Several golf gear head media outlets fueled speculation about a potential PXG golf ball back in December when a photo of a PXG ball surfaced, but then provided an update indicating “according to a PXG representative, the company has no plans to enter the golf ball retail space.” OK, but what about Mr. Parson’s other golf company Slick Golf?
You may recall back before anyone was familiar with PXG, I posted about Slick Golf. Most, including myself, assumed it was just a name that was in the running, only to be later abandoned once they decided to go with the PXG brand.
Apparently not – as today Slick Golf was granted a golf ball patent, and patent office records indicate that they have filed no less than 14 golf ball related patent applications! In fact, the application associated with the patent that issued today was filed with a request (and the associated premium fee) for prioritized (aka speedy) examination. Thus, while PXG may have no plans to get into the golf ball business, Slick Golf clearly does – or Mr. Parson’s just likes keeping patent attorneys employed!
Boy it must be nice to be a billionaire!
What’s the over/under on the cost of a dozen? $75, $100, $125?
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