Have you been itching for a driver with a small face and an unusual shape? If not, I suspect you are in good company (meaning about 99.9% of golfers). Although, I suspect most of us could adapt if it meant gaining 15+ yards off the tee. Since I don’t anticipate such ...
February 26, 2017admin
Boy did I miss an opportunity for an April fools’ day post because you won’t believe this (and golf purists will undoubtedly feel that a golf pioneer may be rolling over in his grave). Heck, I didn’t believe it when I spotted in the trademark office records! Golf equipment nuts know ...
April 16, 2016admin
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 the mark on a putter, but ...
October 21, 2015admin
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 always represent ...
September 29, 2015admin
Can you guess which club maker intends to launch clubs under the Vortec name? Based upon a recently filed trademark application a PING Vortec product is in the works. As golf product names go, I give it a 7.5 out of 10, losing a few points because the name immediately ...
May 4, 2015admin
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 ...
January 29, 2015admin
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 ...
December 31, 2014admin
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 ...
December 30, 2014admin
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! ...
October 30, 2014admin
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 ...
September 5, 2014admin