 20150165280 titled “Golf Club Head,” which describes the invention as: A golf club head having a reinforced striking face that includes a thin striking plate with ... Read More
June 19, 2015David Dawsey