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 ...
December 20, 2015
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.” ...
December 20, 2015
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 ...
November 18, 2015
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 ...
November 7, 2015
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). ...
October 21, 2015
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 &...
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 ...
September 29, 2015
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...