David Dawsey

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Dec2015
It seems like Nike has their hands in everything, and heads up displays for sports is no exception. In fact, almost 2.5 years ago I covered an interesting golf related heads up display HERE. Somehow they overlooked the potential for cheating at golf via a heads up display showing you ... Read More
December 20, 2015David Dawsey
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Dec2015

USGA Breakthrough

Hopefully you picked up on the sarcasm in the title. Last month the USGA was issued patent USPN 9,180,350 titled “pace of play monitoring system.” Now, the USGA does not patent many inventions, so this got my attention for approximately 30 seconds before I said “you gotta be kidding me.” The ... Read More
December 20, 2015David Dawsey
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A patent issued this week to Callaway Golf and suggests that they have been doing some serious brainstorming regarding the future of adjustability. The drawings below come from the patent and an associated provisional application. Interestingly, the application was filed with a nonpublication request, presumably to keep competitor’s prying eyes ... Read More
December 20, 2015David Dawsey
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Nov2015

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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Nov2015
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
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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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Sep2015

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
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Jul2015
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
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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