What golfer hasn’t looked at their golf ball and thought…. “this ball is almost perfect, it is just missing a visible charm or jewelry piece.” Aside from myself and every golfer that I know, perhaps this is an untapped market.
This week Acushnet had a patent application publish as US Pub. No. Golf balls containing a core having at least one layer; a composite layer comprising a first substantially transparent polymeric matrix; and a cover comprising a second substantially transparent polymeric matrix are provided. The ball contains at least one decorative insert member that can be seen through the layers. The decorative insert (for example, charm or jewelry piece) is sandwiched between the composite and cover layers. One portion of the insert is embedded in each layer. Light-reflective fillers, colored pigments, and dyes may be added to the layers to create different optical effects. The resulting ball has a unique and appealing appearance while maintaining its good playing properties.
David Dawsey – The Golf Lawyer
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