A few weeks ago a design patent issued covering a new iron design, and I sat on it because I thought "that can't be the new Epic irons, frankly they are kind of ugly." I was correct, so that leaves the question "what product line will include this iron design?" How ...
May 30, 2017David Dawsey
I recently came across an invention titled “golf club head having a device for resisting expansion between opposing walls during ball impact.” “Hummmm, sounds like this may be version 2.0 of Callaway’s breakthrough Jailbreak technology,” I said to myself, so I read on. The abstract told me: An improved golf driver club ...
February 11, 2017David Dawsey
Yesterday Triple Tee Golf teed off a new patent infringement lawsuit against Callaway Golf, continuing its quest to monetize US Patent 7128660 (full Complaint here). As industry insiders know, Triple Tee Golf is no stranger to litigation, and rarely do their lawsuits go smoothly (not that any really do). In ...
December 30, 2015David Dawsey
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 ...
December 20, 2015David Dawsey
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 Callaway patent ...
November 18, 2015David Dawsey
Yes, as usual, if my prediction is wrong I will go out and buy one! Interestingly, despite standing alone when it comes to promoting any meaningful advantage associated with CG height adjustability, Callaway seems to want to keep the driver design in question a secret. The patent application that resulted in ...
May 22, 2015David Dawsey
Please, we are never going to see one of the Nike Golf players gaming these sticks, but the concept is mildly intriguing and the look isn’t nearly as bad as I would have expected if someone had just described the concept to me. Check out these irons. You get the gist, ...
May 6, 2015David Dawsey
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 ...
December 2, 2014David Dawsey
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 club's face ...
August 21, 2014David Dawsey
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 18, 2014David Dawsey