Category: Woods

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Last month I supplied my prediction regarding Callaway’s next new technology, today let’s look at PING. I predict that sometime in the next 12 months we see a PING driver that looks like this: This drawing comes from a design patent that issued yesterday as USPN D721,777. The following drawings were also contained ... Read More
January 29, 2015David Dawsey
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You have to feel for the engineer sitting in the R&D department deep in thought, dreaming of the ideal golf club, only to be interrupted by a tap on the shoulder and a boss proclaiming “you know all those slots, slits, pockets, and channels that our competitors are doing; see ... Read More
December 31, 2014David Dawsey
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It is a pretty safe bet that the next new turbulated driver will look like this…       The drawings come from a design patent that issued today as USPN D720418. The application was just filed May 28, 2014 and Karsten requested “expedited processing” on the design rocket docket. Why ... Read More
December 30, 2014David Dawsey
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Forget about the first half of 2015 as we are unlikely to see any totally new product launches containing “technologies,” used loosely, that we haven’t seen before. Let’s focus on what may be in store for the later half of 2015, and more likely in 2016, or later. The fact is ... Read More
December 2, 2014David Dawsey
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Last month I posted about a design patent by a club manufacturer having similarities to a 1990’s tribal tattoo. This week the same company was issued another design patent directed to a similar design, thereby confirming my fear that we are going to see a crown graphics disaster in 2015! ... Read More
October 30, 2014David Dawsey
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I would imagine their love child would look something like this! In an odd twist of fate, or careful patent avoidance planning, the love child ends up with a sole sweep that flips from the Nike hosel-toward-toe pattern to a toe-toward-heel pattern. Give it a few months and we will ... Read More
October 12, 2014David Dawsey
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Want to increase your ball speed by 7 mph? Work on your toe shot! That's right, the impact position of the golf ball that is the most common miss by amateur golfers generally produces the highest ball speed. Now that you know this you will always find the center of the ... Read More
September 26, 2014David Dawsey
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A recently issued design patent caught me by surprise. It was filed last June, which generally means it should be a product on the market by now. Take a guess which club company patented this design? (See bottom of post for the answer) I couldn’t place it, so logically it ... Read More
September 5, 2014David Dawsey


Last week Nike filed a trademark application indicating their intent to use an interesting trademark directed to golf clubs. Based upon the timing of the VAPOR trademark application, this new application may correspond to a new product launch at the PGA Show. Could this be the replacement for the Covert ... Read More
September 5, 2014David Dawsey
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Say what? A recently published Cobra Golf patent application discloses that some day such a ridiculous combination may be possible. Possible – yes, feasible – no! If it is feasible Cobra, make one up for me and it will be the only driver I play for 6-months! The application published as ... Read More
August 22, 2014David Dawsey