Golf Patents

Golf Patent: Titleist Aims to Throw Its Weight Around

Sep 28, 2016 | 43 Comments

Titleist Movable Weight Clubhead

New ideas or the same ol’, same ol’?

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Is PING Ready To Revolutionize Driver Face Design?

Sep 22, 2016 | 58 Comments

Face Plates with Internal Cell Lattices?

This is a really big deal.

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Is This The Next PING Driver?

Aug 25, 2016 | 68 Comments

Will PING’s Next Driver Offer Adjustable Weighting?

A recently published patent application suggests it will

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PXG’s 2016 Lineup?

Jan 5, 2016 | 11 Comments

Fewer Screws, Less Money?

Don’t Hold Your Breath

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PING’s Boring Patent Application Could Be the Next Big Thing

Dec 30, 2015 | 156 Comments

Does Your Driver Need a Modulation Mechanism?

If you’re like me, you’re not even sure what that means. That’s fine. Eventually PING will explain it to us.

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Is this the Next Big Bertha?

Oct 29, 2015 | 57 Comments

They keywords here are removably affixed. Effectively what Callaway is describing a system in which the crown itself is a movable weight, or a system in which the crown can be removed to access movable weights.

You have my attention.

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Nike Working on Glueless Shaft Adapter

Oct 22, 2015 | 21 Comments

Other than about two-hundred or so golf ball related patents from Titleist (The #1 Ball in Golf), there hasn’t been a whole lot of particularly exciting intellectual property made public of late. A Nike filing recently made public did catch my eye, if only for the infinite practicality of it.

It seems the team at The Oven is cooking up a new design for an adjustable hosel that requires no epoxy, glue, etc.. It’s totally dry-bonded.

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Is Callaway About to Launch A Driver with a Rear Spoiler?

Jul 5, 2014 | 8 Comments

There are decent odds that the next thing will have a rear spoiler attached. As Dawsey astutely points out, wings, and fins (and I suppose Turbulators qualify) have been tried before, but like PING, Callaway has the potential to bring the technology into the mainstream.

What’s a bit more difficult to predict is how golfers, particularly the traditionalist crowd (generally not Callaway guys anyway) will respond to a driver that looks like it was inspired by a Hyundai Tiburon. [READ MORE]

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Is Nike Insane? Adjustable Tackiness Golf Ball

Jul 2, 2014 | 15 Comments

What does a glass of water, a microwave, an internet connected computer and a golf ball have in common?

If you somehow came up with “They’re all part of a Nike patent application for an adjustable tackiness golf ball”, congratulations, you nailed it.

Also, you should probably get yourself checked out, because that kind of association…that kind of thinking…it’s not normal. Of course, it’s that occasional bit of way outside the box weirdness that never fails to remind me why I genuinely appreciate Nike’s presence in the golf industry (even if they, from time to time, frustrate the hell out of me). [READ MORE]

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Tell Nike Which Driver Should be the Next Covert

Jun 25, 2014 | 14 Comments

It’s not like you get an actual vote or anything, but if it’s any consolation, neither did I. It’s safe to assume that by now any decisions about the tech that will power the next Nike driver has already been made, but that doesn’t mean we don’t get to have an opinion.

I’ve sorted through the various drawings and picked a mix of the interesting and the probable, and now we want you to tell us which of these 6 designs you think should become the Nike VRS Covert 3.0 Driver.

Here are the top contenders: [READ MORE]

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Titleist to Release ARC-Filled 915?

Jun 16, 2014 | 43 Comments

Assuming Titleist stays true to its playbook, the world will get its first look at what can reasonably assume will be called the 915 driver at the John Deere Classic in approximately 3 weeks.

As is very often the case with Titleist, the actual details of the upcoming release (or even the existence of an upcoming release) are well protected, but when you pair an interesting patent application with a recently filed (and apparently related) Trademark (credit to Dave Dawsey at for tracking it down), a clearer picture of what could prove to be the next Titleist driver begins to emerge. [READ MORE]

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Stracka Line – The Best Putting Training Aid Ever Invented?

Mar 6, 2013 | 32 Comments

What if I told you that there was a new technology that would allow you to NEVER MISREAD ANOTHER PUTT. Yeah, I said NEVER. That means no more Camilo Villegas spiderman impersonations, acting like you know how to plum bob to impress your pals, walking around the entire hole 5 times before still missing the putt 10 foot left and 5 feet short and oh yeah no more acting like your taking a practice putt on the green while your partners decide who is up next (and if it goes in its good and if it doesn’t…well it was just to test the speed of the green). Yeah this technology eliminates all of that.

It’s called Stracka Lineā„¢, and we actually wrote about it a couple years ago when they first teamed up with former tour caddie of Arnold Palmer, “Gorjus George” Lucas. Lucas created those famous “bright orange” hand drawn yardage books you see in so many of the PGA Tour players back pockets. Well the idea and technology has come a long way since those hand drawn books.

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THE RUMOR MILL – PING Anser Adjustable Driver

Jun 25, 2012 | 17 Comments

So why are we talking about PING, drivers and adjustability on MGS if they don’t have one yet. Hello….McFly…anyone home…McFly? Maybe because it looks like a PING adjustable driver is going to be released. A couple weeks ago our blog compadre over at showed golfers a first look at some patent drawings (listed below) for a possible new PING adjustable driver. And while the drawings were pretty cool, one of the MyGolfSpy friends on Facebook took it to the next level. {CHECK THIS OUT!}

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“Top 10 Most Important Golf Inventions!”

Jul 27, 2011 | 44 Comments

What do you think the MOST IMPORTANT golf invention ever is? I would love to hear your opinion. But while your thinking about it check this out! We asked this same question to some of the best designers in the industry and got their answers. {GO SEE WHAT THEY SAID!}

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Callaway & Taylormade – Something Fishy Going On?

May 5, 2011 | 26 Comments

Ok…something fishy is going on. I just got off the phone with a couple current and past golf club designers that know their stuff. I will get to the details in regards to our conversation a little further down in this post. Before I get into that I have to say that when I first saw this patent application I was baffled, and it seems so were they.

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