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 ...
My Custom Eco-Friendly Driver Should be Made Primarily of Cardboard, but I Can’t Decide Whether it Should be Covered in Hemp, Silk, or Spandex
August 22, 2014
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 ...
Excuse Me Fellow Golfer at the Range, May I Borrow Your Scanner so I can Determine My Club’s Face Angle, Loft, and Lie?
August 21, 2014
Is this Jetsons-esque golf invention a birdie or a bogey? Last week Callaway Golf was awarded USPN 8,801,537 titled “Adjustable Golf Club Shaft and Hosel Assembly,” which describes the invention as: An adjustable golf club including a shaft and hosel assembly allows for dependent and independent adjustment of a golf ...
August 18, 2014
Do you really want golfers accessing the inside of a new driver? Sure, it would be something different, but would it be different just for the sake of being different, or would there be a tangible benefit? To me it screams "bad idea" and "we better build up the warranty reserve ...
August 14, 2014
Yes, the marketing department at one golf company has marketer’s block (similar to writer’s block, only much harder to treat) and clearly they did not read the “Lighter, Faster, Longer” post at MyGolfSpy about golf’s marketing buzz words. Let one of ...
August 6, 2014
**UPDATE :: This is the Legacy Black product line released in Japan. You can pick one up here for $945. Say what, $945! Thanks to @AustieOdyssey for the info!** Callaway X3 Hot? Possible New Technology? A couple of design patents issued to Callaway Golf yesterday...
Fat shovel-like soles, thick top lines, huge offsets, faces as big as a tennis racket; all club head characteristics that make Titleist purists puke in their mouths. The reality is that majority of iron sales are in the game improvement (GI) and super game improvement (SGI) categories. Back in the day, ...
July 25, 2014
While utility patent applications are often pie-in-the-sky dreams of designs and technologies that may never make it to the market, design patent applications are generally directly correlated with a product that is coming to market (or got canned at very last minute). This makes two design patents that issued this week ...
July 24, 2014
The concept of iron adjustability is nothing new, but the major manufacturers are adding their own spin on the concept and seeking patent protection. Recall THIS post questioning who did it better, Acushnet or Bridgestone? Apparently Callaway also has some interest in adjustable irons, as exhibited by a ...
Hopefully you visit the blog enough to know that there have been problems lately. To cut to the chase, the source of the problem has been GoDaddy and I have no problem throwing them under the bus. I caution you to carefully consider ever using any of their proprietary software-as-a-service ...