Category: Balls



In March I reported that Costco sues Acushnet regarding the popular Kirkland Signature golf ball. As you may recall, the Costco complaint states “[t]he need for such relief exists because Acushnet has wrongfully accused Costco of patent infringement and false advertising.” The following are some highlights from the complaint: Costco is ... Read More
August 11, 2017David Dawsey
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Like most, I assumed Slick Golf was just a bad name that was in the running and was abandoned once Parson’s decided to go with the PXG brand. Well apparently it is still a going entity, as evidenced by this recently issued golf ball design patent. As you may recall, several ... Read More
May 31, 2017David Dawsey


Well, it finally happened – Costco has sued Acushnet. Yes, you read that correctly; Costco sued Acushnet. Costco is seeking a declaratory judgment that it is not infringing any valid patent rights owned by Acushnet by its sale of its Kirkland Signature golf balls and that it has not engaged ... Read More
March 20, 2017David Dawsey
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If a 3 piece ball is good, and a 5 piece ball is better, one can only imagine how good a 10 piece ball would be. Read that with a strong hint of sarcasm, since if most golfers were honest, they would not be able to identify a 3 piece ... Read More
May 20, 2016David Dawsey
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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 ... Read More
February 2, 2016David 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


I hate to be the bearer of bad news but apparently if you frequently top your golf shots the problem may be that your balls are too small. Fortunately Nike Golf has been working on a cure for such inadequacies. Recently a Nike Golf patent application published as US Pub. No. 20140357424 ... Read More
January 10, 2015David Dawsey